Job Detail

Organization: Town of Clayton
Title: GIS Technician
Location: Clayton, NC

Posted: 2019-07-11
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

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Performs responsible technical mapping and database up-keep to maintain the GIS records for the Town's utility systems and produces varied land maps and develops GIS-based solutions to respond to departmental needs and requests.


•Collects, imports, queries, reviews and exports departmental GIS information.
•Conducts field checks of utilities and operates GPS equipment to verify validity of data.
•Transfers geographic data from work order system, prepared maps, GPS collection device and as-built data received from developers or other agencies into the Town's GIS system.
•Corrects and edits GIS data by updating and correcting attribute and positional accuracy of spatial data features; creates additional data layers as needed.
•Designs, creates and maintains maps and reproduces GIS maps from the system.
•Scans in development plans; digitizes information such as as-builts, permit sets, and construction drawings of all Town development projects.
•Writes SQL queries and creates various report for use by Public Works staff and other Town personnel.
•Educates co-workers and Town staff about GIS and its efficient use.
•Maintains GIS and GPS software and equipment.

Additional Job Duties
Performs related duties as required.


Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities
•Considerable knowledge of design and operations as related to GIS and their specialized hardware and software applications.
•Considerable knowledge of personal computers, computer work stations, GPS equipment, and applications relating to GIS.
•Considerable knowledge in analyzing and diagnosing problems associated with an automated GIS environment.
•Working knowledge of ESRI GIS platform, GIS concepts and GIS and GPS technology.
•General knowledge of related operational utilities, work order systems and databases, mapping, and analytical system requirements.
•Ability to perform analysis of GIS data and develop solutions to GIS problems.
•Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with departments, property owners, users, and employees using the system.
•Ability to read and understand construction drawings and as-built plans and extract and digitize needed data for GIS system.
•Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, supervisors, employees in other departments, and the general public.
•Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms and carry out instructions.

Physical Requirements
•Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of pushing, pulling fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.
•Must be able to perform sedentary work and exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally to move objects.
•Must possess the visual acuity to operate a computer terminal, to use measuring devices to inspect small parts, to prepare and analyze data and figures, and to determine neatness, accuracy and thoroughness of completed work.

Desirable Education and Experience
Education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in geography, GIS, Planning, Engineering or related field and some related GIS mapping experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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