GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN II†††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† 1108
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class is responsible for utilizing various Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and/or other graphics software packages to prepare complex map layouts, architectural renderings and site plans. These duties differ from those of a Geographic Information Systems Technician I in that the incumbent receives more responsible and difficult drafting assignments and may provide technical guidance and training to Geographic Information Systems Technicians I.† The incumbent performs with minimum supervision, and assumes responsibility for limited technical decisions in accordance with departmental policies.† Assignments are received from an administrative supervisor who reviews work upon completion for adherence to procedures and accuracy. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Prepares site plans architectural renderings and complex map layouts using various Geographic Information Systems and/or other graphics software packages;
Performs basic spatial analyses utilizing GIS and land information databases;
Creates, updates and maintains spatial databases using GIS and GPS software/hardware;
Performs comparisons of maps with official records; analyzes results to discuss with supervisor;
Assists in the coordination of cartographic work with printing house requirements;
May answer questions and provide support for other staff.
FULL PERFORMANCE, KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques 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.
††††††††††† OPEN COMPETITIVE
††††††††††† Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelorís degree in geography, planning, cartography, the natural or environmental sciences, or a related field.
NOTES:† Experience in computer-aided drafting, computer-aided design, computer-aided map drafting, or with a Geographic Information System may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of four (4) years. Candidates must have graduated from a standard high school or possess a high school equivalency diploma.
Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as a Geographic Information Systems Technician I.