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GIS Officer

Date Posted
27th November 2016
Land Use & Environmental Management
Job Type
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

The National Works Agency invites applications from suitably qualified individuals for the position of GIS Officer (Level 5).

Job Description

Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in an Information Technology related field, Urban Planning or Geography
  • Specialized training in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and or Information Technology
  • A minimum of two (2) years related experience

Core Functions

  • Collect, input, analyze and retrieve data relevant to the effective use and operation of GIS in the Agency
  • Provide plans, themes, charts, graphs and reports from the GIS Database
  • Maintains a Spatial Database of all the Agencies properties, land acquisition, project sites, road networks and related structures etc.
  • Participate in the development of geodatabase
  • Classify and process geographic information using standard rules and established procedures and practices
  • Maintain knowledge in current trend of web application development

Skills Requirement

  • Understanding of GIS applications in physical planning infrastructure planning
  • Knowledge of GIS software and products (including the ESRI geodatabase data model. ArcGIS Desktop ArcGIS Extensions, ArcGIS Online. Collector of ArcGIS etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of Web GIS and Web Mapping applications (ArcGIS Server, Google Earth and Google Maps API)
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Highly developed analytical and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of programming language (such as VB, HTMLS, Java) would be an asset

Reporting Relationship

  • Reports to: GIS Manager
  • Liaises internally with: Planning, Project Implementation & Information Technology Personnel
  • Liaises externally with GIS /Information Technology personnel in other Departments of government e.g.  Land Informational Council of Jamaica, Utility Companies and other local authorities.

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