The Geographic Information System Analyst, under general supervision, performs moderate to complex technical work to architect application software systems in an assigned service area. Work involves performing cartographic mapping and geographic information system dataset production duties; utilizing geographic information system to perform advanced spatial analysis for complex or long-term projects; creating and preparing maps, tables, graphics, web applications and other spatial databases; communicating with individuals from other government agencies and private industries; providing technical assistance to a variety of users ranging from citizens and land developers to County personnel; researching, acquiring, maintaining, and distributing appropriate geographic information system software packages; and training individuals, departments, and the general public.
Operates and maintains geographic information system (GIS); creates, maintains, and updates data in GIS database; queries databases for various analytical information.
Creates and manages datasets; designs and edits geographical databases; creates and maintains edit controls on changes to data sets; identifies and traps errors and potential errors within datasets; provides feedback to database administrator.
Performs mapping functions; performs graphic editing, line cleaning, topology building, and database updating; converts datasets from other formats; converts map data to digital format using GIS software; digitizes hardcopy materials and information; processes GIS data for maps.
Analyzes complex geographic data; conducts analysis of datasets and databases; produces digital statistics.
Assists in coordinating aspects of departmental projects; assists with project management and achievement of objectives.
Provides technical support for department projects; defines and documents processes; designs databases; conducts advanced GIS analysis and modeling.
Coordinates custom GIS software interface and macro development, including Intranet applications.
Develops workflow operator instructional manuals; provides data translation support.
Creates and produces various maps or other products; produces hardcopy plots; provides digitized products to third parties; provides digitized/hard-copy products to the public; produces various reports and plans.
Provides information and technical assistance regarding mapping issues or related issues; provides information, researches problems, and initiates problem resolution.
Provides technical support to system users; instructs staff members on use of GIS software and other software applications.
Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, data agreements, project worksheets, maps, charts, analysis reports, billing statements, instructional manuals, or other documents.
Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, system users, the public, outside agencies, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new technologies, equipment, trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends conferences, workshops, and training sessions as appropriate.
Operates a vehicle and a variety of equipment and machinery such as global positioning system unit, plotter, scanner, computer, etc.
Uses a variety of tools such as digitizer tablet, etc.; a variety of supplies such as plotter paper, plotter ink, general office supplies, etc.; and a variety of computer software such as ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server, Windows XP, Lotus Notes, Microsoft SQL Server, ArcIMS, ArcPad, etc.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience:
Requires a Bachelor's Degree in computer science, geography, or related field, and three (3) years of experience in automated mapping, database analysis or design, programming, testing, implementing GIS software applications, or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Union County NC Profile:
Union COunty, North Carolina