GIS Specialist - Marietta, GA

Job Posting:


GIS Specialist

Cobb County Government

Location:Marietta,  Georgia


Category:GIS Analyst ,  GIS Developer


Essential Functions

Composes and produces presentation-quality maps and plots: analyzes, integrates and displays different kinds of geographic data using GIS system; determines the details of the map to be shown; consults with users to identify needs; designs cartographic appearance including size, scale, legend and map elements; and identifies the most current data to use.

Analyzes routine geographic data: queries databases for analytical information and conducts analysis of datasets; and produces digital statistics; conducts research of maps, legal/court records, computer databases, Internet sites, hardcopy materials, or other sources as needed; and collects and organizes data for report generation.

Analyzes map data; identifies parcels; determines acreage or other tax basis; assists in auditing and reconciling deed books, including legal descriptions; associates deeds and parcel numbers; and identifies unworkable deeds and required map changes.

Performs mapping functions: performs graphic editing, line cleaning, topology building, and database updating; converts datasets from other formats; converts map data to digital format using GIS software; digitizes hardcopy materials and information; ensures that individual map sheets are accurately attached and linked to the system; processes GIS data for maps; and performs accuracy checks and quality control tasks to help ensure the integrity of the system, datasets, and maps.

Maintains geospatial database: collects data from filed notes, maps, legal/court records, computer databases, property surveys, hardcopy materials, record drawings, global positions system (GPS), or other sources as needed; verifies and updates information; converts datasets from other formats; converts map data to digital format using GIS software; maintains the system by cleaning-up and manipulating files and data as necessary; and produces various reports and plans.

Provides assistance in support of the design, update, and maintenance of departmental GIS data sets; utilizes industry standard notation and tools for database design, presentation, and schema updates.

Provides customer service: receives and responds to requests for data and information; processes combination, separation, and reparcel forms; conducts research required to answer customer questions; provides maps or data to customers; writes invoices, collects money, and writes receipts; logs work tickets; tracks customer interaction; and coordinates with other local government representatives for data exchange and problem resolution.

Collects data for projects using global position system (GPS), imagery, or other methods; verifies and updates information; identifies relevant available data sources.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications 
High School Diploma or GED required, supplemented by vocational or technical training in Geographic Information Science or related field; supplemented by one year of experience in GIS data maintenance or related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Physical Abilities 
Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.

Sensory Requirements 
Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors 
Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.