||Part-Time Temporary Non-Benefited Position
(995 hours per fiscal year maximum)
Salary: $22.00 – $26.00 per hour
Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled
The City of Cupertino is currently accepting applications for a part-time/temporary Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician. Under supervision, the GIS Technician provides technical support in the development, implementation, operation and maintenance of the City’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) programs; applies knowledge of GIS to a variety of projects which include creation, maintenance, and Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) of geographic datasets; Process and deliver on service requests; and assists in the preparation of final map products for various departments within the City.
Examples of Duties:
Performs technical duties in the development, implementation, operation and maintenance of the City’s geographic information systems; compiles, stores, inventories, and analyzes data; writes simple Python script to automate GIS processes; designs, develops, and assembles a variety of maps for various City departments; interprets engineering plans, plat maps, and legal descriptions for GIS database development efforts; creates and maintains geographic information systems database metadata or datadictionary to support enterprise GIS efforts for the City; edits, creates, and maintains graphic and tabular geographic information datasets; assists in the maintenance and organization of the geographic information systems data structure; ensures the integrity, quality and accuracy of a variety of geographic information systems information and data; operates a variety of geographic information systems input and output devices including scanners, printers, and plotters; performs research and analysis of geographic and tabular data from public and private sources for integration into the City’s enterprise GIS; provides updated information to external agencies as necessary; stays abreast of new and emerging trends and changing technologies in the field of geographic information systems; reads pertinent industry publications; attends meetings and training as required; performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
Knowledge of: Operations, services and activities of a geographic information systems program; principles and techniques of geographic information systems; methods and techniques of developing maps; methods and techniques of assembling and compiling data; personal computer hardware and software; uses capabilities, and operational characteristics of geographic information systems equipment and specialized hardware and software including ArcInfo and ArcView; modern office procedures, methods and equipment.
Ability to: Provide technical level support to geographic information systems programs; compile and analyze geographic information systems data; read and interpret maps and data; prepare accurate maps; create, edit and plot geographic information systems data and graphics in ArcInfo; identify necessary changes and update and/or post data; implement, maintain and operate geographic information system database systems; scan maps and photographs; demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Experience and Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in geography, planning, civil engineering, utilities, natural resources, computer science, or closely related field with emphasis in geographic information systems; One year of geographic information system technical support experience.
License: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver’s license.
THE SELECTION PROCEDURE
Applicants must complete and return an official City of Cupertino application, supplemental application, and map sample to Human Resources or apply online at www.calopps.org. Final Filing Date: Until Filled. The recruitment will remain open until filled and may close without notice. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Failure to complete the supplemental application and a sample map will disqualify the applicant from the recruitment process. Applications will be screened according to the qualifications outlined in this job announcement. Applicants possessing the most desirable qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process, which may include a written examination and/or panel interview.
The City of Cupertino is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of a person’s race, religion, color, sex (including gender and pregnancy), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, marital status, pregnancy, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics, and physical or mental disability. Candidates with a disability, which may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process, should advise City of Cupertino Human Resources upon submittal of application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request.
ABOUT THE CITY
The City of Cupertino (population 58,000) is located against the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains at the west end of the world famous Silicon Valley. Cupertino has one of the most diverse, progressive, and technologically savvy populations in Northern California, and is committed to being a model multicultural community. Around the world, Cupertino is renowned as the headquarters of high-tech giant, Apple Inc., and many other Silicon Valley companies. In the San Francisco Bay Area, Cupertino is known as a city with outstanding public schools including top ranked De Anza College, and beautiful open space preserves. The combination of innovation, education and collaboration make Cupertino a desirable location for residents, businesses, and visitors alike.
City employment applications may be obtained from the City of Cupertino Human Resources, 10300 Torre Ave., Cupertino, CA, by calling (408) 777-3227, or by visiting our website at www.cupertino.org. To apply online, visit www.calopps.org. Completed City employment applications and supporting materials must be received by the City’s Human Resources no later than the final filing date. Postmarks or late applications will not be accepted. Applications received through fax transmission by the final filing date are acceptable only on the condition that the original application is received no later than by 5 p.m. one week following the closing date. Applications must be filled out completely. Please do not substitute “see resume” in the employment history section of the application. Resumes should be attached separately. Appointment to this position is contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical paid for by the City, a pre-employment fingerprinted criminal history records check and the ability to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.
A completed supplemental application and map sample must be submitted along with a completed City of Cupertino Employment Application to be considered for the Part-time Temporary Geographic Information Systems Technician position.
Please provide a response to each question. Please limit your response for all 3 questions to one (1) page total. You will be asked to submit a recent GIS map for which you were solely responsible. Your map should be one (1) additional page sized to fit on an 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper (and no more than 1 MB if attaching the file; shrink to fit, if necessary.
1. Provide one recent GIS map for which you were solely responsible and describe the following:
a. Purpose of the map
b. Audience for the map
c. Data sources used
d. Methodology and/or tools used to create the map
2. Describe your knowledge and experience in working with GIS data files.
3. Describe your knowledge and experience in using tabular information (e.g. Microsoft Excel) to make
maps in ArcGIS.