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GIS Coordinator

Alexandria, MN, USA
JOB OBJECTIVES:

Under the general supervision of the County Surveyor the GIS Coordinator manages the County's Geographic Information System (GIS) applications and systems, coordinates, synchronizes, enhances the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems through GIS activities while providing technical GIS support services and products to County staff and public customers.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of those specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

GIS Coordinator: Develops and executes plans and directions for the operation of GIS for current project management as well as long-term strategic planning and system integration; manages the County's land records GIS databases; manages GIS data acquisition and maintenance, including reviewing and analyzing methods to improve the quality and accuracy of data; develop GIS services for different functions; investigates, evaluates, and recommends data, software, and hardware; remains current with GIS technological developments and advancements; manages Metadata and documentation of data workflow.

Database Editor:
Update and maintain Enterprise Geodatabase.
Assign user permissions for proper data access and editing.
Provide efficient and effective data access.

GIS Server Manager:
Oversee performance of GIS Server and keeps software up to date.
Knowledge of how server and services work is key.

GIS Developer:
Continuously design and implement new features in current applications; research new applications for internal and public users; knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques used in developing applications for GIS.

GIS Programmer:
Create scripts and write code to provide data in a useful and meaningful format; develop, maintain, and manage GIS internet applications and web mapping services to allow county, public, and external agency users to easily access the system; develop business processes for automated data development and updating using the most current programming languages designed to take advantage of database architecture and system infrastructure.

Complies with all rules and policies in order to maintain a safe work environment.
Reliable, predictable attendance and punctuality.
Complete other duties as assigned or apparent.

Access to Not Public Data
The incumbent may encounter not public data in the course of these duties. Any access to not public data should be strictly limited to accessing the data that are necessary to fulfill the employment responsibility. While data are being accessed, incumbent should take reasonable measures to ensure the not public data are not accessed by individuals without a work reason. Once the work reason to access the data is reasonably finished, incumbent must properly store the not public data according to the provisions Ch. 13.

If a new work assignment requires access to not public data, the incumbent is permitted to access not public data for the work assignment purposes only. Any access to not public data must be strictly limited to the data necessary to complete the work assignment and after the assignment is completed, the employee's work assignment no longer requires access.

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AT HIRE:

Education
Bachelor's degree in GIS, geography, or a closely related field.

Experience
Three years of GIS-related experience or equivalent.

Licenses and Other Requirements:
Valid State of Minnesota driver's license.

REQUIRED MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, & QUALITIES AT HIRE:

ArcGIS Server editing and Windows server experience.
Database development using relational database.
Understanding and designing data structure.
Data security and user privilege assignments.
Identify and implement performance and efficiency strategies.
Design, create, and edit enterprise geo-databases.
Configure and maintain internal and external GIS applications.
Data format conversions.
Develop goals and priorities for GIS data, applications, database design.
Experience with MSSQL, HTML, XML, JavaScript, and Python scripts.
Write code to automate data updates.
Understanding the basics of projection systems.
ArcGIS online map/app developer using widgets, URIs, URLs.
GIS Analyst, Developer, Map Designer, Data Editor, Tech Lead.
Knowledge of property descriptions, legal documents, and public records.
Update and maintain parcel fabric data.
Knowledge of county government work flows and processes.
Ability to analyze user requirements and develop detailed design specifications.
Attention to detail and ability to effectively organize time and anticipate, plan, and successfully respond to changing circumstances.
Verbal and written communication skills sufficient to effectively present information and respond to questions from a wide variety of audiences.
Reading comprehension skills sufficient to understand and interpret technical documents, survey records, and maps.
Interpersonal skills sufficient to exchange and/or convey information, receive work direction, and maintain effective working relationships.
Interact with others in the work unit, other State and County Departments, agencies and municipalities, external professionals, and the general public to provide information relating to work assignments and progress of work or to convey information about conditions or work-related needs.
Ability to work independently, make decisions, assign projects, and follow projects through to completion as required by responsibilities and authorities in this position description.
Ability to develop apps that people want and will use.
Must accept multiple tasks and be adaptable to a variety of disciplines and requests.

PREFERRED/DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Education
None. See required minimum qualifications at hire.

Experience
Supervisory experience is preferred.

Licenses and Other Requirements:
GISP (Geographic Information System Professional) preferred.

PREFERRED / DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, & QUALITIES:

Knowledge of data collector techniques.
Working knowledge of all maps and files relating to the aping and database structure.
Ability to analyze and resolve problems with GIS computer hardware, software, and applications.
Mastery of the GIS software and hardware and a desire to explore the capabilities to obtain maximum utilization of the system.
Innovative in testing the limits of the GIS.
Ability to coordinate with IT staff to install, configure and maintain GIS software and hardware for optimum system performance.
Ability to coordinate and troubleshoot with the IT Department the integration of data and processes between county systems.
Must accept multiple tasks and be adaptable to a variety of disciplines and requests.

