Tuesday, August 29, 2017 8:57 AM | Mōno Simeone (Administrator)
Job Description: THE JOB: This position under general direction will provide advanced technical support and training in the use of Geographic Information Systems software, analyze moderately complex GIS problems and develop GIS applications; use various data sets for analytical purposes, perform programming tasks; develop, modify, and maintain GIS system application environments and interfaces; maintain asset inventories within the department’s asset management system, may supervise lower level analysts and support staff; and perform other work as required.

THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these would be:
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in GIS or computer science.
Two years of experience performing GIS programming for business applications, which included analysis and design of several systems or segments of major systems.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Background Investigation: Some positions may require fingerprinting and/or background investigation. Other Special Requirements: Availability to work irregular hours, which may include evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of geospatial data creation, conversion, maintenance, and manipulation; geospatial data sources, metadata documentation standards, and data sharing policies; cartographic principles, including map design and production; geospatial analysis techniques, including geo-processing, statistical tools and raster processing; principles and techniques of GIS database design and data models; GIS software concepts and terminology and operational characteristics and capabilities of relational database management systems. Working knowledge of principles and practices of computer programming for display and analysis of geospatial data in both desktop and web environments, including application development methods, tools, and utilities applicable to GIS; ArcGIS VBA scripting language using ArcObjects; methods and techniques used in the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of software applications; basic database administration principles, methods, and techniques, including ArcSDE administration; and operating systems, hardware configurations, and software. Some knowledge of basic networking concepts; surveying, GPS, photogrammetry, remote sensing, and land use planning; and emergency management practices and terminology.

Ability to: Understand, interpret and analyze user GIS requirements and develop routine desktop and web based mapping applications using various computer programming languages; conduct GIS user needs assessments and summarize findings in writing; represent the County with other agencies and user groups; support the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) GIS mapping needs during EOC activation; solve basic networking problems;
prioritize multiple tasks; plan and organize work to complete projects efficiently; explain computing concepts to non-technical staff; provide training and technical assistance (one-on-one, small group, and formal presentations) to County GIS users in the use of GIS software for mapping and analysis; perform spatial analysis using GIS software; prepare high quality cartographic maps based on customer requests; maintain plotters and other peripheral devices; prepare clear and concise documentation, user procedures, reports of work performed, and other written materials; make sound independent decisions within established guidelines; work independently in local and/or remote locations; work cooperatively and effectively with other staff members, customers and vendors/contractors; independently install, troubleshoot, and upgrade GIS related applications, hardware and peripherals at the desktop level and detect, isolate and resolve GIS application problems; learn new software applications; provide good customer service; and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply online at or mail/bring an application and supplemental questionnaire to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date.
Salary: $6,611 - 8,365 / Month
Organization*: County of Santa Cruz
Department: Public Works
Address*: 701 Ocean Street, Room 510
701 Ocean Street, Room 510
Santa Cruz, CALIFORNIA 95060
United States
Contact Name: Meridth Griffen
Contact Email:
Contact Phone Number: 831-454-2600
Contact Fax Number: 831-454-2411

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