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Sci Prgm/Analyst II, Geographic Applications Specialist

Colorado Department of Transportation

Denver,  Colorado
GIS AnalystGIS Technician

APPLICATION PROCESS: To be considered for this position, please submit an online application as described in the full announcement at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/colorado/jobs/2237500/sci-prgm-analyst-ii-geographic-applications-specialist

CLASS TITLE: SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMMER/ANALYST II 

LOCATION: Denver, Colorado 

PRIMARY PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: 2829 W. Howard Place, Denver, CO 80204 

SALARY:$3,635.00 - $5,319.00 Monthly

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt; position is eligible for overtime compensation. 

OPENING DATE: 10/15/18 

CLOSING DATE: 10/29/18 11:59 PM 

JOB TYPE: Full Time 

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION:


This position is only open to Colorado state residents.
 
About CDOT 
Are you looking for a challenge?  Do you have a passion for helping people?  Do you want to be part of a diverse team that is committed to making the transportation system in Colorado safe and efficient?  Then, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is the place for you! CDOT is devoted to incorporating technology, providing equal employment opportunities, developing leaders, and improving systems in order to provide outstanding customer service.  By saving lives and making lives better by providing freedom, connection, and experience through travel, CDOT is committed to becoming the number #1 Department of Transportation in the country. In working towards this goal, we believe every one of our employees plays a critical role. CDOT's core values include safety, people, integrity, customer service, excellence and respect.  Please visit https://www.codot.gov/ to learn about CDOT and how we are making Colorado a great place to live, work and play, now and for the future!
 
State employees make Colorado an amazing place to learn, work, and play. We want every day to feel like an opportunity. We want to be surrounded by innovation, vibrant optimism, and creativity. Most of all we want to feel like we're doing what we're meant to be doing. It's our nature. Working for Colorado means being surrounded by people who share your vision. It's where making a difference meets a pioneering spirit. Reach your peak state and together let's share everything we love about Colorado. To learn about the State's Employee Value Proposition visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/evp
 
In addition to a fantastic place to work, CDOT offers a variety of benefits which include:

  • Annual leave (accrued based on years of service, starting at 8 hours a month)
  • Sick leave accrued at 6.66 hours a month
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Medical and dental plans with no cost preventative services
  • State paid Life Insurance with optional additional life insurance
  • State paid Short Term Disability coverage, with optional long term disability plan
  • Participation in PERA with 2 retirement plan options, and voluntary PERA 401K and 457 plans
  • Credit Union membership
  • Work life programs
  • State Employee Assistance programs at no cost
  • Tuition and certification reimbursement program
  • Access to a diverse array of technical, leadership, supervisory and specialty training across the state, in addition to personal development and productivity learning opportunities
  • State employee discount programs
  • Free RTD EcoPass

 
To learn more about our benefits visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/benefits
 
To learn about the total compensation package for State government employment visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/totalcompensation
 
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DESCRIPTION OF JOB:

The GIS Specialist develops, manages, and maintains statewide roadway data sets using CDOT's linear referencing system (LRS). This system represents the current status of the state's full system roadway network for use by CDOT and other state staff, federal agencies, MPOs, local governments and the general public. This network is used as the basis for corridor planning, environmental analysis, long-range planning, Highway User Tax Fund (HUTF) certification, Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) reporting, asset management, roadway maintenance, permitting and other federal reporting requirements, such as bridges, roadway projects and traffic safety. Roadway LRS networks, associated event data and databases are analyzed and maintained to identify options for projects that are managed by CDOT Regions or included in Statewide Plans.  Geographic and tabular data are captured and analyzed in coordination with environmental planners, engineers and surveyors in statewide and corridor-based activities.
 
This position is responsible for communicating with local governments to collect tabular and geographic information utilized by the HUTF program. In addition, supporting technical support to the WebHUT online reporting application will necessitate good customer service orientation to support local government users. The position will also learn to participate in planning and project development activities by integrating, inputting, analyzing and presenting information about existing transportation systems from both tabular and geographic data sets, as well as provide additional support to other programs within the Unit.
 
Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Creates and maintains geographic and tabular information using ESRI's linear referencing tools (Roads and Highways);
  • Will learn to analyze, interpret and enter source data from plats, local government GIS layers, aerial photographs, satellite imagery and CAD engineering files to create a basis for roadway inventory, mapping and planning analysis;
  • Develop and analyze GIS data sets for use in reporting;
  • Learn to develop and analyze tabular databases to delineate current transportation systems, their performance and evolution;
  • Coordinate with local government planners and CDOT staff to acquire public road inventories and master plans;
  • Develop an awareness of HUTF roadway data that is analyzed, updated and reported on by other business units within CDOT to ensure that alterations performed by this position will not compromise the shared data;
  • Provide information to internal and external customers by extracting data from databases;
  • Develop documents, maps and other materials as required that explain this information to those individuals who often do not have expertise in the area of transportation;
  • Learn to inspect highway and local system segments to identify existing deficiencies and limitations in GIS and tabular databases;
  • Utilize existing procedures to verify data quality and recommend actions to improve the accuracy of new information;
  • Consult with management to identify gaps in data, analytical tools or current processes and assist in developing resolutions for identified problems;
  • Other job duties as assigned.

 
Work Environment:

  • Primarily 8:00 am – 5:00 pm work hours, Monday-Friday
  • Occasional travel required during work hours throughout Metro Denver/Front Range

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, SUBSTITUTIONS, CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT & APPEAL RIGHTS:

This experience must be specifically documented on your application.  Additional information submitted after the closing date of this announcement will not be considered in the review of your application.

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in geography, geographic information systems, planning, computer science, civil engineering, environmental studies or a closely related field of study. (A copy of your transcript showing degree conferral must be submitted to verify this requirement.)
  • AND at least (1) ONE year of continuous, full-time professional work experience related to the use of GIS and other technology in developing geographic data bases, mapping applications and related spatial data products.

 
Substitution: Additional work experience that provided the same kind, amount and level of knowledge acquired in the required education, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required bachelor's degree but not for the specific experience.  A Doctoral or Master's degree in one of the above listed degree programs or closely related field of study will substitute for the undergraduate degree and one year of the required professional experience.
 
NOTE: A legible copy of your unofficial college transcript(s) or credential evaluation report must be submitted with your application. Transcripts from colleges or universities outside of the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. Failure to provide a transcript or credential evaluation report will result in your application being rejected and you will not be able to continue in the selection process for this position.
 
Stronger candidates will be those that demonstrate depth and breadth of skill and ability, through a combination of professional experience and formal training, to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.
 
The Exceptional Applicant will be an experienced Geographic Applications Specialist and will possess the proven ability or accomplishment in the following:

  • Demonstrated success with the duties listed in the Description of the Job section;
  • Highest work/personal ethics and integrity;
  • Comprehensive knowledge and theories, principles, and best practices of geographic data sets;
  • Experience in the management of linear referencing systems, preferably using ESRI's Roads and Highways extension
  • A basic familiarity with transportation planning and project development activities a plus;
  • Ability to and experience in analyzing and interpreting geospatial data;
  • Proven ability to manage multiple assignments, priorities, and projects in a demanding environment;
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and be adaptable to changing assignments;
  • Ability to take initiative to solve problems in an innovative manner;
  • Ability to work with general public, professional, consultants, and staff, with sensitivity to their needs, priorities, promises made and commitments;
  • Ability to negotiate mutually acceptable solutions and build consensus through give and take;
  • Interpersonal and relationship building skills;
  • Strong time and project management skills, including prioritization and multi-tasking ability;
  • Excellent reasoning, investigative, analytical, and problem solving ability;
  • Excellent facilitation, presentation, and communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Strong attention to technical detail and accuracy;
  • Passion for safety;
  • Ability to work effectively in both independent and team situations;
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, SQL Management Server), Gmail, SAP, and GIS-Industry Software, and the ability to quickly learn other software systems.

 
Employment Screening
 
If an applicant reaches the finalist stage of the hiring process, the Colorado Department of Transportation may procure a consumer report and/or investigative consumer report on the applicant in connection with his/her application for employment purposes, as defined under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  These reports may be obtained at any time after receipt of the applicant's authorization.  As part of the employment screening an applicant will be requested to disclose any deferred judgments and convictions as well an explanation of the circumstances around any arrest or conviction.  In the event that a screening returns information that the applicant believes is not accurate, he or she will have an opportunity to dispute the information with "Info Cubic".

Info Cubic, a consumer reporting agency, will obtain the report for CDOT.  Further information regarding Info Cubic, LLC, including its privacy policy, may be found online at www.InfoCubic.com.  Info Cubic is located at 9250 E. Costilla Ave., Suite 525, Greenwood Village, CO 80112, and can be reached at 877.360.4636.

The report may contain information bearing on the applicant's character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living.  The information that may be included in the report includes: social security number trace, criminal records check, public court records checks, educational records, and driving records checks.  CDOT will only request credit reports insofar as they relate to the position for which the applicant is applying.  The information contained in the report will be obtained from private and/or public record sources.  The applicant will have the right, upon written request made within a reasonable time after receipt of a notice, to request disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report.



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