Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related software/hardware, GIS Technicians (GIS Techs) prepare, revise, maintain, and manipulate a variety of maps and spatial database records, documents, and reports. As requested by County departments and the general public, they explain and interpret maps; and provide technical customer service support, including installation and troubleshooting of software/software-related questions. Additionally, they consult with staff to execute designs that best serve business needs.
The ideal candidates for these positions have experience maintaining GIS data layers and metadata using ESRI ArcGIS software, and will have:
Depending upon experience, we are hiring GIS Techs at the I or II level. If you are interested in applying at the I level of this opportunity, you must apply to the separate recruitment currently being conducted for that level.
What We Offer
*Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can found in the Service Employees International Union Local 1021 Memorandum Of Understanding (SEIU MOU) and our Employee Benefits directory.
Extra-help employees relieve or augment permanent staff. Temporary, extra-help employees are not in the classified civil service and do not have property rights to permanently allocated positions. In addition, they do not receive most employee benefits such as: long-term disability insurance coverage; accrual of vacation; participation in the County retirement program; or eligibility to take promotional examinations. Temporary, extra-help employees are limited in their employment to a maximum of one calendar year. These employees must be off of work for three months before they can be re-employed on an extra help basis. Extra-help employees who meet the eligibility requirements may qualify for a County contribution toward medical coverage.
We are currently recruiting to fill two GIS Tech positions at either the I or II level. TPW is recruiting to fill a regular GIS Tech position and Permit Sonoma is recruiting to fill a temporary, extra-help position. This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-help (temporary) positions as they occur during the active status of the list. County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment. The Civil Service title of this position is Geographic Information Technician II.
APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED.
Education: Any combination of educational course work and training which demonstrates possession of knowledge and abilities related to principles of GIS, cartography, and database technology as it relates to spatial analysis. Normally, coursework in geography, geographic information systems and related areas would provide this opportunity. An Associate of Arts degree in a relevant area is highly desirable.
Experience: Any combination of training and work experience that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and abilities. Normally, two years of work experience in creating maps and performing spatial analysis using geographic information systems software would provide this opportunity. Experience using graphics software may be required for some positions.
License: Possession of a valid driver’s license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying
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