Primary functions include: supports the development and maintenance of the Town’s Enterprise Geographic Information Systems (GIS) through the use of computer-aided cartographic mapping, geodatabase processing and analysis, and WebGIS applications; creates, queries, compiles, integrates, and updates GIS data from many sources including, but not limited to, georeferencing engineering plans or surveys, capturing GPS location data, importing AutoCAD files and other map formats, and the use of web Collector applications; locates, collects, processes, and imports field data using Trimble GPS to verify, edit, and update Town infrastructure, such as water, sewer, and electric assets for utility mapping; assists the public and other Town staff in defining their mapping and geographic data needs and interprets maps and map features for their use; and perform related tasks as required.
Skills & Qualifications: Candidate must have thorough knowledge and skill in operating tabular and graphic display and output devices associated with GIS and supporting database and spreadsheet programs; thorough knowledge of manual and digital cartographic techniques and standards and traditional map production processes; ability to comprehend technical specifications for manual and computer-aided/automated cartographic products; working knowledge with the interpretation of source maps such as cadastral, surveyed plats, aerial photos, and topographic, transportation, or zoning maps; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, government officials and the general public; ability to effectively communicate ideas both orally and in writing.
Education & Experience: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major coursework in geography, cartography, engineering or any GIS-related field along with some experience in the use of GPS for data collection. At least 3 years working experience with ESRI’s ArcGIS software platform required; Versioned Geodatabase, Geoprocessing and Spatial Analyst skills highly desired. ArcGIS Online web map building and Python scripting is a plus.