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GIS Analyst

City of Delray Beach

Delray Beach,  Florida
GIS Analyst

Veterans' Preference Applies

· EEO Statement
The City of Delray Beach does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability, marital status, family status or sexual orientation in employment or the provision of services

· Non-Smoking
The City of Delray Beach is a Non-Tobacco Workplace. The City will not consider applicants who have used tobacco or nicotine products for a period of at least three months prior to application for employment. The definition of "tobacco or nicotine products" includes but is not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, pipes, snuff, e-cigarettes and nicotine patches or gum.

Under the supervision of the GIS Administrator, this position's primary responsibility is developing and maintaining the City's Utility Infrastructure Asset Codes within the Geographical Information System Databases and Asset Management System Program. Performs duties which contribute to the development and support of GIS map layers and overall system enhancement. Performs needs assessment to GIS customers as assigned and develops database driven and reporting solutions that may involve the following: modification or creation of computer-generated geographic files, utilizing GIS/CAD/GPS hardware and or software to collect/manage geographical data, the production of various maps/reports, create/maintain or enhance database structures. Provides lead guidance to other GIS staff who may be contributing to projects this position is responsible for as approved by the GIS Administrator. This position may also be assigned to lead small scope projects in addition to performing more complex Geographic Information System work.

Essential Job Duties

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Develop city infrastructure data sets and asset codes as assigned by the GIS Administrator.
  • Mapping, field activities, and analyze potential resources and creature strategies for completion.
  • Enter, retrieve, review or modify data; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections; utilizes word processing, database, geographic information system (GIS), mapping, graphics design, or other software programs.
  • Analyze business processes and user requirements to document project scope and develop or modify automated systems to fulfill these needs.
  • Evaluate and perform data conversion and data analysis. Determine the need for field surveys; decide and perform appropriate method needed to complete the work.
  • Provide support for and program, enter, modify, maintain and report on data for various assets within the city's asset management system.
  • Design, create, and program various applications extensively that others utilize for data entry.
  • Provide support to the scanning and geocoding operations of plans for connection to GIS applications.
  • Duties include technical assistance to other departments, divisions, outside agencies and the public related issues.
  • Assists the GIS Administrator in the design and implementation of the City's GIS system.
  • Operate and maintain data in the City's GIS; update data in GIS enterprise database; enter data from various sources into GIS.
  • Perform quality control checks on GIS data layers to ensure they meet specifications by inspecting graphic and attribute information to find logical inconsistencies with the data and to ensure data validity.
  • Collect, store, update, manipulate, analyze, and display geographically referenced information; electronically manipulates data files by importing, exporting, creating, recalling, editing, or updating data; stores and/or retrieves archived data.
  • Communicate with supervisor, employees, other departments, users, user groups, consultants, the public, outside agencies, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
  • Fosters positive employee relations and employee morale on a City-wide basis.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate's degree in Survey/Mapping, Engineering, Geography, Computer Science or related field.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in GIS applications is required.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred supplemented by three (3) years of previous experience.
  • Knowledge of database structures, creation of, and manipulation of tabular data.
  • Ability to find new procedures or techniques to enhance abilities and meet work goals.
  • Ability to use highly technical computer applications, such as GIS or CAD.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize routine, specialized and complex assignments and problems utilizing knowledge acquired through prior education, training, and experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.
  • Ability to adapt to an evolving and continually improving environment.
  • Requires demonstrated ability to utilize personal computer and office software such as MS Word, MS Excel and electronic mail.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and schedules.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate work.

A comparable combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position, may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.



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