The City of Pinellas Park is currently accepting applications for the position of GIS Specialist.
GIS Specialist Job Description:
Definition: Under general direction, performs skilled technical and professional work in the design,
development and maintenance of Geographic Information System (GIS) graphics and mapping
Essential Functions: Essential functions as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include
the following tasks, knowledges, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY,
and is not a comprehensive list of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.
Aids City departments, external agencies and the public with collection, development, access and
dissemination of GIS information. Works closely with end users to identify GIS requirements, perform
research and analysis, and design and develop GIS solutions. Utilizes GIS techniques to extract
insights and prepare and update maps and data sets. Implements GIS standards and best practices.
Designs and develops databases associated with the GIS base map, including updates to GIS layers
as changes occur. Analyzes, troubleshoots and resolves GIS-related problems, end-user issues, and
provides guidance to users on methods for correcting reported problems.
Assists with the administration of the City’s Geographic Information System, ensuring application
software and hardware operates efficiently and meets the City’s information technology needs.
Provides backup support in identifying, troubleshooting, and supporting other technical needs of the
City. Serves as a member of a high-performing, cross-functional work team and assists with or
assumes responsibilities as needed in all other areas of the Information Technology Department.
Knowledge, Skills, and Other Characteristics:
Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems as applied within a municipal environment.
Knowledge of cartographic map standards, ESRI mapping software, and database management.
Knowledge of methods and techniques of engineering, land surveying, planning and spatial analysis.
Knowledge of operation and maintenance of computer software, hardware and operating systems.
Knowledge of LAN and WAN, internet and remote access computer systems.
Knowledge of ArcGIS and ArcGIS Server, ArcSDE, AutoCad and SQL Server.
Knowledge of GIS data conversion and automation between different systems.
Knowledge of ESRI’s ArcGIS Online and ESRI’s Local Government Information Model.
Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships and function in a team environment.
Ability to provide excellent customer service and handle difficult situations with tact and diplomacy.
Ability to work in a highly confidential environment and exercise utmost discretion.
Skill in oral communication in both one-on-one and group situations.
Skill in written communication for both administrative and technical purposes.
Skill in project/program management.
Skill in effective use of resources.
Physical Requirements: Works in an office environment, with some travel to other locations. Requires
the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time. Occasionally required to lift and carry up to 45
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in GIS, Computer
Science or related field and two (2) years of experience working with GIS systems and applications.
Requires fingerprinting and successful passing of an FDLE background screening. Requires a valid Florida