||About the Department
The City of San José, the Capital of Silicon Valley, is one of the nation's best managed cities and one of the top ten cities in which to live, work, and do business. Moreover, San José is the center of cultural, government and economic activity for the region. The employees of the City of San José have embraced the following values: Integrity, Innovation, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect and Celebration. The San José Public Works Department is seeking an individual whose values align with the values of the City's employees.
The Department of Public Works is responsible for delivering capital improvement projects for a wide variety of City facilities and infrastructure, maintaining City facilities and fleet assets, facilitating and regulating development activities, and providing animal care and services. The Department is committed to high-quality service, partnering with the community, and providing an excellent environment in which to work.
Position and Duties
This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.
The Department is recruiting to fill a Geographic Systems Specialist II (GSS II) position to support the GIS Section’s ongoing activities to maintain and enhance GIS production services; and activities to develop technology solutions that will maximize the delivery of City products and services. The individual selected for this position will work primarily in the production group of the GIS Section. Under the direction of a Senior Geographic Systems Specialist, the incumbent will perform the key responsibilities listed below.
Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:
This GSS II position will perform GIS mapping/production services and, when directed, application development activities to develop and maintain GIS applications. Typical duties will include:
• Operate and maintain various types of GIS equipment including workstations, servers and plotters.
• Interpret recorded engineering plans to enter graphic and attribute data into GIS.
• Use SQL queries to produce weekly reports on the status of plans and other documents received.
• Create maps and related documents for use by City staff.
• Produce City map books through the use of ArcMap, Maplex, data-driven pages and Python scripting.
• Create and maintain GIS layers using ArcMap from resources such as engineering plans, assessor’s maps, and discrepancy reports.
• Improve GIS data quality by conducting research of record drawings and other documents, and using various methods to identify discrepancies and/or data quality problems.
• Respond to user requests for GIS data and other information following City protocol and using GIS tools such as FME and automated scripts for data conversion.
• Respond to requests for GIS analysis using various analysis tools and produce maps, charts, graphs, reports, infographics, and presentations as directed.
• Assist with troubleshooting problems encountered in GIS production work including QA/QC.
• Develop workflows and documentation for various GIS tasks.
• Develop GIS products such as maps and other geospatial products as required.
• Develop and/or modify GIS geodatabases, software, and scripts.
• Identify system problems by employing hardware and software diagnostic utilities and troubleshooting methodologies.
• At supervisor’s direction, conduct research of software solutions that will improve the efficiency of production work.
• Coordinate intern training and work assignments.
Training and experience equivalent to:
1. Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Geographic Information Systems, Engineering, Computer Science, Earth or Physical Sciences, Geography, Urban Planning, or a closely related field. A GIS Certificate is optional, but highly desirable.
2. Experience: One (1) year of increasingly responsible experience in Geographic Information Systems in a professional setting.
3. Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Dept. of Labor.
The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this position include:
Accountability - manages performance to achieve expected results
Analytical Thinking - approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue; identifies a set of features, parameters, or considerations to take into account, collects and analyzes data, uses logic and intuition to arrive at conclusions and recommendations.
Communication Skills - communicates and listens effectively and responds in an timely, effective, positive and respectful manner; written reports and correspondence are accurate, complete, current; well-organized, legible, concise, neat, and in proper grammatical form.
Customer Service - demonstrates the ability to anticipate customers' needs and deliver services effectively and efficiently in a timely, accurate, respectful and friendly manner.
Job Expertise – demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations.
Problem Solving - approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue; determines the significance of problem(s); collects information; uses logic and intuition to arrive at decisions or solutions to problems that achieve the desired outcome.
Team Work & Interpersonal Skills - develops effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills.
To apply visit the City of San Jose Job Site at: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?NID=708