GIS Technician I – Florida

Agency
Osceola County Government
Location
Kissimmee, FL
Job Category
GIS & Computing
Salary
$17.47/hr
Last Date to Apply
08/23/2019
Website
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/osceola/jobs/2538680/gis-technician-i?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Description
General Description of Duties Under supervision, the purpose of the position is to create and organize spatial and tabular data through geographic information systems (GIS) technologies. Employee functions at entry professional level to perform work technical in nature, and is responsible for updating and maintaining moderately complex database information using current technologies. Work includes customer service functions to provide GIS data and information to both internal and external customers. Position monitors GIS data, updates databases and maps, and transfers data from non-digital sources to a geographically based format. Essential Job Functions The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position. •Performs intermediate GIS technical functions; generates and assembles computer maps for specific purposes in response to requests from both internal and external customers. •Organizes, creates, manipulates, enters and retrieves GIS data for reporting, analysis and presentation purposes. •Draws and computes dimensions according to the assigned functional area, e.g., public works, property management, utilities, real property (land). •Performs GIS functions such as topological overlays; prepares set-up for digitizing and mapping productions; prepares and updates various system files; enters data on appropriate layers by deleting and transferring obsolete information. •Completes final clean-up and accuracy checks on digitized maps; performs quality assurance and quality control on final GIS products. •Provides technical assistance and oversight to various County staff in the use and management of the department's GIS systems and data. •Maintains system proficiency with the use and capabilities of the selected GIS software as the system capacity expands. •Creates custom visual representations of GIS database information to assist end users in optimization of their duties; converts data for end users into common formats as required, e.g., pdf, rich text, spreadsheet. •Attends meetings and training workshops to maintain current knowledge of trends and developments in the field. •Performs duties as assigned/necessary which are related, or logical in assignment to the position. Minimum Qualifications Education: Associate's Degree Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Geography, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education, certification, training and/or experience. Misc.: Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Drivers License. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities •Knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local rules, regulations, ordinances, and other regulatory standards applicable to the work. •Knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of GIS database development, management and maintenance. •Knowledge of GIS concepts of presentation graphics; knowledge of digitizing techniques; knowledge of standard cartographic survey procedures; knowledge of general construction specifications and blueprints. •Knowledge of higher math and the practical application of such to land survey and cartographic practices, e.g., basic algebra, planer geometry. •Knowledge of CADD production techniques, and information management techniques as it relates to GIS technologies. •Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing. •Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communications with project consultants, private contractors, County employees, and the general public. •Ability to organize work, establish priorities, meet established deadlines, and follow up on assignments with a minimum of direction. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: •Physical Demand: Light •20 pounds maximum lifting. •Frequent (up to 2/3 of the work time) lifting, carrying up to 10 lbs. •If less lifting involved will require significant walking/standing may be required. •If mostly sitting is involved will require push/pull on arm or leg controls. •Expressing or exchanging ideas by spoken word or perceiving sound by ear. •Good eye sight for production or safety of self and others. •Physical agility is required in kneeling, bending, stooping, and reaching. •Required to have clear vision at distances of 20 inches or less.
Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications Education: Associate's Degree Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Geography, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education, certification, training and/or experience. Misc.: Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Drivers License. To apply please visit : https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/osceola/jobs/2538680/gis-technician-i?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Contact Person
Human Resources
Contact Phone
407-742-1200
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