GIS Officer

Dartmoor National Park Authority
Newton Abbot, Devon
£26,999 - £31,371 per annum DOE
15 Aug 2019
06 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

GIS Officer 
Bovey Tracey, Devon 

About Us 

Dartmoor National Park Authority is the body that oversees the vibrant, living, working landscape and community that is Dartmoor. 

With the iconic Dartmoor Ponies, breathtaking Tors and beautiful villages, we work to conserve and enhance Dartmoor, supporting the associated businesses and communities in partnership with local and national stakeholders. 

We protect and maintain the natural habitats and areas of ecological significance across Dartmoor, maintain the public access to this beautiful space, provide the ranger service and act as the planning authority. 

We are now seeking a GIS Officer to join our team working at Parke in Bovey Tracey. 

Your Rewards 

- Salary of £26,999 - £31,371 per annum DOE 
- Flexitime working arrangements 
- Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme 
- Work from a beautiful National Trust location 

This is the ideal role for an experienced GI systems professional to take on an exciting position in our National Park Authority. 

We oversee one of the most beautiful areas of England and you will be playing a vital role in supporting our knowledge of the National Park and our understanding of it. 

Our team operate out of Parke, a National Trust property on the edge of Dartmoor. This unique location not only provides easy access to Dartmoor but also means you’ll be working from an inspirational and historic location that offers an amazing backdrop for your work. 

Joining a small, close-knit team, you’ll be providing your expertise to a standalone position giving you amazing insight into the workings of our National Park Authority. 

So, if this sounds like the kind of place where you could thrive, apply today. 

Your Role 

As the GIS Officer, you will be tasked with managing our geographic systems data and offering technical support for all GI (Geographical Information) computer systems within our Authority. 

Specifically, you will manage spatial data and systems to ensure that users across Dartmoor National Park Authority have access to high quality, accurate and up-to-date mapping, address data and aerial photography. 

Your role will also involve: 

- Undertaking the design, specification, programming and implementation of existing and future GIS systems and spatial databases 
- Providing advice and strategic direction for the use of GIS 
- Maximising the use of GI by delivering easy to use, accessible systems that can be used by all 
- Helping to create an environment where the GI is of the highest quality 
- Supporting colleagues across the Authority to make clear, evidence-based decisions 
- Managing the membership of the Public Sector Mapping Agreement (of which we are a member) 

About You 

To be considered as the GIS Officer, you will need: 

- Practical experience in the use of QGIS and GeoServer 
- Experience of developing database solutions in Microsoft Access, SQL Server and Postgres 
- Working knowledge of Ordnance Survey mapping and their digital spatial data product suite 
- Working knowledge of Remote Sensing including Aerial Photography and LIDAR 
- To be qualified to degree level (or equivalent) in a GIS or related subject, or with a minimum of three years’ relevant practical experience 

Practical experience of developing web based maps using Leaflet and Open Layers would be beneficial to your application. A working knowledge of GPS and mobile GIS would also be an advantage, as would some programming experience, preferably with Python, JavaScript, SQL and OGR2OGR. 

Other organisations may call this role GIS Officer, Spatial Systems Data Officer, GIS Developer, QGIS Officer, GeoServer Officer, Mapping Systems Officer, or GI Officer. 

This is a full time role, working 37 hours per week. However, we also welcome applications from talented people who may wish to work part time or are interested in job sharing. 

The closing date for applications is the 6th September 2019. Interviews are likely to be held on the 1st October 2019. 

Dartmoor National Park Authority is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 

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