GIS Analyst

Deadline: January 15, 2014

The Douglas County Health Department is seeking a GIS Analyst. Under the direction of the Geographic Information Systems Coordinator or designee, the incumbent performs professional technical work involving the design, development, and implementation of geospatial databases, applications and workflows relating to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The incumbent, in support of the needs of users in participating agencies, assists in the development, implementation, integration, and maintenance of spatial data and technologies, and provides training and support in the use of the resulting databases and software applications.  The work also involves establishing maintenance processes, quality control checks, reporting templates, and supporting documentation as they apply to participating agency GIS resources.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

Develop spatial data models for participating agencies, including raster and vector-based geographic data layers, and related data. Assist in developing geospatial data maintenance procedures.

Design GIS/GPS integration workflows. Provide technical tools and support for field data collection utilizing GIS & GPS technologies.
Assist in the planning, design, development, integration, implementation, training, and support of GIS applications among the participating agencies. Promote the adoption and enhancement of GIS technologies.
Identify opportunities where spatial data and GIS applications can impact existing and potential business functions. Assist in the development of improved business practices and operational efficiencies through the application of geospatial applications, data, services, maps, reports, and analysis.
Provide technical support to agency users in the form of training, data maintenance, quality control, hardware/software installation, configuration, and troubleshooting, and integration of new spatial and non-spatial data sources.
Produce graphic output in the form of maps, charts and other presentation materials as needed for the County Board, City Council, Planning Commission, developers, consultants and other miscellaneous boards and committees and the general public.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree* in Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Transportation Planning, or related field.
Two years of experience in the design, implementation, and administration of geographical information systems
*Approved, related work experience required may be substituted for up to two years of educational requirements beyond high school on a year-for-year basis.
View the job description and apply online here.