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Organization: Bannock County
Title: GIS Specialist (Part-time)
Location: Pocatello, ID
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2018-07-05

Position Description:

The GIS Specialist performs a variety of skilled technical and mapping duties related to the development, design, implementation, reporting, and maintenance of the GIS mapping system as well as the design and maintenance of databases and applications for the GIS Department; acts as a technical expert and responds to GIS related requests/queries for the GIS Department; performs routine and complex technical tasks to ensure GIS data is current and accurate; performs related work as required.

The principal function of an employee in this class is to create, input, and verify various geospatial data; produce maps and other GIS related products; further help implement and maintain the ArcGIS Server/ArcSDE geodatabase system, and assist in developing web applications providing access to County geospatial data. This employee works with other Bannock County departments, as well as appropriate public and private agencies to integrate and create geospatial data. The work is performed under the supervision of the GIS Manager The principal duties of this class are performed in a public office building environment; some field work may be required to collect data and view or inspect various locations in the County for GIS mapping purposes.

• Creates, maintains, and updates the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) system of maps and related databases;
• Assist with the implementation and maintenance of ArcSDE and other geodatabases;
• Maintains an ArcGIS Server;
• Assists in developing and maintaining Server/geodatabase system/web applications;
• Creates GIS-related products, including maps, charts, graphics, and other products.
• Creates maps designating annexations, special service districts, flood areas, planning and zoning designations, utility systems, precincts, and other areas;
• Analyzes data trends to inform management and aid in decisions;
• Reviews maps, charts, surveys, plats, deeds, aerial photographs, and related documents to obtain data;
• Reviews legal records including surveys, deeds, plats, maps, etc. to identify and map County rights-of-way, land divisions, and other items of interest;
• Designs data entry screens, input and output processes and related systems for users as assigned;
• Provides technical expertise and training regarding mapping software, GIS equipment operations to county employees;
• Writes documentation, including technical/user manuals and workflows, for new programs and systems related to GIS applications, web maps, and interfaces;
• Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with County policies, procedures, and safety practices.

• Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge of:
• Computerized mapping methods, techniques, procedures, and equipment including ESRI and ESRI supported products/software;
• Aerial photography interpretation;
• Mapping and property description terminology;
• Computer mapping software, GIS, spreadsheets, word-processing, web-site maintenance and other web-based applications;
• County, state, and other applicable codes and ordinances.

Ability to:
• Interpret legal descriptions, surveys, property descriptions, maps, plats, aerial photographs and other information to create maps and related products using the GIS or other specialized computer mapping system;
• Maintain and update a GIS map and database system;
• Operate standard office equipment and office software packages appropriate to assigned duties;
• Establish effective working relationships with customers, fellow employees, staff in other agencies, and the public;
• Provide excellent customer service;
• Work under stressful conditions with frequent interruptions;
• Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing;
• Operate a motor vehicle.

• High School diploma or G.E.D. supplemented by two years of post-secondary college or technical training in Geographic Information Sciences, geotechnology, or closely related field; and
• Two (2) years’ experience using GIS technology and computer mapping; or
• Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work;

• Valid Idaho Driver’s License is required.

• Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions and communicate effectively in person and by telephone;
• Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions and read and prepare a variety of written, text, and electronic documents and maps;
• Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate standard office equipment, including a personal computer, and to operate specialized computer drafting and mapping equipment;
• Sufficient personal mobility, agility, strength, and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to work at a keyboard for an extended period of time, lift up to 25 pounds, and work in an office environment;
• Sufficient personal mobility, stamina, flexibility, and balance to perform field work that requires bending, stooping, kneeling, stretching and other physical exertions in an outdoor environment, including extremes of heat and cold.

This is a part time position, up to 19 hours a week with no benefits.
Hourly wage: $16.81

Applications and job descriptions can be picked up at the Human Resources Office, or downloaded from our website at https://www.bannockcounty.us/employment/

Completed applications can be delivered to:
Bannock County Human Resources Office
5500 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, ID 83204