Job Detail

Organization: Bay County Government
Title: GIS Specialist II
Location: Panama City, FL

Posted: 2022-05-13
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

This high-level position functions as a member of the GIS Team in the development and maintenance of the Countyís Enterprise Geographic Information System (EGIS). Working in conjunction with Division goals and guidelines, the GIS Specialist II works with various county and municipal departments to ensure that their needs for GIS information and services are met on an ongoing basis. Duties are performed under the direction of the GIS Division Manager.

Enters spatial data using established workflows and methods through the use of use of coordinate geometry and other heads-up digitizing methods.
Produces standard and custom maps using ArcGIS software.
Responsible for the collection of data in the field using GPS devices and post processing of results.
Reviews GIS data for accuracy by applying established specifications.
Creates and edits data from various data sources with accompanying attributes and metadata.
Fulfills data requests and inquiries from various customers (both public and private).
Performs outreach functions to publicize the Divisionís GIS services and promote the use of GIS throughout the region.
Maintains and continually upgrades knowledge of GIS functionality, principles, and practices.
Stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of GIS, database design, and related hardware and software.
Leads collaboration with other GIS staff and various county and municipal departments to understand their geographic data needs.
Leads in the development of GIS applications and solutions.
Leads in the maintenance of GIS software, applies patches, and troubleshoots technical problems.
Leads in the development of training programs to expand the use of GIS.
Leads in the development of data collection, input and modeling standards for GIS data.
Evaluates and recommends new and additional GIS Software.
Regular reliable full-time attendance as scheduled.
The employer may add to or change duties at any time and as determined by the County and its leaders to best ensure that the public is served through the work of the Department.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Bachelorís degree or equivalent coursework from an accredited college or university in GIS, Geography, Information System Management or a closely related field with major course work in GIS, or equivalent academic credentials related to the field of GIS. A Masterís degree is desirable.
At least four (4) years of experience in the use of GIS technology in the development and maintenance of a multi-user geographic information system.
Must maintain good interpersonal and communication skills to deal with public.
Must be able to speak, write, and comprehend English language.
A comparable amount of training and/or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications. GIS certification can be used to establish equivalency.

Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) preferred, but not required.
Esri ArcGIS Desktop Professional (EADP) preferred, but not required.
Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Florida driver license upon offer of employment with a driving record acceptable to the County Driving Policy and insurance program.

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