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GIS Analyst

SW FL Water Management District

Brooksville,  Florida
GIS Analyst

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District), a leader in protecting Florida’s water resources, is seeking a GIS Analyst in support of the Data Collection Bureau. The successful candidate will perform as a geospatial analyst who will work closely with existing staff on District projects involving GIS data requests and analyses, ortho-imagery, seagrass and Land Use\Land Coverage (LULC), Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) data collection within the Mapping & GIS Section. The successful candidate will complete ad-hoc GIS work requests which can include analysis, cartography, data editing, custom data requests, Python scripting and creation of web apps and maps. Will also work closely with project managers and teams on District projects including LULC mapping, QA/QC of LiDAR and orthoimagery deliverables and UAV data collection within the Mapping & GIS Section. Provide help desk and training support for District GIS users.

The District strives to hire and retain outstanding talent within an individual's desired field to successfully fulfill the District's mission. The District searches for those with extraordinary interpersonal, communication (both written and verbal), and problem-solving skills, as well as a passion for technical excellence.

The District prides itself in being a science and technology leader in the management of water resources for its sixteen-county coverage area. The District offers work-life balance, collaborative work environment and competitive benefits; including medical insurance, paid annual and sick leave, Florida Retirement System benefits, just to name a few.

Essential Functions
The functions for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Measuring and assessing data quality
  • Geospatial analyses and modeling
  • GIS data creation and maintenance
  • Write and maintain documentation including metadata and standard operating procedures
  • Automating data processing, scripting, and data distribution workflows
  • Working with GIS Data Stewards to manage and publish data
  • Participating in field survey, as needed

Working Conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical, Visual Acuity Requirements: Light Work, Close Acuity, Kneeling, Reaching, Fingering, Talking, Hearing, Repetitive Motion

Working Environmental Conditions: BothInOut, Hiking, Bites, Remote, Weather, Other

Most work is conducted in a standard office environment. Occasional trips to other service offices and locations are required. Field surveying is required when necessary, approximately 2 to 4 times per year. This position requires the ability to perform continuous repetitive tasks (to include keyboarding) with one or both hands. Frequently lifts and carries objects up to 10 pounds, with occasionally lifting and carrying objects up to 20 pounds. Occasionally requires bending, squatting, and reaching above shoulder level. Occasionally required to drive automotive vehicle for 2 hours or more at a time.

Employee may be subject to call-in outside of regularly scheduled work hours, or required to be on call, including on nights, weekends or holidays, to respond to emergency management activities or other incidents requiring rapid response in support of District operations.

Additional Details
This position is typically scheduled to work 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, out of the Brooksville, FL office. This position is eligible for compensatory time for hours worked over 40 hours, in a week.

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