Positions in this family are responsible for managing and analyzing geographical information, and for developing and maintaining the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases. These individuals will be responsible for understanding program needs and responding accordingly.
The functions performed within this job family will vary by level and organization, but may include the following:
• Analyzes spatial and attribute data using GIS software, displays data through the use of maps, reports, charts and tables using plotters and printers.
• Creates, maintains and updates databases using GIS, computer aided drafting, and other software; develops and maintains links between various databases.
• Manages multi-faceted GIS projects both independently and as a member of team(s).
• Customizes application software to provide GIS capabilities to agency personnel through easy to use, Windows-based interfaces to maximize their productivity.
• Conducts mapping research in the field and in the office to resolve conflicting information and ensure the accuracy of the data; verifies map information and makes changes as deemed appropriate according to needs of the project.
• Prepares technical presentations using the GIS interface and using graphics software to view and present images.
• Provides technical support and assists in training others in fundamentals of GIS and related subjects and skills.
• Regularly advise manager on status of projects and progress toward meeting all deadlines.
The Geographic Information Systems Specialist job family has three levels that are distinguished by the complexity and sophistication of work performed, the level of expertise required to perform the duties assigned, the degree of independence expected of the employee and the responsibility for providing leadership to others.
Level I: This is the basic level of this job family where employees are assigned duties and responsibilities to build their skills in the performance of GIS-related tasks. Individuals will work under direct supervision, both independently and on teams, to meet the needs of projects as assigned
Level II: This is the career level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibilities at the full performance level and perform tasks under general supervision
Level III: This is the specialist level where employees are routinely assigned independent responsibility at the advanced level involving multiple tasks and projects. Employees at this level may be recognized as experts in the specialty. The work generally performed with a high degree of technical and administrative freedom to plan, organize and conduct the tasks necessary for completion within broad program guidelines
Level I: Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in geographic information systems (GIS), geography, geology, cartography, archaeology, anthropology, natural resources, computer science, engineering, environmental science or a closely related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of technical experience in GIS systems work for each year of the required education.
Level II: Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus one additional year of professional level experience in GIS work or a master’s degree in the above listed areas.
Level III: Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level II plus one additional year of professional level experience in GIS work.
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