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GIS Analyst

Assessor | Caldwell, ID | Full Time

Job Description

Compensation: $29.00 - $34.51 Hourly DOE ($60,320 - $71,781 Annually DOE)

Application Period Ends: Open Until Filled

General Statement of Duties

Performs a variety of skilled technical, cartographic and analytical work in connection with the investigation, development and maintenance of County Geographic Information System Database; performs moderate routine and non-routine technical assignments; performs related work as required.

Classification Summary

The principal function of an employee in this class is to perform skilled technical duties to create, maintain, update and develop the Canyon County GIS. The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Canyon County GIS Land Records Supervisor. The principal duties of this class are performed in a general office environment.

Examples of Work (Illustrative Only)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Works cooperatively and constructively with fellow workers, elected officials, and members of the public to provide public service of the highest quality;
  • Performs complex cadastral and GIS data maintenance, manipulation, analysis, extraction and generation assignments;
  • Performs data research, investigation and verification; creates, updates, and maintains geospatial data for use in various hardcopy and digital products for internal and external customers;
  • Coordinates various special projects and/or graphics in support of the Assessor’s goals and prepares and conveys findings in a concise and effective way;
  • Prepares plans, produces, maintains, and updates a variety of maps, web applications, and other graphic representations displaying layers and attribute data from databases;
  • Provides lead technical assistance to staff, clients and management. Communicate effectively on all levels and provide program coordination and reports;
  • Uses cartographic techniques to represent spatial data; develops and maintains data layers, using GIS tools, CAD tools and relational databases;
  • Provides file maintenance for both digital and hard copy files; operates copier, printer and similar map-producing equipment;
  • Conducts continuing review of projects and records to assure compliance with department and agency rules;
  • Researches the latest GIS technologies and techniques as appropriate, to enhance and maintain knowledge of geospatial trends and software developments;
  • Keeps informed of current trends, new and pending legislation, and any other development which might affect the work of the Assessor’s GIS division;
  • Assists the webmaster and/or vendors in the creation and modification of the Assessor’s website and online applications;
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with County policies, procedures, and safety practices.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists with security and data access-related procedures;
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • GIS concepts and analytical techniques, including computerized mapping and digital data conversion, manipulation and analysis;
  • GIS technologies to perform workflows using Coordinate Geometry (COGO) tools, Model Builder, and Geoprocessing Tools;
  • GIS database administration and management principles, methods and techniques, including quality control methods and practices;
  • Surveying principles and terminology as they relate to cadastral mapping and the Public Land Survey System (PLSS);
  • Cadastral mapping techniques and terminology;
  • Knowledge of GIS software, tools, and applications including but not limited to ArcGIS, ArcServer, ArcSDE, MS Visio and applications of MS Office Suite;
  • Hardware and software applications development methods, tools and utilities applicable to the GIS system;
  • Principles and practices of GIS analysis and design;
  • Ability to utilize programming/scripting languages including Python, ArcPy, and SQL;
  • Interpersonal communication skills and principles of supervision.

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize, integrate, monitor, and maintain a comprehensive GIS and its related applications to meet mapping and customer service objectives, including developing long-range GIS system goals;
  • Use a variety of information from diverse sources to create GIS data and efficient and effective maps and applications;
  • Create, maintain, and update a GIS map and database system;
  • Operate standard office equipment and a personal computer using program applications appropriate to assigned duties;
  • Operate a motor vehicle;
  • Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing;
  • Read and interpret legal descriptions, deeds, plat books, maps, and surveys;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, supervisors, local and elected officials, and the public;
  • Understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures and instructions;
  • Analyze complex problems, evaluate alternatives and make sound independent decisions within established guidelines;
  • Perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;
  • Demonstrate integrity, ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • High School diploma or GED required; and
  • Associates degree or higher in GIS, Computer Science, or related field and three (3) years to five (5) years related experience;
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Special Qualifications

  • Valid Idaho driver’s license;
  • Experience with ArcGIS Server and GIS Implementation a plus;
  • ArcGIS Professional Certification is required;
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation.

Essential Physical Abilities

  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions and communicate effectively;
  • Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions and read and prepare a variety of written, text, and electronic documents and maps;
  • Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate standard office equipment, including a personal computer, and to operate specialized computer drafting and mapping equipment;
  • Sufficient personal mobility, agility, and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to work in an office environment.

EOE Statement

Canyon County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions related to recruitment and selection are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.