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GIS Technician

City of San Marcos

San Marcos,  California
GIS Technician

This position performs a wide variety of data processing and analytical duties including GIS digitization, geoprocessing, and data maintenance on multiple platforms. Key job functions will include collection, input, modification and analysis of data representing multiple asset types, GIS helpdesk support, map preparation for export or print, and staff coordination and assistance with GIS related items.

The key to success in this role is the ability to offer solutions to city departments through strategic thought and problem-solving skills. The position will perform the full range of duties as assigned, work independently, apply analytical knowledge and exercise judgement and initiative. Positions at this level will be provided instruction and assistance, but will be expected to document processes when new situations arise. Work in this role is normally reviewed on project completions and for overall results.

Your Day-to-Day
The GIS Division prides itself on its excellent customer service to our internal users and external customers. This includes validating authoritative data sources, clarity in communication, attentiveness to the GIS Support helpdesk, and eagerness to collaborate and innovate as-needed. Your daily tasks will require excellent time management skills to balance the ever changing workload ranging from long-term project enhancement tasks to immediate map requests. You will interface mainly with ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Field Maps, and Office365 products (OneNote, OneDrive, and Excel).

The right Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician will have the drive to understand and streamline how we do business - and the confidence to be an integral part of our GIS team. It is paramount this person knows the ArcGIS product suite and is willing to grow their skills with the Microsoft product suite as well as engage with third-party, GIS-centric applications.

To join our team, you will need to:

  • Be our quality expert and keep us on the path to prosperity
  • Stay ahead of the curve so that our City meets and exceeds its goals
  • Collaborate with all our departments - we don't work in silos here
  • Have excellent organization and documentation skills
  • Generate ways to improve efficiency in our processes
  • Additional information regarding the City of San Marcos' Development Services Department can be viewed here.

Just minutes away the Pacific Ocean, San Marcos is emerging as one of San Diego County's most desirable communities, with top-ranked schools and California's newest state university. With multiple beaches and epic year-round weather, the recreation opportunities are endless. Our economy continues to grow as people discover that San Marcos is a great place to live, work and play.

In San Marcos, you can:

  • Explore our 37 beautiful parks, which add more than 2,000 acres of open space
  • Trek 70 miles of trails through some of area's most scenic vistas
  • Learn at any one of the six educational institutions
  • Celebrate the community spirit at more than 50 annual events
  • Dine at more than 240 restaurants and breweries

The Right Perks

  • Earn a competitive salary
  • Our 9/80 work week means you'll have every other Friday off, and options for flexible work schedules once you have the job duties and responsibilities under your belt
  • Generous health benefits for you and your family (all medical premiums are employer paid at 90%, including family plans)
  • Ample time off: 13 paid holidays, 96 hours of sick leave, starting at 80 hours vacation leave annually
  • City paid maternity / paternity / grandparent leave - City paid 4 weeks of leave for new parents welcoming a new addition to the family and 1 week of leave for grandparents with expanding families
  • Participate in the CalPERS retirement system (Classic members - 2% @ 55, New members 2% @ 62), and Social Security
  • Enhance your career taking advantage of our Tuition Reimbursement Program, up to $1,500 per fiscal year, which can also be used for student loan repayment

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A Bachelor's degree is desirable, but is not required if candidate possess a satisfactory combination of work experience and/or professional certificates that demonstrate ability to perform the job. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities could include:

A certificate in GIS or equivalent in educational credits required. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in computer science, information systems, data processing, or a related field, highly desirable.

A minimum of 1 year of responsible professional level GIS experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Possession of an appropriate, valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record. ESRI certifications are highly desirable.

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