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GIS Specialist

Missouri Department of Transportation

Jefferson City,  Missouri
GIS AnalystGIS Developer

General Summary:

Geographic Information System Specialist

The geographic information system specialist performs routine entry-level activities in the design, implementation, and support of geographic information systems (GIS) applications and databases. Responsibilities are performed under
moderate supervision.

Intermediate Geographic Information System Specialist

  • The intermediate geographic information system specialist performs varied and moderately complex activities in the design, implementation, and support of geographic information systems (GIS) applications and databases.
  • Responsibilities are performed under moderate supervision.

Senior Geographic Information System Specialist

  • The senior geographic information system specialist performs varied and complex activities in the design, implementation,
    and support of geographic information systems (GIS) applications and databases.
  • Responsibilities are performed undergeneral supervision.

Minimum/Required Qualifications

Geographic Information System Specialist
Bachelor's Degree: Geography, Computer Science, Surveying, Geographic Information Systems, or related field

Intermediate Geographic Information System Specialist

  • Bachelor's Degree: Geography, Computer Science, Surveying, Geographic Information Systems, or related field
  • Two years of experience working with geographic information systems, surveying or computer aided design and drafting.

Senior Geographic Information System Specialist

  • Bachelor's Degree: Geography, Computer Science, Surveying, Geographic Information Systems, or related field
  • Four years of experience working with geographic information systems, surveying or computer aided design and drafting.

Special Working Conditions/Job Characteristics:

Geographic Information System Specialist 
Job may require occasional, statewide, overnight travel.

Intermediate Geographic Information System Specialist
Job may require occasional, statewide, overnight travel.

Senior Geographic Information System Specialist
Job may require occasional, statewide, overnight travel.

Examples of Work:

--- Geographic Information System Specialist ---

• Create, edit, and update files used to develop state highway maps, district maps, county maps, and a variety of other maps used both internally and externally.
• Writes computer programs to meet specific GIS needs, improve the data entry process for end users, and improve the efficiency of GIS software; runs programs to ensure edits to GIS data are accurate.
• Provides customer service and responds to special requests, including troubleshooting and assisting users with global positioning system and program problems, research and data collection for special requests, and presentations as necessary.
• Extracts graphical data from the map library and processes the data for GIS applications.
• Develops, tests, manages and integrates GIS applications designed for specific purposes or tasks.
• Provides technical assistance to department personnel in the capabilities and implementation of GIS; provides technical support for external end users.
• Manages the Design Division's geospatial data, including Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), aerial photography and survey, using ESRI Image Server and Bentley ProjectWide.
• Performs the planning and development of aerial acquisition projects. Develops contract documents and provides quality assurance for contract deliverables including aerial photography, control surveys and design grade LiDAR.
• Provides training and technical support to end users.
• Performs other responsibilities as required or assigned.

--- Intermediate Geographic Information System Specialist ---

• Create, edit, and update files used to develop state highway maps, district maps, county maps, and a variety of other maps used both internally and externally.
• Writes computer programs to meet specific GIS needs, improve the data entry process for end users, and improve the efficiency of GIS software; runs programs to ensure edits to GIS data are accurate.
• Provides customer service and responds to special requests, including troubleshooting and assisting users with global positioning system and program problems, research and data collection for special requests, and presentations as necessary.
• Extracts graphical data from the map library and processes the data for GIS applications.
• Develops, tests, manages and integrates GIS applications designed for specific purposes or tasks.
• Provides technical assistance to department personnel in the capabilities and implementation of GIS; provides technical support for external end users.
• Manages the Design Division's geospatial data, including Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), aerial photography and survey, using ESRI Image Server and Bentley ProjectWide.
• Performs the planning and development of aerial acquisition projects. Develops contract documents and provides quality assurance for contract deliverables including aerial photography, control surveys and design grade LiDAR.
• Provides training and technical support to end users.
• Performs other responsibilities as required or assigned.

--- Senior Geographic Information System Specialist ---

• Provides technical assistance to department personnel in the capabilities and implementation of GIS and transportation management systems (TMS); provides technical support for external end users.
• Writes computer programs to meet specific GIS and TMS needs, improve the data entry process for end users, and improve the efficiency of GIS software; runs programs to ensure edits to GIS data are accurate.
• Provides customer service and responds to special requests, including troubleshooting and assisting users with global positioning system and program problems, research and data collection for special requests, and presentations as necessary.
• Develops, tests, manages and integrates GIS applications designed for specific purposes or tasks.
• Extracts graphical data from the map library and processes the data for GIS applications.
• Create, edit, and update files used to develop state highway maps, district maps, county maps, and a variety of other maps used both internally and externally.
• Manages the Design Division's geospatial data, including Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), aerial photography and survey, using ESRI Image Server and Bentley ProjectWide.
• Performs the planning and development of aerial acquisition projects. Develops contract documents and provides quality assurance for contract deliverables including aerial photography, control surveys and design grade LiDAR.
• Provides training and technical support to end users.
• Performs other responsibilities as required or assigned.



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