Job Detail

Organization: Pinellas County Government
Title: GIS Specialist for Supervisor of Elections
Location: Clearwater, FL

Posted: 2024-04-10
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

Location: 13001 Starkey Road, Largo, FL
Pay range: $65,000
Link to job posting:

Schedule: This position is not remote work. Normal schedule is M - F, 8 - 5 except during election cycles. Will be required to work weekends, evenings and possible holidays during election cycles.

The 2024 election year is upon us and the GIS Specialist will play a key role in maintaining the trusted reputation within the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections. The GIS Specialist is the first point of contact for both the public at large, as well as internal customers. This is analytical, technical, and administrative work supporting a department’s office applications and procedures. Duties include GIS related duties, working with Candidates and Political parties, data analysis, report generation, technology troubleshooting, and Election related duties as needed.. Independent analysis and work decisions are made on technical matters. Independent coordination and judgment is required in dealing with internal and external customers. This position is an integral part of the IT Department.

Our benefits rank among the top in the area!

Comprehensive medical coverage at a low cost:

2024 Medical Plan Premiums

Choose from two medical plans which offer the same low premiums and include medical care, prescription coverage, behavioral/mental health and vision care.

Biweekly Cost
Employee Only
Employee and Spouse or Domestic Partner
Employee and Child(ren)

Benefits package includes health, vision, prescription, dental, life insurance, disability, and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options
Florida Retirement System (FRS): Choose the Investment Plan or Pension Plan
Generous leave time including 9 to 11 paid holidays, 2 floating holidays, 2 personal days (pro-rated), and 15 days of annual leave the first year
Tuition reimbursement up to $2,800 per year
Wellness Program including a Wellness Center, gym discounts, and classes.
Deferred compensation plans from four providers
To learn more, see What We Offer
Essential job Functions
Maintaining and updating the GIS mapping system and Voter Registration Address index.
Support internal customers with tasks such as database support, password assistance, and remote access
Support external customers with tasks such as website assistance, report generation, and address resolution;
Tier 1 Technical Troubleshooting of Windows 10 desktops, Microsoft Office products, and printers;
 Microsoft Access/SQL Database use and troubleshooting;
Statistical analysis of custom reports and documentation proofing;
Data Entry and Clerical duties as needed;
Additional duties may be assigned and not included in the above listing.
Position Specific Requirements
Education and Experience:

Six (6) years of professional experience with GIS (Geographic Information Systems), such as MapInfo or ESRI that includes customer service; or an Associate’s degree in information technology, computer science, computer technology, or related field and four (4) years of experience as described above; or a Bachelor’s degree and two (2) year of experience as described above; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.  


Florida Driver's License or Florida Commercial Driver’s License and endorsement, if any.
Must be able to work additional hours, including holidays and weekends, as needed during election cycles.
In addition to normal tasks, the employee will be required to assist with Elections related tasks as needed
Willingness to work on-location with only occasional opportunity for remote work
Assignment to work a variety of work schedules including compulsory work periods in special, emergency, and/or disaster situations.

Highly Desirable

Certifications such as ESRI, GISP, A+, Network +, MTA, MCSA, ACA.
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of mapping products such as MapInfo and ESRI;
Knowledge of Report Query Languages such as SQL and MS Access;
Understanding of Pinellas County Topography;
Knowledge of Windows 10, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Access;
    Skill in managing personal daily activities and major projects for self and others;
Ability to identify, to take ownership of, and to troubleshoot and solve major problems.;
Skill in applying new technologies, soft skills and procedures;
Ability to mentor teammates, lead teams, and facilitate groups to achieve success with others;
Ability to prepare and deliver effective presentations at various levels;
Ability to use diplomacy in dealing with difficult customers and delivery of services;
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with peers and others;
Ability to communicate with tact, patience and courtesy at all levels of the organization;
Ability to assist lower level personnel with training of new technologies;
Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships, both inside and outside of the work section;
Ability to self-develop relevant job-related skill(s) for current and future roles;
Ability to understand and follow specific instructions, priorities, policies and procedures.

The work is sedentary work which requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:

Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. The amount of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles, and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.
Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature, or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing, or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
Handling: Picking, holding, or otherwise working, primarily with the whole hand.
Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. Occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward, or outward.
Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
Visual ability: Sufficient to effectively operate office equipment including copier, computer, etc.; and to read and write reports, correspondence, instructions, etc.
Hearing ability: Sufficient to hold a conversation with other individuals both in person and over a telephone; and to hear recording on transcription device.
Speaking ability: Sufficient to communicate effectively with other individuals in person and over a telephone.
Mental acuity: Ability to make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes.
Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
Repetitive motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers.
Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.
Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. Occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles.
Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
Work is performed in a dynamic environment that requires sensitivity to change and responsiveness to changing goals, priorities, and needs.

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