Senior Engineering Technician/GIS - Corte Madera

Friday, July 28, 2017 1:18 PM | Mōno Simeone (Administrator)
Job Title*: Senior Engineering Technician - GIS
Job Description: Filing Deadline: 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 8/9/2017

The District has one open, full-time position for Senior Engineering Technician GIS in the Environmental and Engineering Services Division. Interested persons must submit a completed District application and supplemental questionnaire responses to the Human Resources Department no later than the filing deadline.
Under direction, performs difficult and complex technical assignments; provides technical or functional supervision to other staff engaged in sub-professional engineering work; performs other related work as required.

This is the advanced journey level of the Engineering Technician series. The incumbent has a working knowledge of all GIS functions and serves as a resource providing a wide range of technical and administrative support; and trains and reviews the work of others. The Senior Engineering Technician-GIS is distinguished from the Engineering Technician by virtue of the responsibility for more complex assignments, training other staff, and coordinating and reviewing the work of others.


• Reviews and corrects engineering records created and maintained in CAD, SAP, and GIS (drawings, ties, maps, schematics and records), produced by Records & Drafting staff;
• utilizes CAD, SAP, and GIS to create, update, and prepare maps, plans, profiles and detailed drawings from various notes and sketches;
• provides users with technical assistance, training, and support relating to the operation of the GIS and CAD systems to ensure accuracy and maintain quality standards and assists staff in resolving daily operational and technical problems;
• coordinates and prioritizes mapping projects and prepares the layout and design of a variety of maps for presentation to the Board of Directors, fire departments and other public agencies;
• performs GIS application programming;
• establishes and maintains reports utilizing the District’s application database;
• develops and maintains system and user documentation and procedures;
• maintains records of all problems, solutions, and resources used;
• analyzes user requirements, designs, and develops solutions;
• performs software upgrade testing such as patch testing of GIS/SAP interface;
• enters and retrieves data from computer information systems; determines which geographic data are necessary to create water facility maps and related documents;
• consults with staff who use GIS to determine the scope of their needs; designs and executes projects that best serve these needs within the department resources;
• responds to GIS data requests for various departments and public and private agencies;
• assists the public in person, by telephone, and through email, with map related inquiries;
• gathers information required for field location of District facilities; makes field measurements and sketches; performs routine calculations and analysis, and maintains and updates a variety of water supply and water distribution system records, charts and maps;
• locates and marks underground pipes and facilities;
• prepares clear and concise records, reports and correspondence;
• develops and maintains quality standards to ensure quality and consistency in work products;
• evaluates and recommends products and determines compatibility with existing systems;

• integrates current and planned computer systems;
• follows applicable safety rules and regulations.


Knowledge of:

• Methods and techniques used in troubleshooting and maintenance of Geographic Information Systems software;
• principles and practices used in Geographic Information Systems operations;
• Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Must be familiar with the full suite of ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop products and have advanced experience with editing GIS within the ArcGIS environment;
• Principles and techniques of computer aided drafting using AutoCAD software;
• principles and practices of digitizing, data conversion, data management and cartography;
• Basic engineering design and construction practices.
• Principles and uses of algebra, geometry, trigonometry.
• Theories and applications of computer science;
• PC hardware and software components;
• computer system technology and vocabulary;
• Records management practices and procedures, organizing and maintaining accurate files and records (including computer data storage and retrieval);
• commonly used word processing, spreadsheet and database computer applications such as Microsoft Office.
• networked personal computer operations.
• proper spelling, grammar, punctuation and writing practices.
• safety procedures.

Ability to:

• Effectively prepare maps using the commonly accepted practices of cartography;
• understand and use Geographic Information System (GIS) software;
• provide lead direction and training to staff; coordinate projects; prioritize work;
• use computer-aided drafting and geographic information systems (GIS) software to prepare neat and accurate maps, drawings and layouts from notes and sketches.
• understand and conceptualize spatial data;
• update and manage computer file systems;
• test software upgrades, maintain map related records; follow oral and written directions;
• perform basic mathematics and geometric calculations;
• provide technical support for the implementation and maintenance of information systems hardware and software;
• detect, isolate, and help resolve application, operating system, database, or hardware problems;
• recommend appropriate technology to meet user needs;
• learn methods and techniques of system design, development and implementation;
• understand and carry out oral and written instructions and keep accurate records;
• communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
• establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work;
• travel to off-site work locations depending on job assignment.

Training and Experience:

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

• Graduation from college with a four-year degree in geography, computer science, engineering, or related field; and three years of increasingly responsible experience performing GIS and CAD functions and providing support of computer applications, databases, and end users.
• Graduation from college with a two-year degree in geography, computer science, engineering or related field; and four years of increasingly responsible experience performing GIS and CAD functions and providing support
of computer applications and end users.


