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Information Technology Specialist – GIS

Broward County Board of County Commissioners

Job detailsJob TypeFull-timeLocation100 E Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301+ Leaflet | OpenStreetMap contributorsIndeed’s salary guideNot provided by employer$67.6K – $85.6K a year is Indeed’s estimated salary for this role in Fort Lauderdale, FL.Report inaccurate salaryFull Job Description


The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for Information Technology Specialist for the Regional Emergency Services and Communications Division.

This position will be posted until a sufficient number of applications are received.

****This position is not a remote/telework position.

General Description

The Communications and Technology Division is seeking candidates for an Information Technology Specialist (ITS) to fulfill the role of GIS Specialist. The GIS Specialist will assist with operational requests, audits, and updates to addresses within the 911 related databases to ensure that 911 calls are routed to the correct Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) and comply with the NENA 98% accuracy rate requirement. The GIS Specialist will serve as the primary technical point of contact to the stakeholders for GIS to the Map Street Address Guide (MSAG) data matching, data synchronization across all 911 related databases, data mapping and exception updates. The GIS Specialist will serve as the liaison to the carrier for geospatial data presentation and routing to the ESINet. The GIS Specialist will assist and lead with operational requests (e.g. maintenance and support), project related tasks, and ensure that all activities follow standard processes and procedures. This is an essential position and may be required to provide support after hours during emergency event declarations and upon implementation of Next Generation 911 . Travel between the Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP) and field audits for data validation within Broward County is required.

Candidate must have at least two years of experience with using Esri ArcGIS Suite

Duties Include;

Provides technical expertise and project management direction of multiple large scale information technology initiatives including technological research, analysis, design, development, and implementation of projects.
Reviews programming techniques and recommends information technology solutions, enhancement plans, and related cost-benefit comparisons.
May supervise professional and technical personnel on assigned work teams
Ensure that the existing 911 Addressing Database is up to date and maintained in preparation for Next Generation 911 routing
Perform ongoing cell phone carrier audits for call routing for Next Generation 911 routing
Develop Standard Operating Procedures for cell phone carrier audits, database remediation, and field audits
Lead and assist the selected vendor as the single point of contact for all project activities associated with the GIS Assessment and Remediation project.
Serve as the liaison to agencies, carriers, customer premise equipment vendor(s), and internal County staff for the County Geospatial Routing database that will be used for Next Generation 911.
Assist in establishing and maintaining the Geospatial Database for Broward County to ensure and maintain 98+% accuracy across the Automatic Location Information Database, MSAG Database, and the County equivalent GIS Databases
Responsible for exception reporting and coordinating all remediation activities associated with the GIS Central Repository data by working with the individual agencies for timely reporting and updates.
Responsible for designing, modeling, developing, and supporting SQL Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS).
Write SQL queries when needed for troubleshooting, data analysis, and interfaces
Generate geospatial maps on demand of geospatial data (e.g. carriers, emergency service numbers, call distribution, etc.) associated with E911.

Manages large scale information technology projects.
Works under administrative supervision, developing and implementing programs within organizational policies and reports major activities to executive level administrators through conferences and reports.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in computer science or closely related field.

(Two years of relevant experience may be substituted for each year of required education.)

Requires four (4) years of experience in systems analysis, systems design and/or applications programming relevant to area of assignment including related project management or closely related experience.

Special Certifications and Licenses

GISP Certification and Esri Technical Certification

Masters Degree or Higher in Computer Science, MIS, CIS, Business, or closely related field
Application Development experience
Experience in the Public Safety Industry performing 911 database updates
Planning, Designing, and Implementing GIS Systems and/or Interfaces
Customer Relationship Management experience
Certifications in Development ( DBA (e.g. SQL, Orcale, etc.)
Business Continuity Planning, Designing, and Implementation experience of one year or more
GISP Certification or Esri Technical Certificate
PMP Certification


The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.
Provides high-level technical expertise and project management direction of multiple large scale information technology initiatives including technological research, analysis, design, development, and implementation of projects.
Reviews County-wide information technology strategic direction, recommends approaches for incorporation of the emerging technologies when appropriate, and implements the approved approach.
Reviews programming techniques and recommends information technology solutions, enhancement plans, and related cost-benefit comparisons.
Supervises professional and technical personnel in assigned work teams or sections.
Plans, organizes and implements approved emerging technologies.
Administers County-wide technological specialty functions.
Performs project management responsibilities for large scale complex information technology projects.
Reviews systems designs, development of applications, and documentation for accuracy, timeliness, and adherence to departmental standards.
Documentation of deployment, security, quality assurance, change controls, and compliance.
Performs related work as assigned.


Physical Demands
Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.
Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.
Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)
Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

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