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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS This is moderately complex computer work involving responsibility for assisting in the system administra­tion of the county-wide geographic information system.  Duties include serving as a Geographic Information System liaison between the Planning Department and County Real Property Tax Services Agency with regard to the County E911 system. Work is performed in accordance with established policies and under the general supervision of the Planning Director. Supervision may be provided over the work of subordinate agency staff. Performs related work as required.


  • Assists in coordination, production and revision of digital maps for Enhanced 911 emergency response projects;
  •  Assists in the Digitizing of supplemental database related information, where necessary, to contribute additional geographic features and layers of data to the multi-purpose database;
  • Assists in the design of database, tables, item definitions, coding schemes, tracking and quality control procedures;
  • Assists in the design and maintenance of library files;
  • Assists in tabular source data analysis and evaluation;
  • Acts as coordina­tor for geographic information system hardware and software requirements within the department;
  • Manages coordination, production and revision of all digital maps and builds geographic information system capability for department;
  • Responsible for conversion of spacial data, digitizing and editing coverages for database management;
  • Performs other staff support services as required.
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.

Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTIC Good knowledge of the operations, principles and practices of a Geographic Information System and methods of application; working knowledge of cartographic principles and practices and its relationship to geographic information, system hardware and software; working knowledge of systems analysis; ability to communi­cate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to establish an effective working relationship with others; tact; courtesy; integrity.


  1. Bachelor's degree in computer science, planning, geography, architecture, survey­ing, visual/graphic arts or related field; or
  2. Associate's degree in computer science, planning, geography, architecture, survey­ing, visual/graphic arts or related field, and two (2) years of experience working with computer graphics programs, computer assisted drafting or geographic information systems programs; or
  3. An equivalent combination of training and experience, as indicated in a) and b) above.

PLEASE NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.


3/96; 4/96; 9/97

Competitive Class

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to administer, in a fair and equitable manner, the provisions of New York State Civil Service Law and Putnam County Civil Service Rules with respect to the offices and employments in the classified service of Putnam County and the civil divisions therein, which include the towns, villages, school districts, libraries and special districts.

It is Putnam County Personnel Department’s responsibility to ensure Putnam County taxpayers of a public workforce qualified for their jobs pursuant to the principles of selection according to merit and fitness as set forth in Article 5, §6 of the New York State Constitution.

  • Paul Eldridge

    Personnel Officer

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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