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GIS Specialist

Wake County Government

Raleigh,  North Carolina

What You'll Be Doing
Are you a well-rounded tech savvy spatial thinker? If so, join the GIS Property Mapping Team as a Geographic Information Services (GIS) Specialist. As a member of our team, you will handle parcel mapping, analysis, research and connect the team with internal and external customer requests. In this exciting role you will assist with acquisitions and maintenance of local and state right of way plans, boundaries, manage annexations and map corporate limits. This is an exciting opportunity for a mapping adventure through assisting the Property Mapping Supervisor with US Census surveys, major GIS projects and serve as lead trainer for new mapping processes and/or technology solutions.

Essential Functions:

Cartography and Mapping

  • Read and interpret source documents such as civil engineering plans, plat maps, legal descriptions and enter required GIS data
  • Determine needs of internal and external customers
  • Respond to requests for digital data, analysis or maps in a timely manner

Data Management

  • Lead and support internal and external QA and QC procedures and create quality control workflows
  • Create and maintain database files including non-geographic data and handle GIS system inquiries
  • Research, support and develop various GIS related files and relational databases

Technology Support and Special Projects

  • Provide assistance in the following: project management, complex analysis, application development and database management

About Our Team
Geographic Information Services (GIS) is changing the way decisions are being made in Wake County. With a diverse population over 1 million people and one of the fastest rates of growth in the United States, geographic information services are increasingly sought out by County officials, department managers and organizations for decisions on strategic planning, management and delivery of critical services in Wake County. The GIS staff enjoys working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment where service, communication and partnership are our core values. Wake County GIS is recognized locally and nationally by organizations including the National Association of Counties and Center for Digital Government for its innovative solutions and contributions to the industry.

The Basics (Required Education and Experience)

  • Associate's degree in Computer Science, Geographic Information Systems or related field
  • Two years of experience in geographic information systems
  • Equivalent education and experience are accepted

Beyond the Basics (Preferred Education and Experience)

  • Research and taxation experience to accurately obtain property ownership and acreage history from the Register of Deeds
  • Communicate effectively, well organized and work independently in a team environment
  • Possess excellent customer service skills
  • Geography and Cartography experience or related field
  • Proven experience working with ESRI ArcMap, ArcGIS Online (or ArcGIS Pro), Farragut
  • ParcelSync and/or related mapping applications
  • Extensible Markup Language (XML) skills
  • Experience working in a local government organization

How Will We Know You're 'The One'?

  • Knowledge of cartography, coordinate geometry and other mapping principles and practice techniques
  • Demonstrated technical expertise and in-depth GIS knowledge and skills to effectively accomplish the job
  • Ability to adapt and respond to priority and request changes
  • Attention to Detail and ability to accomplish tasks
  • Demonstrated research, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to utilize good judgement and make decisions
  • Ability to manage time in a dual work environment (office and virtual) to complete projects and tasks associated with teams and independent projects
  • Quality Assurance - Ability to produces results or provide service that meets or exceeds organizational standards
  • Ability to audit work to ensure quality standards are met

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