This position closes February 20, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. MST
Performs a variety of working level, technical duties related to the development and maintenance of city GIS and database operations. Assists to ensure the ongoing integrity of the city computer system.
PAY RATE: $19.71 – $28.27/hourly
Works under the general supervision of the Community & Economic Development Director.
GIS/GPS/Mapping: Utilizes ESRI ArcGIS, ArcMap, and related software to review and verify accuracy of various spatial data sets, computerized maps and engineering drawings; compares GIS to as-built engineered drawings; modifies, updates, and corrects existing data in GIS layers based upon research and field verification; assists in conducting field exercises utilizing Trimble field GPS equipment to pinpoint coordinates and measurements for various city infrastructure; may perform general field survey duties as needed.
Synchronizes GIS field collection databases to master GIS databases; utilizes software to perform synchronizing functions and tasks; utilizes specialized software to organize various database elements; gathers and enters new GIS data from field data collections.
Digitizes existing and new additions to city system, engineering or planning facilities; produces custom maps upon request from the engineers and city employees or officials; utilizes various mapping and cartography skills to finalize computerized and hard copy maps.
Develops new GIS layers and maintains existing layers; researches records of plats and property descriptions to determine property location, boundaries and size; digitizes appropriate changes or additions to existing maps; scans documents and attaches the same to appropriate databases; performs GIS system and file backup dealing with county/city systems such as water, sewer, storm drains, streets, electrical, etc.; maps and plots locations of lines, valves, manholes, lift stations, etc. as installed.
Performs field GPS functions to locate and develop maps of new storm water facilities and street infrastructure facilities; coordinates and works with inspectors to assemble and integrate utility data, water and sewer, into the City GIS system; assembles data from GPS, local surveys, county data load, utilities, state and federal agencies and other entities for mapping and analysis; utilizes Trimble software (TGO) to create GPS points.
Provides customer service to public and employees in refining requests for information from databases and determines best format to publish results in maps or statistical reports.
Performs various security measures to protect and preserve GIS data; completes scheduled backups of data files; ensures effective operation of technical equipment, maintains plotter.
Monitors city website for effective community access to various maps and information; updates website as needed; enables interactive mapping tools; performs general programming as needed to complete web related tasks.
Performs related duties as required.
Education and Experience
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Geography, Urban Planning, Engineering, or a closely related field with an emphasis or certificate in GIS;
Two (2) years of work experience performing above or related duties;
An equivalent combination of education and experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Working knowledge of; data-base management,; system design concepts, computer networking; information system management concepts; methods and standards for project control; hardware configurations and capabilities; operating system fundamentals; data communication concepts; documentation procedures; technical writing; complex math and computer aided engineering; technical tools and equipment associated with drafting and cartography; mapping scales and their most appropriate use; legal documents and terminology; computerized mapping software and methods (ESRI, ARCGIS, ARCMAP and server); various geographic databases, including surveying practices including GPS point retrieval, State Plane Coordinate Systems, GLO map interpretation and Area Reference Plan (ARP) interpretation; quality assurance and control methods; city geography.
Must possess a valid Utah Driver’s license.
Ability to develop and coordinate effective interdepartmental cooperation related to computer operations; read and understand computer printouts; recognize and solve problems related to data entry and retrieval; communicate technical information effectively, verbally and in writing; develop effective working relationships with supervisors and fellow employees; trouble shoot GIS/GPS equipment.
Skill in the use of Trimble GPS instruments.
Tasks require variety of physical activities, periodically involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching. Talking, hearing and seeing essential to performance of essential duties. Muscular strength of arms, hands, back and legs necessary in lifting boxes of print materials, computer components, and relocating terminal cables. Duties generally performed indoors under controlled climatic conditions. Mental application requires emotional stability in dealing with time deadlines and stresses of emergency response needs. May be subject to exposure to industrial waste and pathogens such as typhoid, paratyphoid, dysentery, polio, tetanus, etc. Moderate stress associated with high public contact and deadline demands. Mental application requires discriminating thinking, guided and creative problem solving.
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