MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSTraining:  Bachelor’s degree, including six semester hours in computer science or GIS from a regionally accredited college or university.

Note:  Preference may be given to those with degrees in geography, cartography, geology, forestry, natural or earth sciences, environmental sciences, engineering, engineering technology, mathematics, computer science, planning or a related field.

Substitution: A professional diploma from National Geospatial-Intelligence College of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency may substitute for the training.

Experience:  Two years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in GIS activities.Substitution:  Master’s degree or a doctorate from a regionally accredited college or university in any of the above fields may be substituted for two years of the required experience.

NOTICE:  If you are claiming college or other post-high school education or license, you MUST attach or provide by mail a legible copy of your OFFICIAL education transcript, license or training record. YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT UNTIL THIS VERIFICATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED. To avoid missing a job opportunity, it is important that you provide this verification as soon as possible. You only have to provide this verification one time. It is not required with every application. Attach documents to the online application, or mail to: Division of Personnel, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25305.

Performs GIS analysis of moderate complexity.
Analyzes user organization functional requirements and develop GIS application designs.
Writes and tests GIS application programs; prepares documentation of GIS application programs.
Prepares GIS application user manuals; trains user staff in the operation of GIS applications.
Provides user support for GIS application programs.
Performs GIS hardware and software operations; performs activities associated with implementation, operation, and enhancement of the GIS hardware and software.
Assists in designing and enforcement of GIS database standards for content.
Produces or reviews preliminary and detailed designs for new or modified database elements.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Knowledge of GIS software used by employing agency.
Knowledge of automated mapping and spatial information processing methods and techniques.
Knowledge of the capabilities of automated mapping and geographic information processing systems.
Knowledge of cartographic design and drafting principles, automated mapping and GIS database design.
Knowledge of GIS hardware and software components, data communication, and network methods and techniques.
Ability to design, program and support GIS application programs.
Ability to reason logically and to communicate effectively with system users to translate application concepts into system applications.
Ability to translate technical concepts and terminology in terms understandable to system users.
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with user departments, administrative officials, and employees.

About West Virginia

The DOP anticipates several vacancies in the near future for this classification.   This recruitment is not for a specific vacancy but to generate a pool of interested applicants.   Expected vacancies are with the Division of Highways (DOH) but applicants for this posting will be available to any agency that develops a vacancy.  Vacancies may be in any geographic area within West Virginia.  Make sure you mark in your county selection any county you would be willing to work in or commute to so you can be placed on the proper register.