The GIS Specialist is responsible for the maintenance, creation, and development of County databases and maps. This position reports directly to the Planning and Zoning/GIS department director. A high level of problem solving and initiative is necessary for this role. Specialization in Python and other programming skills are required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
o Provides digital and hard copy maps for County departments, the general public, other municipalities, and private industry.
o Maintains County databases, updating layers as needed.
o Assists in performing parcel and agricultural changes in Appraiser’s Office ownership mapping.
o Ensures NG911 compliance and address mapping.
o Performs GIS/Mapping-related work as required by the nature of the task at hand.
o Oversees project planning and implementation, including requirement analysis, data collection/ management, system design, application development, training and support.
o Oversee existing projects and product development efforts on a daily basis, ensuring that tasks are completed on-schedule.
o Lead and direct technical staff and subcontractors to ensure delivery of high quality services and mapping data.
o Provide a high level of client relations and service. Communicate regularly with clients (county or otherwise) regarding project status, suggesting solutions to client concerns, solving problems as they may arise, and translating clients’ needs into a usable product and new data layers for our archives.
o Maintain awareness of the current industry environment and opportunities. Participate in data development activities as needed, including visiting client sites, representing the county at trade shows, meetings and conferences, and developing and presenting mapping demonstrations, etc.
o Acquires data from outside sources to incorporate in our archives for in-house use and to make it available to clients.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
o Working knowledge of principles, theories, and methods of Geographic Information Systems.
o Strong programming skills in Python and VBScript and the ability to recognize where these methods can improve existing processes. o Substantial experience with ESRI GIS software products.
o Knowledge of database management concepts and structures.
o Ability to explore GIS methods and determine their relevance and effectiveness in terms of meeting County goals and objectives.
o Exceptional data organization and storage abilities.
o Ability to manage projects, timelines, and to communicate project status to involved parties.
o Demonstrate personal effectiveness, credibility, thoroughness, flexibility, and collaboration skills in adhering to and advancing the County’s systems. o Strong Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
o Bachelor’s degree in GIS, Geography, Computer Science, or related field from an accredited college or university.
o Minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in computer mapping using ArcGIS/ArcMap and/or SQL server. o Education requirements may be substituted for experience at the discretion of the Department Director.
o Strong skills in programming and/or Python and VBScript required. o Exceptional cartography talent preferred.
o Ambitious and progressive attitude to maintain and improve on existing processes.
LEAVENWORTH COUNTY Profile:
Leavenworth County is committed to equitable treatment for all employees and to compliance with all applicable federal, state and local equal employment opportunity provisions in the workplace.
Leavenworth County, Kansas, complies with all state, federal and local rules and regulations regarding applicants and employees with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations will be made for applicants and employees if they are able to perform the essential functions of the job, as long as the accommodation does not cause undue hardship on the County.
Employees of Leavenworth County are “at will” employees and neither the submission of this application nor the tender of an offer of employment constitutes a contract for future or continued employment.