DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Work involves acting as technical specialist with responsibility for working with professional staff in information technology and other fields in the coordination of geographic information systems (GIS), as well as traditional cartographic functions and related graphic work (computer and non-computer based), in the administration of a county-wide geographic information system. This position differs from the GIS Assistant in that, as a GIS Program Specialist, the incumbent is responsible for the planning and development of projects requiring the interpretation and application of GIS using various information sources and for maintaining effective communications between county departments, users and vendors involved in GIS. Work is performed under general supervision with leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out the details of the work. Supervision is provided to subordinate agency staff. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
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 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of the operations, principles and practices of a Geographic Information System and the methods of application; good knowledge of cartography, map projection and coordinate systems, graphics hardware and software and related peripherals; good knowledge of the technical aspects involved in Geographic Information Systems mapping, traditional mapping, desktop publishing and graphics applications, including ESRI’s ArcView software; working knowledge of the principles and applications of Global Positioning Systems, remote sensing and aerial orthoimagery; working knowledge of systems analysis; ability to use automated systems; ability to gather and analyze data and draw logical conclusions; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with departmental staff, management, outside vendors and service agencies; ability to define program needs to superiors; ability to present recommendations, both orally and in writing; ability to guide and instruct others; thoroughness, initiative, tact, good judgment.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either
SUBSTITUTION NOTE: Post-secondary level education may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience indicated above on the basis of thirty (30) college credits per year of experience. However, candidates must have at least two (2) years of experience which included the use of Geographic Information Systems, Global Positioning Systems, map projection and coordinate systems, and graphic systems involving database and mapping/publishing software.
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.
1/03; 1/09; 7/22
Donald B. Smith
County Government Campus
110 Old Route 6, Building 3
Carmel, NY 10512