GIS Technician - Temporary

City of Golden

Golden, Colorado

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  • Collects sub-meter GPS data for various assets including water utilities and stormwater assets using Trimble handheld GPS equipment according to industry standards.
  • Applies standard GIS practices and techniques to the City’s enterprise spatial database; edits, maintains the City's GIS layers and Asset Management data.
  • Maintains and ensures data quality by executing quality control and quality assurance measures.
  • Prepares digital and hardcopy maps and reports for various City departments and public use using ArcSDE, ArcServer and ArcOnline technology. These may include but are not limited to the fields of water, sewer, stormwater, zoning, and streets.
  • Provides exceptional, service-focused, reliable customer service and communication
  • when responding to public queries in the field, third party contractors and staff.
  • May participate in GIS application development processes by meeting with various departments to plan, develop and implement new applications.
  • Follows proper safety procedures and represents the City in an exemplary manner at all times.
  • Operates personal or city vehicle to travel from location to location.

Bachelor’s degree in Geography, GIS, Computer Science, Engineering or directly related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience or familiarity with ESRI’s ArcGIS software, Trimble GPS equipment and PathFinder Office software preferred. Minimum 1 year GIS experience preferred.

Experience in ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Portal preferred. Prior municipal, county or state government experience a plus. Experience with the Cartegraph Asset and Work Management application desired. Strong interpersonal and analytical skills with the ability to work independently and on teams. Proficient in Windows and MS Office Suite of products.

Valid driver's license and good driving record.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical, and regulatory journals, survey and boundary descriptions. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to effectively present information to customers and co-workers both orally and in writing. Ability to read and understand all types of legal and survey boundary descriptions.


Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Knowledge of current principles, practices and procedures of GIS production, GIS application development and related computing environments. Ability to learn a variety of mapping and GIS packages. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens; communicate effectively. Ability to exhibit excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Trimble GPS equipment, computer, plotter, fax, telephone and iPad.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



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