STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B24

Class No. 0273

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST IV

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs advanced and/or supervisory (senior-level) geographic information system work. Work involves overseeing the input and manipulation of geographic information to create, maintain, display, update, and produce accurate maps and other representation of data. May assign and/or supervise the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Oversees the identification, gathering, and compiling of required geographic data from sources including censuses, field observations, satellite imagery, aerial photographs, and existing maps.

Oversees the creation and production of spatial distribution maps for various studies.   

Oversees the creation, development, or modification of programs, user interfaces, menus, and macro-level commands to meet user needs.

Oversees the entry and validation of database records.

Oversees the development of geographic information systems that may link parcel maps or orthophotos with environmental data, historic data, transportation data, and health data to produce maps or quantify information about the impacts of features on parcel ownership.

Reviews maps, graphs, or diagrams using geographical information software and related equipment. 

Digitizes and maintains spatial databases of relevant information, documents procedures, validates data for accuracy and completeness, completes approved metadata forms, and produces maps of the resulting information.

Evaluates information and data from outside sources, determines the quality of the data, and converts data to assist users.

Provides consulting services in fields such as resource development and management, environmental hazards, transportation management, regional cultural history, and urban social planning.

May assign and/or supervise the work of others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in geographic information systems analysis and design work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in computer science, computer information systems, geography, geographic information systems technology, management information systems, or a related field is generally preferred. Education and experience may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of terminology related to geographic information systems, including legal descriptions, cartography, engineering, construction plans, aerial photography, and orthophotography.

Skill in solving problems; in testing, installing, and implementing geographic information system programs; and in troubleshooting system issues.

Ability to analyze geographic information systems and procedures; to read and interpret surveys, legal descriptions, cartography, engineering documents, construction plans, aerial photography, and orthophotography; to communicate effectively; and to assign and/or supervise the work of others.


State Auditor’s Office

Reviewed 9-1-17