Darlington County – GIS/Mapping Technician

The intent of this listing is to give a general indication of the level of difficulty and responsibility of this position. It requires performing drafting functions for County projects and maintains, updates and drafts tax maps and 911 addressing maps. This position reports to the Senior Planner.

Job Summary
This position performs drafting functions for County projects and maintains, updates and drafts tax maps and 911 addressing maps. Duties include thorough knowledge of the skills, procedures, and equipment utilized in drafting and map production; understanding the Geographic Information System and is capable of maintaining this system to benefit the County’s planning function; preparing maps utilizing the GIS; ability to read, analyze and interpret a variety of maps, maintain control of assigned activities through effective organization and the application of good human relations techniques and can analyze problems that arise on the job and recommend solutions. The GIS/Mapping Technician reports to the Senior Planner.
Essential Functions
1. Performs drafting functions for County projects such as Council Redistricting, “Barrier Free” (handicapped accessible) projects, speculative buildings, etc.
2. Maintains, updates and drafts maps for the 911 project, including street and road names, addressing, etc.
3. Provides assistance to the Roads and Bridges Department for street sign installation by locating streets on maps or in the field.
4. Maintains and updates the County’s GIS (Geographic Information System). Develops maps utilizing this system.
5. Receives, reviews, evaluates, acts upon and/or files various types of records and reports including tax maps, addressing sheets, 911 maps, etc.
6. Utilizes and maintains a variety of equipment and tools, including drafting tables, drafting machines, triangle, trench curve, engineer’s scale, Leroy lettering, video camera, etc.
7. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
1. Associate’s degree in drafting, engineering graphics, or related field or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
2. Must possess a valid S.C. driver’s license.
3. A criminal background check will be completed on selected applicant if a current one (less than 3 years old) is not on file.
Darlington County Government
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Requirements
1. Able to use required machinery and equipment to perform job duties, make sound, educated decisions, use judgment and discretion in carrying out duties and responsibilities, and able to communicate effectively with a wide variety of public and private groups and is persuasive in such communication.
2. Have the verbal ability to prepare effective and accurate required reports and the mathematical ability to handle required calculations accurately and quickly and have good technical skills.
3. Must be physically able to operate a variety of types of office machines and drafting equipment including drafting table drafting machine, triangle, French curve, engineer’s scale, Leroy lettering, video camera, etc.

Salary
$17.96 Hr. w/ State Benefits
Apply in the Darlington County Administrator’s Office, 1 Public Square, Room 210 (Courthouse), Darlington, SC 29532 or obtain an application online at http://www.darcosc.com; then mail to above address or email to gwinburn@darcosc.net
RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCECPTED WITHOUT A COMPLETE APPLICATION
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMPLY WITH ALL FEDERAL AND STATE LAW AS THEY

Engineering Technician – GIS

City of Goose Creek

IF A CONDITIONAL OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT IS MADE, APPLICANT(S) MUST SUCCESSFULLY PASS A BACKGROUND SCREENING, PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG TEST AND PHYSICAL (IF REQUIRED BY THE POSITION). ADDITIONAL TESTING IS REQUIRED FOR SPECIFIED POSITIONS AND POLICE DEPARTMENT APPLICANTS.

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSTION, PRINT AND COMPLETE THE ATTACHED DOCUMENTS. FORWARD TO:

CITY OF GOOSE CREEK, ATTN: HUMAN RESOURCES, P. O. DRAWER 1768, GOOSE CREEK, SC 29445 OR humanresources@cityofgoosecreek.com

RESUMES ARE ENCOURAGED, BUT WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED WITHOUT A COMPLETED APPLICATION. A TEN YEAR DRIVING RECORD IS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION.

JOB TITLE: Engineering Technician – GIS  (Job Application)  (Applicant Data Form)

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

JOB SUMMARY: Provides technical and design functions related to public work engineering and mapping projects.

SAFETY: The employee is responsible for adhering to all safety procedures and regulations established by the Department, the City and all State and Federal organizations. Any safety concern should be reported to a supervisor immediately.

MAJOR DUTIES:

• Reviews and corrects engineering records created and maintained in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) programs.

• Utilizes CAD and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to create, update, and prepare maps, plans, profiles, and detailed drawings from various notes and sketches.

• Provides users with technical assistance, training, and support related to the operation of the GIS and CAD systems to ensure accuracy and maintain quality standards and assists staff in resolving daily operational and technical problems.

• Coordinates and prioritizes mapping projects and prepares the layout and design of a variety of maps.

• Performs GIS application programming.

• Establishes and maintains reports utilizing the city’s application database.

• Develops and maintains system and user documentation and procedures.

• Maintains records of all problems, solutions, and resources used.

• Analyzes user requirements, designs, and development solutions.

• Enters and retrieves data from computer information systems, determines which geographic data are necessary to create infrastructure maps and related documents.

• Consults with staff using GIS to determine the scope of their needs; designs and executes projects that best serve these needs with the department resources.

• Responds to GIS data requests for various departments and public and private agencies.

• Gathers information required for field location of city facilities; makes field measurements and sketches; performs routine calculations and analysis, and maintains and updates a variety of infrastructure records, charts, and maps.

• Prepares clear and concise records, reports, and correspondence.

