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Job Name Geographic Information System (GIS) Coordinator
Department Public Works
Date June 12, 2017
Job Description

The City of Williston has an opening for the following position:

Geographic Information System (GIS) Coordinator

Summary: Plans for and implements all aspects of the City’s GIS related projects for the City of Williston. Assists in a variety of complex paraprofessional surveying, engineering, inspection and investigation work.

Supervision Received: City Engineer

Supervision Exercised: Engineering Technicians and seasonal employees as assigned

Essential Job Functions:
1. Assists in the development and management of GIS system including defining requirements, tasks, and resource assignments, ensuring that approved quality levels and deadlines are met.
2. Supervises drafting and field personnel in the performance of duties pertaining to surveying, inspecting, and map drawing and design preparations; checks for accuracy and completeness of calculations, maps, reports, and other work performed by drafting and field personnel; updates utility maps, street number system maps, plats, subdivisions, and other engineering records based on “as builts”, survey notes and other information.
3. Coordinate with other departments regarding GIS requirements.
4. Develops standards for GIS deployment and use within the City.
5. Develops standards for GIS and CAD related submittals to the City.
6. Provides GIS related technical guidance and assistance to project teams.
7. Ensures accuracy of both CAD and GIS maps.
8. Serves as liaison with GIS vendors for the proper acquisition, installation, operation and maintenance of GIS related resources.
9. Maintains Expertise in GIS related software and technologies.
10. Ensure that City of Williston staff using GIS has training and technical support as needed.
11. Interface with other departments or outside agencies regarding future GIS projects.
12. Make sound decisions concerning GIS technologies as they apply to the city.
13. Performs engineering duties relative to construction and improvement of public works projects, including research, design estimates, field layouts, redlining, construction surveying, inspections, permitting, and construction sampling and testing.
14. Ensures accurate maintenance of infrastructure records.
15. Performs related work as required.
16. Maintain City GIS datasets (layers). Assign GIS dataset operations and maintenance to other departments.
17. Assist in the implementation and design of new GIS datasets for other departments (layers).
18. Maintain the City GIS Website (Internal & Public).

Peripheral Job Duties:
1. Ensure that all other City departments are provided with the latest GIS data as needed.
2. Confers with superiors, technicians and other interested parties to become familiar with the scope of engineering assignments in order to recommend the best and most appropriate solution or conclusion. Meets with contractors, property owners and others to resolve complaints and problems.
3. Prepares preliminary and revision specifications and estimates; conducts investigations and makes reports on engineering project problems; prepares a variety of reports relating to various public works projects, including project pay estimates on the computer.
4. Assists in the basic design and final review of drawings for public works projects with some knowledge of legal land surveying.
5. Other job duties as assigned.

Note: The functions and duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of the specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Minimum Qualifications: Proficiency with total station and TDS Data Collector. Considerable knowledge of survey methods, tools, and instruments. Considerable knowledge of construction materials and equipment. Considerable knowledge of the basic principles and procedures of civil engineering. Considerable knowledge of the uses, techniques, and care of drafting instruments. Skill in the use of drafting equipment. Ability to read and interpret engineering plans and specifications. Ability to make difficult computations and calculations rapidly and with accuracy. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, contractors and their crews, and the public.

Education: Two years of college with course work in basic engineering or two year technical school graduate with course work in basic engineering or related field. Experience with GIS. Degree in GIS preferred.

Experience: Five years of experience as or in a position equivalent to GIS Coordinator OR any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Requirement: Valid North Dakota driver license.

Equipment Used in Job Performance: Engineering equipment, computer, calculator, construction inspection equipment, drafting equipment, surveying equipment, motor vehicle, mobile radio, telephone. Prefer knowledge of Civil 3D, AutoCAD Map, MapGuide, SQL Spatial and Access databases.

Physical Demands: Work is performed in both office and field settings. Outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites, or public works facilities, While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle , feel or operate objects, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and smell. The employee must often lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate drafting instruments, computers and various pieces of office equipment.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and fast moving construction equipment and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock or radiation, explosives and vibrations. The noise level in the work environment is varies from quiet to very loud noise.

Benefits include vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement, health insurance, life insurance and flex plan.

The application form is found on the sidebar of this page and may be submitted with a cover letter, resume, and completed application to:

Chery Pierzina
Human Resources Director
City of Williston
PO Box 1306
Williston ND 58802-1306

Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

To be granted veterans preference, the required forms, letters or certificates must be submitted with the application.

The City of Williston does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

The City of Williston is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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