City of Newport News
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GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES Under general supervision, this position performs digital conversion and the production of maps in support of the land and asset management systems utilizing Geographic Information System (GIS) and applicable computer programs. Reports to a GIS or IT Project Manager.
There are two (2) levels of GIS Specialist distinguished by the level of work performed and the
qualifications of the employee.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Responsible for implementation, development, and maintenance of GIS data. Assists the GIS team to facilitate the successful application of day to day GIS services including 3-D modeling, data analytics, drone piloting, programming and the full range of the ESRI GIS software suite. Prepares updates and creates new maps for special projects based on requests from City departments. Produces documentation and responds to requests for information or questions about data in the GIS system. Converts and updates land and infrastructure information from maps, aerial photographs, and field inspections to digital GIS using current GIS Software. Coordinates and makes updates to existing information in the GIS. Compares data in the GIS database with other systems and resolves conflicts. Maintains GIS assets as necessary to provide for the most up-to-date GIS as possible.
Assigns and maintains GIS layers as needed for the accurate retrieval of operation and maintenance assets and projects to include regulatory requirements from state and federal agencies; prepares map updates and creates new maps for special projects based on requests from various departments to include plat research, reconciliation and verification. Responds to requests for information or questions about the data in the GIS system; corrects information as needed.
Researches flood zone property locations within zones; maintains log of flood zone determinations issued to the public. Revises maps and prepares elevation certificates; maintains related correspondence with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Performs technical support work involving the updating of the GIS-Centric Infrastructure Asset Management System; researches information through computer retrieval from City and other files; performs field inspections to acquire and verify geographic data to create accurate maps.
Performs other duties as assigned.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM SPECIALIST
Human Resources Department
Employees at all levels are expected to effectively work together to meet the needs of the community and the organization through work behaviors demonstrating the Citys Values. Employees are also expected to lead by example and demonstrate the highest level of ethics. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE
GIS Technology Knowledge of computerized mapping technology and software as it relates to GIS database management and GIS analysis and map production. Knowledge of ESRI software products, including web based applications.
Geography Basic Geographic knowledge of the City of Newport News REQUIRED SKILLS
Computer Skills Ability to utilize a personal computer with drafting and mapping programs as well as various computer peripherals such as printers, scanners, plotters, digitizers, and GPS equipment.
Interpersonal Relationships Develops and maintains cooperative and professional relationships with employees, representatives from other departments and organizations, and the public. Effectively responds to and resolves inquiries and disputes.
Time Management Ability to plan and organizes daily work routine. Estimates expected time of completion of elements of work and establishes a personal schedule accordingly. Establishes priorities
for the completion of work in accordance with sound time-management methodology.
Communication Excellent ability to communicate complex ideas and to understand directions and information presented verbally and in writing, to include the preparation of maps, reports, presentations, and manuals. Ability to handle a variety of customer service issues with tact and diplomacy and in a confidential manner.
Analytical Technical and methodical, seeing relationships and patterns, spotting anomalies, as well as flexible to adapt to the ever-changing advancements in geospatial technologies, aware of all the many components and how they integrate.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE GIS Technician Requires an Associates Degree in GIS, Geography, Engineering Technology, Information Systems, Drafting, or closely related field and 1 year of closely related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. GIS Specialist Requires an Associates Degree in GIS, Geography, Engineering Technology, Information Systems, Drafting, or closely related field and 2 4 years of closely related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Requires an acceptable background check to include a state and local criminal history check.
Requires satisfactory results from a Color Vision Test (CVT). Requires a valid drivers license with an acceptable driving record. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Requires ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work.
Some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds).
Tasks may involve extended periods of time at keyboard or work station. SENSORY REQUIREMENTS
Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, and visual cures or signals.
Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally. ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURES Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.
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