GIS TECHNICIANCity of Meridian
Primary duties include input and editing of spatial and attribute data, conducting simple to complex spatial analysis, preparing maps using ArcView, ArcGIS or other GIS software. Work assignments are usually broad in scope and involve the use of good judgment and accuracy in making decisions. The incumbent performs work under the general supervision of the Asset Program Manager.
The City of Meridian does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services. The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits employment discrimination against the disabled.
Meridian's history begins in 1831, one year after the Choctaw Indians agreed to vacate their territories in Mississippi under the terms of the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek. Richard McLemore of Virginia settled first in the area from which Meridian would grow. He offered free land to draw more people into the region. When the railroads linked to the area in 1855, Meridian's future was secured. During the early 1860s, Meridian was a small community of 15 families. New growth was spurred by the town's strategic geographical location for railroads. During the Civil War, Meridian was the site of a Confederate arsenal, a military hospital, a prisoner-of-war stockade, and headquarters for a number of state offices. In February 1864, General William Tecumseh Sherman's army destroyed the city's railroads and much of the surrounding area. Sherman is credited with saying, "Meridian no longer exists." Despite this, the railroad tracks were repaired in 26 working days, and the city continued to grow. As timber, cotton, and the rails used for transporting them brought good times back to Lauderdale County, Meridian entered its most progressive era, known as the Golden Age. From 1890 until 1930, Meridian was the state's largest city and a leader in manufacturing. During this time, much of the existing skyline was built. The Grand Opera House opened its doors in 1890. The Threefoot Building, an Art Deco masterpiece, became Meridian's tallest skyscraper, and Meridian's Carnegie Library, which now houses the Museum of Art, was constructed. Today, many of Meridian's historic neighborhoods feature fine homes and buildings typical of their eras. The city has nine recognized historic districts and neighborhoods, including the largest collection of historic buildings in its downtown district in the state