Geographic Information Systems Specialist I/II

- San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Full-time | Temporary
EducationSkills
Job Title: Geographic Information Systems Specialist I/II (1381/1383)

Job Code: 1381/1383

Salary Min: $60,216.00

Salary Max: $89,648.00

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Close Date: 08/16/2019

Apply at http://www.sanjoseca.gov/cityjobs/

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENTS

San Jose Airport

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 City’s Airport Department is seeking an individual whose values align with the values of the City’s employees.

Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) is serves more than 15 million passengers annually with 450 peak daily departures and arrivals on 13 international and domestic carriers to 50+ nonstop destinations. SJC has been one of America’s fastest-growing major airports over the past four-year period, based on percentage increase in passenger seat capacity. We are looking for team members who can work toward our Mission Statement to “Connect, Serve and Inspire” and our Vision Statement to “Transform how Silicon Valley Travels”. For more information about SJC, visit http://www.flysanjose.com.

Department of Transportation (DOT)

The San José Department of Transportation’s (DOT) goal is to provide a transportation system that is safe, efficient, and convenient for all modes of transportation, and which supports San José’s livability and economic vitality. We comprise a team of more than 480 people committed to high-quality service, partnering with the community, and providing an excellent environment in which to work. We strive to constantly demonstrate the City values of Integrity, Innovation, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect, and Celebration, and seek employees who do the same.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities AT THE AIRPORT:
The Airport is proud to offer an exciting and unique opportunity for a team member who brings positive energy and is motivated to shape the future of the Airport. The Airport team is passionate about all our Airport has to offer to the Silicon Valley and is seeking a professional who will share this passion. This great work environment makes this an ideal opportunity for a highly motivated and results-oriented individual who will like to join our Airport team to work hard toward our strategic vision.

Under the direction of the Senior Geographic Systems Specialist (Sr. GISS) the position of Geographic System Specialist I/II (GISS I/II) performs an integral role as a member of the Planning & Development Division of the Airport Department. The GISS I/II will assist in the development of the Airport Integrated Mapping System (AIMS) Program. This position performs work of moderate difficulty at the journey level in the utilization of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as they relate to Airport and Master Plan Projects. The AIMS Program is comprised of three (3) distinct primary functions and often inter-twine with each other. These functions are CAD, GIS, and the Plan Repository. The GISS I/II position will serve as the back-up person for the Senior Geographic Systems Specialist and as such will be required to perform in all three areas.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities AT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT):

The Department of Transportation is providing an opportunity to change the future of transportation infrastructure. The Transportation Operations and Parking Services Division is committed to providing safe, efficient, and convenient transportation and high quality services across the City. A highly motivated and professional individual is sought to help adopt and adapt to new technology and improve the quality of life in San José.

Under the direction of the Senior Geographic Systems Specialist (Sr. GISS) the position of Geographic System Specialist I/II (GISS I/II) performs an integral role as a member of the Department of Transportation. The GISS I/II will assist in the ongoing progress of the streetlight to LED conversion program. This position primarily performs data management duties, planning and analysis with geographic data, produces printed as well as interactive maps, and occasionally will be involved in field data collection of pole assets. The GISS I/II position will serve as the back-up person for the Senior Geographic Systems Specialist, and will also support the migration effort of the streetlight work order management system from SQL Server to Salesforce.

Essential duties of a GISS I/II include, but may not be limited to the following:

  • Prepares and verifies GIS databases using paper maps, and multiple sources, and maintains data to ensure data content and accuracy for a variety of purposes.
  • Interpret recorded construction documents to enter graphic and attribute data into GIS.
  • Create, implement and maintain an enterprise GIS system with a versioned, distributed geodatabase environment.
  • Produce map books through the use of ArcMap, Maplex, data-driven pages and Python scripting.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction plans.
  • Imports, integrates, updates, cleans, and validates data from multiple sources.
  • Develops system documentation and user manuals on GIS best practices and functionality.
  • Data collection using a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver and mobile devices.
At supervisor’s direction, conduct research of software solutions that will improve the efficiency of production work.
Develop and/or modify web pages and web map applications and mobile applications using technologies such as Google Maps API, HTML5, JavaScript and other mapping technologies, APIs and libraries.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server, and ArcGIS X-Ray for ArcCatalog Software, for ESRI Geodatabase Schema Design and Administration.
  • Knowledge of Salesforce, Infor, Feature Manipulation Engine (FME) and other work orders systems integration is a plus.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Geographic Information Systems Specialist I – A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Geographic Information Systems, Engineering, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, Physical Science, Geography, Urban Planning, or closely related field. A GIS certificate from a certifying body acceptable to the City of San José is highly desirable.

