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GIS Coordinator

City of Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach,  Florida
GIS Coordinator


This is highly responsible, technical work to establish and maintain the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) needs for various departments of the City. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Utilities Director.


In addition to the essential duties and responsibilities, other tasks may be assigned:

  • Enters spatial data using established workflows and procedures using coordinate geometry and other methods.
  • Creates basic and specific maps using ArcGIS software.
  • Collects field data using GPS devices and processes results.
  • Examines present and future GIS inter-local agreements.
  • Reviews GIS data for accuracy.
  • Generates and manages data from various sources with supplementary elements and metadata
  • Executes complex geospatial analysis and geoprocessing.
  • Provides data upon request to both public and private sectors.
  • Maintains and advances knowledge of GIS functionality, standards, and procedures.
  • Stays up to date of latest trends and advances in the GIS field, database design, and GIS hardware and software.
  • Leads in the expansion of training programs to increase the utilization of GIS.
  • Manages the development of data collection, input, and modeling specifications for GIS data.
  • Evaluates and recommends new and additional GIS software.
  • Performs advanced, complex GIS and related dataset design and analysis.
  • Makes crucial determinations in the development of spatial technologies, design and upkeep of spatial databases, and development of GIS deployment policies.
  • May perform system administrative functions.
  • Performs daily maintenance of GIS enterprise databases including SQL Server spatial database management, patches, and troubleshoots technical issues.
  • Creates automated programs to make routine database maintenance processes more effective.
  • Designs, supports, and troubleshoots intranet/internet web-based GIS applications.
  • Oversees GIS servers.
  • Manages data and asset entry from the City’s Asset Management Software onto the GIS database.
  • Performs related work as required.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Applicant must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Geography or Information System Management from an accredited college or university. Must have a minimum of five (5) years' experience in progressive designing, executing, and supporting complex geodatabases. Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP), Esri ArcGIS Desktop Professional (EADP), Python and HTML are highly desired.

A comparable amount of training and/or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications. GIS certification can be used to establish equivalency.


Must have the ability to work under time constraints, have knowledge of system analysis techniques, must have the ability to create and modify spreadsheets and word processing documents, must have an understanding of computer operating systems, must possess the ability to deal with the general public and to work harmoniously with fellow employees.

Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License - driving record must be acceptable to the City insurance program.


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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit, stand, climb or balance. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms, talk or hear, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, taste or smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job is ability to adjust focus, close vision and peripheral vision, color vision, and distance vision.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts, sometimes in inclement weather, is exposed to fumes, airborne particles, and has some risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.
  • Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Visionary Leadership - Displays passion and optimism; Inspires respect and trust; Mobilize others to fulfill the vision; Provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.
  • Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.
  • Delegation - Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.
  • Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self-available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products and services.; Continually works to improve supervisory skills.
  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educate others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse work force.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
  • Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.
  • Judgement - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritize and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.
  • Language Skills - Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written instructions; must be able to read and write and keep records and reports.
  • Mathematical Skills - Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Proficiency in Excel and Word is necessary.
  • Reasoning Ability - Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

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