General Statement of Job

Under limited supervision, performs complex data entry and manipulation to create, maintain, display, update and analyze data in a comprehensive enterprise geographic information system (GIS) for Florence County. Position reports to the GIS Manager.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Creates, edits and analyzes geospatial databases and decision-making documents and maps using the ESRIArcGIS software suite to include desktop, mobile and internet solutions.

Reviews and responds to requests for demographic information, reports, maps and data for the public; County departments; local, state and federal agencies; elected and appointed officials, and a variety of other sources.

Utilizes ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server, ArcSDE and a host of ArcGis extensions for network routing, map books, geocoding and the development of data models, etc.

Assists with the development, maintenance, updates and enhancement of Florence County mobile and internet mapping services.

Creates, utilizes and assists with the development of programming or automation applications in a variety of geospatial related macros, scripts, SQL, model builder, etc.

Utilizes GPS mapping grade equipment for field data pre-planning and collection in the development and expansion of the geospatial data layers.

Provides assistance and training in the use of GIS and GPS tools, software and websites to the public, county departments and a variety of other sources.

Researches and interprets source records and documents for input on GIS data layers.

Coordinates efforts with other departments.

Handles special projects as assigned by the GIS Manager.

Operates and/or utilizes a variety of office and other equipment including desktop and laptop computers, tablets, printer including large format plotter, scanner, GPS field data collector, vehicle, copier, etc.

Collects field data in a variety of weather conditions and locations.

Performs various clerical duties when necessary, including but not limited to document development using MS Office, copying and filing documents, answering the telephone, etc.

Works independently and within a team environment to accomplish department goals.
Willing to participate in knowledge sharing.

Interacts with various groups and individuals such as department directors, managers, and employees; co-workers; elected and appointed officials; local, federal and state government staff; attorneys; engineers; developers; property managers; venders; consultants; utility companies; citizen groups and the general public.

Additional Job Functions

Performs all other related duties as assigned

Attends in-house and outside training classes/seminars as required.

Minimum Training and Experience

A Bachelor’s degree in Geography with an emphasis on Geographic Information Systems (GIS), particularly theESRI ArcGIS software suite, supplemented by three (3) years of responsible GIS experience is preferred. Applicant with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, strong geospatial skills, and a solid knowledge of relational database will be considered. Must possess excellent analytical and problem solving skills along with good oral and written communication skills. Geographic Information Professional (GISP) certification is desired at time of hire or must be obtained within five years of employment. Must possess a valid SC state driver’s license.



Applications are accepted through the Florence County Human Resources office, located at 180 N. Irby Street, Room 605, Florence,SC 29501 (843) 665-3054. Outside of Florence County please contact our office for an application.

Florence County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/H/V.
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