Purpose of JobThe purpose of this job is to perform technical functions associated with the department's Geographic Information System (GIS). Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coordinating geographic information system functions; producing and maintaining a computerized map base; managing and updating GIS data; performing research; providing training, information, and education; performing computer maintenance functions; preparing correspondence, reports, and documentation; and performing additional tasks as assigned.The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.Assists in establishing, administering, and maintaining the Unified Government's Geographic Information System; coordinates GIS system functions; creates digital databases; manages and updates GIS data.Performs updates and maintains the stormwater infrastructure database for the entire MS4, and performs impervious surface calculations for the Athens-Clarke County stormwater utility.Generates documents, reports, maps, forms, charts, spreadsheets, and other documentation for compliance under the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater Phase II Permit.Assists in developing Hydraulic models, Water Quality models, and BMP Optimization models for infrastructure and flood management analysis and watershed restoration projects.Produces, maintains, and updates computerized map base.Assists in the assignment and maintenance of the Athens-Clarke County master address database.Maintains and updates geo-database of Athens Clarke County Stormwater Management System.Performs research functions as appropriate; assists other staff members with research projects.Performs mapping and other related duties.Provides training, education, and assistance to staff members concerning GIS technology and software use.Performs basic maintenance functions on computer hardware and software programs; reviews software programs and makes recommendations.Prepares and/or generates routine correspondence, reports, forms, charts, graphs, tables, spreadsheets, and other documentation via computer and/or typewriter.Receives various documentation; reviews, processes, responds, forwards, maintains, and/or takes other actions as appropriate.Answers the telephone; provides information, guidance, and assistance; takes and relays messages and/or directs calls to appropriate personnel; returns calls as necessary.Responds to routine requests for information from officials, employees, and members of the staff, the general public, or other individuals.Maintains a working knowledge of various computer equipment and software programs.Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of applicable laws/regulations; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.Performs other related duties as required.Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesKnowledge of the policies, procedures, and activities of the Department of Transportation & Public Works as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the position of GIS Analyst.Knowledge of cartographic principles, methods and practices, of Athens-Clarke County policies and procedures, and of departmental procedures and methods as required in the performance of duties.Knowledge and skill to operate various equipment and machinery including a computer, printer, plotter, scanner, digitizer, audio/visual equipment, drafting instruments, copy machine, calculator, and telephone.Skill in operating the Geographic Information System and computer-aided design software, and in utilizing various word processing, database, spreadsheet, graphics, drafting/mapping, and/or other software programs relevant to the position.Ability to compile, organize, prepare, and maintain an assortment of records, reports and information in an effective manner and according to departmental and/or governmental regulations.Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors and other staff members.Ability to use independent judgment in routine and non-routine situations.Ability to handle required mathematical calculations.Ability to utilize and understand computer applications and techniques as necessary in the completion of daily assignments.Ability to plan, organize and/or prioritize daily assignments and work activities.Ability to comprehend and apply regulations and procedures of the department.
Bachelor's Degree in geography, engineering, public administration or related field with two years of experience involving GIS database design and implementation or Stormwater GIS and Engineering experience required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position.Valid Driver's license required.