GIS/Asset Specialist

City of Wildwood

Wildwood, Florida

The GIS/Asset Specialist performs highly responsible and advanced technical work involved in analytics and evaluation of existing or proposed Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and designing solutions and technical procedures to process GIS data with particular training to the implementation of GIS for both the Public Works Department and other service departments. This position reports to the Public Works Director and coordinates with other department directors. This position coordinates infrastructure asset management, database administration, work order management, GIS applications, and GIS integration for asset management

Examples of Duties

  • Implements technical methodologies for creation and use of spatial and tabular data. Prepares and interprets source documents and spatial data for digital conversion
  • Creates visual representations of GIS databases to assist department and users in optimization of their duties
  • Assists in modeling and planning activities for asset maintenance, rehabilitation, and replacement of all infrastructure assets
  • Researches, creates, manages, and maintains GIS spatial and tabular data to provide the users with the most current and accurate available data
  • May assist with maintenance of zoning and land mapping for the Development Services Department
  • Acts as liaison with Public Works staff regarding the use and management of geodatabases and CMMS programs. Coordinates CMMS software programming maintenance and work order processes to continuously improve data development
  • Assists with field review and inspection of assigned projects and improvement plans submitted to Public Works and other departments for approval
  • Coordinates and assists in the preparation of contract documents, permitting, agreements, and related documentation
  • Interacts with other City departments, local governments, and private sector for effective system applications
  • Supplies first-line quality control of all departmental GIS data, which includes spatial alignment, accuracy, GPS validation, etc., as required
  • Represents the City at meetings as requested
  • Performs direct customer service to City employees and the general public in person, by telephone and through written communications
  • Performs data analyses on spatial and tabular data to produce reports, maps, graphs, and/or charts as requested by management and user departments
  • Coordinate collection of field data for GIS database updates
  • Assists with configuring and maintaining ESRI servers for development and production environments
  • Performs updates of GIS system utilizing field data, hard copies, and other pertinent information
  • All other duties as assigned


  • Associates Degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school
  • Three-to-four (3-4) years training and/or experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data management and analysis
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible work experience, preferably in a local government Public Works, Development Services, engineering or construction field utilizing ESRI ArcGIS, CityWorks, Google Earth and Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) preferred


  • Ability to effectively present information to commission, management, public groups and/or boards
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical GIS mapping
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Skill in interpersonal skills, communications, team building, facilitation, networking, and neotoiations
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Ability to apply computer applications and software
  • Ability to perform spatial analysis and create maps
  • Ability to interpret complex and detailed technical data
  • Advanced knowledge of the current GIS software (including ArcGIS and CityWorks), relational database fundamentals, and local area networking fundamentals
  • Advanced knowledge of terminology, practices, and techniques used in GIS
  • Knowledge of Land Development Regulations preferred
  • Knowledge of permitting requirements; knowledge of overall planning for engineering requirements
  • Ability to take a teamwork approach to any job by cooperating with others, offering to help when needed, and considering team goals
  • Knowledge of functions, operations, and activities of city, state, and federal governments


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