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Associate Geographic Information Systems Analyst

San Joaquin County

Stockton,  California
GIS Analyst

TYPICAL DUTIES

  • Provides professional support in programming, testing, implementing and maintaining geographic information systems and applications across multiple platforms.
  • Creates various maps, reports, charts and other materials from multiple layers of data; imports, updates and creates datasets; performs geospatial analysis; ensures the integrity of geographic information systems data; reviews data input for accuracy and compliance with system standards; provides cartographic products.
  • Learns to maintain and support geographic information systems, networks and applications; responds to routine client calls and requests for minor system, network or application programming modifications.
  • Learns to administer geographic information systems in order to develop and enhance system servers, printers, workstations and related hardware/software functionality.
  • Learns to serve as database administrator and to plan, design and implement relational databases through utilization of appropriate design tools.
  • Creates technical documentation and instructional materials to assist clients in the use of system applications.
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of geographic information systems technology.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Note: Incumbents who, at the time that Classification Study #01-22 is adopted by the Board of Supervisors, occupy full-time Civil Service positions reclassified to this class by the study, shall be deemed to meet the requirements listed below.

Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in geography, geographic information systems, computer science, information systems, economics, engineering, architecture, environmental science, mathematics, business administration, or a related field.

Experience: One year of professional analytical computer and related systems work in a geographic information systems environment.

Substitution #1: Possession of an approved information systems technology certificate, or completion of an approved information systems training course may substitute for part or all of the required education. A list of approved certificates and/or courses shall be maintained within the Human Resources Department.

Substitution #2: Experience performing specialist-level information systems support work at a level comparable to or higher than the San Joaquin County class of Geographic Information Systems Specialist II may substitute for the above-required education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years.

Substitution #3: Two years performing geographic information systems support work at a level comparable to or higher than the San Joaquin County class of Geographic Information Systems Specialist II may substitute for the one-year of required experience described above.

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KNOWLEDGE
Operations, services and activities of geographic information systems programs; operational characteristics and capabilities of specialized geographic information systems hardware and software; geographic information system standards and conventions; basic programming methods and techniques; basic methods and techniques used in the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of geographic information systems and network hardware and software; basic principles and practices of network and server administration; operational characteristics of a variety of systems, networks and associated hardware, software and related components; cartographic, drafting, demographic and statistical methods and standards; methods and techniques of conducting research; methods and techniques of developing technical and training documentation; principles and practices of customer service; policies and procedures governing community development and redevelopment; pertinent Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations.

ABILITY
Provide routine support in the implementation and maintenance of various geographic information systems, networks and applications; operate a variety of systems and equipment; create maps and charts from multiple layers of data; perform basic programming duties for specialized geographic information systems applications; perform basic network and server administration duties; troubleshoot routine hardware and software problems; learn to analyze and resolve more complex technical problems using logical and methodical processes; learn to detect, isolate and resolve system and network problems; learn principles and practices of geographic information system database maintenance and administration; learn relational database concepts; learn to convert and manipulate data; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
Mobility-Frequent use of data entry devices; frequent sitting, standing or walking for long periods; occasional pushing/pulling, bending, squatting and crawling; driving; Lifting-Frequently 5-30 pounds; occasionally 70 pounds or less; Vision-Constant use of good overall vision; frequent reading/close-up work; occasional color, depth and peripheral vision; Dexterity-Frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding, reaching; Hearing/Talking-Frequent talking/hearing in person and on the telephone; Emotional/Psychological-Frequent decision-making and concentration; frequent public contact; occasional working alone, working nights and traveling; Environmental-Frequent exposure to noise.



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