Job Detail

Organization: City of Watsonville
Title: GIS ANALYST II
Location: WATSONVILLE, CA 95076

Posted: 2024-06-06
Application Deadline: 2024-06-21

Position Description:

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Description
The GIS Division is seeking a skilled GIS Analyst with Enterprise GIS experience working in the local government space. If you are proficient with Esri’s ArcGIS software suite, skilled in programming languages such as Python and Arcade, and passionate about leveraging spatial data technologies for community benefit, we want to hear from you. Join our team and help us make a real impact designing innovative GIS solutions. Apply now to contribute your expertise.



DEFINITION: To perform professional level work in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) management and analysis; to create maps and reports by manual and automated means; and to create and maintain specialized GIS databases related to assigned areas of responsibility.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Geographic Information System Analyst II – This is the journey level class within the Geographic Information System Analyst series and is distinguished from the I level by the assignment of the full range of duties. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new, unusual or unique situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the I level.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXCERCISED

Geographic Information System Analyst II

May or exercises direct supervision over GIS staff.
Examples of Duties
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES – Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Analyze a variety of GIS data and prepare associated reports for use by assigned department; analyze, review, and ensure accuracy of mapping and related data prepared by lower level personnel or consultants for inclusion in various reports.
Design and/or modify GIS programming as necessary to accommodate the needs of a variety of users; verify accuracy of digitized data to ensure accuracy and quality of automated information.
Develop and design databases related to GIS database mapping functions and mapping layers.
Coordinate GIS functions and uses with other departments, other agencies/jurisdictions, engineers, developers, and the general public; provide support to departments, agencies, and the public regarding GIS and identify and resolve related concerns.
Develop and document procedures for use of GIS functionalities; prepare related protocols; provide related training to a variety of GIS users.
Participate in emergency preparedness planning and implementation activities to facilitate the work of City departments, other public and social service agencies; provide information and training regarding GIS functions related to emergency situations.
Update a variety of maps, including utility, zoning, reference, topographic, political boundary, parcel and address maps.
Read and interpret civil plans and specifications for extraction of data to GIS Utility system and data layers; use GIS to analyze data for engineering/planning purposes.
Prepare maps, line drawings, color graphics, charts, graphs, architectural renderings and other documents or materials for use in brochures, reports and presentations to the City Council, boards and commissions, and other public agencies.
Participate, as assigned, in City committees and groups to provide input to GIS planning and implementation strategies and work plans; provide technical assistance as needed.
Determine and evaluate the positional accuracy, attribute accuracy, logical consistency, and completeness of data.
Perform data exploration, geostatistics, and data mining; identify spatial relationships and patterns and then display those using maps, graphics, or tabular data.
Build and analyze business cases; design and facilitate productive meetings with stakeholders to elicit requirements and use cases; create visual representations of business processes.
Develops and customizes GIS desktop and web applications using a variety of programming and scripting languages.
Creates internet mapping services.
Assist in development of policies and procedures; oversee implementation and enforcement of policies and procedures.
Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Typical Qualifications
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Geographic Information System Analyst I

Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and computer operating systems.
Algebra, geometry and trigonometry, especially as related to computation of distances, angles and areas.
Use of ESRI-based ArcGIS suite of software and related applications.
Methods and techniques used in the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of software applications.
Basic database administration principals, methods and techniques including ArcSDE administration.
Python scripting language, HTML and CSS.
Records storage and handling techniques.
Customer service principles.
Ability to:

Perform professional level GIS work.
On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job. Intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures.
On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time and periodically go into the field to perform collection duties. Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 25 pounds or less.
Design and develop sequential processing of tasks and perform spatial analysis.
Analyze, diagnose, and troubleshoot GIS database application problems.
Train or instruct GIS users in access to and use of the database system.
Research sources of geographic data; collect, interpret and integrate data from various sources to prepare map manuscripts and reports.
Prepare a variety of reports and maintain accurate records and files. Work weekends or evenings, as required.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be

Two years of responsible experience performing duties similar to that of a Geographic Information System Technician II with the City of Watsonville
Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in geographic information systems, computer science, information systems, engineering or a related field.
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATE

May need to possess an appropriate, valid California driver’s license as required by the position.
Geographic Information System Analyst II

In addition to the qualifications for the Geographic Information System Analyst I:



Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) including analytical methods applied in spatial problem solving, design of analyses, techniques for graphical representation, and geodatabase design
Methods of advanced research, analysis, and management related to GIS system applications and databases.


Ability to:

Independently perform professional level GIS work.
Prepare written protocols for difficult and complex GIS system and database usage.


Experience and Education

Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Two years of responsible experience performing duties similar to that of a Geographic Information System Analyst I with the City of Watsonville
Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in geographic information systems, computer science, information systems, engineering or a related field.


Supplemental Information
The candidate selected will be appointed for a 12-month probationary period. Names of successful candidates who do not receive a job offer will be placed on an employment list that normally remains effective for one year. The Human Resources Department may abolish an Employment list at any time the needs of the City so require. This position is represented by the Mid-Management bargaining unit.

Prior to appointment to the position of GIS Analyst II, a medical examination and Department of Justice Livescan fingerprinting will be required.

The City of Watsonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages workplace diversity. The City of Watsonville is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act by including people with disabilities in all of its programs and activities.

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