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GIS Technician

City of Manhattan

Manhattan,  Kansas
GIS Technician

Summary/Objective

Assigned within the City of Manhattan’s Public Works Department. Performs daily tasks related to the creation and maintenance of GIS data.

Essential Functions

  • Performs GIS tasks and functions; maintains and updates GIS data.
  • Assembles, stores, manipulates, and displays geographically referenced information.
    Provides maintenance and quality assurance on existing GIS data and maps.
  • Transforms digital information gathered from various sources and converts into formats compatible with existing GIS.
  • Assigns addresses to new developments and re-developments, responds to requests for re-addressing and addresses inquiries.
  • Performs spatial analyses with existing GIS data.
  • Produces exhibits conveying the results of analysis which inform decision making and planning.
  • Generates maps and other graphics to allow viewers to visualize and understand results of analyses or simulations of potential events.
  • Integrates data attributes to build and analyze new maps and geographic information.
  • Summarizes information from plans, maps, reports, and field notes.

Performs additional duties as required

  • Attends meetings and training.
  • Responds to requests for information retrieval from GIS.
  • Works with Public Works staff to complete sidewalk notices.
  • Manages unpleasant interactions and stress caused by irate and/or defensive customers.
  • Prepares reports.
  • Ensures compliancy with all applicable regulations, policies, and procedures in all duties.

Requirements
Required Education and Experience

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent.
  • One (1) year related experience working with Esri GIS software.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in geography, GIS, computer science, engineering, or related field.
    Two (2) or more years related experience working with Esri GIS software.


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