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GIS Specialist


  • City of Lenexa
  • 06/03/19
  • Shawnee Mission, KS
  • 66219
  • $55,000 to $70,000 / Yearly
  • Full-Time
The GIS Specialist is responsible for the creation and maintenance of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data and cartographic output. Responsibilities include installing, testing, and releasing new versions of GIS data, software, and applications, as well as the programming and scripting of tasks related to GIS software and data. This position works with various departments and programs within the City, as well as external stakeholders, and has considerable latitude in the exercise of independent judgment and action in supporting the design, maintenance and application of the Citys GIS.

Work is performed with latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and action to achieve and promote the Citys values of integrity, teamwork, service, vision, dedication, we care.

Essential Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities:
Create, update and maintain GIS data and infrastructure; test new releases or versions of GIS software for functional compatibility and integration issues.
Install, patch, and upgrade GIS software for compatibility and integration issues. Test, package and deploy desktop software updates on City devices.
Create scripts to extract, import, and transform data from multiple sources for importing into data warehouse.
Conduct spatial analysis, performance metrics analysis, and map production to support decision making, presentations, and reports within the City.
Research, assess and propose GIS opportunities for City departments. Trains employees on implementation of GIS related solutions.
Consult with City Departments to design, develop, document, analyze, create, test and modify the integration of GIS components into third-party departmental software and software applications.
Develop and utilize project management tools and techniques to facilitate the completion of assigned GIS projects.

Additional Examples of work Performed
Server performance monitoring and maintenance.
Schedule process monitoring.
Mailing list and labels.

Minimum Qualifications or Special Requirements
Knowledge:
Knowledge and experience in windows current operating system
Knowledge of ETL scripting
Knowledge of ESRI ARCGIS Product Suite
Knowledge of relational database
Knowledge of SQL Syntax
Knowledge of Python Scripting and model builder

Skills:
Design of applications in the ESRI-GIS Environment
Technical and interpersonal skills necessary to provide excellent customer service
Spatial analysis methods and data manipulation

Abilities:
Ability to use intense concentration, logical thought and creative ability in the analyses and solution of complex problems.
Ability to work effectively with users of varying degrees of expertise
Ability to maintain working relationships with outside vendors, public and staff.
Ability to express ideas clearly both orally and in writing
Ability to provide technical expertise and support in subject areas assigned.
Ability to work successfully in a team environment

Desired Qualifications
ESRI ArcGIS Server administration ESRI ArcGIS Online administration ESRI ArcMap/ArcCatalog user support SQL Server 2012 knowledge
SQL scripting Python scripting ESRI Javascript API
Data modeling / ETL processes
ArcFM knowledge
ESRI Collector/Field data collection
ESRI Data Interoperability Extension

Education, Training, and Experience Requirements

Bachelors degree in computer science, geography, public administration or related field or completion of a Masters degree in computer science, geography or related are or any combination of equivalent experience and education which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Must have a valid drivers license.

Seven (7) years of experience in GIS programming, analysis, data warehousing or any combination of equivalent experience and education which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

SALARY: The salary range for this position is $55,000 to $70,000 annually. We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefit package including health, dental, vision, life, and short-term disability insurance; an excellent retirement plan; up to $25,000 in tuition reimbursement; access to an on-site health clinic; and much more.

Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a pre-employment physical, drug screen and background investigation.

TO APPLY: Please complete an on-line application. Be sure to attach your resume reflecting your work history for the past 10 years. For best consideration apply immediately, as applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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