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GIS Technician

City of Arvada

Arvada,  Colorado
GIS Technician

Position Purpose
Assists in the design, creation, maintenance, and implementation of geographic data resources in support of utility and asset management specific decision making processes. Produces maps and data layers using ESRI ArcGIS Desktop and Server products; performs data entry and updates, edits, annotates and manipulates digitized data to create a final map, data, and online products. Performs system support and data creation for Cityworks, Trakit, and mobile technology.

Job Functions / Scope of Authority
1. Assists in the Creation, Maintenance, and Implementation of Geographic Data Resources in Support of Both City-wide and Department-Specific Decision Making Processes

a. Creates, edits, updates, and maintains geographic data resources including but not limited to water, storm, wastewater, parks and open space, transportation, annotation and other data layers by utilizing GIS and relational database software tools, principles and concepts, on a daily basis.
b. Assists in creation, implementation and operation of the city GIS system on an on-going basis.
c. Assists in basic relational database design, updates, and maintenance as required.
d. Assists in system support and data creation for Cityworks Asset Management system
e. Assists in system support and end user training for Trakit Building Permit software and Ipad or other mobile devices.

2. Produces Maps and Data Using ESRI ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server, and ArcGIS Online Products
a. Performs data entry, updates, edits, annotates and manipulates digitized data to create a final map and data products.
b. Performs spatial data analysis using GIS software and provide maps, reports and charts in support of special projects for a variety of city departments and divisions, on a weekly basis.
c. Performs map service creation, editing, and configuration on ArcGIS Server
d. Performs online map creation, configuration and site administration duties in ArcGIS Online for use in web browsers and mobile applications.
e. Designs map layouts and creates map templates on a daily basis.

3. Performs Systems Support for Cityworks, Trakit, and Mobile Devices
a. Performs system support for Cityworks Asset Management and Trakit Building Permit software including GIS, application, configuration, and mobile technologies.
b. Assists in training end users on Cityworks Asset Management and Trakit Building Permit software
c. Assists in support of mobile device setup, training, and configuration of mobile devices used for utilities and other field staff

1. Assists internal and external customers with maps, research, information and copies.
2. Prepares reports and presentations as requested.
3. Performs other duties as assigned.

--Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job--

Receives supervision under the general direction of the Operations Support Supervisor. Makes recommendations regarding Division work prioritization and procedures. Plans daily work activities and prioritizes tasks. Develops methodologies needed to meet project requirements and manages deadlines. Identifies improvements and modifications to workflow relating to GIS development. Acts as a technical resource for GIS-related issues city wide.

Financial Accountability:
No financial responsibilities. Makes recommendations related to various hardware, software, training and equipment needs.

Working Environment / Qualifications
Work is generally performed in an office environment. Moderate physical activity is required, handling objects up to 50 pounds occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently.

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