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Organization: City of Rochester
Title: GIS Technician - Public Works
Location: Rochester, MN USA
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2017-10-17

Position Description:

The City of Rochester invites applications for:

Geographic Information System (GIS) Technician

The Public Works Department, as a division of the City of Rochester, Minnesota, is responsible for planning, programming, design, constructing, and maintaining public works facilities. This includes street infrastructure, street lighting, traffic control, sanitary and storm water, water main, and waste water treatment facilities, as well as on-street and off-street parking of mass transit modes.

Vision - "Reliable and sustainable public infrastructure to support a vibrant community"

Nature of Work
This is an entry-level position involved in developing, maintaining, and planning of core Rochester Public Works Geographic Information System (GIS) infrastructure datasets as well as providing GIS support to the staff utilizing this information. Core responsibilities include infrastructure mapping, figure creation, database development and management, and hardware/software support. The GIS Technician will provide support to the GIS group with responses to citizen, consultant and developer requests for data, and will also satisfy requests for high quality maps for meetings, studies, citizen requests, department web pages, and fieldwork. RPW primarily uses ESRI ArcGIS software for the completion of these duties, but also utilizes other custom-programmed and commercial databases to manage program tasks.

Pay Rate: Starting salary is $57,319.00 to $67,433.00 annually depending on qualifications, with advancement to $80,920.00

This position will be open until filled with priority consideration for applications received by Nov. 3, 2017.

The work below is representative of the scope of work performed within this job classification. Individual job duties will vary based on work assignment or location. (For positions with more than one incumbent)

Assigned duties in the GIS Group may include:

*Under guidance of the GIS Coordinators perform continual maintenance of the City of Rochester Infrastructure Layers including, but not limited to the following: sanitary features, storm sewer features, traffic and signs, curbs, paths and sidewalks, and flood structures.
Perform feature creation, attribution, and updates within GIS datasets.
Perform queries and quality control processes to ensure data integrity.
Georeference raster datasets as needed.
Perform data conversion between coordinate systems.
Perform data conversion between CAD (Autodesk) drawings and GIS (ESRI).
Create and maintain consistent metadata for departmental data sets.

*Assist in the support and maintenance of business processes that utilize GIS to track asset status, condition and history as well as compliance and enforcement program records such as snow removal, sidewalk inspection and replacement, connection inspections, and various other work processes.
Perform GIS attribute and feature updates for layers required by specific programs.
Perform geoprocessing tasks to analyze existing data sets to identify areas of interest.
Create printed and digital map products, including large format, map book, report and web exhibits, as well as map documents.
Assist with conversion and migration from text based data files to structured records within GIS and related databases.
Assist with generation of mailing lists and mail merge processes for program correspondence and mailings.

*GPS (Trimble) Technical Support
Assist with solving technical issues regarding GPS units, including troubleshooting, connections, version upgrades, and license issues.
Setup and configuration of field wireless network (Wi-Fi) devices.
Aid in creating data dictionaries for data collection and data transfer and processing into GIS feature data sets.

* Technical support to COR GIS users
Work with staff when technical issues arise to help determine and solve problems.
Assist the GIS Group with preparation of standard operation procedures.

Perform other duties as assigned or necessary.

Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or related field such as Geography, Environmental Science, Planning, Civil Engineering, Natural Resources, or Computer Science, with an emphasis in GIS coursework and training AND 1 year of professional GIS experience.
Associates degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or related field such as Geography, Environmental Science, Planning, Civil Engineering, Natural Resources, or Computer Science, with an emphasis in GIS coursework and training AND 5 years of professional GIS experience.

An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may also be considered.

Licenses and Certifications
Valid driver's license

Desirable Qualifications
Experience with network operating systems and Microsoft Office programs.
Experience reading and discerning CAD construction plans related to public infrastructure projects.
Experience with python scripting and/or ModelBuilder skills.
Experience with SQL expressions.
Experience with data collection from Trimble GPS units and importing collected data into GIS.

For more information and to apply online, please visit our website: www.rochestermn.gov

Equal Opportunity Employer