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Organization: Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas
Title: GIS Analyst (Information Systems Analyst)
Location: Kansas City, KS
Application Deadline: 2018-05-30
Posted: 2018-05-04

Position Description:

UNIFIED GOVERNMENT OF WYANDOTTE COUNTY/KANSAS CITY, KANSAS

GEOSPATIAL SERVICES (GIS) DIVISION
HTTP://WWW.WYCOKCK.ORG/GSS

JOB CLASSIFICATION: Information Systems Analyst
JOB TITLE: GIS Analyst
LOCATION OF POSITION: 710 N 7th St, Kansas City, KS 66101
POSTING BEGINS: May 3, 2018
POSTING ENDS: May 30, 2018(extended from 5/16)

ABOUT THE POSITION
Do you want to work on a team that is on the leading edge of integrating geospatial data and analysis tools throughout local government to enhance public safety, quality of life, and business operations?

Are you a talented geospatial professional looking for an opportunity to put your skills to work with a great team, grow your career, and to make a meaningful contribution to the community?

We are deploying a location platform to meet the needs of end-users and promote informed decision-making, improve citizen services, and encourage collaboration – and we need great people to make it happen.

The effectiveness of our geospatial system relies on the quality of the land records data that is the foundation of local government. This position will be focused on the real estate parcel mapping that is at the core our of GIS system.

Why does it matter? Because high-quality parcel data allows our team to better address key community challenges such as:
• Tracking potential lead exposure in children
• Enhancing public safety response and prevention capabilities
• Boosting response capabilities for natural disasters
If you share our vision that effective use of geospatial information is critical to the ability of government to better serve residents then consider joining our growing team.

BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION: Successful candidate will perform Geographic Information Systems (GIS) support for the Unified Government GeoSpatial Services division. Primary area of support will be for the real estate parcel mapping. Maintain real estate records including researching and entering transfers, division and combinations utilizing databases and GIS tools. Write and track correspondence regarding land records research and inquiries. Provide guidance to internal and external staff regarding land records. Assist in maintaining the real estate records including parcels, lots, subdivisions, tax units, situs addresses, administrative boundaries and related features using ESRI GIS software. Fulfill map and GIS data requests from internal and external customers. Create, update, maintain and analyze county GIS data. Manages custom mapping projects, which include assessing user needs, map planning, design, creation, and production. Researches and resolves moderately complex GIS related problems and areas of concern associated with digital mapping and database files, utilizing aerial photo interpretation, cadastral and street map analysis, and field research among other techniques. Reviews and interprets routine and moderately complex construction plans, final plats, legal descriptions, surveys and field-collected data used in the digital data creation process.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s Degree in Cartography, GIS, Computer Science, Information Systems, Planning, Surveying, Engineering or related field and three years of progressive, responsible experience developing GIS data and working with GIS, preferably in local government GIS setting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Knowledge of the ESRI ArcGIS Desktop and its application to parcel mapping. In particular an understanding of COGO, Parcel Editor and Parcel Fabric; experience with Sidwell Parcel Builder a plus. Must possess a valid Kansas Driver’s License. Must be a resident of Wyandotte County or willing to relocate within 12 months from date of hire. Must be able to pass criminal background check.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
The Unified Government offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with qualifications and experience. Salary Range $4,000.53 to $5,246.80/mo. Depending upon qualifications.

The Unified Government participates in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System and offers a comprehensive benefits package. Visit www.wycokck.org/benefits for more information.

ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE
Residency: All UG employees must reside within Wyandotte County within one-year of starting a position. The residency requirement is non-negotiable.

Classification Title: We call this job a GIS Analyst. The official job classification title is Information Systems Analyst.

Assessments/Testing: This position does not require testing.

Pre-employment Screening: An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the Unified Government, including the successful completion of a drug-screening test and physical.

Probationary Period: This position requires the selected candidate to complete at least a six-month probationary period prior to attaining career status with the Unified Government.

The Unified Government provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

APPLICATION PROCESS
http://www.wycokck.org/hr
Email jobs@wycokck.org
In Person or by mail: 701 N. 7th Street, Rm. 646, Kansas City, KS 66101
By fax: 913.573.5006