Geographic Information Systems Technician

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No.: OC-68980 Name: Geographic Information Systems Technician
Type: Civil Service Exams Deadline: 03/17/20 05:00PM
Exam Date: 05/16/20 08:30AM Price: $15.00
Salary: Varies with other agencies

Description of Duties

This is an entry-level technical position responsible for gathering data and producing maps and reports using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software in a municipality. Duties include performing field work, and working in various weather conditions and on uneven terrain. This position differs from Geographic Information System Analyst by having more focus on the technical aspects of GIS. The employee reports directly to, and works under the general supervision of a Manager of Operations – GIS or other higher level staff member.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma, PLUS, either:

     (A)    Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Environmental Science, Planning, Imaging Science, Computer Science or a closely related field including six (6) college semester credit hours in geographic information systems (GIS); OR,

     (B)     Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor's or Master’s degree plus either: six (6) months paid full-time or its part-time equivalent** work experience or two (2) quarters or one (1) semester of cooperative education (co-op) work experience* working with geographic information systems (GIS) that includes data conversion, data creation, feature editing, data analysis, creating reports AND cartography; OR,

    (C)    Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Certificate in Geographic Information Systems or an Associate's degree plus one (1) year paid full-time or its part-time equivalent** work experience as stated in (B) above; OR,

    (D)    Three (3) years paid full-time or its part-time equivalent** work experience as stated in (B) above; OR,

    (E)    An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B), (C), and (D) above.

*Co-op experience can be paid or unpaid.

 

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