City of Miami GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS) TECHNICAL ANALYST in Miami, Florida
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS) TECHNICAL ANALYST
City of Miami, Florida
Exempt position, not eligible for overtime compensation.
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Nature of Work
This is highly professional programming work responsible for, developing, coordinating, implementing, and administering the City's Enterprise Geographic Information System (GIS), customized and in-house GIS applications.
Work involves evaluating, analyzing, designing, and developing (coding) GIS Services, Programs and Systems, tools, databases, layers, shape files, and graphics, such as auto-cad, photos, documents or 3-D images, which support City programs and services requiring spatial and/or location databases and information. Assists and provides support to enhance, expand, and maintain the GIS of the City of Miami. Work may also involve the management of vendor or third party staff and contracts.
The individual in this position supervises and evaluates technical staff and reports to a higher level administrator. The exercise of independent judgment will be routinely required.
Designs, develops and implements customized GIS applications, systems and solutions which includes hardware, software and peripheral equipment.
Performs business, technical and data analysis.
Creates new business applications using ESRI tools, where applicable, creating enterprise solutions that share data across multiple departments and media.
Meets with business and system users to gather and document the most advanced geographic information systems technical and business requirements and their proper workflow toward the creation of GIS layers, structures and applications.
Provides application and data specification documentation, application design specifications, creation of test plans and scripts for application testing, development of maintenance solutions based on established process, workflows and requirements.
Uses established business requirements and work flows to develop prototypes, designs, developments, test plans, and to test to implement spatial datasets, layers and features containing geometry in the form of points, lines and polygons.
Makes formal or informal presentations and recommendations to properly articulate findings during the application and data development process in the form of white papers, project updates, and decision papers.
Designs, creates and handles GIS based Vector data based on geometry in the form of points, lines or arcs and polygons. Designs, creates and handles Raster data, photo based information, such as oblique's, aerial photograph, satellite images, mosaics, orthophotography, LIDAR and Color-infrared data.
Evaluates data relationships (Spatial and DBMS), data or layer application, projection and overall usability of GIS information.
Examines and analyzes data from ground surveys, reports, aerial photographs, and satellite images in order to design, develop, validate and correct topographic maps, and related charts.
Examines and analyzes data from GeoDatabases, ground surveys, reports, aerial photographs, and satellite images in order to perform data extraction, remote sensing, layer alignment or correction toward the creation, modification and proper maintenance of GIS information.
Recommends modifications to programs, systems, or standards in order to improve their overall effectiveness, and works with users to ensure development of timely and useful information systems.
Updates or creates documentation and metadata for new and existing programs, processes and GIS information to conform to GIS Standards and approved revisions.
Trains customers in the use of new software and hardware.
Coordinates projects with other department personnel, internal and external GIS resources and Technical and User Steering Committees.
Performs troubleshooting and production support assistance of GIS Systems and applications as needed.
Examines and analyzes GIS based data and information from ground surveys, reports, aerial photographs, and satellite images in order to prepare quality assurance and control plans.
Interprets geographic data to ensure correctness, alignment and proper use for the creation of topographic maps, aerial-photograph mosaics, and charts, maps, layers and graphics to be used by the City.
May be required to travel to represent the City at vendor user conferences, GIS related shows, training and on site visits to other government agencies.
Conducts public demonstrations of GIS, from time to time for the general public, government agencies, City Management and other interested groups.
Assists GIS Supervisor in the development of GIS Fiscal Budget and budgeting and cost analysis during project planning by working with vendors to obtain quotes and information upon request.
Performs data analyses on spatial and tabular data to produce reports, maps, graphs, and/or charts as requested by management, user departments and external agencies in either hard or softcopy formats.
Communicates and coordinates with Administrators to analyze and evaluate GIS applications and systems development, troubleshooting, server related software upgrades and patches, programming specifications and roll out.
Assists in the preparation project documentation using PMI methodology to develop scope definition, work breakdown structures, activity lists, resource requirements, activity sequencing, activity scheduling, risk and quality analysis, and monitoring application development during GIS projects. Examples of this documentation to include logic flow charts, business use cases, project plans, PERT charts, work breakdown structures (WBS), GANTT charts, CPM, Diagrams or decision tables as guides to ensure proper analysis, design and smooth project implementation of GIS Applications.
Works with outside vendors and/or contractors to ensure systems and services meet City needs and contract specifications.
Ensures application of "Best Practices and Standards" with regard to GIS policy, procedures, application and mapping development.
Ensures enforcement of GIS and ITD policies and procedures with regard to GIS data, map and application development.