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WORK ENVIRONMENT
Public building.

HOURS
Generally, Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
40 hours per week.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS can involve, but are not limited to:
Amount Lifted Up to 10 lbs.: Frequent: = Range: 2 hrs., 40 min to 5 hrs., 17 min or 88 to 172 days.
Amount Lifted 11 to 30 lbs.: Occasional: = Range: 49 min to 2 hrs., 39 min or 29 to 86 days.
Amount Lifted 31 lbs. to 100 lbs.: Rare: = Range: 5 min to 48 min or 2.6 to 26 days.
Amount Lifted 101+ lbs.: Not Present.

Amount Pushed or Pulled Up to 10 lbs.: Frequent: = Range: 2 hrs., 40 min to 5 hrs., 17 min or 88 to 172 days.
Amount Pushed or Pulled 11 to 30 lbs.: Occasional: = Range: 49 min to 2 hrs., 39 min or 29 to 86 days.
Amount Pushed or Pulled 31 to 100 lbs.: Rare: = Range: 5 min to 48 min or 2.6 to 26 days.
Amount Pushed or Pulled 101+ lbs.: Not Present.

Near Vision: Constant: = Range: 5 hrs., 18 min to 8 hours or 174+ days.
Far Vision: Occasional: = Range: 49 min to 2 hrs., 39 min or 29 to 86 day.
Depth : Occasional: = Range: 49 min to 2 hrs., 39 min or 29 to 86 days.
Field of Vision: Occasional: = Range: 49 min to 2 hrs., 39 min or 29 to 86 days.
Color : Constant: = Range: 5 hrs., 18 min to 8 hours or 174+ days.

Works Alone: Occasional: = Range: 49 min to 2 hrs., 39 min or 29 to 86 days.
Works with Others: Frequent: = Range: 2 hrs., 40 min to 5 hrs., 17 min or 88 to 172 days.
Works around Others: Frequent: = Range: 2 hrs., 40 min to 5 hrs., 17 min or 88 to 172 days. Customer/Public Contact : Occasional: = Range: 49 min to 2 hrs., 39 min or 29 to 86 days. Clients with Behavior Challenges: Not Present.
Talking, Hearing and Reading: Frequent: = Range: 2 hrs., 40 min to 5 hrs., 17 min or 88 to 172 days.

Sitting, Standing and Walking/Moving about: Frequent: = Range: 2 hrs., 40 min to 5 hrs., 17 min or 88 to 172 days.
Climbing, Crawling and Balancing: Not Present;
Crouching and Kneeling: Rare: = Range: 5 min to 48 min or 2.6 to 26 days.

Handling, Reaching and Grasping: Frequent: = Range: 2 hrs., 40 min to 5 hrs., 17 min or 88 to 172 days.
Using Fingers: Frequent: = Range: 2 hrs., 40 min to 5 hrs., 17 min or 88 to 172 days.
Feeling: Occasional: = Range: 49 min to 2 hrs., 39 min or 29 to 86 days.
Driving: Occasional: = Range: 49 min to 2 hrs., 39 min or 29 to 86 days.

Mechanical and Electrical Equipment: Rare: = Range: 5 min to 48 min or 2.6 to 26 days. Pressurized and Burning Material Equipment: Not Present.
Explosive, Radiant Energy, Gases, and Fumes/Odors: Not Present.
Moving Equipment: Not Present.
Heights: Not Present.
Dirt/Dust: Rare: = Range: 5 min to 48 min or 2.6 to 26 days.

See also Physical and Environmental Factors Form.

EXAMPLES OF EQUIPMENT USED
Computer, servers, printers, plotters, and standard office equipment.
GIS software including Arc Map, Arc Server, ArcPro, and ArcGIS Online.
Microsoft software including Outlook, Word, Access, and Excel.
Visual Studio, SOL Server Management Studio, Hexagon/Apollo Image Server.
Windows Server, Blue Marble Calculator/Transformer.

OTHER
All listed above are essential functions of the job.

Supervision Received: Supervised by the County Surveyor
Supervision Exercised: None
Labor Group: The Douglas County Public Works Council
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Grade: 11
EEO Job Category: Technician
Work Comp Code: 8810 Clerical Office NOC

All listed above are essential functions of the job. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.

Apply online here or via email to patv@co.douglas.mn.us


Douglas County, MN
526 Willow Drive, PO Box 398
Alexandria, MN, 56308 USA

  

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