GIS Specialist

Company Name: City of Healdsburg
Phone Number: (707) 431-3346
City: Healdsburg
State/Provence: California
Zip: 95448
Job Title: GIS Specialist
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Engineering
Posting Start Date: May 4, 2016
Salary: 5,758
Salary Per: Per Month
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

Under the supervision of the Information Services Coordinator, the GIS Specialist will develop, support, and maintain new and existing GIS (Geographical Information System) layers and GIS user applications in a LAN/WAN environment as well as provide occasional helpdesk support on a variety of hardware, software and telephony platforms currently deployed throughout the City of Healdsburg as needed.  The GIS Specialist is required to be part of the helpdesk after-hours on call rotation.

This is a journey level technical classification in the Information Services Division.  Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of and follow operating procedures and policies.  This class is distinguished from the other information system staff by the specific emphasis on development, implementation, and increasing usage of geographic information system by multiple City departments.  Under direction, incumbents are responsible for organizing and performing analytic work within established schedules and standards using independent judgment and solving overall system problems.  Direction is provided by the IS Coordinator.

Experience Required:

Knowledge of: ESRI’s ArcView and MapObjects geographic information software (version3.x or higher); Local Area Networking Concepts (preferably Microsoft);  SQL Server databases; Windows XP/7 or higher desktop operating systems;  Microsoft Office Professional applications; Microcomputer operation, hardware and software;  ArcInfo, and Visual Basic; knowledge of Windows 2003/2008/2012, SQL Server database applications, networking devices and protocols, peripheral devices (external drives, printers, plotters, etc.) and their integration into systems is a plus.

Ability to: Develop GIS user applications;  design GIS databases; develop map production system to support City needs; research and determine the accuracy or new and existing map layers through inspections and documentations; develop web-based map querying capabilities; develop a map/layer library; standardize GIS methodology and document the GIS system; develop system handbook and procedures; maintain GIS layers; prepare customized reports based on spatial analysis and data linkage; maintain knowledge of GIS innovations and related hardware/software; conduct ongoing training for GIS users;  analyze information needs and apply GIS technological solutions in satisfying customer needs; prepare documentation and assist in studies and analysis;  learn new duties, take new assignments, and adapt to change; work independently and resolve problems; perform physical duties as needed; promote quality customer service; and  utilize strong verbal and written communication skills to provide excellent customer service.

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a completed City of Healdsburg application . Apply online at or download the required application and mail your application materials to the City of Healdsburg Personnel Office, 401 Grove Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448. Application materials may also be emailed to Position is open until filled.
The qualifications of each applicant, as set for in the application, will be reviewed by a screening committee. Those applicants determined to be best qualified for the position will be invited to participate in an oral interview.

Posting End Date: August 31, 2016