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GIS Specialist

Min Hourly Max Hourly Min Monthly Max Monthly Min Salary Max Salary
$24.71 $34.59 $4,282.98 $5,995.48 $51,398.00 $71,957.00


Acts as a member of the GIS team, completing research, data conversion, data maintenance, project support, map creation, and related mapping functions associated the delivery of the County's enterprise-wide GIS & Mapping Services.


The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.  

  • Receives general supervision from GIS & Mapping Group Manager.
  • Exercises no supervision.
  • Interpret and prepare compiled information for data conversion and maintenance procedures of a wide variety of GIS themes.
  • Operate a computer workstation to input, create, edit, adjust, and maintain map features, attributes, and data files using coordinate geometry data entry and digitizing techniques.
  • Identify map errors and data inconsistencies followed by the editing, interpretation, and correction of known map and data errors.
  • Review, evaluate, and verify mapping data or theme's provided by other government agencies or private sector contractors for accuracy and consistency, modifying and correcting database values as necessary.
  • Prepare maps and data records as necessary for quality assurance procedures or in response to internal and external customer service data and mapping requests.
  • Consult with users to determine their GIS mapping needs identifying and initiating resolutions to client problems or concerns associated with GIS database theme's to the client's satisfaction.
  • Assist the other departmental technicians in the evaluation, development, adaptation, and programming of computer software applications for data capture, conversion, and maintenance procedures.
  • Work on cross-functional teams to analyze procedures and implement solutions to the efficient exchange of data essential to the development of a variety of GIS data themes.
  • Maintain current technical expertise in the use of state of the art GIS technology when implementing solutions.
  • Fulfill role as project team member or project manager on well-defined, GIS-related projects. GIS Specialist will often work directly with both internal and external customers to provide GIS solutions.
  • Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • The language, terms, and formats used in deeds, legal descriptions, surveying records, planning, and engineering reports.
  • The standard procedures and techniques related to the capture, conversion, and maintenance of digital map and data base files.
  • The features, functions, and operational characteristics of computer software and hardware as applied to Geographic Information Systems technology.
  • Principles, practices, and objectives as related to cartographic technique, artistry, craftsmanship, and quality control in a Geographic Information Systems technology program.
  • Basic database management and Quality Assurance methods.
  • Performance measurement and customer service improvement practices.
  • Modern office practices and procedures.
  • Federal, state, or local government business.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Read and comprehend department and County rules, regulations, policies, and standard operating procedures.
  • Routine software and business applications including, but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases.
  • Partner with team members to successfully implement small to medium GIS applications.
  • Organize and manage time to successfully complete tasks and projects.
  • Present database information and support base mapping themes needs.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
  • Two years of progressive experience in geographic information systems technology, a directly related field, or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities. Two years experience working in the mapping field performing a variety of duties in land records research, including a complete understanding of cartography, drafting, and mapping principles.
  • Associates degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Computer Science, Geographic Information Systems, or a related field, or equivalent where two years of experience can substitute for one year of education.

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