Job Detail

Organization: Bay County Board of County Commissioners
Title: Utility GIS Analyst
Location: Panama City, FL

Posted: 2018-11-13
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

Job Title Department Classification
Utility GIS Analyst Utility Services Administration Non-Exempt Non-Exempt

Pay Grade Job Class Workers Comp Code EEO Category Code
210 Non-Supervisory 8810 3/Technician


This semi-professional and highly skilled technical position works as a member of the County’s Utility Services Department in the development and maintenance of the County’s Water and Sewer Geographic Information System (GIS). Working in conjunction with Division goals and guidelines, the GIS Analyst works with the Water and Wastewater Divisions to ensure that their needs for GIS information and services are met on an ongoing basis. Duties are performed under the direction of the Utility Development & Permitting Manager while directly reporting to the Utility GIS Analyst II and is subject to review through oral and written methods.

• Enters spatial data using established workflows and methods through the use of coordinate geometry and other heads-up digitizing methods.
• Produces standard and custom maps using ArcGIS software.
• Responsible for the collection of data in the field using GPS devices and post processing of results.
• Reviews GIS data for accuracy by applying established specifications.
• Creates and edits data from various data sources with accompanying attributes and metadata.
• Fulfills data requests and inquiries from various customers (both public and private).
• Incorporate record surveys (as-built) into GIS database by method of geo-referencing and hyper-linking drawings to utility features.
• Maintains and continually upgrades knowledge of GIS functionality, principles, and practices.
• Stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of GIS, database design, and related hardware and software.
• Assist with construction inspections when required.
• Assists with underground utilities locates when needed.
• Represents Utility Services at meetings when needed.
• Regular reliable full time attendance as scheduled.
• The employer may add to or change duties at any time and as determined by the County and its leaders to best ensure that the public is served through the work of the Department.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

• Associate’s degree or equivalent coursework from an accredited college or university in GIS, Geography, Information System Management or a closely related field with major course work in GIS; or equivalent academic credentials related to the field of GIS. A Bachelor’s degree is desirable. GIS certification can be used to establish equivalency.
• At least two years of experience in the use of GIS technology in a multi-user geographic information system.
• A comparable amount of training and/or experience in lieu of certain minimum qualifications may be substituted by the following: water and sewer utility distribution systems; utility location and surveying; ground penetrating radar (GPR); UAV/UAS (drone) asset inventory; Trimble Business Center software; and Trimble Access software.
• A comparable amount of training and/or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

• Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Florida driver license upon offer of employment with a driving record acceptable to the County Driving Policy and insurance program.
• Preferred but not required: Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) Esri ArcGIS Desktop Professional (EADP).
• Preferred but not required: UAV (drone) remote pilot certification pursuant to FAA administrative code; Part 107.

• Working knowledge in the use of MS Word, Excel, and Outlook are essential.
• Knowledge of the principles of geographic information science and GIS technology.
• Knowledge of the fundamentals of GPS receivers and skill in their use for data collection.
• Knowledge of the principles of data entry, including heads-up digitizing of data from aerial photography
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, division and department heads, public/private sector contacts, and County administration.
• Must function well in a team environment.
• Moderate skill in the use of GIS software, particularly ArcGIS.
• Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to organize work, establishes priorities, meet deadlines, and follow up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
• Ability to utilize personal computers, standard office equipment and standard software applications such as word processors, database software, and spreadsheet applications.
• Ability to operate a variety of devices such as scanners, printers, and large format plotters.
• Ability to integrate and work with CAD data in ArcGIS for Desktop.

• Work is primarily performed in an indoor, climate-controlled environment and is nearly absent from disagreeable elements (e.g., irate customer, extreme noise, heat, odors, heights and/or dust).
• This position requires stooping, crouching, walking, pulling, lifting, grasping, hearing, visual acuity (i.e. seeing up close, seeing far away, depth perception), kneeling, reaching, pushing, talking, standing, climbing, finger movement, repetitive motions. This position may require lifting up to 50 lbs.

Job Title Department Classification
Utility GIS Analyst Utility Services Administration Non-Exempt


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