Job Detail

Organization: City of Fremont
Title: GIS Coodinator
Location: Fremont, NE USA

Posted: 2021-07-08
Application Deadline:

Position Description:


Wage Range: $27.8552 - 39.1885


This position functions as the coordinator for the geographic information system (GIS) for interdepartmental and public users.

This is professional technical work involving the design, development, and maintenance of maps, databases, applications and workflows relating to GIS pertaining to the City and Department of Utilities (DU) infrastructure networks. This system includes Geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), production of maps, computer-aided drafting, database management; and assisting other staff. Work with related software and programs to create and maintain data and/or maps that can be combined with geospatial data. The work also involves database design and management, establishing maintenance processes, quality control checks, data security, data integrity controls, usage policies and supporting documentation as applied to GIS resources.

Direct maintenance of electronic and physical files of GIS, asset management, and GPS information including: parcel fabric, maps, reports, drawings, etc. Develop and maintain custom applications. Control and monitor user access to data. Work with interdepartmental and outside agencies to ensure continuity with existing software, hardware, databases and information systems. Oversee development of metadata for relevant GIS layers and programming changes. Prepare graphical and non-graphical information for staff reports and presentations. Develop, implement and update the GIS strategic plan through coordination with City/DU departments. Assist with budget recommendations, review and monitoring.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following examples of work are illustrative only and are not intended to be all inclusive:
Interact with Federal, State, County, City and other agencies on the exchange and utilization of GIS information, including the development of protocols for the City/DU GIS.
Monitor computer network access to geospatial data; assigns, tests and manages security policy groups and user permissions to digital information.
Develops complex queries from multiple data sources in different formats and combine data into easily understood tables and graphs.
Demonstrates and explains computer system software capabilities to potential users; provide specialized training, software and data support, and mentoring for City/DU staff.
Serve as technical advisor and assists in the development of enhancements for City/DU staff and public usage.
Coordinates the City/DU geographic information system including spatial and non-spatial database design, maintenance, customizing, programming and mapping. Use ESRI software products; manages the development, implementation, dissemination, analysis, and maintenance of the GIS databases, parcel fabric, map layers and related data. Coordinates planning of related interdepartmental GIS projects.
Coordinate data with the City/County E-911 system.
Acquire or develop software and reports to support network analyses needed by City/DU departments.
Respond to inquiries regarding GIS data, records and mapping information; identify, compile, and generate specific maps given situational requests utilizing a variety of software files and topographic attributes for assigned projects; analyze results, so that applications can be specifically designed for individual users or departments.
Oversee and monitor the department's computerized infrastructure model and system network; validate data entry, analyze scenarios, and calibrate results for accuracy.
Create and maintain the dynamic, interactivity of the City's internet 'home' page; updating the departmental web pages with relative GPS and GIS information; and working with other city departments in developing their individual web pages, on-line forms, and training their personnel in how to maintain this data.
Provide budgetary recommendations regarding equipment purchases and software applications. Review and make recommendations concerning outside services and materials.
Display honest, trustworthy, and ethical behavior when dealing with internal and external customers.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Regular attendance that is punctual and dependable is required.
Manage and administrate the City/DU Enterprise Agreement with ESRI.
Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of current version of ESRI ArcGIS software and ArcGIS Server Technology including Enterprise.
Knowledge of various methods for describing the location and distribution of the land, including their physical locations, relationships and characteristics.
Knowledge of cross departmental datasets and how to find data and identify essential information, and validate the information.
Knowledge of general principles of engineering as applied to surveying, design, and construction work;
Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology and Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) methods including database design and management, programming and customization, cartography and map design.
Knowledge of software used to perform GIS activities including ESRI's software products.
Knowledge of data collection methods and technologies including methods of surveying and understanding of high accuracy GPS systems.
Knowledge of project, coordinate systems and conversion techniques as they pertain to GIS and GPS.
Knowledge of relational Database Management Systems as it pertains to spatial data, implementation, and administration.
Knowledge of GIS data models used for analysis of utility infrastructure and geographic networks; and skill to perform topological corrections of data.
Knowledge of Microsoft Windows software; familiar with; asset management and database management systems.
Knowledge of programming for customizing GIS and related resources including: Avenue, Java, Visual Basic, and SQL.
Ability to provide advance data query for SQL, flat file and other data formats.
Ability to learn and apply techniques associated with the development and administration of GIS systems.
Ability to analyze, manipulating and interpreting data to reach logical conclusions.
Ability to troubleshoot complex technical issues and solve problems.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to represent the City in a professional manner to outside agencies.
Ability to perform a leadership role within a committee.
Ability to respond to and resolve citizen concerns and requests for service.
Ability to create detailed maps from CADD files, spatial and non-spatial databases, and geographic attribute records.
Ability to analyze, program, implement, maintain and support GIS and web-based applications.


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
Minimum of three years of experience in which duties primarily consisted of GIS and Data Management. Experience with object-oriented programming, and/or in an engineering or planning environment is preferred.
Bachelor's degree in Geography, Computer Science or a closely related field, with significant course work in GIS and/or Data Management preferred.


Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a valid Nebraska driver's license.


Work may involve frequent sitting, standing, bending, squatting, twisting, turning, simple grasping, and fine manipulation.
Work may involve occasional walking, reaching, climbing stairs, kneeling, and handling.

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