• City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Jan 30, 2019
Full Time Administration and Management GIS and Surveying
  • Salary: $59,179.20 - $91,719.27 Annually

Job Description

The City of Fort Lauderdale is seeking an GIS Analyst to support the technical needs of the City's existing and expanding GIS asset inventory of water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure including, but not limited to, performing maintenance and update of GIS data, supporting data conversion from Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) to GIS and GIS to Cityworks®, conducting spatial analysis, map creation, and automating repetitive tasks.   
The ideal candidate will work with users to understand GIS hardware, software, and data issues; takes appropriate action to correct problems by performing diagnostics, researching solution to problems, interacting and conferring with vendors to provide solutions.  Would you fit in?  Click here to apply.

Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification.   The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.
  • Participates in the Citywide administration of the enterprise GIS
  • Conducts studies of City departments and their sub-components to identify and implement added value uses of GIS and other location-based technologies
  • Supports the technical data science and data analytics needs of City departments, particularly those associated with data of a geographic nature
  • Provides GIS-based analysis and reports to City departments
  • Provides GIS mapping services to City departments
  • Create scripts and tools for automating tasks and workflows
  • Provides ongoing software and data support to users of GIS software in City departments, including formal and informal training, and also to include software installation and responding to technical support issues
  • Designs and implements data schemas for the City's enterprise GIS database and for specific GIS solutions
  • Updates data in the City's enterprise GIS database
  • Participates in collaborative efforts to implement map-based solutions with sub-functions that include establishing requirements, formulating project plans, and managing timelines for implementation
  • Designs and implements map-based solutions, many of which may be interactive solutions built using web technologies
  • Implements configurable Esri application and solution templates.
  • Creates and updates Esri web services
  • Operates professional grade GPS equipment and associated software for field data capture, field verification, and field inventory.
  • Trains users in customer departments on the use of professional grade GPS equipment and associated software.
  • Performs related work as required.
Special Requirements:
Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine who will be required to work.