Geographic Information Systems Specialist II –A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Geographic Information Systems, Engineering, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, Physical Science, Geography, Urban Planning, or closely related field AND one (1) year of increasingly responsible experience in computer programming, geographic information systems or transportation planning. A GIS certificate from a certifying body acceptable to the City of San José is highly desirable.

Acceptable Substitution: Geographic Information Systems Specialist II – Possession of a valid GIS certificate in computer programming, geographic information systems or transportation planning from a certifying body acceptable to the City of San José may be substituted for the one (1) year of experience.

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 sponsor, represent, or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. Candidates are required to satisfactorily complete and pass a fingerprint based Criminal History Records Check prior to being considered for a position in this class at the Airport. This Airport position requires a background check and a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) check. The candidate must be fingerprinted and qualify under all applicable TSA and Airport regulations.

REQUIRED LICENSING
§ Possession of a valid State of California driver’s license may be required.

§ Geographic Information System Professional (GISP) certification is NOT required for the Geographic Information Systems Specialist I/II series position.

COMPETENCIES
The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this position include:

Job Expertise – Demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable GIS professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations. Be proficient with GIS software such as ArcGIS Desktop Suite, ArcGIS Server, and ArcGIS Online and capable of preparing maps, reports, spreadsheets, graphical presentations and performing GIS analysis in the professional setting. Experience with Microsoft SQL, and ArcGIS X-Ray for ArcCatalog Software, for ESRI Geodatabase Schema Design and Administration.

Analytical Thinking – Approaches a situation or problem by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach.

Customer Service – Demonstrates the ability to anticipate customers’ needs and deliver services effectively and efficiently in a timely, accurate, respectful, and friendly manner.

Communication Skills – Communicates and listens effectively and responds in a timely, effective, positive and respectful manner; written reports and correspondence are accurate, complete, current; well-organized, legible, concise, neat, and in proper grammatical form.

Team Work & Interpersonal Skills – Develops effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills. Provide one-on-one, small group and classroom style training to system users.

Problem Solving – Approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue; determines the significance of problem; collects information; uses logic and intuition to arrive at decisions or solutions to problems that achieve the desired outcome.

SELECTION PROCESS
The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant’s training and experience based on the application, resume and answers to the job-specific questions. Only the candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will proceed in the selection process. Additional phases of the selection process will consist of one or more interviews, one of which may include a practical/writing exercise.

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments within the City. 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.

You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions in the online application process. You MUST answer ALL job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further considerations.

1) Do you have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Geographic Information Systems, Engineering, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, Physical Science, Geography, Urban Planning, or a closely related field? If so, what is your degree and where is it from? Please describe any coursework, training, or projects you worked on during your academic years.

2) Please describe your experience planning, designing, implementing, and maintaining GIS applications and solutions, specifically utilizing ESRI software such as: ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro, Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS, Collector for ArcGIS, ESRI Model Builder, ESRI widgets, etc.

3) Do you have work-related experience with (a) with another individual and (b) in a team to attain a common goal? If so, what were your roles and what were the outcomes? What kind of problems or issues did you encounter and how did you resolve them?

4) Please describe your experience in the following areas:
a) Integrating GIS with other enterprise systems

b) Programming Language (JavaScript, JSON, HTML, Python, etc.,) experience you have, along with year(s) of experience with each language

c) Working with relational database software to manage ArcGIS data sets.

d) Mapping APIs

EMPLOYEE UNIT
Employees in this classification are represented by Municipal Employee’s Federation (MEF). AFSCME, Local No. 101.

The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate’s qualifications and experience. In addition to the starting salary, employees in this classification shall also receive an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation pay.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
The Education History and Work History sections of the application must be completed or the application will be considered to be incomplete and may be withheld from further consideration.

E-mail is the default method of communication with applicants. To ensure that you receive timely notification regarding your application status, please provide a current e-mail address when submitting your application. It is also recommended that you adjust any spam filters to ensure that you can receive e-mails from @sanjoseca.gov.

The application deadline is 11:59 PM on the final filing date. Please allow adequate time to complete the application and submit before the deadline or the system may not save your application.

If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION, please email CityCareers@sanjoseca.gov and we will research the status of your application. If you have comments or concerns about the recruitment, selection or hiring process, please contact Kit Kwan at (408) 392-3605 or by e-mail at kkwan@sjc.org.