Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play and learn. For more information about Placer County, please visit www.visitplacer.com.
The Department of Public Works is seeking an experienced GIS Analyst to join the Environmental Utilities team which includes a multi-disciplinary group of engineers, environmental professionals, and operations staff.
Environmental Utilities is primarily responsible for wastewater and solid waste services in the unincorporated areas of Placer County. Other mission areas include groundwater sustainability planning, recycled water integrated use, and watershed forest management.
The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing a wide array of desktop and mobile GIS applications to support these endeavors with an emphasis on asset and fieldwork management. This is a unique opportunity for a candidate that is interested in being on the ground floor as the County transitions to a single enterprise GIS environment centered on ESRI software. Keys to success will include the ability to collaborate with a broad group of stakeholders, manage multiple projects, and be innovative when faced with challenges. Experience with underground utility construction and field data collection applications is preferred. Successful candidates may also be called upon to support the County’s Emergency Operations Center during activations.
Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.
Performs professional duties related to planning, customizing, organizing and maintaining the geographic information system (databases and associated hardware and software); generates and analyzes spatial data and provides input/recommendations in order to support a variety of County projects; produces a wide variety of reports and maps, prepares data, analysis, maps, and mapping applications for various County departments and the general public; and performs a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.
This is the journey-level class in the Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst series.
Positions in this class are distinguished from Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst I by independently working on larger, more complex assignments and performing the full range of duties. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the entry level.
Geographic Information System Analyst series describes positions with professional/analytical responsibilities where the primary duties include the analysis of spatial data and the planning, design, and/or organization of GIS databases, software, and hardware. This class series is distinguished from the Information Technology Analyst class series in that incumbents in the Information Technology Analyst class series perform a variety of professional, technical and analytical duties in the operation of enterprise, client/server and desktop computer systems and networks. The duties include work in the areas of user and systems requirements and analysis, applications development and maintenance, computer systems support, network design and maintenance, and data/database analysis/administration, while incumbents in this series perform specific, analytical GIS functions more than 50% of the time.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Incumbents at this level work under direction from an assigned supervisor, receiving occasional supervision while working toward a definite objective that requires use of a wide range of procedures and involves planning and/or determining specific procedures or equipment required in order to meet assigned objectives and solve non-routine problems. Only unusual matters are referred to a supervisor. Incumbents may exercise functional or direct supervision over technical and/or para-professional staff. Incumbents may exercise functional supervision over other professional staff on a project basis.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following.
Work is typically performed in an indoor office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions and not direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Work environments may occasionally involve working around machinery with moving parts or stationery equipment.
It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.
Experience and Training
License or Certificate: May need to possess a valid driver’s license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Training & Experience Rating (100%)
Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT
Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.
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