GIS Technician I: Florida

Osceola County Board of County Commissioners
Kissimmee, FL, USA
Job Category
GIS & Computing
Last Date to Apply
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 the 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.
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Robert Morales
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