Bachelor's Degree in planning/land use, public administration or related field, with major course work in geography, cartography, landscape architecture, geographic information systems, or related areas with two years of experience involving GIS database design and implementation with the production and maintenance of GIS data layers required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position.
The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Assists in establishing, administering, and maintaining the Unified Government's Geographic Information System; coordinates GIS system functions; creates digital databases; manages and updates GIS data.
Produces, maintains, and updates computerized map base.
Assists in the assignment and maintenance of the Athens-Clarke County master address database.
Prepares population and census information; produces/distributes census charts.
Performs research functions as appropriate; assists other staff members with research projects
Performs mapping and other related duties.
Provides training, education, and assistance to staff members concerning GIS technology and software use.
Performs basic maintenance functions on computer hardware and software programs; reviews software programs and makes recommendations.
Prepares and/or generates routine correspondence, reports, forms, charts, graphs, tables, spreadsheets, and other documentation via computer and/or typewriter.
Receives various documentation; reviews, processes, responds, forwards, maintains, and/or takes other actions as appropriate.
Answers the telephone; provides information, guidance, and assistance; takes and relays messages and/or directs calls to appropriate personnel; returns calls as necessary.
Responds to routine requests for information from officials, employees, and members of the staff, the general public, or other individuals.
Maintains a working knowledge of various computer equipment and software programs.
Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of applicable laws/regulations; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.
Performs other related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the policies, procedures, and activities of the Planning Department as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the position of GIS Analyst.
Knowledge to compile, organize, prepare, and maintain an assortment of records, reports and information in an effective manner and according to departmental and/or governmental regulations.
Knowledge of the terminology used within the department.
Knowledge to communicate effectively with supervisors and other staff members.
Knowledge to use independent judgment in routine and non-routine situations.
Knowledge to plan, organize and/or prioritize daily assignments and work activities.
Knowledge of cartographic principles, methods and practices, of Athens-Clarke County policies and procedures, and of departmental procedures and methods as required in the performance of duties.
Knowledge and skill to operate various equipment and machinery including a computer, printer, plotter, scanner, digitizer, audio/visual equipment, drafting instruments, copy machine, calculator, and telephone.
Skill in operating the Geographic Information System and computer-aided design software, and in utilizing various word processing, database, spreadsheet, graphics, drafting/mapping, and/or other software programs relevant to the position.
Ability to handle required mathematical calculations.
Ability to utilize and understand computer applications and techniques as necessary in the completion of daily assignments.
Ability to comprehend and apply regulations and procedures of the department