shrug-l: GIS Analyst Job at FL DOH

Mike_Sims at Mike_Sims at
Thu Aug 29 09:49:29 EDT 2013

Hello All,

I am looking to hire 1 full-time (30-40hrs/week) OPS GIS Analyst fairly

The position is for an OPS GIS Analyst in the Central Office of the
Florida Department of Health located in Tallahassee, FL 

Pay is $20/hour.

People First Position Number: 64801268-51379480

Link To apply:

Job application closes 9/11/2013

Below is a general Job Description:



Req No:  64801268-51379480-20130822141501

  Agency Name:  Health


Broadband/Class Code:  15-1021-04
Position Number:  64801268-51379480
Annual Salary Range:  $20.00 per hour
Announcement Type:  Open Competitive
Pay Grade/ Pay Band:  BB009
Closing Date:  9/11/2013



GIS Analyst:


The Florida Department of Health, Division of Disease Control and Health
Protection, is seeking a GIS Analyst to support ongoing GIS data
development and existing GIS projects. The successful candidate will
assist the GIS Manager with the creation, updating, and maintenance of
GIS databases and provide technical support to internal GIS users. The
GIS Analyst may be asked to support projects dealing with analysis of
environmental or public health data and the maintenance of DOH Web-based
Mapping applications . The GIS Analyst will be able to build upon their
GIS fundamentals and skill base and is expected to be a contributing
part of the Environmental Health team.

This is work converting project specifications and statements of
problems and procedures to detailed logical flow charts or diagrams for
coding into computer language. The incumbents will also develop and/or
maintain computer programs or system software to store, locate, and
retrieve specific documents, data, and information, and may program web
sites  Some positions in this occupation may be responsible for
coordinating work and supervising employees. 

Develop and maintain standards, policies, protocols and procedures for
Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS)
technologies in support of statewide Environmental Health programs,
including those required to support Environmental Health Homeland
Security Preparedness. 

Complete individual GIS/GPS mapping projects as required and provide
technical support for GIS/GPS projects created by end-users at
Environmental Health headquarters, including those associated with
Homeland Security Preparedness. 

Design, develop and implement web-based GIS projects to disseminate
environmental health data for statewide programs via the Department's
Intranet for use in Homeland Security by headquarters and county health

Review and recommend GIS/GPS hardware and software for purchase.


The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action
Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the
Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority
and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to
the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to
provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace.  All employees are
subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section
112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act. 


Produce data layers, maps, tables, or reports using spatial analysis
procedures and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology,
equipment, or systems.

Provide technical expertise/documentation in Geographic Information
Systems (GIS) technology to support clients or users.

Maintain base map data with relevant documentation to support GIS
analysis of statewide programs.

Provide technical support for computer-based Geographic Information
Systems (GIS) mapping software.

Perform computer programming, data analysis, or software development for
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications, including the
maintenance of existing systems or research and development for future

Create, analyze, report, convert, or transfer data using specialized

Design, program, or model Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
applications or procedures.

Check all layers of maps to ensure accuracy, identifying and marking
errors and making corrections.

Identify and compile database information to create maps in response to
user requests.

Collect, compile, or integrate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data
such as remote sensing and cartographic data for inclusion in map

Monitor mapping work and the updating of maps to ensure accuracy, the
inclusion of new or changed information, and compliance with rules and

Compare topographical features and contour lines with images from aerial
photographs, old maps, and other reference materials to verify the
accuracy of their identification.

Determine scales, line sizes, and colors to be used for hard copies of
computerized maps, using plotters.

Printing of large format documents using the plotter

Performs additional GIS related work as required.

In the event of an emergency, this office may be required to perform
emergency operations functions, including deployment. I understand that
I may be required to work before, during, and/or beyond my normal work
hours or days in a special needs shelter, Red Cross shelter, emergency
operations center (EOC), or to perform other emergency duties including,
but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or
threat of disaster, man-made or natural. 


BA/BS degree in Geography, Cartography, Environmental Studies, Health
Geography, Computer Science or related field. 
1-3 years of professional GIS experience.
Proficiency with ArcGIS software suite: 10x versions.
Knowledgeable of the ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcSDE, and ArcGIS Server. 

Basic understanding of Website Programming (HTML, JavaScript and/or
Adobe Flex) and/or Python is desired, but not required.
Experience providing technical assistance.
Comfortable providing assistance by phone and using remote desktop.
Basic understanding of GPS technical requirements and environmental
Familiarity with various GIS technologies and software, and ability to
trouble-shoot user problems.



Mike Sims

GIS Manager

Bureau of Environmental Health | Division of Disease Control and Health

Florida Department of Health

Mail: 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-08 | Office: 4025 Esplanade Way, Rm

Tallahassee, FL 32399

Mike_Sims at DOH.STATE.FL.US | Ph. (850)245-4574


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