Edited by William Huxhold, Ph.D. , GISP
Innovative technology, increased demand, and newfound applications have caused the field of GIS to expand. As this field became more complex and varied, the individual job requirements of the GIS professional began to splinter. This new publication provides a collection of job descriptions you can use and modify to meet the needs of your own organization.
Based on URISA’s recent research on GIS job classifications in state and local government, the model job descriptions are divided into six special categories based on job responsibility. GIS managers, coordinators, systems analysts/programmers, data analysts, specialists, and technicians are broken down and analyzed according to educational background, salary range, specific skills, personnel supervised, etc. Most common job titles and responsibilities are provided in each of the six categories.
This is an extremely helpful publication to anyone just setting up a GIS, professionals between careers, human resource managers and to those who are seeking the most current information on the state and identity of the GIS community. The GIS job classification areas correspond to the URISA Salary Survey data available in a separate publication from URISA.