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2350 OPS GIS Technician - 31902291

Date: Jan 5, 2019

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 45663 

Agency: Division of Emergency Management

Working Title: 2350 OPS GIS Technician - 31902291

Position Number: 31902291 

Salary:  $23.26/hour 

Posting Closing Date: 01/18/2019 

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform mapping duties including obtaining data used for electronic map making and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) purposes. May calculate GIS information and create maps from source data, such as surveying notes, aerial photography, satellite data, spreadsheets, or other maps to show topographical features, political boundaries and other features. May verify accuracy and completeness of maps.


Get Information - Obtain GIS or spatial database information from all relevant sources. These sources include Federal, State, Regional, County and local authorities as well as from private sources.


Documenting - Data entry, transcribing, recording, storing or maintaining information in electronic geospatial databases and accompanying metadata files. This includes re-projection or translation of data to standard coordinate systems. Create metadata files for each data set that met Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) standards.


Interacting with Computers - Controlling electronic geospatial databases and associated computer functions by using GIS programs, geospatial database tools and other electronic mapping programs, setting up functions or otherwise communicating with computer systems to produce spatially accurate information.


Processing Information - Compiling geospatial data, coding GIS databases, categorizing data, calculating necessary data fields and tables, tabulating, auditing, verifying accuracy of or processing GIS information or geospatial data.


Analyzing Data or Information - Identifying facts by analyzing GIS information of geospatial data into separate components. Verifies identification of features and accuracy of geospatial positions by comparison with aerial photographs, old maps and other reference materials.


Evaluating Information against Standards - Evaluating information against National Mapping Accuracy Standards and verifying that the data is spatially correct. Maintain data standards that are supportive of response to Domestic Security as well as nature events.


Support Decisions Making and Resolving Issues - Examining, evaluating and processing geospatial information to enable supervisors to make informed decisions and resolve issues. These processes involve making decisions about the relative importance of information and choosing the best methods to process and present geospatial data.


Updating and Using Job-relevant Skills - Keeping up-to-date with technical advances in GIS, geospatial programs and electronic mapping programs, concepts, policies and standards.


This position may require travel in/outside the local area at short notice in response to emergency operations.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the terminology, principles cartographic and analytical techniques of geospatial technologies, including desktop and web-based GIS, mobile GIS and enterprise GIS solutions. 


Must have ability to perform tasks individually and in groups using desktop GIS applications such as ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro. 


Ability to collect, evaluate, analyze and interpret geospatial data.  Knowledge of web application design and maintenance.  


Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.  Ability to work well with other others, travel and work non-traditional hours.



In response to emergency events, Division of Emergency Management employees may be required to work irregular hours, to work more than 8 hours per day, to work extended periods (including weekends and holidays), to work at locations other than their official headquarters, and to perform duties in addition to those outlined in the employee’s position description.  Employees must be able to deploy to emergency sites with limited advance notice.

You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order for us to conduct the background check and a drug test.

All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida Employment Application.

REMINDERS:  Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.  For more information, please visit the SSS website:

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement. 

DEM appreciates the service and sacrifices made by veterans and their family members. Further, DEM recognizes the immeasurable value veterans bring to the workplace and is committed to increasing the number of veterans that serve in its workforce.

BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT:  It is the policy of the Florida Division of Emergency Management that any applicants who will be considered or recommended for an employment opportunity undergo Level 2 background screening.  This is in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, Florida Statutes, as a condition of employment.
No applicants for a designated position will be employed until the Level 2 screening and drug test results are received, reviewed, and approved by the Agency.
Level 2 back ground screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for Statewide criminal and juvenile records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and Federal criminal records checks through the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and may include local criminal records checks through local law enforcement agencies

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee

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