TNGIC
Mapping Tennessee
HAMILTON COUNTY - GIS Technician
Posted on May 5th, 2014

SALARY:
$35,421.00 - $44,276.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 05/05/14
CLOSING DATE: 05/09/14 04:00 PM

​DESCRIPTION:
Under direct supervision, performs entry-level technical work by creating, updating and maintaining digital basemaps for the county including informational layers and topographical maps.
Essential Functions: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is

ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

TASKS:
Maintains; edits and creates informational map layers; maintains, updates and creates digital basemap of county; updates map features through electronic digitization; integrates new data sets into the system; collects data and enters into computer databases; creates various plots and data sets for users; provides spatial analysis of data sets; assists in the development and management of automated map libraries and data dictionaries; assists in developing analytical procedures and custom command menus.
Checks topographic and other maps created by outside contractors and agency staff; trains on software to demonstrate and provide technical support; schedules and meets with utility agency contacts; creates and copies data on CD’s; assists in the sale of maps; assists other offices in creating and plotting maps; updates information related to voting districts, tax maps, and conditions of bridges and streams, other data. Review subdivision plats; assign addresses for property. Performs other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge of Geographic Information System (GIS) methods, practices and applications.
  • Knowledge of basic mapping principles.
  • Knowledge of computer hardware, software and peripherals specific to GIS applications.
  • Knowledge of ArcView 3.x, ArcGIS
  • Knowledge of electronic digitization methods and practices.
  • Knowledge of analytical and research procedures.
  • Knowledge of public relations/customer service practices.
  • Skill utilizing a variety of computer software and peripherals to develop basemaps, map layers and topographical maps.
  • Skill utilizing verbal and written communication skills to develop and provide technical assistance and training related to GIS and related software.
  • Skill creating and copying data onto CD’s
  • Skill utilizing customer service techniques when responding to inquiries and complaints.
  • Skill establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Skill effectively communicating in both oral and written form.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
The equivalent of a Bachelor of Science degree in computer graphics, including GIS coursework and basic mapping principles, and one (1) year experience in GIS mapping or related projects.
Physical Requirements: Work requires concentration on detail and working with computer keyboards for extended periods of time.


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