GIS Specialist

  • Responsibilities:

    Create maps and graphs, using GIS software and related equipment.

    Meet with users to define data needs, project requirements, required outputs, or to develop applications.

    Conduct Research to locate and obtain existing databases.

    Gather, analyze, and integrate spatial data from staff and determine how best the information can be displayed using GIS.

    Compile geographic data from a variety of sources including censuses, field observation, satellite imagery, aerial photographs, and existing maps.

    Analyze spatial data for geographic statistics to incorporate into documents and reports.

    Design and update database, applying additional knowledge of spatial feature representations.

    Enter new map data through use of a digitizer or by direct input of coordinate information using the principles of cartography including coordinate systems, longitude, latitude, elevation, topography, and map scales.

    Analyze geographic relationships among varying types of data.

    Prepare metadata and other documentation.

    Operate and maintain GIS system hardware, software, plotter, digitizer, color printer, and video camera.

    Move, copy, delete, and add files, drawings, and maps to output reports in hard copy or electronic transfer.

    Present information to users and answer questions.

    Retrieve stored maps.


    BS degree or formal education in GIS preferred; degree in geography, natural resources, Computer Science or related field; equivalent combination of education and experience or extensive professional experience as an advance GIS user will also be considered

    High degree of computer literacy; strong proficiency in MS Windows, moderate to strong proficiency in MS PowerPoint is preferable

    Experience developing web-based GIS maps on the internet will be beneficial

    Be familiar with databases for storing data, running queries, and creating reports.