GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST III
Fulton County, GA - Atlanta, GA

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UNCLASSIFIED POSITION
CURRENT VACANCY IS IN THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

QUALIFICATIONS:
BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS, CIVIL ENGINEERING, GEOGRAPHY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, PLANNING, OR A RELATED FIELD, TWO (2) YEARS OF MAPPING EXPERIENCE AND TWO (2) YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS; OR A YEAR FOR YEAR INTERCHANGE OF RELATED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE EQUAL TO THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS:
VALID V STATE OF GEORGIA DRIVER’S LICENSE OR PROOF OF MOBILITY EQUVALENT MAY BE REQUESTED.

EXAMINATION:

The examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience, accomplished by analysis of the application. Application must document that the applicant possesses the minimum knowledge, skills, education and experience as listed to be rated as qualified. If selected, an official, accredited college transcript is required, at time of employment, for all degrees/course work shown on the application.

All applications must be completed in full before they are submitted. Please review all applications for accuracy and make all corrections before submittal because errors can result in not meeting the minimum qualifications. Additional information will not be accepted after applications area received by the Personnel Department.

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JOB SUMMARY;DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS;ESSENTIAL DUTIES(REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE); KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
INCUMBENT IN THIS CLASS PERFORMS PROCESS DUTIES RELATED TO DESIGNING GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) DATABASES UTILIZING DATA FROM DIVERSE SOURCES. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE CONDUCTING NEEDS ANALYSES TO DEVELOP PROGRAMS AND SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS, PERFORMING SOPHISTICATED SPATIAL ANALYSES, AND DESIGNING AND WRITING GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS

THIS IS THE THIRD LEVEL WITHIN A FIVE-LEVEL GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS CLASSIFICATION SERIES. GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST III IS DISTINGUISHED FROM GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS SUPERVISOR IN THAT THE FORMER PERFORMS DIVERSE DATABASE DESIGNS AND DEVELOPS ORIGINAL SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS, WHEREAS THE LATTER MANAGES ASSIGNED STAFF AND OVERSEES A GIS NETWORK AND RELATED DATA SETS. THIS SERIES IS DISTINGUISHED FROM THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERIES BY ITS EMPHASIS ON COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE USED IN GEOGRAPHIC DATA MANAGEMENT, RATHER THAN ON MORE GENERALIZED USES OF COMPUTERS.

DESIGNS GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) DATABASES FOR ACCESS BY MULTIPLE USERS. TRANSLATES DATA FORMATS AND IMPORTS DATA FROM DIVERSE SOURCES. CONDUCTS NEEDS ANALYSES TO DEVELOP PROGRAMS AND SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS THAT MEET USER REQUIREMENTS. PREPARES CUSTOMIZED MAPPING PROJECTS. DEVELOPS CONVERSION PROCEDURES AND ESTABLISHES SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF MAPS AND PLOTS. PERFORMS SOPHISTICATED SPATIAL ANALYSES. STORES AND ARCHIVES DATA ELEMENTS. PERFORMS QUALITY CONTROL OF DATA ENTERED INTO THE SYSTEM. DESIGNS AND WRITES GIS APPLICATIONS.
ASSISTS AND TRAINS SYSTEMS USERS WITH HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, AND DOCUMENT CONVERSIONS.

OFFICE PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES; GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS; COMPUTER AIDED MAPPING AND DESIGN; METHODS USED IN MAPPING, DRAFTING, AND PLOTTING; COMPUTER PROGRAMMING FOR GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS; THEORIES AND PRINCIPLES OF STATISTICS AND QUANTITATIVE SPATIAL ANALYSIS; DATABASE MANAGEMENT RELATED TO GEOGRAPHIC MAPPING; LAYOUT OF UTILITIES AND INFRASTRUCTURE; METHODS AND TECHNIQUES USED IN PLANNING AND SURVEYING; SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND RELATED APPLICATIONS.

READING DEEDS AND PLATS; OPERATING GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS PLOTTERS AND PLOT SYSTEMS; PREPARING AND PRESENTING ORAL AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS; RESEARCHING PROPERTY RELATED DATA; TRAINING USERS IN GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS; DESIGNING AND PREPARING TECHNICAL, SPATIAL, GRAPHIC, AND TABULAR DATABASES; DEVELOPING AND ANALYZING SYSTEM APPLICATIONS; DETECTING ERRORS IN DIGITAL FILES; ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE WORKING RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER COUNTY PERSONNEL, OFFICIALS, AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC; COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL TECHNIQUES AS APPLIED TO INTERACTION WITH COWORKERS, SUPERVISOR, THE GENERAL PUBLIC, ETC., SUFFICIENT TO EXCHANGE OR CONVEY INFORMATION AND TO RECEIVE WORK DIRECTION.

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It is the policy of Fulton County that there will be equal opportunity for every citizen, employee and applicant, based upon merit without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, genetics, disability or sexual orientation.

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