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GIS Specialist

Hamilton County

Hamilton County,  Tennessee
GIS Developer

Under direct supervision, performs senior level management of geographical data, topographic maps, and geographic information systems (GIS) software in order to provide accurate and relevant mapping information to people within government and in the public

Essential Functions: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

Tasks:
Develops complex maps for county departments and outside agencies; manages the checking of topographic and other maps created by outside contractors and agency staff; assist in developing procedures for maintaining the county basemap; creates various plots and data sets for users; provides spatial analysis of data sets; creates and updates map layers.

Assists in the presentation of information to the public; alters data formats of tabular data, exports graphic maps to different formats; assist in the researching and purchasing of new computer hardware to meet the needs of the department; assist in the administration of ArcSDE; assist GIS Analyst with SQL Server; assist with website maintenance; oversees in software management including upgrades and researching/acquiring new software; performs other related duties as assigned.

ASSESSOR – Adapts, prepares, analyzes and maintains GIS data relating to Hamilton County land records parcel base maps for assessment purposes and to integrate this information into the County GIS database. Creates and maintains a complete, well developed GIS database to be used for parcel assessment. Integrates land records data for assessment purposes into the County's GIS database from a variety of sources including deeds and other legal documents filed in the Register of Deeds such as Surveys.

Utilizes GIS and various computer application systems to research property titles and determine parcel boundaries for the assignment of Assessor parcel identification to create parcel maps and complete the parcel splits process. Splits or combines parcels to correspond with deeded legal descriptions, assigns new parcel numbers, and determines property descriptions of new parcels for parcel changes or subdivision splits. Researches inquiries from property owners, title companies and other government agencies regarding property ownership and legal description.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Geographic Information System (GIS) methods, practices and applications.
  • Knowledge of computer hardware, software and peripherals specific to GIS applications.
  • Knowledge of ArcGIS, ArcGIS server, ArcSDE, ArcGIS online.
  • Knowledge of Cityworks Server.
  • Knowledge of advanced mapping principles.
  • Knowledge of hardware and software management methods and principles.
  • Knowledge of analytical and research procedures.
  • Knowledge of public relations/customer service practices.
  • Knowledge of SQL Server databases.
  • Knowledge of VB.NET, ASP.NET using VBA with ArcObjects.
  • Skill utilizing a variety of computer software and peripherals to develop complex basemaps, map layers and topographical maps.
  • Skill assisting the purchasing and updating computer hardware and software.
  • Skill utilizing verbal and written communication skills to develop and provide technical assistance and training related to GIS and related software.
  • Skill assisting in the development and management of automated map libraries.
  • Skill utilizing customer service techniques when responding to inquiries and complaints.
  • Skill establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Skill effectively communicating in both oral and written form.

Minimum Requirements:
The equivalent of a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited institution in computer science, GIS, engineering, environmental science or directly related field. Must include GIS coursework with three (3) years of experience in GIS data development, database maintenance, mapping and analysis. A valid driver's license is required.

ASSESSOR OF PROPERTY: - Preferred qualifications:
CAD Drafting Experience
Experience understanding legal descriptions
Ability to layout property lines based on legal descriptions

Physical Requirements: Work requires concentration on detail and working with computer keyboards for extended periods of time.



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