GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST - B25
Positions in this family are responsible for managing and analyzing geographical information, and for developing and maintaining the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases. These individuals will be responsible for understanding program needs and responding accordingly.
The functions performed within this job family will vary by level and organization, but may include the following:
The Geographic Information Systems Specialist job family has three levels that are distinguished by the complexity and sophistication of work performed, the level of expertise required to perform the duties assigned, the degree of independence expected of the employee and the responsibility for providing leadership to others.
Level I: Code: B25A Salary Band: I
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities requirements at this level include knowledge of the symbols and terminology used in geographical information; of digitizing and data manipulation procedures for geographic information systems; of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry; of GIS software and its capabilities; and of database design. Ability is required to gather mapping information in the field using current equipment; to read and use zone maps, quarter-section maps, plat maps, land use maps, single line maps, and aerial maps; to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; and to establish and maintain effective, professional working relationships with others.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in geographic information systems (GIS), geography, geology, cartography, archaeology, anthropology, natural resources, computer science, engineering, environmental science or a closely related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of technical experience in GIS systems work for each year of the required education.
Level II: Code: B25B Salary Band: J
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus the ability to work independently; to think analytically; and to make independent decisions.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus one additional year of professional level experience in GIS work or a master’s degree in the above listed areas.
Level III: Code: B25C Salary Band: K
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level II plus the ability to perform long range planning; and to understand the needs of the programs that are served.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level II plus one additional year of professional level experience in GIS work.