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Senior GIS Analyst

  • Job Code: W0582
  • Pay Grade:WO
  • Pay Scale:$23.30-$42.23 Hourly; $48,464.00-$87,838.40 Annually
  • Exempt:No

Overview

Perform advanced analytical duties related to the development and operation of a Geographic Information System (GIS) to create, update, and maintain maps.

Duties & Responsibilities

Note: Depending on assigned responsibilities, employees may perform some or all of the duties below.

  • Perform complex analysis of GIS data based on specified criteria and generate reports based on resulting data for use in projects, reports, and decision making processes.
  • Develop scripts and models to perform advanced analysis and streamline routine GIS tasks.
  • Maintain GIS databases and design schema; convert data from various sources for entry into databases; use various computer languages to manipulate data and produce reports; enforce best practices for GIS incorporation of legacy data; develop user instructions; and establish and maintain related procedures and symbol set libraries.
  • Design project maps and databases; analyze reports; make recommendations based on final prints.
  • Train user staff and provide technical support in application of statistical and thematic mapping software.
  • Create complex maps to convey information to non-technical staff.
  • Serve as liaison with other County departments and outside agencies for effective system applications.
  • Supervise lower level GIS staff and act as GIS Manager in event of absence.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of GIS computer database development and management.
  • Considerable knowledge of computerized cartographic/mapping hardware and software.
  • Considerable knowledge of computerized mapping symbols, standards, and terminology.
  • Working knowledge of computer programming using different languages as applicable to GIS systems.
  • Skill in the use and operation of computers and peripheral equipment such as digitizers, plotters, and drafting instruments. Ability to collect, organize, and analyze data and develop logical conclusions.
  • Ability to read and interpret aerial photographs, maps, deeds, and legal descriptions.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.  

Minimum Education & Experience

  • A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.
  • Five years of experience in GIS hardware and software support.
OR
  • An associate's degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a major in geography, urban or regional planning, mathematics, computer science, or management information systems.
  • Three years of experience in GIS hardware and software support.
OR
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a major in geographic information systems (GIS) or a major in geography, urban or regional planning, mathematics, computer science, or management information systems with a GIS emphasis.
  • One year of experience in GIS hardware and software support.

Additional Job Requirements

  • Attendance at the specified Sheriff's Office work location is required.
  • Depending on assignment, employees may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • No visible tattoos on face. Tattoos on hands, neck, or arms must be covered with white, black, or neutral colored covering.
  • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
  • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 12 months.
  • No felony convictions within lifetime.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
  • No dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation including criminal, reference, employment, and neighborhood checks; polygraph; medical evaluation; and drug screening.

General Benefit Information

Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance coverage
  • Florida Retirement System and Deferred Compensation
  • Paid time off including sick, vacation, and holiday time
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee incentives for educational degrees and bilingual (Spanish) abilities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid training