Position Title: GIS Specialist AF
Department: Public Works Division: Engineering
Reports to: Engineering Section Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit: AFSCME Pay Grade: 22 A
Job Status: Perm/FT F/T. Equiv. 1.0
The GIS Specialist provides technical support for GIS activities
internal to the City and between the City and other organizations.
This position supports cartographic needs of the City and
specifically the Public Works Department.
Education, Training and Experience minimum required to
proficiently perform the job
Education / higher education: High School Graduate or
Minimum number of years of directly related experience: Four
years of experience with geographic information systems. Any
combination of education from an accredited college or university
in Geography, GIS, Urban Planning, Computer Science or related
discipline and/or experience with geographic information systems
totaling four years may substitute for the required experience.
Education and/or experience preferences: Bachelors Degree in
Geography, GIS, Urban Planning, Computer Science or related
discipline and two years of related work experience.
Certifications, Licenses and Registrations
Drivers License requirement: Infrequent Driver -- Regular
Driver's License Required Endorsements: None
Note -- For any driver, driving record must always meet City
driving and insurability standards.
Required certifications, licenses or registrations: None
Preferred certifications, licenses or registrations: None
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required to proficiently perform
Knowledge: Knowledge of ESRI suite of geospatial softwareArcGIS,
ArcCatalog, ArcServer, etc.; programming languages used in GIS,
i.e. SQL, Python and Visual Basic; cartography and automated
mapping; relational databases, statistics, physical geography,
hydrology, and topography.
Skills: Must be able to successfully produce
documents/spreadsheets, communicate via e-mail, or perform data
entry as necessary to accomplish the essential functions of the
position. Use of technology, equipment and software typically used
in the office environment. Skills in reading and interpreting
engineering plans or reports, technical engineering specifications,
standards, methods and procedures.
Abilities: Carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or
diagram form; Write routine reports and correspondence; Ability to
speak effectively before groups of customers or employees; Use math
concepts to present data in charts, graphs, and presentations.
Interaction with Groups/Agencies/Entities: Internal: This
position works with project and GIS technical staff on various
assignments either detailed within the Citys Strategic Plan or on
an as needed basis. This position will also work with other staff
members with varying degrees of GIS knowledge. This position must
maintain harmonious, courteous, and understanding relationships,
while fostering a collaborative teamwork environment. External:
This position works with contractors, vendors, individual citizens,
other government agencies, and the general public on planning City
infrastructure projects. The position presents a friendly,
courteous image for the City to the general public, customers, and
Authorities and Accountabilities
Level of independent decision making: High--incumbent is
expected to analyze complex situations and take appropriate
Budgetary/Financial/Asset accountability: Low -- Position is
accountable to a Department Director or Division Manager and cannot
make major decisions or obligate the City
Span of control: Responsibility for own work (no supervision or
The following functions are typical for this position. The
omission of specific functions does not exclude them if the work is
similar, related or a logical assignment for this position. Other
duties may be required and assigned.
- This position executes a variety of tasks that will aid in the
implementation of the Citys GIS Strategic Plan including support in
preparing specifications for contractor assistance and supporting
work in database design, application design, and standards
development and documentation.
- Perform cartographic duties in support of the mapping needs of
the Public Works Department and other City Departments that do not
have GIS capabilities. Includes use of GIS software to design and
produce custom map displays.
- Conduct research or data collection, in the office or in the
field, necessary to compile, digitize, attribute, query, edit, and
prepare cartographic products and analyses.
- Update designated GIS data files (primary editor). Under the
direction of the Engineering Section Manager Records & GIS, this
position may address concerns, directly or indirectly, on maps,
geographic data, tabular data, etc.
- Develops complex GIS applications and data layers.
- Create and update metadata for designated GIS datasets.
- Manage and maintain records.
- Performs spatial analysis of geographic datasets using the
industry leading geospatial software and systems. Designs, creates,
and maintains programs written in current various computer
programming languages to be used in analysis, cartographic
production, data maintenance, geoprocessing, and editing.
- Designs, creates, and maintains custom and standardized maps,
geographic databases, data files, statistics, reports, and analyses
for dissemination to City staff, general public, governmental
agencies, and others.
- Designs, implements, and documents data entry QC/QA protocols
- Provides training to City employees on GIS applications.
- Performs work on technical projects such as GIS data updating,
and special projects.
- Coordinate GIS data conversion and manipulation from City and
- Develop and maintain system documentation of programs and
supporting instructional manuals for users.
- Attend meetings and serve on committees as necessary.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
Daily activity level: Primarily sedentary
Physical characteristics: Job requires oral and aural
communication; Job requires reading and comprehension of written
materials; Job requires normal vision; Must be able to distinguish
colors; Grasping with hand, gripping; Keystroking or repetitive
motion of hands/fingers/arms; Work activities produce impact on
hand, wrist, forearm, elbow from vibration;
Lifting/carrying/push/pull up to 49 lbs.
Extraordinary working conditions: None
Hazardous equipment/machinery used: None
Required personal protective equipment: None
If you need an accommodation for a disability that would enable
you to apply or interview for this position, please contact the
Human Resources Department at 505-891-5011 (fax: 505-891-9183).