• Per California Government Code, Title 1, Division 4, Chapter 8, Section 3100 “all public employees are hereby declared to be disaster service workers subject to such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them by their superiors or by law.”

Employees who drive on District business to carry out job-related duties must possess an appropriate California driver's license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles and a satisfactory driving record.


During the course of performing job duties the employee will need the mobility to work in a standard office setting, operate equipment, which may include office and/or field equipment, or specialized instruments or tools requiring repetitive arm/hand movement and/or the coordinated movement of more than one limb simultaneously; enter and retrieve data from personal computers and terminals via keyboards which is often performed while sitting for extended periods of time. The employee frequently stands, walks, bends at neck and waists, twists at neck and waist, uses simple and power grasping with both hands, uses fine manipulation of both hands and fingers, and may require use of the arms above the shoulder, climb or balance; stoop, kneel or crouch. While working in the field the employee may walk on uneven or un-level ground surfaces such as hills, slopes, ditches or trenches, on or in tanks, and may work at heights up to ten to twelve feet climbing ladders or stairs. The employee is occasionally required to lift and carry short distances objects such as reams of copier paper, office supplies, files, books, printed materials and other packages or equipment weighing up to 10 to 25 pounds. This position requires that the employee demonstrate adequate hearing and speech to converse in person and over the telephone, and vision to read printed materials and use a computer screen. This position requires that the employee demonstrate adequate hearing to detect warning alarms and speech to converse in person and over the telephone, and vision to read printed materials and distinguish between color coded materials, and use a computer screen.

The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate noise. The employee is exposed to outdoor temperature, humidity, wetness and dust. The position may require the ability to work overtime and weekends as needed.

Employees who drive on District business to carry out job-related duties must posses a California driver’s license for the class of vehicle driven and meet automobile insurability requirements of the District including review of a recent DMV history. In order to drive and depending on job assignment, individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles and equipment safely.

To be successful in this job, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each of the listed duties. These duties are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required for the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of the position. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to the Human Resources Manager.
To be considered for this career opportunity, applicants must submit the following information to the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline shown on this announcement:

a. Properly completed District application. Clearly state the title of the position for which you are applying.
b. Supplemental application. The attached page of supplemental questions will be a primary tool in evaluating qualifications for this position. The responses will be evaluated along with the completed application form. Applications received without completed Supplemental Responses will not be considered.
c. Resume. Strongly recommended (see below).

A resume may be included but does not substitute for a completed application. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the selection process. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to show that he/she meets the minimum qualifications in this job announcement.


NOTE: Please do NOT assume the recruiter or panel members know what you do and what experience you have. It is strongly recommended that you include a resume and clearly show that you meet the minimum qualifications. Do NOT put “see resume”.

Screening decisions are based on the application materials submitted. Personnel files, training records, etc. are NOT necessarily accessed and reviewed by Human Resources in determining which applicants will move forward in the process.

The examination process may consist of an application screening, written and/or practical test, and oral and/or final interviews. All applicants will be notified of the disposition of their application. Based upon information provided in the application documents, the applicants presenting the best job-related qualifications will be invited to continue in the process. An eligibility list may result from this examination process.

Applicants who are selected for district employment are subject to a background check conducted by an outside agency and must take and pass a pre-employment/pre-duty medical exam and drug and alcohol test. Depending upon job duty assignments, the applicant may be required to submit an original California Department of Motor Vehicles H-6 printout (10-year history). Current employees are exempt from this requirement.

Per Labor Code § 432.9, inquiries about an applicant’s criminal history are not made on the initial employment application. That information may be requested later for applicants who meet requirements for the position and who move forward in the recruitment process.

Do NOT submit either conviction information or the DMV H-6 until requested to do so.

You may apply online at:

Also, an application packet may be obtained by calling 415-945-1434, or in person at MMWD/HR, 220 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925. Faxed submissions will be accepted up until 4:30 p.m. on the filing deadline. However, if faxed, the originals of the application and supplemental questionnaire must be mailed and post marked by the deadline date.

The filing deadline time of 4:30 p.m. also applies to in-person manual application submissions.

Online applications submitted through CalOPPS are strongly encouraged and will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on the filing deadline date.
Salary: $6,640 - $8,070 per month
Organization*: Marin Municipal Water District
Department: Engineering
Address*: 220
Nellen Avenue
Corte Madera, CA 94925
United States
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Contact Email:
Contact Phone Number: 415-945-1434
Contact Fax Number: 415-945-2747

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