GIS Coordinator

$37,502 - $53,456 yearly
  • Franklin County Kansas
  • 315 South Main Street, Ottawa, KS 66067, USA
  • Sep 10, 2021
Full time Other (Please Specify)

Job Description


Responsible for coordination, development and support of the County geographic information system (GIS) utilizing selected software, selected data base technology and multiple workstations. Performs work of considerable difficulty, helps develop and implement GIS procedures and policies, and actively works for easier access to County records by departments and the public.  This position reports directly to the County Appraiser.


  • Advises, coordinates and implements GIS data base development including data base layering, definition of data base components and relationships and data base maintenance;
  • Performs a variety of higher level assignments including support GIS data capture, formatting, integration, retrieval, updating, mapping, analysis and documenting;
  • Makes staff reports, presentations and other communications as required;
  • Works with other departments and agencies to define information and mapping needs and all data management requirements;
  • Assists users in resolving problems related to GIS use;
  • Monitors, revises and enhances techniques as necessary to ensure efficiency and maximum benefit of GIS utilization;
  • Participates in the formulation and implementation of short-, intermediate- and long-range plans for the GIS systems and ensures compliance with those plans;
  • Enters information into the GIS system for the development of various databases;
  • Assists in all cartography and other geographic and land process functions;
  • Collects deeds and makes ownership changes to the Orion database;
  • Maintains contacts with vendors to keep up with changes in equipment, software and aerial photography;
  • Assists in providing current web content;
  • Analyzes appraisal data within Appraiser's office;
  • Handles customer relations related to mapping;
  • Creates and maintains ownership cards and deed logs;
  • Creates and maintains filing system;
  • Performs other job related duties as required.           

 SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:  Performs other related duties as required



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Cartographic methods, practices and Property Valuation Division mapping specifications;
  • Cadastral mapping practices, coordinate geometry, legal document recordation processes and reading legal descriptions;
  • Database and Geodatabase editing;
  • GIS programs including current ArcGIS versions and SQL Server;
  • Microsoft Suite of products including Access, Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
  • Interagency GIS Coordination with regard to NG911, parcel data, aerial photography, etc.;
  • Knowledge of principles, theories and methods of GIS, particularly as utilized within the selected software and comprehensive knowledge of the concepts of database management.


  • Skill in trouble shooting and solving complex GIS problems.


  • Possess excellent communication skills, be flexible and multitask;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department heads, supervisors, County employees, outside vendors, outside governmental and private entities and the general public;
  • Read and understand legal descriptions.


  • Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and ISO 6001 Cartography;
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.


  • Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college;
  • or technical school or two to three years related experience and/or training
  • or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university
  • or four to five years related experience and/or training;
  • or equivalent combination of education and experience.


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. Reasonable accommodations may 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 talk or hear;
  • The employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel;
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms;
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.