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Douglas County  4060
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Pay Range GC19


This classification is responsible for performing computer-aided or digital drafting (CAD), supervising the development, maintenance and accessing of mapping information in the Geographic Information System (GIS) and serving as the technical resource for computer hardware, software and peripherals in the engineering division of the public works department.


(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.)

1. Produce digital maps, drawings and other documents; develop procedures; collect graphic and non-graphic digital map information; maintain and distribute digital map information.

2. Provide technical support for engineering requirements to meet hardware, software, peripherals and other electronic system needs; receive, set up, test and install computer systems; perform system-level and application software programming as required.

3. Supervise GIS mapping operations; direct GIS staff, including performance evaluation, and participate in selection, training and discipline of staff; plan, organize, coordinate and review work.

4. Trouble shoot system problems for engineering and GIS; maintain and update programs; assist users in solving applications problems; repair hardware, software and peripheral devices.

5. Coordinate with county departments and outside agencies who require digital map information; collect, translate, format and distribute information from both the engineering and GIS systems.

6. Apprise users of technological advances; recommend product alternatives; contact vendors for availability and pricing; participate in the purchasing of equipment, software and supplies.


Knowledge of: Considerable knowledge of automated equipment and systems; considerable knowledge of computer work stations, logic and operations; considerable knowledge of engineering principles and automation requirements; considerable knowledge of mapping practices and standards; considerable knowledge of programming languages and operating systems; considerable knowledge of mathematics, including trigonometry. Skill in: Programming logic and implementation; computer-aided drafting; use of automated equipment and systems. Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; perform accurate mathematical computations; set up, install, test, operate, adapt and maintain computer systems, including hardware, software and peripherals; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities; establish and maintain recordkeeping systems and reports; conduct research and to compile and analyze technical data; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational or high pressure situations; perform system-level and applications software programming; supervise, plan, organize, assign, coordinate and review work of staff; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, vendors, outside agencies and the public.

Education, experience and training: Bachelors degree in computer science, engineering or electronics and two years experience in engineering and/or computer operations OR a satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience or training.


Work is performed under general direction of the engineering survey and mapping supervisor. Recurring routine assignments are independently performed by employee on basis of past experience. Employee receives general instructions regarding scope of and approach to projects or assignments, but procedures and problem resolution are left to employee discretion and interpretation. Work is reviewed periodically to ensure determinations and decisions made are in accordance to department policy and procedures.


Work is performed within departmental policy and procedures; computer hardware and software documentation; programming manuals, GIS manuals and math references. The employee uses judgment in interpreting, adapting, modifying and developing guidelines.


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed in the office and is generally sedentary; however, may require bending, color identification, crawling, hearing voice conversation, keyboarding, kneeling, lifting up to 60 pounds, sitting and walking.

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