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Geospatial Systems Analyst II

Fulton County

Fulton County,  Georgia
GIS Analyst

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Geographic Information Science, GIS Technology, Geospatial Applications or a related field required; other degrees are acceptable if they include coursework and/or a supplementary GIS Certificate: Geography, GeoScience, earth and environmental sciences (e.g. Geology, Meteorology), biological sciences (e.g. Biology, Ecology), engineering and surveying, Computer Science, Information Technology; supplemented by four (4) years of professional experience in geospatial technology; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license and GISP certification preferred.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all county or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.


Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to support Fulton County operations through the management and advanced analysis of geospatial data, the configuration of geospatial computer applications, the development of maps and other forms of data visualization, the administration of geospatial web services, and the use of geospatial and related technologies to help manage county physical assets.

Essential Functions:
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Analyzes department business processes in order to improve efficiencies through the use of geospatial technology; Develops databases, workflows and applications to integrate geospatial technology into business processes; Asseses user and business needs and translates them into technical requirements, diagrams and plans for system design and application development; Determines what technology platform, data and analytical methods are required to answer complex questions for system design and application development.
  • Configures web mapping applications using common development frameworks; Implements web mapping applications by configuring application templates; Uses web development technologies to create, modify, or enhance web mapping application; Tests and deploys web mapping and related applications; Develops and maintains application technical documentation; Integrates county business systems with geosptial data and technologies.
  • Develops project plans and manages projects involving geospatial technologies. Designs and performs complex geospatial analyses using geoprocessing and statistical software aimed at providing insights into the social, natural and built environments; Uses a variety of analytical operations and methods such as buffers, overlay, neighborhoods, spatial cluster analysis, and density estimation to solve problems, help formulate strategic goals and improve county business operations; Collects, cleans, massages and perpares data for anlysis; Produces reports, maps and other graphical displays to communicate analysis findings.
  • Designs and implements geospatial data models in relational databases; Develops and documents data maintenance workflows and procedures; Converts and transforms data for specific uses; Develops and manages extract, transform, and load (ETL) procedures in a SQL environment; Creates and manages enterprise geospatial databases to ensure completeness, availability, and accessibility of data to internal and external customers; Develops procedures using GIS desktop software, custom scripting and/or procedural SQL to ensure data quality and integrity; Integrates data from county business systems and external sources with geospatial data.
  • Supports departments in managing County physical assets such as facilities, the IT network and the water and waste water infrastructure through the use of geospatial technology; Coordinates with County personnel and contractors to ensure that assets are accurately represented in the geospatial database; Configures, maintains and provides user support for geospatial applications used by departments to manage assets; Coordinates field collection of asset locations and characteristics.
  • Designs and develops digital maps using geospatial data for the purpose of supporting county business operations, programs, and strategic planning; Designs and produces digital maps according to established standards and to meet the specific requirements of the customer; Designs and develops supplemental forms of data visualization; Designs digital maps to be served through interactive mapping applications; Assesses user requirements and provides a product best suited to the intended use.
  • Assesses existing geospatial environments and recommends improvements for application technology, system performance, and software migration; Communicates with IT infrastructure architects and developers to successfully deploy solutions; Performs installation and configuration of GIS server software; Creates mapping, imagery, data, geoprocessing, and geocoding services; Troubleshoots problems with GIS enterprise server software.

Performance Aptitudes:

Data Utilization: Requires the ability to evaluate, audit, deduce, and/or assess data using established criteria. Includes exercising discretion in determining actual or probable consequences and in referencing such evaluation to identify and select alternatives.

Human Interaction: Requires the ability to work with and apply principles of persuasion and/or influence over others to coordinate programs or activities of a project, and resolve typical problems associated with the responsibilities of the job. Requires the ability to provide semi-formal training to others in specific areas using furnished teaching materials.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate and control the actions of equipment and machinery, requiring the monitoring, adjustment, regulation, and/or setting of multiple conditions.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, advisory and/or design data and information.

Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; may include ability to perform mathematical operations with fractions; may include ability to compute discount, interest, and ratios; may include ability to calculate surface areas, volumes, weights, and measures.

Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, and leadership, and to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to resolve problems.

Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.

It is the policy of Fulton County that there will be equal opportunity for every citizen, employee and applicant, based upon merit without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, genetics, disability or sexual orientation.

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