The position involves light physical demands, such as exerting up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Passion for job :  Maintains a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and self-starting approach to achieve and maintain higher levels of performance.  Lead by example to inspire employee commitment and motivation to ensure that Community Builders (employees) and neighbors (customers) experience the highest level of service and satisfaction.
Commitment to Excellence/Continuous Improvement :  Demonstrates a commitment to quality, takes pride in work, and strives to deliver the best possible results. Upholds the City's Quality Management System (QMS) through provision of consistent quality services that meet the needs and expectations of neighbors (customers) and other interested parties.   Aims to enhance neighbor satisfaction with city services by looking for opportunities to improve performance, generating ideas for improving processes, and thoroughly reviews work. Resilience, determination and innovation are all qualities essential for success.
Job Knowledge: The demonstration of specialized knowledge required to perform the job. Takes initiative in learning and implementing new concepts, technologies, and/or methods.
Customer Service Orientation :   Keeps internal and/or external customer(s) in mind at all times. Strives to proactively address customer concerns and needs.  Assists business partners and neighbors to achieve their work goals via application of their own skills and knowledge; strives to provide consistent customer satisfaction and proactively seek customer feedback.
Personal Credibility: Projects self-control, confidence, and composure while managing emotions, time, energy, and performance.
Results Orientation:   Demonstrates knowledge of what results are important, and focuses resources to achieve them.
Accountability: Takes personal responsibility for outcomes.
Engagement: Care about work assignments and meets expectations for work schedules and accomplishing assignments. Shows commitment to the organization and its goals.
Communication: Speaks, writes, and listens effectively in a variety of circumstances, shares information and ideas with others.
Ethics and Integrity : Degree of trustworthiness and ethical behavior of an individual with consideration for the knowledge one has of the impact and consequences when making a decision or taking action.  All community builders should familiarize themselves with the City's Policy and Standards Manual (PSM) Chapter 6, Section 10, Sub Section 8 (City Employee Code of Ethics).
Teamwork: Works effectively with others to achieve business goals and objectives.  Takes steps to promote cohesiveness, collaboration and synergy with associates throughout the organization. Bridges personal, business and cultural differences to work effectively in team settings.
Agile Learner:  Learns quickly from new experiences and training.
Analytical Thinking: Builds a logical approach to address problems or opportunities or manage the situation at hand by drawing on own knowledge and experience base and calling on other references and resources as necessary.
Attention to Detail: Demonstrates responsibility for, and handles accurately, the details associated with one's work.
Building Collaborative Relationships: Establishes rapport with people easily, develops and maintains a network of contacts that can provide information, help and access to others.
Continuous Learning: The extent to which one is able to independently determine the need for personal and professional growth, appropriately identify relevant learning opportunities, and willingly participate in such developmental opportunities.
Creativity & Innovation: Creating and identifying novel approaches to address challenging strategic, technical or business situations and problems.  It is about coming up with new or different ideas, or adapting ideas from elsewhere in the organization or externally.  It is concerned with moving the organization forward by applying new ideas or old ideas in a new way to generate solutions  and approaches.  At the higher levels it is about thinking laterally and creating new concepts.
Dependability/Quantity of Work: Effectively and reliably accomplishing assignments and fulfilling the position responsibilities with minimal supervision, taking responsibility for personal work tasks.  Produces a regular volume of output processed.
Diagnostic Information Gathering: The ability to identify the information needed to clarify a situation needed to clarify a situation, seek that information from appropriate sources, and uses skillful questioning to draw out the information, when others are reluctant to disclose it.
Initiative: Assertively addresses issues and problems that stand in the way of organizational progress.
Managing Risks The extent to which one independently anticipates and identifies problems, obstacles, and opportunities and takes action to address impediments and capitalize on opportunities to achieve performance targets, while identifying, assessing and managing associated risks
Planning & Organization: Prioritizes and organizes actions, resources, and other people to achieve targeted objectives.
Problem Solving & Decision Making: Analyzing and diagnosing problems to resolve them or minimize their negative consequences. Isolate, defining and seeking solutions to problem areas.  Analyzing problems or procedures, evaluate alternatives, and select best course of action.  Adapt traditional approaches or devising new approaches, concepts, methods, designs, processes, technologies and systems.
Relationship Management : Identifies networks and builds/maintains relationships that are useful in achieving personal and organizational objectives.
Technical Expertise: Applies and improves extensive or in-depth specialized knowledge, skills, and judgment to accomplish a result or to accomplish one's job effectively.
Continuous Learning: The extent to which one is able to independently determine the need for personal and professional growth, appropriately identify relevant learning opportunities, and willingly participate in such developmental opportunities.
     Time Management: Ability to prioritize and organize own actions to achieve targeted objectives.
Established Date: 11/18/2018     Revised Date: January 16, 2019
Management Category: 4            Classification: Advanced
FLSA: Exempt                               EEO Code: 2 - Professional
Job Code:  FP011                         Pay Grade: FP09

The City of Fort Lauderdale is AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.  All applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender (including identity or expression), marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or any other protected classification as defined by applicable law (except as limited by Personnel Rules, Collective Bargaining Agreements, or bona fide occupational qualifications).
In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the City of Fort Lauderdale is committed to providing a safe, quality-oriented and productive work environment consistent with the standards of the community in which it serves. Alcohol and drug abuse poses a threat to the health and safety of City's community builders and to the security of the City's equipment and facilities. For these reasons, the City is committed to the elimination of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the workplace.
Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects qualified individuals with disabilities from employment discrimination. Under the ADA, a person has a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.The physical demands described within the job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job . In compliance with the ADA, the City of Fort Lauderdale will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.  This description is subject to modification as the needs and requirements of the position change.

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
  1. Have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in computer science, information processing, geography, engineering, mathematics, urban and regional planning, or a closely related field.
  2. Must possess at least two (2) years of work experience in the GIS field to include experience using Esri ArcGIS.
  3. Possess or be able to obtain a State of Florida driver's license .
Additional qualifying experience or completion of coursework at an accredited college or university in a job-related field, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for one year of the required experience or education.

Experience with Cityworks®

-GIS experience working with utility networks is not necessary but desirable.

-Preference will be given to candidates with a high degree of proficiencies in the items listed in the Supplemental Questions as a part of the official application.

Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method.  Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify.
An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes.  To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form (J204).
Closing Date/Time: Continuous