Job Detail

Organization: Ellis County, KS
Title: GIS Analyst
Location: Hays, KS

Posted: 2022-12-21
Application Deadline:

Position Description:


We are accepting applications for a full-time GIS Analyst.

Job Summary:

Under the administrative supervision of the Information Technology Director, the Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst is responsible for all GIS operations in the County including technical and analytical duties involved in the development, implementation, coordination, and maintenance of the County's GIS.

Essential Job Functions

Professional Experience utilizing ArcGIS Online and associated tools including Survey123, Field Maps, Experience builder, and web applications;
Performs a variety of Countywide GIS application development functions;
Evaluates, installs, maintains, and enhances GIS applications;
Utilizes ArcGIS Online and Portal for ArcGIS to create web maps and related applications;
Performs data compilation tasks that involve various types of utility and engineering data utilizing data entry and data migration and manipulation techniques;
Knowledge of data input and conversion capabilities to allow graphic and non-graphic data to be converted separately and linked together at a later date using Excel, Access and ArcMap;
Maintains, updates, and designs shapefiles and geospatial databases; extracts, cleans, adjusts, and converts data and information from non-GIS systems into GIS formats; uses scripts, queries, and other tools to obtain and/or correct missing or incorrect spatial and attribute data
Link excel spreadsheets created from downloading data from county Appraiser’s CAMA files to make specific maps
Create requested maps delineating parcels selected by graphic tools or querying map layers using ArcMap tools such as Buffer
Perform QC work on map layers using ArcCatalog and ArcView
Create ArcReader maps using ArcPublisher Software
Manage aerial photos and vector layers with ArcSDE
Convert Arc coverages to GeoDatabases
Plot large-format paper maps from digital files
Performs ad hoc mapping duties including advanced spatial or network analysis;
Provides training and technical guidance to users and staff;
Develops and maintains various County spatial datasets;
Prepares reports, graphical and tabular, using GIS tools;
Manages the preparation and maintenance of GIS/IT databases, and comprehensive plans;
Assists in designing, developing, testing and implementing GIS applications to meet customer needs and organization requirements;
Assists in the maintenance of GIS spatial databases and servers; and
Other related duties as deemed necessary or as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Professional experience utilizing ArcGIS Online and associated tools including Survey123, Field Maps, Experience builder, and web applications
Technical Knowledge of GIS Software
Knowledge of the principles, techniques, and equipment used with ESRI ArcMap software
Knowledge of legal terminology concerning land descriptions
Knowledge of land surveying sufficient to convert data for mapping
Knowledge of property transaction records located in the County departments
Knowledge of photogrammetry, geo-referencing digital images
Knowledge of data input and conversion capabilities to allow graphic and non-graphic data to be converted separately and linked together at a later date using Excel, Access, and ArcMap
Skill in performing complex map drafting, and computing areas and closures from legal descriptions and maps using algebra, geometry, and trigonometry
Skill in operating and maintaining map reproduction equipment like blueprint machines, large format plotters, scribe and radiograph pens, protractors, engineer’s scales, land compass, and other equipment necessary for map preparation
Skill in interpreting and reading various types of maps
Skilled in computer programs, including GIS and Computer Aided Drafting software; word processing; spreadsheet; and data base, standard drafting tools; calculator; motor vehicle; phone; copier, and plotter/printers.
Benefits:

Working for Ellis County provides an opportunity to do meaningful work in a stable environment. Careers in local government allow you to impact your community in a BIG way!
Employer sponsored health and dental insurance + vision plan offerings, employer sponsored life insurance, KPERS retirement-disability-life insurance, voluntary deferred compensation plan with employer contributions, 10 paid holidays, longevity bonus and service recognition, and other supplemental plan offerings.
Flexible paid time off (starting at 168 hours accrued your first year) and employee assistance plan for work/life support.
Supportive team environment, training and development offerings, and tuition assistance for approved courses/certifications to assist with career advancement goals.
Qualifications
-Bachelor's Degree in geography, cartography, geology, geomatics engineering, or related field with an emphasis (or a GIS certificate) required. -Two to five years of professional applied experience providing GIS services is preferred.

Special Requirements
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: No extreme physical requirement necessary for this position, but requires the ability to talk, see and make rational decisions. WORKING CONDITIONS: Primarily sedentary work which requires prolonged sitting, standing or walking depending on particular job duties.

Miscellaneous Information
How to Apply: Submit your Ellis County application online. Ellis County paper applications may also be delivered or mailed to Ellis County KS Administrative Center, C/O Human Resources, 718 Main Street, Hays, KS 67601. Ellis County works to foster diversity and looks forward to applications from all qualified applicants. Ellis County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. This position will remain open until filled.

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