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GIS Technician

City of Frisco

Frisco,  Texas
GIS Technician

Under the supervision of the Enterprise GIS Manager, the GIS Technician creates and maintains a variety of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases, documentation, and map layers. Inputs geographic data from a variety of sources and produces high quality outputs as needed.

The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbent(s) in this position. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties in this description and incumbent(s) may be required to perform position-related tasks other than those specifically listed in this description.

Essential Job Functions & Other Important Duties

  • Maintains a variety of GIS layers and databases including street, parcel, subdivision, and utility data while adhering to organizational quality standards.
  • Interprets and transfers data from source documents including digital and/or printed plats, record drawings, plans, profiles, and legal descriptions.
  • Locates and compiles data sources.
  • Collects field data using GPS.
  • Performs quality control for database maintenance; researches and corrects data issues.
  • Drafts special project exhibits as needed by various City departments and divisions.
  • Geocodes data files using GIS software.
  • Designs and develops a variety of map layers and databases for City-wide GIS operations.
  • Creates and maintains documentation for GIS feature classes, applications, and procedures
  • Assists in establishing data preparation standards and procedures to ensure data standardization and integrity and to optimize section productivity.
  • Creates and customizes existing program features using Python.
  • Recommends changes to GIS layers and software.
  • Operates and maintains data input/output devices.

Other Important Duties:

  • Travels to off-site meetings, conferences and training.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.

Job Requirements

  • Knowledge of the design, development, and manipulation of a GIS, Local and Wide Area Networks, Global Positioning Systems, databases, and general office software.
  • Knowledge of input and drafting of existing field data from surveyors and engineers.
  • Knowledge of research and technical support techniques.
  • Knowledge of City policies and procedures.
  • Skill in effective oral and written communications.
  • Skills in designing, developing, and maintaining documentation for GIS feature classes, applications, and procedures.
  • Skill in effectively managing multiple projects, assignments and duties.
  • Skill in resolving customer complaints and concerns.

Education, Experience, and Certifications/Licenses:

  • Bachelors Degree or Certification in GIS, Geography, Planning or related field; and two (2) years ArcGIS, SQL Server, Microsoft Office Products, Visual Basic and/or Python experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical agility test, criminal background check, and MVR check.
  • Must possess a valid State of Texas Driver’s License.

Environmental Factors & Conditions/Physical Requirements

  • Work is performed in office and outdoor environments.
  • Must be able to navigate on foot over uneven surfaces while carrying equipment and collecting field data.
  • May be subject to exposure to extreme weather conditions.
  • Balancing – maintain equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing, or crouching.
  • Crouching – bending body forward by bending leg, spine.
  • Feeling – perceiving attributes of objects by touch with skin, fingertips
  • Fingering – picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand.
  • Grasping – applying pressure to object with fingers, palm.
  • Handling – picking, holding, or working with whole hand.
  • Hearing 1 – perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information.
  • Hearing 2 – receive detailed information, make discrimination in sound.
  • Kneeling – bending legs at knee to come to rest at knees.
  • Lifting – raising objects from lower to higher position, moving objects side to side, using upper extremities, back.
  • Mental Acuity – ability to make rational decisions through sound logic, deductive reasoning.
  • Reaching – extending hands or arms in any direction.
  • Repetitive Motion – substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers.
  • Speaking – expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely.
  • Standing – for sustained periods of time.
  • Stooping – bending body downward, forward at waist, with full motion of lower extremities and back.
  • Talking 1- expressing ideas by spoken word.
  • Visual Acuity 1 - prepare, analyze data, transcribing, computer terminal, extensive reading.
  • Visual Acuity 2 - color, depth perception, field of vision.
  • Visual Acuity 3 - determine accuracy, neatness, observe facilities/structures.
  • Visual Acuity 4 - operate motor vehicles/heavy equipment.
  • Visual Acuity 5 -close acuity for inspection of small defects, machines, use measurement devices, or fabricate parts.
  • Walking - on foot to accomplish tasks, long distances, or site to site.

Work Environment:
Work performed is primarily medium work, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Equipment and Tools Utilized:
Equipment utilized includes personal computer, GPS, copier, calculator, fax machine, plotter, and other standard office equipment and department vehicles.

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