The GIS Technician supports the Information Technology Division ensuring City staff has the most effect resources and technology when dealing with geographically based projects. Under supervision from the GIS Coordinator, the successful candidate will plan, and organize GIS projects from start to finish according to the required schedules and specifications. The primary position responsibilities and areas of impact are:
Assists GIS Coordinator with GIS related software installs and upgrades.
Assists City staff with technical support and training in regards to GIS related software.
Provides knowledge and guidance on geographically related issues and projects to other City staff.
Create and edit base GIS layers on a regular basis to maintain the most current and accurate information.
Creates project maps and display maps in coordination with City projects.
Performs spatial data analysis, database management, data conversion, research, data entry, and reporting as needed in coordination with City projects.
While these areas are the primary focus of the position, we believe strongly in teamwork and employees will be called upon to perform a variety of duties as a part of their role with the City.
Education: Pursuing or completed a bachelor’s degree in GIS, Geography, or related field.
Technical Skills: The ideal candidate will have experience in ESRI’s ArcGIS suite of products version 10.0+. A basic proficiency in cartographic design and a basic understanding of spatial information and Geography is required. It’s also important to have a proficient background in Microsoft Windows based applications and operating systems. Finally, basic technical skills and knowledge using Trimble based software and equipment is helpful, but not required.
Physical and Mental Requirements: This position requires the ability to lift/pull/push/move/carry up to 30 lbs, and the ability to bend/stand/reach. They must also be able to travel to a variety of different terrains and conditions in the field while carrying GPS equipment. Between 15% and 25% of the time there is pressure associated with a project or activity deadline.
All employees are expected to contribute to the success of our organization by demonstrating the shared expectations: Customer Focus, Flexibility, Initiative, Results Orientation, Public Stewardship, and Teamwork .
Position Specific Expectations
Communication: Able to convey a message to get a point across; communicates in a clear and concise manner; able to write clearly and succinctly; tailors message to a variety of communication settings and styles.
Attention to Detail: Able to find errors in work and solve problems; anticipates issues and performs at a high level of accuracy; sets up systems to ensure errors are not repeated.
Accountability: Follows through on commitments; focuses on appropriate tasks throughout the shift; takes responsibilities for actions both as an individual and on behalf of the organization; actions and words are in sync; follows all policies and procedures; maintains confidentiality; is prepared and punctual to all scheduled shifts.
Technical Skills: Effective at acquiring skills, abilities and knowledge; quickly learns new industry, organization, and product information; has an aptitude for retaining and applying technical information; able to communicate techniques, software or product to others; is a quick study; able to work under tight deadlines and pressure.
The City of Eden Prairie conducts professional reference and criminal history checks for all employees joining the organization. In addition, the following is required for this specific position: driver’s check (must have valid Driver’s License and excellent driving record). All final candidates must successfully complete and pass the pre-employment process before their first day of employment.
Application Deadline: Monday, May 20
First Round Interviews: Week of May 27 and June 3
Final Round Interviews: Week of June 10
Potential Start Date: July 1 (flexible)
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