Hamilton Co, IN – GIS Analyst

DEPARTMENT:  ISSD
WORK SCHEDULE:  Monday-Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
FLSA STATUS:  Non-exempt

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Detailed Job Description:

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

Incumbent serves as GIS Analyst for the Information System Services Department, responsible for maintaining County geographic information system (GIS), developing applications, analyzing work flow, and supporting users.

DUTIES:

Assists GIS Manager in coordinating GIS activities.

Performs duties of GIS Manager in his/her absence.

Assists in directing department GIS personnel, including interviewing applicants, making hiring recommendations, planning/delegating work assignments, and providing orientation, training and corrective instruction.

Performs administration of GIS, assisting with system design and security issues.  Works with others in ISS Department in determining GIS related requirements.

Works with elected officials/department heads and GIS users in other departments, including discussing/defining department functions, data ownership, work flow requirements and GIS goals. Makes recommendations to accomplish goals and requirements, and to improve ease of use and efficiency. Designs, modifies/develops, integrates, and documents work flow involving GIS and other County computer systems.

Maintains County’s online mapping system including data updates, system enhancements, and application development.

Evaluates GIS software applications, defining functional limitations. Designs, develops, and documents GIS applications to meet specific needs, resolving problems as needed. Periodically installs/configures/upgrades GIS and related software.

Coordinates and executes data exchanges with other organizations, including reviewing and extracting/integrating data, metadata, and schema information. Periodically assists in GIS data archival/translation/backup, logging activity, and maintaining organized documentation files.

Coordinates and provides GIS training and technical support for personnel in other departments. Provides GIS services to departments without GIS expertise, including creating and maintaining features and attributes, assimilation of data from a variety of sources, analysis and plotting.

Periodically reviews and verifies data provided by consultant. Periodically maintains GIS data belonging to ISS Department, including creating and maintaining features and attributes.

Periodically attends job-related conferences and training.

Performs related duties as assigned.

I.  JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Baccalaureate Degree in geography, computer science, information science, engineering, urban planning, or related area, and a minimum of eight years of experience in GIS, CAD, database and application development, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Working knowledge of and ability to make practical application of geography, cartography, selected GIS software and programming languages, and principles, practices, terminology, and technology of GIS development, implementation and maintenance, including, but not limited to, object-oriented and linear programming, computer operation, network and database design and security, hardware maintenance, and software support.

Ability to work in a complex network environment, and properly operate a variety of standard office equipment, including computer, printer, telephone, and plotter.

Ability to assist in directing department GIS personnel, including interviewing applicants, making hiring recommendations, planning/delegating work assignments, and providing orientation, training and corrective instruction.

Ability to facilitate cooperation between other departments.

Working knowledge of standard English grammar, spelling and punctuation, and ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, other County departments, county municipalities, software vendors, consultants, and the public, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities and disabilities.

Ability to work on several tasks at the same time, often under time pressure, and complete assignments effectively amidst frequent distractions and interruptions.

Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions/directions, and appropriately respond to constructive criticism.

Ability to competently serve the public with diplomacy and respect, including occasional encounters with irate/hostile persons.

Ability to comply with all employer/department personnel policies and work rules, including, but not limited to, attendance, safety, drug-free workplace, and personal conduct.

Ability to work alone and with others in a team environment with minimum supervision, and maintain appropriate, respectful interrelationships with co-workers.

Ability to provide public access to or maintain confidentiality of department information/records according to state requirements.

Ability to occasionally work extended, weekend and/or evening hours, and occasionally travel out of town for conferences, training and meetings, sometimes overnight.

II.  DIFFICULTY OF WORK:

Incumbent’s duties are broad in scope and are of substantial intricacy, with many variables and considerations. Incumbent performs according to department policies and procedures, referencing technical manuals, and exercising independent judgment in most duties, including designing systems and work flow.

III.  RESPONSIBILITY:

Incumbent applies GIS principles to individual cases to accomplish desired results, discussing unusual/unprecedented situations with supervisor as needed. Incumbent receives general supervision, with work reviewed primarily for technical accuracy, attainment of objectives, and effect on goals/ objectives of various departments.

IV.  PERSONAL WORK RELATIONSHIPS:

Incumbent maintains frequent communication with co-workers, other County departments, county municipalities, software vendors, consultants, and the public for purposes of exchanging information, explaining/interpreting policies and procedures, and supervising and training personnel.

Incumbent reports directly to GIS Manager.

V.  PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Incumbent performs duties in a standard office environment involving sitting for long periods, keyboarding, color and depth perception, close vision, hearing sounds/communication, speaking clearly, handling/grasping/fingering objects, and occasionally lifting/carrying objects weighing less than 50 pounds. Incumbent occasionally works extended, weekend and/or evening hours, and occasionally travels out of town for conferences, training and meetings, sometimes overnight.

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