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GIS Coordinator

Location : Ocala
Job Type : Regular
Reference Code : 10790068
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 3
Required Education : Bachelor's Degree
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :
Veterans Preference


This is a technical and supervisory position overseeing the coordination, analysis, and evaluation of  existing  or  proposed  Geographic   Information   System(s)  (GIS),  and  designing  solutions, programs, procedures to process GIS data for all areas of County government.

The following statements describe the principal  functions of this job and its scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including worki ng in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the work load.

  • Serves as GIS team  supervisor within the Information Technology Department under  the Information Technology Director.

  • Coordinates the GIS user group meetings for the county organization.

  • Serves as a liaison between other county, city, and state agencies that utilize GIS technology.

  • Provides internal and external  GIS user support for project development  and utilization of GIS data. Resolves and makes recommendations for all issues and reports any unresolved issues for resolution. Trains employees in use of new GIS software and hardware.

  • Develops and implements  map services for internet and intranet applications (ArcGIS for Server, ArcGIS Online, Geocortex, and ArcReader) in accordance with approved standards and systems specifications for GIS data management  and analysis.

  • Communicates    with    the    customer    to   analyze    and   evaluate   GIS  systems    and programming  specifications.

  • Develops policies, procedures, and standards relating to GIS system maintenance, operation, and services.

  • Maintains inventory of GIS licensed users, licensing, license maintenance, and supplies.

  • Updates,  Maintains  and  Manages  the  GIS  Databases  using  the  prevailing  programming languages and standards (Python, SQL, etc.).

  • Prepares ArcGIS models  as  guides to developing scripts for automation and data quality control.

  • Prepares comprehensive documentation and operational instructions for the GIS programs.

  • Prepares all training aids. Writes all documentation and all user manuals associated with the program/system.

  • Tests, debugs and installs the software programs, and patches installed for licensed desktop users county wide.

  • Recommends modifications to programs, systems, or standards in order to improve their overall effectiveness, and works with users to ensure development of timely and useful information systems.

  • Researches,  creates, manages and maintains GIS spatial and tabular data to provide the users with the most current and accurate available data.

  • Performs data analyses on spatial and tabular data to produce reports, maps, graphs, and/or charts as requested by management and user departments.

  • Requires occasional after-hours work for maintenance of databases and information systems.


  • Performs other duties as assigned.

This is a front-line position for providing customer service to members of the general public and other County employees.  Personal contact occurs with other employees of the unit, employees of other departments in the County, citizens, and customers of the department.  Service is provided in person or by phone contact.

Functions as a lead worker for a small (one or more) group of employees. Provides guidance, assistance,  review of work product, resolution of work problems and work direction. May also fill in as needed to serve as a backup for the GIS Programmer Analyst
Required Qualifications :
Bachelor Degree from four-year college or university with major coursework in Geography, GIS, Information Systems, Computer Science or related field; with three years progressively knowledgeable and responsible  experience in systems administration and analysis, GIS,  and Project Management in a diverse enterprise computing environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Formal training and certifications may be  required for various technologies.

Business conducts background check. Qualified applicants will be given an assessment test.

Valid Florida Driver's License for required travel.

GISP (Geographic Information Systems Professional) Certification is preferred.

Specialized Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously. Must be detail-oriented and able to multitask effectively.

  • Knowledge of object oriented programming, relational databases, and local area networking fundamentals.

  • Advanced knowledge of terminology, practices, and techniques used in geographic information systems.

  • Experience with current County standard relational databases.

  • Knowledge in modern programming languages compatible with current County standard.

  • Ability to analyze data and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to prepare comprehensive  reports and training manuals.

  • Ability to work with limited supervision.

  • Ability to organize material, analyze information, and develop appropriate recommendations.

  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

  • Ability to take a teamwork approach to the job by cooperating with others, offering to help others when needed, and considering larger organization or team goals rather than individual concerns.  Includes the ability to build a constructive team spirit where team members are committed to excellence and the goals and objectives of the team.

Work Schedule: Full-time; hours not specified. This position will be required to work some nights and weekends

Salary:  $22.06 per hour.
Skills :
ArcGIS Communication Computer skills Geocortex Geographic Information Systems project management Python Trainer
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