GIS Specialist

Town of Castle Rock

Castle Rock, Colorado

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The Town of Castle Rock’s future and the quality of that depend on the choices we make today. Do you want to be part of a team that make decisions that work now while preserving and protecting Castle Rock’s identity and quality of life for the future? We value teamwork, cooperation, and quality communication.  We strive to provide exceptional public service to our customers and encourage creativity and innovation. We welcome all that share those values to apply.

Working for the Town of Castle Rock includes:

  • The opportunity to make a difference in our community 
  • Career Advancement Programs
  • Employee well-being program
  • Competitive total compensation with an excellent benefits package
  • Free membership to the MAC or Recreation Center
  • Public Service Student Loan eligible employer

Position Overview:
The Town of Castle Rock’s Division of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) plans and maintains the Town’s information systems. Employees in this division are dedicated to improving business processes and prioritizing technical projects according to the Town’s strategy and goals.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides data integration and support of all Town GIS databases and data
  • Responsible for designing and maintaining accurate GIS databases and information to support Town systems and data interacting with GIS
  • Coordinates the implementation and maintenance of geospatial databases; Researches, evaluates, recommends and implements technical and administrative solutions to achieve database objectives to forward project goals
  • Creates, edits and maintains geospatial data using ArcGIS
  • Updates standard Town map products and creates maps and reports for special projects
  • Conducts queries and analysis using spatial and non-spatial databases
  • Makes regular updates to base map data and related GIS products (ex, hardcopy maps, internet map server)
  • Coordinates address requests with Douglas County
  • Distributes GIS products to Town staff in accordance with Service Level Agreement deadlines and requirements
  • Participates in designing and populating geospacial databases
  • Interacts with Town staff directly and through the helpdesk system to respond to staff GIS needs
  • Works as a participant on interdepartmental projects such as system integration and database development, requiring interaction with subject matter experts that are not GIS users
  • Supports GIS Division projects as a member of the GIS team
  • Conducts training for Town staff that are not experienced GIS users on web-based GIS applications, ArcView or other basic GIS tasks
  • Conducts post-processing of GPS data and trains users in other departments on using GPS hardware and software
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings and conferences; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of GIS
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required

Minimum Qualifications:

An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in GIS, Geography or closely related field

Experience: Three (3) years’ previous experience and/or training that ideally includes local government experience and Experience with ESRI GIS software; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with Microsoft Access; Microsoft SQL Server, AutoCAD; ArcGIS Online, Visual Basic, ArcSDE, and ArcGIS Pro highly desired

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrates active participation in Town of Castle Rock values
  • Knowledge of the modern principles, practices and procedures of GIS
  • Knowledge of geographic principles, cartography, GPS, and GIS theory
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, including the ability to communicate effectively with customers in lay terms
  • Knowledge of coordinate systems and data projections
  • Skill in the use of ESRI software products
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Physical Demands:

  • Sedentary work for long periods of time
  • Occasional physical work including ability to move and lift equipment weighing up to 10 lbs. 
  • Occasional lifting, carrying, walking and standing
  • Occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and stop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • Frequent hand/eye coordination to operate personal computer and office equipment
  • Vision for reading, recording and interpreting information
  • Speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and citizens

Work Environment:

Works primarily in a clean, comfortable environment

Equipment Used:

  • Uses general modern office equipment, to include, keyboard, 10-key adding machines, and telephones 
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment

Must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and fingerprint analysis prior to commencing employment.

The Town of Castle Rock is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Category GIS Analyst, GIS Developer