Geographic Information Systems Technicians

Geographic Information Systems Technicians

Assist scientists, technologists, or related professionals in building, maintaining, modifying, or using geographic information systems (GIS) databases. May also perform some custom application development or provide user support.

Key Competencies * Analytical Thinking * Independence * Innovation * Attention to Detail * Initiative * Integrity * Dependability * Persistence * Adaptability/Flexibility * Cooperation

Representative Tasks * Analyze Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data to identify spatial relationships or display results of analyses, using maps, graphs, or tabular data. * Design or prepare graphic representations of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data, using GIS hardware or software applications. * Maintain or modify existing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases.


Manufacturing, Professional Scientific & Technical Services, Construction, Government,

Job Family Computer and Mathematical

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