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GIS Technician or GIS Technician Senior

City of Gresham

Gresham,  Oregon
GIS Technician

Overview
The City of Gresham is seeking a motivated and technically capable GIS Technician or GIS Technician Senior with a passion for data integrity. If you love working with data and helping others, you will thrive in this position that supports a growing GIS team. The person in this position works collaboratively across departments to make a difference in the Gresham community by gathering, compiling, mapping, and analyzing data. We rely on our GIS Team for critical projects such as mapping service demands in the community, analyzing data for grants, and ensuring critical planning and development projects have the data and maps they need to make informed decisions.

Why Gresham?
Gresham is Oregon’s fourth largest city, and its rapid growth makes it an exciting and dynamic place to live, work, and play. City of Gresham employees care deeply about the community they serve and go 'one step beyond' to deliver services in collaborative, inventive, practical, nimble and equitable ways. We are called on to address the difficult and multi-faceted issues faced by local government, which makes our work both challenging and rewarding.

The City is transitioning to a hybrid work environment, and this position is eligible for remote work.

We believe that to deliver the highest level of service to all Gresham community members, it is crucial that we employ a diverse workforce, foster an inclusive working environment, and ensure our policies and systems result in equitable outcomes. The City purposefully seeks candidates who will support these values in their work and who actively contribute to a workplace culture that respects unique viewpoints, life experiences, and cultural perspectives.

Position Description
This position may be filled as a GIS Technician or a GIS Technician Senior. Please see the Qualifications section for the minimum qualifications for each position. You may also view the class specifications for each position by clicking the links.

GIS Technician- $50,134-$63,972/annually
GIS Technician Senior -$58,490-$74,674/annually

The successful applicant's level of education, experience, and skills will determine if the position is filled at the GIS Technician or GIS Technician Senior level.

Things you'll get to do:

  • Use your GIS technical skills
  • Assist with gathering, compiling, mapping, and analyzing planning and infrastructure data
  • Enter data and populate database tables and attributes
  • Review and interpret data sources
  • Enter, edit and update GIS spatial data, (including points, lines and polygons, and attribute data) into databases or layers
  • Perform data extractions, transformation and loading processes
  • Enter parameters and produce a variety of maps, shapefiles, feature classes, graphics, tables, reports, and other information products
  • Create and manage data, information, and documentation
  • Create, edit, and maintain GIS data, reports, processes, procedures, workflows, and other technical documentation
  • Record and document details related to map updates, additions, and deletions
  • Ensure data integrity
  • Perform field work to collect or verify data
  • Help the team continuously improve
  • Identify inefficiencies in processes and methods
  • Formulate recommendations for improvements
  • Research best practices and trends to ensure compliance with regulations and operational plans
  • Assist in system testing and debugging
  • Assist with cross-departmental GIS projects
  • Assist in facilitating small group project meetings and client work sessions
  • Support other team members in client meetings
  • Research and respond to mapping, analysis, report, and information requests.

Abilities we’re looking for:

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers and collaborate across diverse departments, stakeholders, and within the GIS Team
  • Understand concepts, customer needs, and direction of system development
  • Perform highly detailed work
  • A natural curiosity and ability to independently research answers/solve problems
  • Provide and accept assistance and feedback
  • Work quickly and accurately with minimal supervision
  • Adapt to change and reallocate task priorities
  • Handle multiple, concurrent tasks

Qualifications

The minimum qualifications for the GIS Technician position are:

  • An Associate’s degree in geography, environmental studies, computer science, engineering, GIS, or related field; AND
  • One year of professional experience (outside of academia) regularly operating GIS using Esri’s software suite
    -OR-
  • Three to six years professional experience in the GIS field using Esri’s software suite, AND a certificate in GIS

The minimum qualifications for the GIS Technician Senior position are:

  • An Associate’s degree in geography, environmental studies, computer science, engineering, GIS, or related field; AND
  • Three years of professional experience (outside of academia) regularly operating GIS using Esri’s software suite
    -OR-
  • Five to eight years professional experience in the GIS field using Esri’s software suite, AND a certificate in GIS

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience editing within a versioned enterprise geodatabase
  • Experience working with Autodesk products including AutoCAD
  • Experience with managing utility, planning, and public safety GIS data
  • Experience working in local, regional, state or federal government


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