Imperial: Geographic Information System (GIS)

Job Title: Geographic Information System (GIS)
Branch/Department: Integrated Services
Company: Resolve
Job Type Classification: Contractor
Location - Town / City: Samrand
Location - Province/Area: Gauteng

Position Overview:

A self-driven, self-motivated person who will participate in the Collection of geographical information. Desk-based data capture (digitising) from various sources to GIS datasets, Developing the tools for loading/transferring GIS data between different systems, Storage, analysis and presentation of geographical information.

Candidates with a National Diploma ND: Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technology OR relevant Civil Engineering qualifications will be advantageous.

Specific Role Responsibilities:

- Create maps and graphs, using GIS software and related equipment.
- Meet with users to define data needs, project requirements, and required outputs..
- Conduct Research to locate and obtain existing databases.
- Compile geographic data from a variety of sources including existing datasets, field observation, satellite imagery, aerial photographs, video-imagery and existing maps.
- Design and update database, applying additional knowledge of spatial feature representations.
- Analyze geographic relationships among varying types of data.
- Operate and maintain GIS system hardware, software, plotter, digitizer, color printer, and video camera application.
- Move, copy, delete, and add files, drawings, and maps to output reports in hard copy or electronic transfer.
- Backup full datasets and ensure redundancy
- Present information to users and answer questions.
- Retrieve stored maps.

Qualifications and Experience:
One of the following qualifications are required:

1. National Diploma (Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technology)
2. Civil Engineering will be advantageous.

Minimum Professional Experience Requirement

- Fieldwork to collect data
- Surveying
- GIS systems
- CAD systems

Skills and Personal Attributes:

The following skills and competencies are required:
- Geography - Knowledge of various methods for describing the location and distribution of land, sea, and air masses including their physical locations, relationships, and characteristics.
- Communication, Written, Oral, and Cartographic - The ability to convey GIS/spatial information to non-GIS/technical people.
- Analytical Skills - The ability to solve problems using the GIS suite of tools.
- Information Gathering - Knowing how to find information and identify essential information, and validate the information.
- Information Ordering - The ability to correctly follow a given rule or set of rules in order to arrange things or actions in a certain order.
- Computer Science - Using and developing computer programs to solve problems.
- Systems Evaluation - Looking at many indicators of system performance, taking into account their accuracy.
- Systems Evaluation - Looking at many indicators of system performance, taking into account their accuracy.
- Problem Solving Skills – Be able to analyze situation and make informed decisions
- Time Management – ensure priorities and tasks are completed on time
- Flexibility/Adaptability – be able to adapt to changes and challenges

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Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!
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