GIS Coordinator - Geographic Information Systems
The fundamental reason for the existence of this classification is to coordinate all facets of a City-wide Geographic Information System (GIS).
- Performs the implementation, operation, and maintenance of the City's GIS.
- Acts as the City's representative to external agencies regarding GIS.
- Consults with department heads and designated staff from all City departments regarding department GIS needs and requirements. Creates custom maps and specialty graphics as requested.
- Creates visually cohesive maps and graphics that clearly convey requested information.
- Ensures development and maintenance of the City's base map and associated layers.
- Establishes databases associating attribute data to GIS layers.
- Develops policies, procedures and standards relating to GIS system maintenance, operations, and services.
- Acts as project manager for GIS projects involving database or layer development.
- Provides assistance and training in the proper use of GIS data and systems.
- Evaluates hardware and software for GIS systems.
- Performs research and analysis and supports special projects as requested.
- Monitors GIS system utilization and recommends appropriate revisions to processes and procedures.
- Participates in the development of the section budget.
- May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college with major work in Computer Science, Geographic Information Systems, or related field; experience in GIS development, including responsibility for systems analysis and database development; or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that would allow you to perform the Essential Functions of this position may also be considered.
- Proficiency in ESRI ARCGIS product suite, with a solid understanding of database design and data modeling.
- Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver's License.
Exceptions to the minimum qualifications must be reviewed by the Human Resources Director and approved by the City Manager prior to job offer.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Knowledge of principles and concepts of GIS planning and systems development; techniques and procedures of GIS system and database design, analysis, and development; and knowledge of GIS hardware and software products.
- Knowledge of principles and techniques of effective project coordination and management.
- Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with diverse groups including all organizational levels, City supervisors and Officials, and the public.
- Exercises critical thinking skills and appropriate judgement.
- Ability to work independently without close supervision and work in a collaborative manner.
- Excellent interpersonal skills (verbal and written), including the ability to effectively present information to both small and large groups.
- Strong attention to detail, customer service, follow-through, time management, prioritization, organization, and multi-tasking skills with the ability to effectively meet competing deadlines.
- Ability to analyze informational requirements and needs; develop logical solutions to problems; and prepare written reports, procedures, and policies.
- The incumbent learns job-related material through reading, oral instruction, and observation on-the-job, and in a classroom setting.
- Ability to understand and interpret manuals, statutes, ordinances, policies and procedures, journals, and reports.
- Ability to provide technical advice, staff training, and consultation to ensure efficient GIS systems utilization.
- Ability to stay current with new technological developments.
- Work is performed mainly in an office setting and involves intermittent sitting, standing, bending, stooping, crouching, reaching, and walking.
- May require extended periods of standing and sitting and using a keyboard, mouse, and video display.
- Intermittent lifting, pushing, and pulling of light objects and moderately heavy objects up to 15 lbs.
- Requires visual and muscular dexterity and hand/eye coordination for extended periods, hearing sounds/communication, close vision, handling/grasping/fingering objects, lifting/carrying objects, and ability to discriminate among colors when developing maps and other presentation material.
- When responding to questions or requests for information from users and vendors, the incumbent communicates orally face-to-face, via the telephone, in writing, and via a computer.
- The incumbent is required to drive to and from office buildings to meet and consult with both City and non-City staff.
The City of Winter Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Winter Garden provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.