GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN I 1106
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class is responsible for utilizing a Geographic Information System to create and maintain maps and a variety of other planning information. Direction is received from a Computer Graphics Mapping Specialist or other higher-level technical staff. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Conducts digitizing of maps and other information using a digitizing tablet or specialized software;
Assigns attributes to digital data utilizing information such as aerial photographs and surveys;
Edits files as directed; prints hard copy maps of outputs created;
Maintains and updates various Geographic Information System coverages.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of the Geographic Information System; good knowledge of the principles and practices of map drafting; good knowledge of data file management; ability to read and interpret maps, charts, plans and survey notes; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; physical condition commensurate with the physical demands of the position.
Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, and two (2) years of experience in computer-aided drafting, computer-aided design, computer-aided map drafting, or with a Geographic Information System.
Education beyond high school in geography, planning, cartography, the natural or environmental sciences, or a related field from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State may be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis.
Education beyond high school in computer science from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State may be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis up to maximum one (1) year.