Job Detail

Organization: McKenzie County
Title: GIS Specialist
Location: Watford City, ND

Posted: 2021-07-07
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

The GIS Specialist position designs, creates, edits, maintains, extracts, transfers, loads, and
securely publishes / shares spatial data using efficient and reproducible methods that allow
distribution utilizing current technology while preparing for future functionality. This position is
located in Watford City, ND and scheduled for Monday – Friday. Level and salary
commensurate with experience.

Essential Job Functions
• Data edits, quality assurance / control, and analysis
• Assist County staff and members of the public with varying information requests
• Provide GIS data to external contacts
• Utilize GPS devices to check information in the field
• Update / Produce cartographic procedures, maps, and other documents
• Assist users with large format scans and prints
• Publish / Test / Refine / Update Esri REST Services utilizing ArcGIS Server
• Process aerial imagery
• Install / update Esri software
• ArcGIS enterprise deployment configuration (ArcSDE, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Online, Portal)
• Other duties as assigned for business needs

Minimum Qualifications
• High School Diploma or GED
• Bachelor’s degree preferred in GIS, geography, spatial information management or a degree with a minor in GIS
• 3 years experience with editing spatial data, analysis of spatial / tabular data, and displaying related data
• Advanced knowledge of geographical data principles
• Understanding of County government functions such as 911 / emergency response, public works, planning and zoning, etc.
• Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously, with little direction
• Extensive knowledge of computers, computer programs, scanning equipment, plotters, and various office machines
• Excellent organization skills, attention to detail, and customer service
• Willingness and desire to learn new and challenging tasks
• Valid driver’s license
• Must be able to report to Watford City, ND daily at required schedule time
• Effective communication skills, both verbal and written

Physical requirements and working conditions:
• Must possess the ability to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer, copier, files, telephone and fax; maintain
attention to detail despite interruptions, vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the
• Exerting up to 30 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including
the human body. Incumbents will be required to work outside occasionally and possibly negotiate rough terrain.The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Salary Range: $31.50 - $34.10 per hour - DOE

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