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Geographic Information Systems Technician

Contra Costa County

Martinez,  California
GIS Technician

Final Closing Date: September 4, 2018

Bargaining Unit: Local 856 – General Services & Maintenance Unit

Contra Costa County is recruiting experienced IT professionals interested in a career opportunity as a Geographic Information Systems Technician in the Department of Information Technology located in Martinez, CA.  

As a Geographic Information Systems Technician, you will be responsible for creating, revising, manipulating and maintain spatial database records used with the County's Geographic Information System. You will work in a team environment and assist the business users and IT staff with their GIS system needs and implement comprehensive geographic and land information systems.  

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following:

  • Implementing and maintaining GIS data, map records, databases and applications
  • Applying principles of digitizing, data conversion and cartography to produce maps, databases and reports
  • Knowledge of Geographic systems hardware, software, applications and databases

Characteristics of the ideal candidate:

  • Thrives in a team environment and adapts easily to varied and changing priorities
  • Committed to providing excellent customer service
  • Keeps abreast of GIS technology, products and business trends

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The eligible list established from this recruitment will remain in effect for twelve (12) months. 


Tentative Oral Exam: September 27, 2018

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Completion of 60 semester or 90 quarter units from an accredited college or university which included at least 12 semester or 18 quarter units in computer-aided drafting, geographic studies, computer science and related technical subjects or closely related field.

Experience: One (1) year of full-time, or its equivalent, experience performing duties directly related to the GIS systems maintenance, technical support, troubleshooting, implementation, administration; automated map drafting, or GIS database maintenance and administration.

Substitution for education: Additional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.

License Required: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out-of-state valid motor vehicle operator's license will be accepted during the application process.

All applicants are required to submit a copy of a college or university transcript at the time of application demonstrating completion of the required units specified above. Applicants who have attended a foreign or non-U.S. accredited university or college must provide verification of education evaluation completed by an educational evaluation service affiliated with the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Services (NACES).

Selection Process:

1. Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date.

2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.

3. Oral Interview: Conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board who will evaluate candidates in job-related areas. (Weighted 60%)

4. Technical Skills Evaluation: Attention to detail, computer skills, ability to follow instructions, ability to create maps using GIS Systems and write reports.

5. Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on the employment list.

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