GIS Software Developer

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Tampa, Florida

Hillsborough County

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$33.09 - $52.95/hr

Overview: This position will perform GIS development tasks and projects in an enterprise environment, and will work within a team of system administrators, system analysts, database administrators, GIS analysts and GIS project managers in the Enterprise Geographic Information System (EGIS) Section within the Geospatial and Land Acquisition Services Department. This position will develop and maintain web-based GIS mapping applications, custom widgets, reports and automation scripts. This position requires an individual who is motivated to stay current on the recent changes in technology that support/enhance GIS, possess good communication and troubleshooting skills, and the desire to work in a dynamic environment.<br /><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Ideal Candidate</strong></span><br />The Hillsborough County Geospatial and Land Acquisition Services Department is seeking a GIS Developer to develop and maintain custom GIS solutions in an enterprise environment. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of Esri products and a broad understanding of GIS concepts, techniques, and best practices. The candidate should be able to work effectively within a team environment, and should possess communication and customer service skills. Candidates should have demonstrated experience in web-based GIS application development and writing custom scripts used for automation or process improvements. Candidates should have the ability to work in a dynamic environment and a willingness to troubleshoot technical issues.<br /><br />Visit our Benefits page for more exciting details.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Configures and develops map viewers and web-based mapping applications.</li> <li>Publishes and manages GIS services utilized in Esri ArcGIS Portal, ArcGIS Online, or in custom mapping applications.</li> <li>Configures and develops customer reports and/or widgets that may be utilized within mapping applications or Esri desktop applications.</li> <li>Develop process improvements and automation. For example, develop tools or scripts utilizing webhooks for sending automated emails.</li> <li>Performs quality assurance of automated solutions and web-based products to ensure customer needs are met and best practices are followed.</li> <li>Works with System Administrators to ensure all system tiers are synchronized between staging, production, and disaster recovery.</li> <li>Works with System Administrators to administer and standardize the distribution of data to customers via ArcGIS Portal and/or ArcGIS Online.</li> <li>Develops and maintains documentation for custom solutions.</li> <li>May assume the authority of, and acts on behalf of, a more senior official.</li> <li>Other duties as assigned.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Minimum Qualifications</span></strong><br /> <ul> <li>Graduation from an accredited four-year degree-granting college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Technology, Geography/GIS, or other related fields;&nbsp;<strong>AND</strong></li> <li>Three (3) years of experience as a GIS Application Developer; <strong>OR</strong></li> <li>An equivalent combination of education (not less than possession of a high school diploma/GED), training, and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted above.; <strong>AND</strong></li> <li>Possession of a valid Florida Driver's License.</li> </ul> <div><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Emergency Management Responsibilities</strong></span><br />in the event of an emergency or disaster, an employee may be required to respond promptly to duties and responsibilities as assigned by the employee's department, the County's Office of Emergency Management, or County Administrator. Such assignments may be for before, during or after the emergency/disaster.</div> <br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Job Specifications</strong></span><br /> <ul> <li>Experienced utilizing Javascript, HTML, CSS, and Python.</li> <li>Experienced (at least 2 years) in Esri ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Enterprise/Portal, and ArcGIS Desktop projects (including ArcGIS Pro).</li> <li>Experienced working with data in an enterprise SDE database.</li> <li>Experienced working with Esri ArcGIS Online, Collector, Survey123 or Workforce.</li> <li>Knowledge of spatial analysis methods and geoprocessing tools.</li> <li>Familiar with cartographic best practices.</li> <li>Broad conceptual knowledge of GIS methodologies and workflows.</li> <li>Knowledge of computer systems, operating systems, network security configurations, database management, and web platforms.</li> <li>Familiarity with Esri&rsquo;s APIs is preferred, but not required. For example: the ArcGIS API for Javascript, Web AppBuilder, REST API, and API for Python.</li> <li>Familiar with other programming languages, such as XML or .NET, that may enhance development tasks.</li> <li>Familiarity using SQL Server Management Studio.</li> <li>Ability to work in a team environment and provide excellence customer service.</li> <li>Ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical staff.</li> <li>Ability and desire to troubleshoot hardware/software technical issues associated with GIS systems.</li> <li>Ability to prioritize and manage time spent on projects and tasks in order to meet deadlines.</li> <li>Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing to end-users, vendors, management, and peers.</li> </ul>