GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN III †††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1114

 

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

An employee in this class will perform highly complex technical and administrative Geographic Information Systems (GIS) work, including oversight of GIS network and systems operations, and may provide technical guidance and training to GIS Technicians I and II. Supervision may be exercised over technical and support staff. The employee will prepare complex map layouts, architectural renderings and site plans. Responsibility will include development of complex technical evaluations, maintenance of GIS data and equipment, and the selection of equipment and software to meet those needs.Work is performed under general technical or administrative supervision. Duties require independent judgment and initiative.Does related work as required

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

†††††††††††† Works with GIS staff, other departments, consultants, and vendors to enhance GIS operations;

†††††††††††† Trains personnel in the use of GIS software and applications;

†††††††††††† May supervise the work of Geographic Information Systems Technicians I and II and other support staff;

†††††††††††† Performs high level GIS programming, analysis, design, testing, and implementation tasks in a team environment;

†††††††††††† Prepares site plans, architectural renderings, and/or complex map layouts using various Geographic Information Systems and/or other graphics software package;

†††††††††††† Prepares organization workflows, statistical reports and analyses utilizing GIS computer software;

†††††††††††† Designs and customizes computer programs to develop GIS applications for departmental workflows and public Internet access;

†††††††††††† Utilizes advanced GIS software to produce 2D and 3D models;

†††††††††††† Researches new technology to enhance GIS and makes recommendations for new computers, peripheral equipment and software;

†††††††††††† Develops modernization plan including software and hardware recommendations;

†††††††††††† Works with vendors to implement new computers, peripheral equipment and software to meet needs;

†††††††††††† Analyzes distributive GIS processing and sharing methods;

†††††††††††† Develops modernization plan including software and hardware recommendations;

 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques of map drafting including GIS theory, spatial analysis, the use of map projections, geoprocessing tools including GIS software solutions such as AutoDesk AutoCad, Intergraph GeoMedia, and Bentley Microstation; good knowledge of data file management; ability to read and interpret maps, charts, plans and survey notes; ability to express oneself and present highly technical information clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; ability to provide training and technical guidance to lower level personnel; ability to supervise personnel in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; physical condition commensurate with the physical demands of the position.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

†††††††††††† 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 plus (2) years of experience in computer-aided drafting, computer-aided design, computer-aided map drafting, or with a Geographic Information System.

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NOTES:Additional 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 up to a maximum of four (4) years. Candidates must have graduated from a standard high school or possess a high school equivalency diploma.

 

Additional graduate education in a relevant field will be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of one (1) year.

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†††††††††††† PROMOTIONAL

†††††††††††† Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as a Geographic Information Systems Technician II.

 

R 6/28/18

Suffolk County

Competitive