This position is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) operational plans to meet the County’s spatial data requirements. Work involves a variety of production tasks concerning mapping for a variety of internal and external customers. The employee works closely with personnel in various County Departments. Work is performed in accordance with Federal, State, County and departmental policies/procedures, County Ordinances, and Georgia Plat Act. The GIS Specialist assigns work in terms of detailed and general instructions, and reviews work for accuracy and the nature and propriety of the final results.
Essential Functions: These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Provides basic GIS expertise and converts customer requests into formal specifications. Develops detailed geospatial mappings using appropriate tools, methods, and techniques.
- Operates computer workstation to update maps as new data is received relative to new developments or projects.
- Obtains, organizes, and maintains spatially correct data/information about Rockdale County; distributes to internal and external customers.
- Helps to maintain an inventory of county-owned structural facilities including roads, rights-of-way and fire hydrants.
- Reviews submitted plans for accuracy and compliance with local, state and federal rules and regulations after Level II GSWCC (Certified Plan Reviewer).
- Updates spatial databases as new data is received relative to new developments, projects or information. Performs specialty mapping requests as needed.
- Familiarity with ArcGISOnline (AGOL).
- Ability to manage licenses.
- Provides documentation as necessary.
- Employees in this classification may be expected to perform any related duties as required by proper authority.
- Knowledge of departmental and county policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and methodology of information technology.
- Knowledge of Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software, specifically Microstation and ArcGIS.
- Knowledge of data entry, editing and manipulation procedures for ArcGIS.
- Skill in logical database design, concepts, and technologies.
- Skill in operating modern office equipment.
- Skill in using independent judgment and discretion.
- Skill in working on multiple complex projects.
- Ability to read and interpret engineered drawings and surveys.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, appointed officials, employees and the general public.
- Ability to assemble information and make written reports and documents in a concise, clear and effective manner.
- Ability to communicate effectively.
- Ability to sit, stand, walk, to occasionally lift heavy objects, and to use tools and equipment requiring dexterity.
Work is performed primarily in an office; however, a considerable amount of work is performed in the field.
- Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Computer Sciences, or a related field and/or college-level certification in GIS.
- Three (3) years of work experience in the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) field in the public arena.
- OR have a combination of education, training and work experience that is equivalent to #1 and #2 above that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
- Current and valid State of Georgia driver’s license.