GIS Technician Job Description

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Under the general supervision of the Manager of Information Technology, performs professional technical work in meeting Geographic Information System needs of the City. Work involves updating city GIS database and layers. Collects, edits, and manipulates city geographic data. Helps support city GIS users in the most efficient manner possible while maintaining a high degree of confidentiality and professionalism. Performs excellent customer service and adds value to the needs of the general public, fellow employees, and other governmental agencies



Under the direct supervision of the GIS Coordinator, collects, creates, edits, maintains, and updates all types of geographic data using GIS, GPS, and other technologies

Advances the functionality of the current capabilities to include transitioning into more web base applications using 3-Dimensional and spatial models to support demographic and economic development analysis and police and fire incident analysis and reporting.

Implements data standards to support ESRI’s Local Government Information Model and develops methods for more automated data importation from applications like AutoCAD into the GIS system.

Creates custom requested maps and products for Public Safety, Public Works/Utilities, Community Development, Engineering, Financial Services, the City Manager & City Clerk’s Office, as well as other various city departments and divisions.

Interprets and performs basic spatial analytical analysis on data and GIS layers to produce maps, reports, and other products

Attends GIS-related meetings, conferences, and workshops

Fosters, implements, educates and assists employees in the use of GIS

Assists in raising awareness and integration of GIS into stakeholder’s business processes and applications



At least an associate’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Computer Science, Geographic Information Systems, Information Systems, Business Administration, Public Administration, Urban/Regional Planning, Geography, Natural Science, Engineering or closely related field plus two (2) years of professional experience in Geographic Information Systems; or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training, as determined by the Manager of Information Technology. Considerable experience using ESRI ArcGIS Server, Desktop, ArcPad, ArcGIS Online, or other major GIS-related products/systems required; experience in using ESRI’s Local Government Information Model and the associated editing and web application templates. Candidate will have basic knowledge in using Trimble GPS collection devices. The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of the latest version of Python. Will have a basic knowledge the latest versions of Microsoft T-SQL, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Will possess excellent verbal and written communications skills; will be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point as well as database, e-mail and Internet software; and will be skilled in working with team members in determining current and future City of Melbourne needs and assuming a leadership role in planning and implementing solutions.


Thorough knowledge of data integration standards and practices .

Working knowledge of the City’s Geographic Information System needs.

Knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS software.

Ability to create metadata, special instructions, changes, and write detailed user instructions.

Knowledge of research techniques, methods, and procedures.

Knowledge of the Internet.


Ability to read and comprehend technical manuals.

Ability to work in heat, cold, around noise, and other undesirable environmental conditions.

Ability to hear and comprehend conversation spoken at various tones of voice and at various speeds.

Ability to see, write quickly, speak and comprehend conversation and symbols in English.

Ability to read fine print on computer paper, computer equipment, and see lights on equipment.

Ability to use hands, wrists, and fingers to write and type.

Ability to walk, stand and sit for periods of time not to exceed four hours consecutively.

Ability to lift weights not to exceed fifty (50) lbs., and carry for distances not to exceed twenty (20) yards items that may seem awkward.

Ability to bend, stoop, kneel, and squat.

Ability to work regularly scheduled and unscheduled overtime hours.
Ability to work in confined spaces.

This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position. While it is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.


Revision Date - 3/6/15