GIS Developer I

GIS developers typically work as part of a team of software developers to develop GIS based applications and tools and maintain software programs to support the needs of the county. Additional tasks may include analyzing and processing spatial data and aerial imagery, creating scripts to automate tasks, or creating databases to support GIS based applications. Developers may also perform spatial analysis including interpreting data, identifying trends and highlighting patterns.

Additional duties can involve project development and project management. Many of the GIS developer’s work hours might be spent sitting at a desk and computer.

Distinguishing Features of the Class

GIS Developer I is the entry level position into the GIS Developer series. Work is narrow in scope and the position works under close supervision. The person in this position may take direction from a senior developer.

Essential Functions

• Designs and develops GIS applications and projects.

• Works with IT staff to troubleshoot and resolve GIS related hardware and software issues.

• Conducts research into emerging technologies and works with vendors, consultants, and other resources to determine capability of products.

• Develops project specific GIS solutions using object oriented programming and scripting languages.

• Coordinate with GIS professionals to ensure successful delivery of data, products, and services.

• Develop and provide GIS training.

• Serves as technical specialist for a defined area.

• Develop scripts for automation of UAS image processing and photogrammetry software.

• Serve as visual observer for UAS operations.

• Assist in developing UAS flight plans and maintaining UAS equipment.

Additional Functions

• Performs related functions as required.

Job Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in GIS , Geography, Computer Science or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience;

• Must have sound analytical skills and the ability to evaluate information;

• Must have solid verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact with other professionals;

• Ability to follow written and verbal instructions and present ideas logically and effectively;

• Ability to analyze problems, draw appropriate conclusions and recommend an effective course of action;

• Ability to work somewhat independently and as part of a team to accomplish department goals.

Other Requirements

• Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license;

• Must pass a criminal background investigation;

• Incumbents may be required to provide their own transportation for travel between various county offices and departments.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

• Work is performed primarily in an office environment and the employee in this class is subject to inside environmental conditions;

• Work may require the incumbent to perform GIS troubleshooting in the field;

• May be required to lift up to 20 lbs;

• Requires frequent repetitive movement of the wrists, hands, and fingers.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential functions satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being assigned to this job. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of individuals in the job. This job description is not an employment agreement and/or an expressed or implied employment contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.


Ada County reserves the right, at the discretion of the appropriate appointing authority, to waive any of the minimum qualifications for those applicants whose general or specific qualifications would otherwise qualify the applicant for the position or lead the appointing authority to believe that the applicant is capable of performing the assigned duties and fulfilling the assigned responsibilities. The hiring pay range may be appropriately adjusted based upon current and/or prior applicable Ada County employment experience.

  • If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in and/or complete the county’s application process, please contact Human Resources at the phone number or address listed hereon. ( TDD call 287-7979)

Hiring Wage

$55,000 – $62,000/yr DOE


Full-time with benefits

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