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Company: City of Augusta
Location: Augusta, GA
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


DESCRIPTION Analyzes all spatial and non-spatial data to ensure accuracy in accordance with established data standards and best practices.  Performs computer systems analysis, database design, application integration, development, and maintenance on Geographic Information Systems (GIS)-related software and hardware, specifically within the area of Asset Management through specialized software platform(s).  Works within the guidelines of Information Technology standard operating procedures, technical manuals, user specifications, and federal, state, city, and departmental policies and procedures. Reports to the GIS Manager or other designated person and works with co-workers, vendors, computer service personnel, employees, and government agencies to develop and support information systems. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES     TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES:     

  • Integrates data, transforms business processes into database design, and provides reporting for applications utilizing Augusta's Enterprise Geodatabase. Conducts quality control and quality assurance on existing data, or assists in the creation of new data, including addressing, roads, parcel, and other data in Augusta's Enterprise Geodatabase.  Serves as GIS reviewing agent for electronic plan reviews process.
  •  Maintains and performs syncing of multiple relational databases and corresponding ArcGIS Server Services for applications utilizing web services.
  •  Installs, maintains, upgrades, and integrates GIS applications, trains users, and performs follow-up assessments.
  •  Assist in generating GIS-related solutions (maps, web applications, documents, reports, forms) and other documentation in accordance with industry-recognized standards and best practices for departments that use GIS technology as well as the public.
  •  Designs, develops, implements, and supports software systems for approved GIS, GPS, and aerial/digital orthophotography projects.
  •  Evaluates needs of city departments, prepares analytical reports, and makes recommendations for implementation of GIS.
  •  Researches, evaluates, and introduces new GIS and application technology to management.
  •  Develops and supports documentation and procedural manuals.
  •  Evaluates and reports project status to management.
  •  Provides and maintains application security.
  •  As Required    Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

  • Performs quality control of all data in Augusta's Enterprise geodatabase and web solutions.
  • Gathering requirements for maps, designing layouts, and creating maps and GIS geodatabase exports for customers.
  • Training and assisting individuals or groups of end users or fellow staff members in GIS applications and technological concepts in which the employee has expertise or experience.
  • Support, Maintenance and Ongoing Development of the city's GIS internet and intranet presence.
  • Troubleshooting GIS-related productivity and/or business software problems for customers.
  • Coordinates departmental efforts with vendors to implement GIS technology.
  • Working with a team to plan and execute a technological solution for our customers.
  • Trains other staff members (not necessarily subordinates) in GIS-related technology applications.



Education:   BA/BAS degree in GIS, Geography, MIS, Computer Science, Business Administration, or other technology-related discipline, or AA/AS degree with 3 years formal training in GIS. 

Experience:  Two (2) years with Bachelor's, or three (3) years with AA/AS in a GIS/GPS position or related experience in a position involving geodatabase, database design, or related experience. Experience with Relational Database Management, Scripting, and Design and Aadvanced experience with ESRI platform and suite of products and solutions.


  • ESRI suite of products and databases such as SQL and SDE
  • Local, state, and federal legal requirements and city and departmental policies and procedures.
  • GIS/GPS concepts, theory, and practices
  • Analytical skills for solving complex spatial relationships
  • Concepts related to Public Safety, National Emergency Number Association (NENA), FGDC Federal Geographic Data Committee, Next Generation 911
  • General surveying and mapping practices 
  • Troubleshooting, problem solving, training, organization, and operation of GIS, web services, and GIS Centric applications.
  • Problem solving techniques 
  • Principles and application of customer service

  •    Acquiring and maintaining skill sets on new and evolving programming GIS/GPS technologies.
  •    Experience with Relational Database Management, Scripting, and Design.
  •    Understanding of Asset Management Systems.
  •    Troubleshooting, problem solving, training, organization, and operation of application systems.
  •    Good communication skills, both oral and written.
  •    Working with teams and independently.
  •    Documentation of business processes.
  •    Organizing and recording work for inclusion in departmental record-keeping purposes.


  • Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) Preferred but not Required.

  • Licensing:  Possession of a valid driver's license with good driving history.  If State license is other than Georgia or South Carolina, applicant must obtain a license in Georgia or South Carolina within 30 days of employment. 


  • Data Utilization:  Requires the ability to evaluate, audit, deduce, and/or assess data using established criteria. Includes exercising discretion in determining actual or probable consequences and in referencing such evaluation to identify and select alternatives.
  • Human Interaction:   Requires the ability to work with and apply principles of persuasion and/or influence over others to coordinate programs or activities of a project, and resolve typical problems associated with the responsibilities of the job.
  • Equipment:  Requires the ability to operate, maneuver, and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials requiring complex and/or rapid adjustments.
  • Verbal:  Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, advisory and/or design data and information.
  • Math:  Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of fractions; and the ability to interpret graphs.
  • Functional Reasoning:   Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, and leadership, and to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to resolve problems.
  • Situational Reasoning:  Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.
  • Physical Abilities:   Tasks require the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.
  • Sensory Requirements:   Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
  • Environmental Factors:  Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, heights, confined spaces, electric currents, traffic hazards, bright/dim lights, temperature and noise extremes, fumes, hazardous materials, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, bright/dim light, toxic agents, disease, pathogenic substances

This position requires staff call up in an emergency situation.

This position requires some travel from office to other locations.


The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.

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