Applications Support and Development Officer (Geospatial) – Ref: RT42018

Location
Walsall Borough
Salary
£24,717 to £29,033 per annum
Posted
04 Jan 2019
Closes
05 Feb 2019
Job Ref
WALS000003813
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Applications Support and Development Officer (Geospatial) – Ref: RT42018

  • £24,717 to £29,033 per annum
  • Permanent contract, working 37 hours per week

Do you have the desire and commitment to work in an ICT Development Team environment?  If so, a permanent vacancy has arisen in the Applications Support and Development Team at Walsall Council, for an Applications Support and Development Officer (Geospatial).

The Applications Support and Development Team provides support and development for a wide range of technology in place at Walsall Council.

Main purpose of the job

To assist the Geospatial Support and Development Manager with the promotion, development, training and support of GIS within Walsall Council. You will also assist in the maintenance and creation of linkages between GIS and other Walsall Council back office systems and help to provide a comprehensive GIS service to Walsall Council.

As an Applications Support and Development Officer (GIS) you will provide application support for all corporate GIS applications used by the various business areas of Walsall Council. You will be required to assist the Geospatial Support and Development Manager and Development Specialists in any software development activities relating to the support of the GIS suite of Applications.

You will have an interest in and understanding of geospatial concepts.  You will be familiar with GIS data analysis, data processing, GIS administration, familiarity with Ordnance Survey mapping and digitising techniques.  You will also have knowledge of specialised software packages, preferably MapInfo professional.

Main areas of work

  • To create spatial data and data linkages for the provision of geographic information authority wide.
  • To work with departmental GIS users to capture information for use within the GIS systems, whilst enforcing procedures for maintaining data.
  • To provide a comprehensive specialist training and support service for Walsall Council’s internal GIS end users.
  • To help create, deliver and build customer training manuals to cover different levels and specialist areas of GIS.
  • To assist the Geospatial support and Development Manager with the support and development of the corporate Web enabled GIS service to both internal users and members of the public.
  • To produce detailed plans and associated design work for specialist projects across Walsall Council.
  • To comply with all data quality procedures and standards and ensure data quality objectives are met.
  • A full UK Driving licence is desirable.

For this role the successful candidate must undergo a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check.  BPSS is the minimum standard to ensure the identity and integrity of an employee who has access to official information using secure networks linking central government and local authorities.  A BPSS check involves four main elements; Identity Check, National and Immigration Status, Employment History (last 3 years) and Verification of Criminal Record (unspent convictions only).

Closing date for applications: 3 February 2019
Interviews will be held during week commencing 18 February 2019

Supporting documents
Job Description & Employee Specification
Important - Information for Applicants

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