Researches industry trends, standards, tools and software to maintain and further develop a solid and competitive in-house level of GIS expertise.
Oversees available GIS software and hardware from all vendors to identify trends and needs for expansion, upgrades, or replacement.
Supervises, mentors and reviews work tasks and assignments of assigned GIS staff in order to ensure projects are completed on time and to specification.
Attends GIS team meetings and updates project manager in a timely manner on the status of assigned projects and any issues being encountered through verbal and written reports as needed.
Provides technical support and assistance to GIS user community; educates users on capabilities of GIS systems and their application; provides user's operational training and guidance for programs and services; provides and/or coordinates user training as needed.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Management Information Systems, Computer Sciences, Engineering, or a related field and four (4) years professional experience in the analysis, development and implementation of complex GIS programming systems performing all steps of the development life cycle; related experience should include programming experience in Visual Studio, Framework, VB.Net, ASP.Net, SQL, Visual Basic, Python, VB Script, C#, C++ or other high level computer programming language.
An equivalent combination of education and experience beyond a Bachelor's degree in an aforementioned or related field.
Experience should reflect four (4) years of progressively professional GIS experience utilizing the ESRI ArcGIS product suite (ArcInfo, ArcEditor, ArcView, ArcSDE, ArcIMS, or ArcGIS Server/Desktop in the role of a GIS Analyst or GIS Developer; Required experience should reflect considerable experience performing all of the various steps in the development life cycle for GIS Applications (i.e., determining requirements, design conceptualization, detail design, development, testing and implementation).
Certifications such as the GIS Certification Institute's Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) certification are highly desirable.
Applicants must scan, upload, and attach copies of the following documents at the same time on online application submissions for employment consideration:
Proof of education in the form of college diploma. College diploma may be submitted if degree major is stated on the face of the degree.
If degree major is not stated on the face of the college diploma, unofficial transcripts indicating major and the fact that a degree was conferred must be submitted.
Degree Audits are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.
Foreign degrees, certificates or diplomas require transcript evaluations by American colleges, universities, or a NACES approved transcript evaluation service, which determines reciprocity to education in the United States. Translations of education and training obtained outside of the United States are not accepted.
NOTE #1: Please be sure to attach all required documents to your application each time you apply. Uploaded documents remain in your profile but they will not attach automatically and you will be deemed ineligible without proper documentation.
NOTE #2: An application will be deemed ineligible if the required documents are not uploaded and attached to the application form.
City of Miami employee's applications must reflect their current position and detail their work experience. City of Miami employees must upload and attach all required documentation to their application prior to submission.
Additionally, applicants must detail any related experience on the application or risk disqualification. Resumes may be attached, however; information must be clearly detailed on the application, as resumes are not accepted or reviewed in lieu of the employment application.
The City of Miami makes an effort to preserve the integrity of your personal data as much as is feasible. Scanning your files separately facilitates this effort. If you fail to scan these documents separately, it will be presumed that you have provided authorization to submit the entire file containing multiple documents to the hiring department as part of your application.
All documents that you upload as part of your application must be added as separate attachments (e.g. copy of college diploma = Attachment 1; copy of certification = Attachment 2).
Veterans Preference: If claiming Veteran's Preference, all Forms DD-214-"Member 4", must be submitted with the application. In addition to the Form DD-214, applicants who have been awarded combat campaign/expeditionary medals that are not reflected on the Form DD-214 must submit supplemental documents from the Department of Defense that demonstrates possession of a combat/expeditionary medal, if seeking veteran's preference points. For claiming Disabled Veteran's Preference, a letter from Veteran's Affairs or the Department of Defense dated within one year of the closing date is also needed. Letter of disability must state percentage of disability. Veteran's preference points will be awarded in accordance with F.S.S. 295.
Selection Preference for City Residents:
In accordance with APM 2-02, applicants for classified positions who are City of Miami residents and new hires will receive preference in selection from interview ranking bands provided that any two (2) of the following documents are submitted with the application and again at the time of interview:
A. Utility bill dated within 60 days of the date of submission
B. Valid Florida Driver License or State-issued I.D.
C. Property Tax Statement dated within 1 year of the date of submission
D. Properly executed valid lease agreement
E. Homestead Exemption dated within 1 year of the date of submission
F. Motor Vehicle Registration dated within 90 days of the date of submission
G. Official school records or transcripts, dated within 90 days of the date of submission
H. W-2 (or 1099) Tax Form dated within 1 year of the date of submission
Applicants must provide a valid email address in order to receive notification of eligibility. Please be advised that you will not receive this information if a valid email address is not provided.