GIS Analyst

Website Cobb County Public Library

Position Information

This position is located in the GIS Unit of the Technical Operations Department at the Switzer Library.

This position develops innovative mapping and reporting tools that will help library administration and staff make data-driven decisions about the library system’s collection, programming, grant applications, budgeting, outreach locations, and other services.

This position will work Monday – Friday.

Essential Functions

Creates and manages datasets; designs and edits geographical databases; creates and modifies data files by entering electronically converted data into appropriate database system; creates and maintains edit controls on changes to data sets; established and maintains attribute and graphic links between datasets; identifies and traps errors and potential errors within datasets; and provides feedback to database administrator.

Organizes geospatial data; creates new data layers for mapping projects; updates existing data sets to add features or information; ensures the accuracy of data from co-workers and outside sources; and organizes and arranges data for easy accessibility.

Performs GIS analysis, data modelling, and mapping: performs statistical and quantitative spatial analysis; and reviews current and incoming data for accuracy, usefulness, quality, and documentation.

Provides technical support for custom applications and packaged software products; troubleshoots problems; provides solutions; trains staff; consults with users to determine requirements impacting the development and implementation of the GIS system; tests and evaluates new hardware and software; and assists end users with GIS and mapping related work and problems.

Operates and maintains geographic information system (GIS): creates, maintains, and updates data in GIS database; enters data from various sources into GIS system; maintains the system by cleaning-up and manipulating files and data as necessary; assists with developing and implementing system-standards for input and upkeep of data; maintains, administers, and troubleshoots GIS software and hardware; and makes recommendations as to the expansion and overall enhancement of the system.

Coordinates GIS aspects of departmental projects; manages geospatial data; designs and queries databases; conducts advanced GIS analysis and modeling; analyzes complex geographic data; conducts analysis of datasets and databases; produces digital statistics; compiles data and submits related reports.

Analyzes complex geographic data: queries databases for analytical information and conducts analysis of datasets; and produces digital statistics; conducts research of maps, legal/court records, computer databases, Internet sites, hardcopy materials, or other sources as needed; and collects and organizes data for report generation.

Translates data formats and imports data from diverse sources; develops conversion procedures and establishes specifications for the production of maps and plots; converts data from spreadsheets or other files into CSV files suitable for use in the GIS system; and converts GIS data files into acceptable formats for the general public, utilities, IT, and co-worker use.

Conducts field work to collect data pertaining to the location of public infrastructure including traffic signal equipment and traffic volume counts; assists with the design of traffic signal construction plans.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Geography, Geographic Information Science, or related field required; supplemented by one year of experience in geographic information systems; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Licenses and Certifications

Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License.

Physical Abilities

Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.

Sensory Requirements

Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, visual textures, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors

Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

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