Job Descriptions

The statements contained in the job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job requirements or duties performed. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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Title: GIS Technician
Department: Information Technology Updated: 02/2018
Division: Information Technology FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit: AFSCME 1089 Wage Range: Not Available

The GIS Technician is responsible for maintaining and updating all parcel and land information within the GIS system.  This position performs GIS analysis and assists with maintenance of databases.  The GIS Technician also assists County users and the public with GIS-related requests and assists with training in the utilization of the GIS system.


·         Provide GIS coordination and support activities for St. Clair County networks.

·         Responsible for the effective support of all St. Clair County GIS applications users.

·         Remain abreast with the newest GIS protocols.

·         Provide GIS application training.

·         Updates parcel information and maintains property splits

·         Assists public and local communities with gathering property information and maps

·         Administers property maps and conducts quality control of existing data.

·         Provide input to the county-wide GIS strategies and plans.

·         Transports equipment which may weigh as much as fifty (50) pounds.

·         Complies with all safety rules and regulations and County policies.

·         Promotes the vision, mission and values of the department and County.

·         Supports the continuous quality improvement efforts and “Systems Thinking” philosophy.

·         Other duties as assigned.


Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Assistant IT Director and general direction of the Information Technology Director.




·         An Associate's Degree in Computer Science, CAD or GIS required.

·         Verifiable equivalent experience in GIS field will substitute for education.

·         A minimum of two years GIS experience.

·         Proven ability to understand and utilize a variety of technologies and GIS applications in order to effectively support clients.

·         Proven ability to work well with peers, clients (users) and department heads.

·         Effective communications skills both written and oral.

·         Demonstrated training skills and effective leadership abilities.

·         Proven skill in utilizing GIS software, especially the ESRI product suite

·         Reasonable knowledge of surveying and drafting techniques

·         Proven ability to portray a helpful, competent and professional image.

·         Possess competent organizational skills.

·         Must be proficient in the use of various equipment including workstations, printers, GPS units, cell phones and other related peripheral devices.

·         Writing, reading, mathematical principles; proficient computer skills-Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook; exercise sound judgment and decision making in accordance with policies and procedures; ability to research and problem solve independently; knowledge of County operations and functions; ability to prioritize and time manage; handle stressful situations, provide effective and friendly customer service; support the County's mission and values; ability to think critically where necessary.             

·         Knowledge or understanding of basic administrative tasks: operate standard office equipment; document management; prepare and maintain records, various correspondences and reports; answer general inquiries and refer as necessary; answer telephone calls, process mail, order supplies/equipment; prepare meeting agendas, attend meetings, record/transcribe/distribute minutes; entering, transcribing, recording, storing or maintaining information in written or electronic form with speed and accuracy; maintain calendars, arrange meetings, schedule rooms and equipment as necessary.  

·         Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with management, co-workers and clients; obtain and communicate accurate information; apply common sense understanding to complex instructions and respond accordingly;  communicate complex ideas through graphs, charts, presentations, reports or other professional correspondence.


·         Ability to demonstrate predictable, reliable, and timely attendance.                

·         Ability to read, write & communicate in English; follow written and verbal instruction and understand basic mathematics and figure checking.              

·         Ability to interpret and apply procedures, rules, technical information, instructions, manuals to complete tasks accurately and on schedule.                                     

·         Ability to learn from directions, observations, and mistakes; and apply procedures using good judgment.                                                                        

·         Ability to use discretion and maintain sensitive and confidential information.     

·         Ability to work independently or part of a team; ability to interact appropriately with others such as County officials, employees, vendors and the general public.

·         Ability to work under supervision, receiving instructions/feedback, coaching/counseling and/or action/discipline.                                             

·         Adaptability to change in the work environment, managing competing demands and ability to deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events.

·         Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction

·         Proficient skills using Microsoft Office programs including, but not limited to: Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook required.  Proficiency may be tested.

  • Prior to starting employment, the candidate must complete a satisfactory background check.  The background check is understood to encompass all forms of pre-employment screening, including but not limited to: drug screen, physical, criminal background, driving record, sex offender registry, education, training and licensing verification, employment history, credit check, and professional and personal references.
  • Must possess a valid State of Michigan operator license and maintain this license throughout employment in this position.
  • Ability to travel to remote sites.
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule based on departmental needs.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without accommodations.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

·         Speak to others to convey information effectively.

·         Read, interpret and understand procedures, rules, technical information, instructions and manuals.

·         Hear and understand information presented through spoken words and sentences.

·         Specific vision requirement includes close vision, distance vision, color and depth perception.

·         Use hands to operate a computer, handle materials and operate equipment.

·         Push or pull carts, reach with hands and arms forward, above and below shoulder level.

·         Must be capable of performing a predominately sedentary job, ability to lift box and equipment weights of up to fifty (50) pounds to an approximate height of six (6) feet.

·         Lift, move or carry objects, equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds.

·         Sit, bend, stoop, crouch, crawl and kneel in an ergonomically correct manner.

·         Stand and walk, climb stairs.

·         Work schedule is flexible based on departmental needs.

·         Generally works in a normal office environment.

·         The noise level in the work environment is moderate with many interruptions.



Disclaimer: The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job requirements or duties performed.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.





It is the policy of St. Clair County not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability that does not prevent performing essential job functions or because he or she is a protected veteran.


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Human Resources
200 Grand River Avenue, Ste. 206
Port Huron, MI 48060

Phone: (810) 989-6910
Fax: (810) 985-3493
Email: Human Resources