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Organization: City of Palm Beach Gardens
Title: GIS Technician
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, FL USA
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2016-12-07

Position Description:

This position is responsible for the preparation, maintenance and development of GIS projects and special projects. The employee is responsible for performing technical work to the GIS system and to maintain the geographic database. This position serves as an entry level position to assist the GIS Manager and assist City Departments with GIS requests, such as preparing maps, plans, charts, graphic and illustrative materials and performing technical planning work such as studies, surveys and analysis of data.


(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

• Prepare specialized GIS mapping products to meet current needs within the City
• Assist in the assessment of future GIS needs and development of future GIS related products
• Input attribute data into GIS, assign individual data attributes to the appropriate location on the GIS map layer, providing quality control, accuracy and completeness; convert various map and data types to hardware environment for inclusion into GIS
• Participate in GIS coordination with City departments in development of standardized procedures
• Monitor GIS hardware and output devices to ensure proper functions and advises the GIS Manager on system activities
• Assist in Global Positioning System (GPS) data inventory, defining, cleaning and creating intelligent features
• Obtain, assemble, summarize and analyze basic Geographic data involved in City activities, such as land use, population, economic characteristics, traffic, land development and other factors pertinent to a comprehensive planning program
• Prepare text, graphic, and illustrative materials for reports and publications for City departments
• Serve as backup to the GIS Manager for the Emergency Operations Center to provide mapping assistance during and after an emergency event Performs any other related duties as required or assigned

• Participate as a member of the Palm Beach County-wide GIS forum

Education and Experience:
• Associates degree in geography, computer science or related field, and
• GISP (Geographic Information Systems Professional) certification preferred, and
• Any related combination of education, training and experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge of computer applications such as CADD, GIS, or current related software, or
• Any related combination of training and experience
• Knowledge of ArcGIS 10.x / ArcPad 8.x, preferred
• Knowledge of GIS software (including ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Modelbuilder, Google Earth, Pictometry, etc) preferred
• Knowledge of and proficiency in the use of computers, operating systems, with emphasis on microcomputers, minicomputers, graphic workstations and CADD technology such as digitizers and plotters
• Knowledge of Dbase database
• Some knowledge of the objectives, principles and techniques of city/urban planning
• Ability to understand planning and zoning concepts and requirements, and to customize GIS products to meet City needs
• Ability to communicate effectively, maintain good working relationships, exercise initiative and sound judgment in making decisions
• Ability to respond and report to duty during emergency response conditions

SPECIAL QUALIFCATIONS (Certification, License, Professional Association):
• Valid Florida Driver’s License with a good driving record

The environmental conditions and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to use hands to manipulate, handle, feel, grasp, push, pull, lift, carry or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms and use repetitive motions. The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, climb, lift or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Phone system, mobile or portable radio; personal computer including word processing software; calculator; copy and fax machines; motor vehicle; GIS and CADD equipment; scanners, CD burner, printers and plotters.

• Formal application
• Evaluation of education, training and experience
• Oral interview
• Background investigation
• Job related tests as deemed necessary

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

To apply, visit our website: www.pbgfl.com