Organization: Clark County
Title: GIS Technician I/II/III
Location: Vancouver, WA
Job ID: IRC15216
Company Name: Clark County
Location: Vancouver, WA
First Review: 02/02/18, then open until filled
GIS TECHNICIAN I/II/III
CLARK COUNTY’S Information Technology – GIS department, located in Vancouver, WA, is seeking a GIS TECHNICIAN I/II/III T that performs technical functions necessary to create and maintain Clark County’s GIS layers.
HOW TO APPLY:
For complete job announcement, application requirements, and to apply on-line, please visit our website at: www.clark.wa.gov/human-resources/before-you-apply IR15216
The Clark County GIS department is currently hiring a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician I/II/III. The GIS Technician I/II/III position performs technical functions necessary to create and maintain Clark County’s GIS layers, and create and maintain map and data products. The GIS Technician position also provides technical support for GIS products.
Primary responsibilities include: tasks related to the cartographic production and data maintenance of Clark County's GIS database; production of maps, digital data, and GIS based reports using Esri GIS software. Responds to customer inquiries for GIS products, services, or technical support.
Other responsibilities may include:
• Assist County staff and the general public with requests for maps and data.
• GIS layer maintenance. Digitize mapping information in order to update and maintain mapping layers; verify digitized data for accuracy. Interprets detailed plans, photographs, maps, and legal descriptions to update GIS layers, GIS data, and map products.
• Design, create, maintain, and automate map products.
• Performs spatial analysis and data manipulation to generate maps and reports.
• Write scripts for development of products and the interfacing of mapping layers.
• Plan and sequence processing steps involved in the development of mapping products.
• Responds to help desk tickets and inquires related to GIS.
• Assists in installing and testing new GIS software; and assists in resolving and troubleshooting GIS-related problems and requests.
• Training others how to use Esri GIS software or Clark County GIS solutions.
The successful candidate will be hired at the GIS Technician I, II, or III level depending on related qualifications.
This position is represented and requires membership in Local 11 – OPEIU (Office and Professional Employees International Union, AFL-CIO). Initiation fee and membership dues will be deducted from employee pay.
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered.
GIS Technician I:
Two years or equivalent of post-secondary education or training in Esri GIS software, geography or a related field and one to two years of mapping, cartographic, or drafting experience, preferably with GIS experience.
GIS Technician II:
Education equivalent to an Associate's Degree with major course work in geography, computer science, landscape architecture, engineering, surveying or related disciplines and two years of experience in the application of Esri GIS software. Two years or equivalent of post-secondary education or training in computer aided drafting or mapping, geometry or a related field and one to two years of mapping, cartographic, land segregation, or drafting experience, preferably with computer mapping experience.
GIS Technician III:
Education equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree with major course work in geography, computer science, landscape architecture, engineering, surveying or related disciplines and two years of experience in the application of Esri GIS software.
The degree must have been conferred by an institution of higher education and have National Recognition of Accrediting Agencies by the U.S. Secretary of Education, and official transcripts may be required at the time of hire.
Knowledge of: Esri GIS software and computer mapping techniques; principles of GIS, mapping, and cartography; scripting and process automation; techniques of data maintenance and quality control; mathematics, statistics, and spatial data analysis.
Ability to: Operate and use various computers and computer aided devices such as PC's, digitizers and plotters; define programming sequencing necessary to produce maps; distinguish gradations of color; understand and respond to mapping requests from the public; read, understand and work with a variety of mapping data; establish and maintain working relationships with employees and the public; work independently or as part of a team (which includes working with a diverse group of stakeholders such as elected officials, planners, field technicians, utilities, other government agencies, and citizens).
GIS Technician I: $20.30 - $25.97 per hour
GIS Technician II: $22.38- $28.62 per hour
GIS Technician III: $24.71 - $31.60 per hour
BENEFITS AND SALARY INFORMATION
Clark County offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
• Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
• Paid Days Off
• Deferred Compensation (457 Plan)
• Retirement through Washington State Department of Retirement Systems is required*
• Employee Assistance Program
• 10 Paid Holidays
• Flexible Spending
• Life Insurance
• Supplemental Life Insurance
• Long-Term Disability
*All Clark County employees must participate in the WASHINGTON STATE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM (PERS). Employee contributions begin the first day of work. Current contribution rates are 5% to 7.38% of gross pay, depending on plan choice.
For additional information, check out the Department of Retirement Systems' web site here: http://www.drs.wa.gov/
It is the general policy of the County to start employees in the lower or middle sections of the salary range.
Clark County is located in the southwestern part of the State of Washington, across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. With almost 600 programs serving nearly 436,000 residents, the county provides a wide variety of employment opportunities for about 1600 people. Clark County’s structure is complex, with 18 elected officials, 13 regional councils and districts, and numerous appointed boards. Although the county seat is in downtown Vancouver, county employees provide services to all of its residents, from urban cities and towns, to the hundreds of miles of beautiful countryside. Clark County offers excellent livability and a relatively low cost of living. There is no state income tax.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Clark County is committed to increasing the ethnic, cultural and social diversity of its workforce and ensuring that diversity is a key priority of our organization. We are committed to providing equal opportunity and access regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person, sexual orientation/gender identity, veteran status or any other status protected by law. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Clark County’s Equal Employment Opportunity Plan is available at http://www.clark.wa.gov/human-resources/documents
If you are in need of ADA/Section 504 assistance for accommodations, please contact Human Resources at (360) 397-2456; Relay (800) 833-6388.
NOTE: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.
HOW TO APPLY
Apply online on our website @ www.clark.wa.gov/human-resources/before-you-apply Application materials are due by the closing date listed on the recruitment. Please read the Job Posting material thoroughly to determine application requirements.