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GIS Software Developer

Hillsborough County

Tampa,  Florida
GIS Developer

WHY JOIN US

Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.

WHY WE EXIST

Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.

IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE
Hillsborough County’s Geospatial & Land Acquisition Services is seeking a GIS Software Developer to develop and maintain web-based GIS mapping applications, custom widgets, reports and automation scripts in an enterprise environment along with a team of system administrators, system analysts, database administrators, GIS analysts and GIS project managers. Ideal candidate will be motivated to stay current on the recent changes in technology that support/enhance GIS, possess good communication and troubleshooting skills, and the desire to work in a dynamic environment.

JOB OVERVIEW
This position performs GIS software development tasks and projects in an enterprise environment, and works within a team of system administrators, system analysts, database administrators, GIS analysts and GIS project managers in the Enterprise Geographic Information System (EGIS) Section within the Geospatial and Land Acquisition Services Department. This position will develop and maintain web-based GIS mapping applications, custom widgets, reports and automation scripts.

This position requires an individual who is motivated to stay current on the recent changes in technology that support/enhance GIS, possess good communication and troubleshooting skills, and the desire to work in a dynamic environment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Graduation from an accredited four year degree granting college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Technology, Geography/GIS, or other related fields;

And

Three years of experience as a GIS Application Developer;

OR

An equivalent combination of education (not less that a high school diploma/GED), training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies.

AND

Possession of a Florida driver’s license.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals

WORK CATEGORY
Sedentary work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Primarily sitting at a desk or table, with occasional intermittent standing, walking or stooping.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Configures and develops map viewers and web-based mapping applications.
  • Publishes and manages GIS services utilized in Esri ArcGIS Portal, ArcGIS Online, or in custom mapping applications.
  • Configures and develops custom reports and/or widgets that may be utilized within mapping applications or Esri desktop applications.
  • Develops process improvements and automation, such as tools or scripts utilizing web hooks for sending automated emails.
  • Performs quality assurance of automated solutions and web-based products to ensure customer needs are met and best practices are followed.
  • Works with System Administrators to ensure all system tiers are synchronized between staging, production, and disaster recovery. Works with System Administrators to administer and standardize the distribution of data to customers via ArcGIS Portal and/or ArcGIS Online.
  • Develops and maintains documentation for custom solutions.
  • May assume the authority of, and acts on behalf of, a more senior official.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • Experienced utilizing Javascript, HTML, CSS, and Python.
  • Experienced (at least 2 years) in Esri ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Enterprise/Portal, and ArcGIS Desktop projects (including ArcGIS Pro).
  • Experienced working with data in an enterprise SDE database.
  • Experienced working with Esri ArcGIS Online, Collector, Survey123 or Workforce.
  • Knowledge of spatial analysis methods and geoprocessing tools.
  • Familiar with cartographic best practices.
  • Broad conceptual knowledge of GIS methodologies and workflows.
  • Knowledge of computer systems, operating systems, network security configurations, database management, and web platforms.
  • Familiarity with Esri’s APIs is preferred, but not required. For example: the ArcGIS API for Javascript, Web AppBuilder, REST API, and API for Python.
  • Familiar with other programming languages, such as XML or .NET, that may enhance development tasks.
  • Familiarity using SQL Server Management Studio.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and provide excellence customer service.
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical staff.
  • Ability and desire to troubleshoot hardware/software technical issues associated with GIS systems.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time spent on projects and tasks in order to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing to end-users, vendors, management, and peers.


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