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Platteville, WI, USA
Description: SWWRPC seeks a qualified individual to lead the development and implementation of our GIS and related web-based applications. Duties include designing and maintaining spatial data layers and associated databases, data conversion, recommending workflows to create and maintain spatial data, and conducting land use and planning-related spatial analysis. The GIS Specialist will act as a major participant in the development and implementation of cartographic standards. The GIS Specialist will also take the lead in convening and facilitating the Southwest Wisconsin GIS Forum, a quarterly meeting of GIS and land records professionals. This position will also be responsible for website maintenance and possibly web development, depending upon qualifications.
Location: The GIS Specialist will work primarily from SWWRPCs Platteville Office. Platteville is located 60 miles southwest of Madison, Wisconsin with a population of approximately 11,000. The city, nestled among rolling hills and surrounded by beautiful farm country, is home to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Knowledge of the principles, practices, terminology, and trends in geographic information system design and usage for modern land based mapping.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of geographic information systems or computerized forecast modeling.
Knowledge of the concepts and structure of computer programming languages.
Knowledge of demographics, statistics, and spatial analysis.
Knowledge of cartographic design and best practices.
Knowledge of land records management practices and land records modernization processes in Wisconsin.
Knowledge of database management best practices.
Experience in digital drafting, geographic information system design, implementation and management.
Extensive proficiency with ESRI suite of software products, specifically Python Scripting for ArcGIS (ArcPy), ArcGIS, ArcOnline, and Model Building.
Experience with Microsoft Office products and Adobe Suite.
Experience with RDBMS and GPS data collection.
Proficiency with Internet/Intranet based GIS Solutions.
Experience interpreting legal descriptions and familiarity with the Public Land Survey System.
Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with other employees and the general public.
Ability to communicate, and translate as needed, technical information related to cartography and spatial analysis to policy makers and elected officials.
Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously.
Ability to work independently or in a team environment as needed.
Ability to attend to details while fulfilling larger goals.
Bachelors degree in Geography, Planning, or GIS.
Masters degree or GIS Certificate.
Proficiency in graphic design.
Familiarity with current issues facing small rural communities.
Knowledge of state and local ordinances pertaining to land records in the State of Wisconsin.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Map production or other planning project support 75%
GIS maintenance / data formatting and updating 20%
Additional duties and administrative functions 5%
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PO Box 262, 20 South Court Street
Platteville, WI, 53818 USA