Organization: ZWORLD GIS
Title: GIS Technician
Location: Santa Barbara, California
The GIS Technician performs standard entry-level paraprofessional work compiling, verifying, maintaining and inputting spatial information into multiple databases; utilizes Geographic Information System (GIS) software and hardware to capture and enter data. Position performs entry level Information Technology (IT) technical work supporting desktop, legacy systems, databases, and GIS functions. The GIS Technician also generates schematics, maps, and graphic presentations in order to support company and/or client operations and applications. Position performs related duties as required
The main responsibilities for the GIS Technician revolve around collecting, translating, and maintaining data within multiple databases. A GIS Technician may perform basic geographic analysis and map production under well established guidelines where work is under continual review. GIS Technician works closely with the GIS Analyst position and can assist in working with more complex types of data, which involves using multiple analysis techniques to generate geospatial data and products. In addition, the GIS Technician works with clients and customers to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations. The GIS Technician learns, applies, and maintains proficiency in various hardware and software technology used by the company as well as becomes knowledgeable on the various products and services the company provides.
Guidelines, Difficulty and Decision Making Level:
Guidelines are generally numerous, well established and directly applicable to the work assignment. Work assignment and desired results are explained by general oral or written instructions. Duties assigned are generally repetitive and restricted in scope but may be of substantial intricacy. GIS Technician primarily applies standardized practices. Decisions or recommendations on non-standardized situations are limited to relating organizational policies to specific cases. Problems that are not covered by guidelines or are without precedent are reviewed with the GIS Supervisor.
Level of Supervision Received and Quality Review:
Under normal supervision, within a standardized work situation, the GIS Technician performs duties common to the line of work with supervision or detailed instruction. Work product is subject to continual review.
Interpersonal Communications and Purpose:
Contacts with the company clients or fellow employees where explanatory or interpretive information is exchanged gathered or presented. Some degree of discretion and judgment are required within the parameters of the job function.
Level of Supervision Exercised:
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