Tampa Skyline
Tampa Skyline
Tampa Skyline

GIS Technician

Recruitment #240222-064120-001

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for utilizing GIS technologies to perform geo-spatial data collection, processing and analysis. Employees perform routine technical work in GIS involving heavy amounts of database entry and management, generation of maps, and user support under supervision of senior GIS staff. Work is of average difficulty and involves maintenance of data resources and operation of GIS software within the context of programs and policy directives. The exercise of some initiative and independent judgment is required in: producing maps, reports, spatial databases, thematic data sets, parcel map data, etc. according to agency needs and requirements; digitizing and integrating GIS data from a variety of sources; troubleshooting and verifying data; coding, calculating, editing, and joining attributes to geographic features; and, technical writing. Work is performed under general supervision and is reviewed through conferences; reports submitted and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Updates, maintains and creates GIS layers to represent current conditions; prepares and compiles data, special purpose maps and graphics; coordinates with other departments and agencies to receive necessary information.

Assists in: development and maintenance of the GIS by performing graphic and non-graphic data entry and geoprocessing of various databases; development of automated procedures for accessing the GIS and other database systems; performing research, interpreting and preparing cartographic and geographically referenced source data for digital input; establishing and preparing standard map formats, queries and reports; assessing the reliability of input data.

Performs limited spatial analyses using GIS software.

Provides technical assistance to others on assigned projects and serves as a resource person to other departments on GIS related topics; refers and discusses complex problems with supervisor or other designated contacts as appropriate.

Documents work completed in conformance with established procedures.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Working knowledge of: GIS systems (ArcGIS Online, or ArcGIS Pro, ArcView, etc).
Ability to: assist with researching spatial data availability from internal and external sources; collect, assimilate, analyze, and interpret data and draw sound conclusions; prepare oral and written reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in geography, computer science, math, planning or a related field and one (1) year of experience in the use of a commercial GIS software package (ESRI);

An equivalent combination of education (not less than possession of a high school diploma/GED), training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted above.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid drivers license required.


Evaluation of education and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.


Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.


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