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GIS Specialist

Orange County Government

Orlando,  Florida
GIS Developer


At Orange County Government, we are proud to serve the public with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. We develop innovative policies and services that impact Central Florida and shape the future of our community. We have been consistently recognized as a “Top 100 Family Friendly Company,” facilitating a healthy work-life balance.

This is a professional technical position for Orange County Fire Rescue Planning and Technical Services Division that is responsible for carrying out the implementation and enhancement of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data, applications and processes based on specified requirements. The position maintains GIS data and metadata, creates mapping, performs quality assurance functions, and assists with the preparation of specifications for new GIS data/applications/processes.

Work is performed under the general direction of the GIS Supervisor. Performance is reviewed through observations, reports and achievement of desired results.

Representative Duties

  • Proficiently uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to maintain GIS layers, perform basic GIS analysis, and plans, documents, analyzes, and develops GIS projects as assigned.
  • Conducts land record research, reads legal land descriptions, and reviews plats and as-builts to support GIS production and project activities.
  • Digitizes GIS features and geo-rectifies images, engineering plans, and plats to support GIS maintenance processes.
  • Researches, consults, and analyzes various data sources to improve the quality of GIS data.
  • Produces mapping using GIS and graphics software following customer requirements
  • Provides basic GIS training to business users.
  • Interacts regularly with other Orange County agencies and other local governments.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Three years of progressive experience demonstrating knowledge of the use and application of GIS data and technologies. A Master's degree or other higher level degree may substitute for two years of this experience.


  • Experience with GIS data maintenance, basic GIS analysis functions, and map production
  • Experience with reading and using legal descriptions and interpreting aerial photographs
  • Experience with the application of GIS to business processes

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