• Develops and maintains standards to ensure quality and consistency in work products.

• Evaluates and recommends products and determines compatibility with existing systems.

• Integrates current and planned computer systems in conjunction with Information Technology Dept.

• Follows applicable safety rules and regulations.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

• Knowledge of the methods and techniques used in the application and use of Geographic Information Systems operations.

• Proficient in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software, such as ArcInfo and ArcView.

• Proficient in computer aided design using AutoCAD software.

• Basic knowledge of engineering design and construction practices.

• Proficient in the application of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.

• Ability to effectively prepare maps using GIS and AutoCAD.

• Ability to conceptualize spatial data.

• Ability to update and manage computer file systems.

• Ability to test software upgrades, maintain map related records; follow oral and written instructions.

• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The Director assigns work with instructions that are in terms of goals and objectives. The Assistant Director/City Engineer reviews work for compliance with procedures and may verify the final results of the work.

GUIDELINES: Guidelines include OSHA, DHEC, State and Federal water, stormwater and solid waste rules and regulations, Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Standards, International Building Codes, SCDOT Design and Construction Standards, engineering design and inspection procedures, labor laws, Community Appearance and Sanitation Codes, City and departmental policies and procedures. These guidelines are general and require interpretation.

COMPLEXITY: Under general supervision, performs moderately difficult civil engineering tasks related to a wide variety of public works projects. The work consists of duties related to the drafting, inspection and record keeping of various engineering projects for the department. Position is complex due to the number of regulations and laws that require compliance in addition to coordination between municipal, county and state agencies.

SCOPE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this position is to provide assistance in the planning, design and evaluation of public works projects and in applying technical drafting techniques to the review and preparation of engineering drawings for the department in order to ensure compliance with all applicable standards and regulations. Errors can cause lost time, rework, additional costs and endangerment to public health. Successful work results in the City providing customers with the completion of quality projects for our customers.

PERSONAL CONTACTS: Contacts are typically with other department personnel, Engineers, regulatory officials, representatives from other organizations and the general public.

PURPOSE OF CONTACTS: Contacts are typically to give or exchange information and provide services, coordinate projects, resolve problems and answer complaints.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, or walking. Work for sustained periods of time maintaining concentrated attention to detail.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is typically performed in an office with a computer and occasionally outdoors in hot, cold, or inclement weather.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY: N/A

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• Associate’s degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Geography, Computer Science or related field.

• Three years of increasingly responsible experience performing GIS and CAD functions in a public works, utility, or engineering organization. Any combination of related education and work experience totaling five years is acceptable.

• Valid South Carolina Driver’s License.

Qualifications

Associate’s degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Geography, Computer Science or related field. Three years of increasingly responsible experience performing GIS and CAD functions in a public works, utility, or engineering organization. Any combination of related education and work experience totaling five years is acceptable. Valid South Carolina Driver’s License.

Original Posting: http://www.cityofgoosecreek.com/jobs.aspx?jobID=68

GIS TECHNICIAN, SENIOR (GIS)

CITY OF COLUMBIA
Term:

Regular Full-Time

Pay:

$38,524 – $49,118/ANNUAL

Nature of Work:

The purpose of this position is to participate in the development, implementation, maintenance and use of the GIS system in multiple City departments, and to perform related professional and technical work as required.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in geography, computer science, or closely related field with three (3) years of relevant GIS experience. Must have extensive experience using the ESRI ArcGIS suite of software including ArcGIS for Desktop, ArcPAD, ArcGIS Mobile.

Special Requirements:

Must possess and maintain a valid SC Class “D” Driver’s License and have an acceptable driving record. Must have knowledge of personal computer equipment with skill in the use of Microsoft Office preferred, utilizing Outlook, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and data base software programs as well as data entry skills.

Original Posting: https://www.columbiasc.net/jobs/0/635

2016 Officers Elected!

Congratulations to the 2016 officers elected at the last meeting held on Nov. 18th!

2016 Officers
Caroline Dunlap was elected President
Lorelei Kelly was elected Treasurer
Reggie Sanders was elected Communications Officer

Congratulations to all of you, and good luck on your 2016 term!

Celebrating GIS Day and Geography Awareness Week

At West Florence and South Florence High School

We are excited to announce that the 2015 GIS Day and Geography Awareness Week celebration will take place at West Florence High School and South Florence High School this year. GISDayCartoon2015

The Florence County GIS department is in its 8th year of supporting GIS in Education by introducing GIS concepts to students from the fifth grade on up, as well as becoming involved in school events which allow opportunities for outreach in the community. This year we will focus on questions such as, “What does GIS mean to me?” and “Why is this important to know?” and will be using an interactive presentation designed with activities to engage students in thinking spatially.

On November 19th Lorelei Kelly-Guiles, and Reginald O. Sanders II from the Florence County GIS Department will visit West Florence High School located at 221 N Beltline Dr.  Florence SC 29501.  Mr. Sellers invited them to talk to his three human geography classes which include 80 students. Following that on November 20th, 23rd, and 24th, Principal Carol Hill requested a presentation for the ninth and tenth graders at South Florence High School, located at 3200 S. Irby St. Florence, SC. Over 700 students plan to be in attendance