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Geographic Information System CoordinatorCITY OF IOWA CITY - Job Description Job Class #27-22 FLSA Exempt Civil Service Identification Position Title: Geographic Information System Coordinator Department: Finance Division: Information Technology Services Supervisor: ITS Coordinator Job Summary Responsible for the creation, management, and expansion of the City of Iowa City Geographic Information System (GIS). Manage GIS-related databases and permissions. Work closely with City departments, governmental agencies, private companies, and residents on the use of the GIS. Conduct research, constructs maps, provide training, and make presentations on GIS. Job Scope No supervision responsibilities. Limited budget responsibilities. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities Installs, configures, operates, and maintains GIS software including ESRI enterprise server, desktop applications, and web services. Responsible for the application of GIS systems analysis techniques and procedures, including consulting with users to determine hardware, software or system functional specifications. Responsible for the design, development, documentation, analysis, creation, testing or modification of computer based applications, including prototypes based on and related to user or GIS systems design specifications. Responsible for the design, documentation, testing, creation or modification of computer hardware and applications related to GIS. Maintains documentation, program listings, layouts, and other records in support of the GIS system, modification and problem resolving efforts. Designs, configures, operates and maintain GIS related databases. Configures data access permissions and reports to management. Develops, updates and implements the strategic GIS long range plan for the City of Iowa City; reviews new technology and communicates ideas and information regarding new technology and ways it can enhance the GIS infrastructure. Job Class #27-22 Information Technology Services Page 2 Updated 10/20/2017 Works with City staff to collect, organize, update and maintain GIS data; develops data conversion procedures for current and future related applications. Conducts user needs assessments; determines and implements effective procedures and applications; designs and maintains appropriate work flows; coordinates the GIS needs of various departments and government agencies in establishing GIS as an effective management tool. Recommends and administers policies and procedures relating to GIS. Promotes and facilitates GIS educational programs. Promotes the use of the City’s GIS system to a variety of constituencies through interviews, presentations, press releases, etc. Assists public, business and other governmental agency users with issues relating to the City’s GIS program. Maintains current knowledge of technological developments by conducting research, attending meetings, training, seminars and conferences. Leads, facilitates, manages and documents the city’s GIS committee meetings and activities. Updates and maintains the City’s GIS Internet map service in conjunction with all City staff. Assists departments with the use of GIS hardware such as plotters, digitizers and computers. Determines initial and ongoing requirements for the City GIS by working closely with multiple City departments and other public and private agencies; establishes and maintains relationships with other city and county GIS groups for current and future collaboration on projects. Responsible for the records for the City’s geospatial databases; develops policies and procedures for the dissemination of digital and hard copy information. Oversees and participates in the digitalization of maps and the incorporation of other digital information into the GIS system using cartographic, analytical and other techniques to present GIS data. Incorporates GPS (Global Positioning System) data into the City GIS, including third party applications. Interprets GIS spatial data pertaining to city departments and divisions and makes data and operational modifications and adjustments to enhance GIS system operations and performance. Assists in the Development of GIS applications including interfaces to third party applications for City use. Evaluates software and makes recommendations on purchase and/or use. Estimates effort, determines resources, and establishes scope of work for GIS projects and assigns tasks. Job Class #27-22 Information Technology Services Page 3 Updated 10/20/2017 Coordinates ITS resources and related staff members. Refers major hardware and software problems to vendor and/or service personnel for correction. Performs service via on-call basis, as needed; records time and billing for work performed; maintains communication and follow-up on resolution. Works with and protects sensitive information relating to various applications and projects within the city. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Perform other related duties as assigned. Physical and Environmental Conditions The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to lift, push, pull, and/or carry up to 50 pounds. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, squat, bend, twist and reach. Have sufficient personal mobility to complete field work at various city facilities and other locations Specific vision abilities include close vision and ability to adjust focus. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions, risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Minimum Education, Experience and Certification Bachelor’s degree in geography, geographic information systems, engineering, or closely related field from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body and three to five years’ progressive experience involving coordination of geographic mapping, planning and GIS data maintenance and analysis; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the work. Extensive knowledge of GIS software and related application modules running on Windows platforms required. Must pass a criminal background check. Job Class #27-22 Information Technology Services Page 4 Updated 10/20/2017 Preferred Education, Experience and Certification Experience with ESRI’s Arc-GIS, Arc-SDE and Intergraph MGE preferred. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Thorough knowledge of Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS), Microsoft SQL Servers. Thorough knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL). Thorough knowledge of the principals and methods for developing GIS applications to manipulate and utilize raw data. Thorough knowledge of the principals and methods for analyzing, interpreting and presenting data in both narrative and graphical formats, including cartographic, analytical and other related techniques. Thorough knowledge of the purposes and uses of GIS hardware, such as plotters and digitizers. Ability to read and interpret documents, such as, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, GIS maps and manuals, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of people. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.