GIS Lead Technician

Dearborn County Planning & Zoning

Position overview:
Provide technical support and partner with Planning and Zoning, the County Commissioners and Surveyor’s department to lead and implement county-wide GIS technology, database, user support, and GIS-related services to the citizens of Dearborn County.

Specific Responsibilities:
The following duties are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be assigned. • Serve as lead internal GIS technician and resource for accessing, maintaining, and reporting data within the GIS system. Serve in an educational and training capacity. • Create and maintain a list of all GIS layers, software programs, licensing information and project priorities. • Communicate with elected officials, local governments, GIS users and department heads providing support and defining GIS functions. • Assist with annual GIS budgeting. • Take a lead role in coordinating efforts to ensure data integrity, quality of information. • Create, customize and produce maps and reports from the GIS system to assist multiple data users. Train users to become self-sufficient in the GIS system. • Work with vendors for aerial and pictometry to enhance the quality of GIS data and services within the system. • Serve as a resource to economic development, municipalities, utilities and all internal departments while continuing to prioritize and keeping focus on data integrity and core foundational elements. • Research and ensure appropriate contracts, agreements and project coordination are in place with neighboring counties, the State of Indiana and various software vendors. • Provide mapping and data support to the Planning and Zoning department in the development of the comprehensive plan. • Be accessible to the public and other users by phone and e-mail. • Coordinate GIS user access; including terminating and providing access as appropriate.  

Qualifications: • Associate degree in Geography, Surveying, Planning, Information Technology, Computer Science or related field required. For future advancement and growth, a Baccalaureate Degree and/or GIS professional coursework/certification is desirable for this position but not required. A combination of education and experience will be acceptable at the discretion of the supervisor. • Three or more years of relevant professional experience with working knowledge and ability to utilize /interpret AutoCad, ArcView, ArcMap, topographical maps, surveying and real estate property terminology. • Strong, professional communicational skills to include presentations and public speaking. • Ability to operate a variety of additional office equipment such as a plotter, scanner, GIS equipment and related computer software. Skills/Competencies: • Knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local rules, regulations, ordinances, and other regulatory standards applicable to the work. Ability to maintain confidentiality of department information/records according to these state requirements. • Ability to multi-task and perform work under time constraints. • Must be able to work with limited supervision and discern when it is appropriate to escalate issues/concerns to supervisors for timely resolution and maintain confidentiality as appropriate. • Ability to comply with all employer/department personnel policies and work rules, including attendance, safety, drug-free workplace, and personal conduct. • Ability to meet all hiring requirements including the passing of physical exam, drug screen and exhibit a safe driving record.

Applications must be submitted to Mark McCormack via email at or fax to (812) 532-2029 or mail to 165 Mary Street, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 no later than March 29th, 2019.

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