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GIS Coordinator

Dorchester County

Saint George,  South Carolina
GIS Coordinator

The purpose of the class is to perform a variety of professional, technical and administrative work in developing, coordinating and implementing the County’s GIS databases and applications in conjunction with local County governments and public safety agencies; to provide assistance, consultation and training for GIS users; and to perform related work in public safety as assigned. The class plans, organizes and implements programs within major organizational policies and reports program progress to executive-level administration through reports and conferences.


  • Develops, coordinates and implements the County’s GIS databases and applications.
  • Assists in the supervision of assigned support staff. Supervisory duties include instructing; assigning, reviewing and planning work of others; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; selecting new employees; acting on employee problems; recommending and approving employee discipline; and recommending discharge as appropriate.
  • Coordinates GIS activities and functions with those of other County public safety departments and outside agencies as appropriate; communicates with County staff to determine GIS requirements.
  • Provides coordination and support for all County public safety GIS resources and activities.
  • Provides assistance, consultation and training for County GIS software and hardware users.
  • Directs conversion of existing paper, computer and GIS data to appropriate formats for County-wide GIS implementation; analyzes proposed projects; and recommends and sets priorities for geographic information solutions.
  • Sets up and operates computerized geographic information systems to manage relational database design and implementation; conducts spatial analyses; and produces maps, reports and formal presentations.
  • Provides GIS system analysis support to develop, manipulate, retrieve, maintain and archive established resource databases to meet the data management and analysis requirements of the County.
  • Develops GIS data sources; assists in maintaining data required by various County public safety departments; coordinates County data standards and Global Positioning System (GPS) data collection.
  • Researches and prepares project proposals; determines resource estimates and requirements, project methodology and project deliverables.
  • Gathers, interprets and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations.
  • Develops and maintains County GIS data sharing and access system along with agreements.
  • Assists in maintaining all addressing and road centerline GIS data layers for use in the E911 system to include work with Intrado to confirm 911 address ranges and telephone numbers.
  • Manages all GIS data for the Consolidated Dispatch Center (E911) including updating data layers; supporting dispatch center staff on mapping/addressing issues; troubleshooting; and working with other County IT staff and E911 software technical support to maintain mapping programs to include Automatic Vehicle Locating.
  • Makes presentations to government organizations, civic/community groups, and the general public as required.
  • Attends training, seminars and conferences; conducts research to stay abreast of trends and resources in GIS technology and applications.
  • Receives and responds to employee inquiries, concerns and complaints regarding GIS procedures and services.
  • Attends department, committee and other meetings as necessary.
  • Performs other related job duties as assigned.

All County employees are considered public servants for the citizens of Dorchester County. When requested before, during, or after an emergency event, County employees are expected to work and serve the public in coping with the emergency.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in computer-aided drafting, GIS technology, computer technology, geography or a closely related field. Master's degree preferred.
  • Requires at least five (5) years of related work experience.

Special Qualifications:

  • Must possess valid state driver's license.
  • GIS certification preferred.

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