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Job Specification


GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST 3

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DEFINITION


 Under supervision of a higher level Geographic Information System
 (GIS) Specialist or other supervisory official, performs
 professional GIS work relating to the geographic analysis of
 environmental parameters and or/other factors, image processing,
 interpretation, and application of remote sensing data; performs
 geographic data digitizing; operates all computer hardware and
 software associated with the Geographic Information System; does
 related duties.

 NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative
 purposes only.  A particular position using this title may not
 perform all duties listed in this job specification.  Conversely,
 all duties performed on the job may not be listed.


EXAMPLES OF WORK:


 Performs data acquisition, data reformatting and application of
 GIS and image processing software (i.e. assigned classifications,
 feature enhancement, area calculation) for application to agency
 projects, activities, and issues.

 Performs integration of satellite-acquired data with the agency
 Geographic Information System for analysis of spatial
 distributions and display of results as computer-generated maps
 and/or photographic images as required.

 Performs and coordinates, as required, data base development at
 the technical level.

 Performs data acquisition taking measures to ensure quality
 control of conventional data capture; designs coding conventions
 to ensure compatibility with geographic files; performs, and when
 necessary, instructs users in data entry and editing procedures;
 as required, coordinates the creation of SAS data bases from
 reformatted data files.

 Based on user requirements, writes, tests, fully documents, and
 maintains statistical programs to perform complex statistical
 routines and to generate reports, which may then be input to GIS
 software.

 Performs regular disk backups and catalogs data tapes in library.

 Operates the Geographic Information System and all associated
 hardware and software to display the results of computer analysis
 (which cannot be economically prepared with conventional
 cartography) by applying cartographic principles in the
 production of finished maps.

 Performs geographic analysis of the spatial distribution of
 environmental contaminants, which may affect the public health
 and traffic generations, which may affect the public.

 Uses and may be required to instruct staff and other agencies on
 the use of image processing packages and other software on color
 graphics digital computer systems to interpret remote sensing
 data from satellites to solve problems in specific program areas.

 Performs geographic data digitizing and conventional data capture
 for specific assignments.

 Procures data, prepares data for machine coding, edits to ensure
 accuracy of machine-readable data, and verifies resulting data.

 Uses mathematical analysis of computer color video-graphics to
 ensure correct and effective use of color in the production of
 maps and graphs. Performs application research to answer specific
 user needs.

 Provides hardware and software support for the Geographic
 Information System including training and assisting system users.

 May conducts data file management including editing, merging,
 deletion, and additions.

 Designs the layout and features of all map, graph, and chart
 output products from the Geographic Information System using both
 computerized and manual cartographic techniques to produce maps.

 Reorders support materials for Geographic Information System
 hardware.

 Conducts research on modeling, computer graphic, and mathematical
 mapping techniques made possible by the Geographic Information
 System, and relates these directly to information needs.

 Maintains highly specialized computer graphics and image
 processing hardware, software, communications system.  Notifies
 supervisor of any problems. Performs emergency repairs to
 hardware and/or schedules repairs.

 Coordinates with agency staff to ensure goals are met.

 Prepares technical reports and correspondence in the course of
 official duties.

 Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
 and/or manual recording and computerized information systems used
 by the agency, office, or related units.

 REQUIREMENTS:

      EDUCATION:

      Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's
      degree.

      EXPERIENCE:

      Two (2) years of experience with geographic information
 systems including computer graphics and computer hardware
 digitizing procedures.

      NOTE: A Master's degree in Geography, or Environmental
 Science including or supplemented by the additional credits
 indicated below may be substituted for one (1) year of the
 indicated experience.

      NOTE: Applicants who do not possess the required education
 may substitute experience as indicated below on a year-for-year
 basis.

      NOTE: A specific Bachelor's degree in Geography,
 Environmental Science or related field with twelve (12) semester
 hours in computer mapping/GIS which shall have included spatial
 programming and digital image processing may be substituted for
 one (1) year of the above experience.

      LICENSE:

      Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license
 valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather
 than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential
 duties of the position.


 KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 Knowledge of geography and its applications to geographic
 information systems.

 Knowledge of cartography including mathematics of scale and
 projection transformation.

 Knowledge of and proficiency in all phases of manual map, chart,
 and graph preparation, including graphic display, layout and
 design, and various techniques such as cribing, inking, leroy
 lettering, and peel coat.

 Knowledge of computerized data entry and formatting, data base
 management, and data base utilization.

 Knowledge of multivariable statistical methods.

 Knowledge of specialized computer graphics hardware, such as
 various plotters, vector scan terminals, raster graphics
 displays, microcomputers, and their advantages and disadvantages
 for production of specific map types.

 Knowledge of geographic and statistical data output methodologies
 and ability to interpret, explain, and apply data output.

 Knowledge of all phases of computer map preparation,
 digitization, data transmission, and data reformatting.

 Knowledge of the capabilities, programming techniques, and
 intricacies of general purpose computerized systems and
 peripheral equipment.

 Ability to use computer operating systems including logon,
 logoff, system editor, moving between directories, listing
 directory contents, copying and deleting files, and listing
 printouts.

 Ability to use modern graphic reproduction methods, including
 slide preparation, diazo processing, PMT camera, photographic
 enlargement and reduction, compugraphic lettering, and film
 developing techniques.

 Ability to work with computer mapping and graphics software
 packages analogous to the agency Geographic Information System.

 Ability to understand techniques of computer image processing,
 and map categorization of remote sensing data from aircraft and
 earth satellites.

 Ability to use one or more statistical computer packages.

 Ability to assess the specific data needs of various units and to
 utilize appropriate computer mapping and geographic analysis
 capabilities.

 Ability to learn to program in the various computer languages
 used by the agency.

 Ability to use and operate various geographic information systems
 and database software while conducting complex geographic
 research.

 Ability to handle routine computer graphic hardware/software
 problems under guidance from a supervisor.

 Ability to transfer data from one operating system to another.

 Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or
 manual recording and information systems used by the agency,
 office, or related units.

 Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communication
 English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
 American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as
 acceptable forms of communication.

 Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
 as they can perform the essential functions of the job after
 reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations.  If
 the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the
 employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

 This job specification is applicable to the following title code(s) which
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03176CCNL2101P21-
03208SC4E21N/AP22-

This job specification is for state government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.

DJ   12/18/1999