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Recruitment #A0580-00-o22996


Hillsborough County Government is looking for new members to join our team who are aligned with our core values of commitment to excellence; stellar customer service; and embracing diversity, transparency, and accountability.  Our employees enjoy careers that are professionally and personally rewarding and that provide fair and reliable compensation.   


Hillsborough County Government consists of many independent agencies with over 9,000 combined employees.  We provide a wide range of municipal services to the citizens of Hillsborough County, including law enforcement, detention, fire, street construction and maintenance, courts, library, parks and recreation, planning and zoning, property appraisal, tax collection, water, sewer, and solid waste collection services. In addition, we also employ professionals, paraprofessionals, and clerical staff in a wide range of service support functions, including management, finance, information technology, human resources, facilities, communications, etc. 


Learn more about Hillsborough County or read on to learn more about this exciting opportunity to join our team.


Performs analytical duties related to the development and operation of a Geographic Information System (GIS) to create, update, and maintain maps.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.
    • Performs analysis of GIS data based on specified criteria and generates reports based on resulting data for use in projects, reports and decision making processes.
    • Develops macros to generate reports from GIS databases.
    • Maintains GIS databases; converts data from various sources for entry into databases; develops user instructions; and establishes and maintains related procedures and symbol set libraries.
    • Designs project maps and databases; analyzes reports; and produces final prints using various types of plotters.
    • Trains user staff and provides technical support in application of statistical and thematic mapping software.
    • Serves as liaison with other County departments and outside agencies for effective system applications.
    • Updates and corrects special project maps.
    • Performs other related duties as required.


    • Considerable knowledge of GIS computer database development and management.
    • Considerable knowledge of computerized cartographic/mapping hardware and software.
    • Considerable knowledge of computerized mapping symbols, standards and terminology.
    • Skill in the use and operation of computers and peripheral equipment such as digitizers, plotters and drafting instruments.
    • Ability to read and interpret aerial photographs, maps, deeds and legal descriptions.
    • Ability to work effectively with others.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.


Note: Minimum Qualifications MUST be attained before the recruitment ending date.

Graduation from high school or possession of a GED certificate; and
Three years of experience in GIS hardware and software support.


Associate's or higher degree with a major in Geography, Urban or Regional Planning, Mathematics, Computer Science or Management Information Systems; and
One year of experience in GIS hardware and software support.


Possession of a valid Driver License.

Selection Process

  • Application Screening (Civil Service Office)
  • Performance Exam, if required (Civil Service Office)
  • Written Exam, if required (Civil Service Office)
  • Establish List (Civil Service Office)
  • Department Selection Interviews (Hiring Agency)
  • Background Investigation (Hiring Agency)
  • Job Offer (Hiring Agency)
  • Conclusion

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE:  Preference will ONLY be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation to support entitlement to preference MUST be provided at the time of application.


    DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE:  The employers of Hillsborough County have implemented a drug-free workplace and all offers of employment are conditioned on job applicants successfully passing a drug test.


    NOTE: Depending on the agency of employment, individuals hired may be required to review Hillsborough County driving eligibility criteria and acknowledge their understanding of its provisions.


    NOTE: Employees are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters affecting the County.  They are required to work in their normal job duties or other activities within their skills and capabilities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with existing rules and procedures.


    EXAMINATION: Applicants will be competitively rated on the basis of their training and experience. 


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