GIS Specialist
St. Croix County, WI - Hudson, WI

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General Definition of Work

Designs, implements, and maintains solutions to complex problems involving geographic data and land records. Assist with comprehensive, park, land conservation, transportation, and environmental planning projects. Prepare maps and apply spatial analysis solutions using GIS spatial data and software for a variety of countywide planning projects. Independently gathers and prepares data, maps, lists, and other GIS products to support County activities. Assist with the maintenance and development of the countywide GIS and land records system. Work is performed under the supervision of the Land Information Manager

Examples of Duties:

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions

Gather, analyze, and integrate spatial data and determine how best the information can be displayed using GIS.

Analyze spatial data for geographic statistics to incorporate into documents and reports.

Analyze geographic relationships among varying types of data.

Design and update spatial databases, applying additional knowledge of spatial feature representations.

Prepare metadata and other documentation.

Collect spatial data using GPS and traditional survey techniques.

Assist with developing planning documents by creating maps, tables, and charts for publication.

Automate GIS workflow’s using ArcGIS Model Builder and Python scripting

Perform complex mathematical land surveying computations using coordinate geometry software and analyze results. Edit and update the GIS tax parcel layers using ArcGIS software.

Assist with the development and maintenance of a county wide Geographic Information System

Create and publish GIS services using ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online.

Coordinate with the Emergency Communications Center, participating municipalities, affected landowners, related agencies and the general public regarding the house number address system.

Provide technical assistance to county personnel and others regarding GIS and spatial data.

Provide information and assistance to abstractors, realtors, surveyors, landowners, taxpayers, local officials and the general public.

Other duties as assigned by the Land Information Manager.

Typical Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Significant knowledge of mapping and GIS system principles, practices, techniques and equipment; Significant experience in ESRI ArcGIS software including ArcGIS Server, Model Builder and some knowledge of Python Programming in relation to ArcGIS; general knowledge of the technical aspects of land surveying, real property description and address numbering; general knowledge of computer information systems, mathematics, and geometry. An interest in land use, conservation, transportation, and environmental planning is also needed. Ability to work within a team environment to develop creative solutions to meet customer needs. Ability to independently balance and manage multiple projects and tasks to meet individual and team results. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public. Written and verbal communications skills.

Education and Experience

Bachelors Degree in GIS, Geography, Planning, Environmental Science, Computer Science, or other related field. Five years experience in GIS, cartography, surveying, planning, E-911 systems, land records, computer information systems, or natural resources conservation.

Supplemental Information:

Physical Requirements

This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions, frequently requires standing and reaching with hands and arms and occasionally requires walking and stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, using of measuring devices, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

Special Requirements

Valid driver's license.

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