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The City of Harrisburg is accepting applications for GIS Administrator in the Department of Administration, Bureau of Information Technology. This position is responsible for maintaining GIS and related data and developing web mapping applications for various City bureaus and the public, GIS data resources to users; develop web maps and applications for city bureaus and the public and edits and creates GIS data, provide training to city staff on the use of GIS integration. The position reports directly to the Director of Information Technology or designee. This is a management, FLSA-exempt position.

Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Computer Science or Engineering, or another relevant field and/or GIS certification. Master’s degree in Geography or GIS or GISP certification preferred. Three (3) to five (5) years relative GIS work experience required. Four (4) or more years of experience with ESRI ArcGIS Online platform; ESRI ArcGIS desktop products for GIS data development, processing, and analysis; and ESRI ArcGIS Server products for map service and database administration. Two (2) or more years of experience with Microsoft Office products (namely Access and Excel). One (1) or more years of experience with GIS Application Development on Flex or JavaScript API’s. One (1) or more years of experience with Agile Development Experience (SCRUM), maintain web pages using WordPress. and a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License, Class C, or equivalent is also required.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS 

The City of Harrisburg offers an annual salary up to $64,100.00 (commensurate with experience and qualifications). This full-time position also includes an excellent benefits package: defined pension plan, paid holidays, paid time off (vacation, sick and personal time) and health care benefits (medical, dental, prescription and vision).

The City intends to fill this position as soon as possible. It will remain open until filled. If interested, please submit a cover letter, your resume, three employment references and salary history to:

City of Harrisburg, Bureau of Human Resources
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. City Government Center
10 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone: (717) 255-6475

Email: [email protected] (electronic submission preferred)

The City of Harrisburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Wanda R.D. Williams, Mayor


Job Title
GIS Administrator
Department of Administration – Bureau of Information Technology

Definition

 The City of Harrisburg seeks a qualified individual to fill the position of full-time GIS Administrator. The GIS Administrator is a key technical resource and support for The Bureau of Information Technology. This position is responsible for maintaining GIS and related data and developing web mapping applications for various City bureaus and the public. The GIS Administrator is required to perform all similar or related duties. The GIS Administrator provides overall management and technical assistance to users of GIS; maintains and expands all resources including data software and hardware so that users can utilize their GIS-based applications efficiently and effectively; coordinates GIS efforts so as to optimize the utility and value of all digital data equipment and other required resources; assists in the management of other city databases; develops and enforces digital data standards and practices that will promote a GIS resource that can be confidently incorporated into other city-wide applications; document and distribute information about GIS data resources to users; develop web maps and applications for city bureaus and the public and edits and creates GIS data, provide training to city staff on the use of GIS integration. The position reports directly to the Director of Information Technology or designee. This is a management, FLSA-exempt position.

Job Location

Work is performed at the Martin Luther King, Jr. City Government Center and the McCormick Public Services Center and at other worksites within the City. Duties are typically performed weekdays with the ability and willingness to work before or after normal business hours when required.

Essential Functions

Work involves, but is not limited to, the following: responsible for development of new systems, story maps, mobile inspection/collection applications, and open data portals and support of various GIS efforts for the City of Harrisburg. Provide technical insight and recommendations to determine GIS policies, goals, and objectives. Formulates implementation options and strategies, directs and conducts research, and converts strategies to action plans with timetables and deadlines. Produce custom maps upon request; utilizes various mapping and cartography skills to finalize computerized cartographic hard copy maps; writes system commands to isolate various criteria and demographics to be included in map content; and creates various layers of maps illustrating targeted areas of interest. Researches records of plats and property descriptions to determine property location, boundaries, and size; digitizes appropriate changes or additions to existing maps; and resolves issues related to property descriptions. Support the overall City initiative of data transparency, data collection, and system reusability. Develop applications using ArcGIS Online templates. Sets up replication and ETL processes to sync database systems. Responsible for GIS Database design and implementation and conversion/processing of GIS data to meet project needs.

Essential Functions (Cont.)

Ensures software and hardware is up-to-date using cost-effective strategies. Provides technical support for desktop and online GIS users within the city. Develop, support,  and maintain GIS integration with other enterprise systems (CrimeWatch, LexisNexis, GeoTime, Cody, etc.). Develop and maintain web pages using WordPress.  Reports to work and remains at work in a productive condition which includes not being under the influence or impaired by the use of alcohol and/or drugs.  Establishes and maintains an effective working relationship with co-workers and the general public.  Completes all assignments in an efficient, consistent and timely manner. Maintains regular, punctual and predictable attendance.

Non-Essential Functions

The GIS Administrator is required to perform all similar or related duties.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong technical background; proficient in ESRI Platform (including ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, Portal for ArcGIS and ArcGIS Online), Enterprise Geodatabases – ArcSDE, and ArcGIS Server/REST endpoint services.
  • Experience with relational database management systems such as Microsoft Access, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Networking concepts.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of GIS concepts and analytical techniques.
  • Advanced ArcGIS Desktop skills.
  • Scripting or programming experience.
  • Experience with cartography.
  • Web-based programming/development.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher and Access with specific experience in creating excel spreadsheets to perform calculations.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including interpersonal and listening skills.
  • Skill in technical writing, including proposals, user manuals, documentation, reports, presentations, and memos.
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving ability.
  • Proficient data processing skills with the ability to troubleshoot and diagnose software and hardware operational problems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and explain problems in non-technical language.
  • Ability to conduct independent research.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Self-starter with a desire to stay current with modern and emerging technology.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Computer Science or Engineering, or another relevant field and/or GIS certification. Master’s degree in Geography or GIS or GISP certification preferred.

Three (3) to five (5) years relative GIS work experience required. Four (4) or more years of experience with ESRI ArcGIS Online platform; ESRI ArcGIS desktop products for GIS data development, processing, and analysis; and ESRI ArcGIS Server products for map service and database administration. Two (2) or more years of experience with Microsoft Office products (namely Access and Excel). One (1) or more years of experience with GIS Application Development on Flex or JavaScript API’s. One (1) or more years of experience with Agile Development Experience (SCRUM), maintain web pages using WordPress. A valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License, Class C.

 

To apply for this job please visit laserfiche.harrisburgpa.gov.

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