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JOB TITLE: GIS Technician II

SALARY: $15.22-$18.50 per hour DOE

This is a Classified/Full Time/Union Eligible/FLSA Non-Exempt

 

DESCRIPTION:  

Performs a variety of working level, complex technical duties related to the development or creation of digitized maps through a geographic information system (GIS) using ArcGIS Desktop Applications or related computer program application(s). Duties will be consistent with direct support responsibilities for the Taos County E-911 Rural Addressing Program (30%), the FEMA Flood Plain Management Program (10%) and the Taos County Fire Wise Communities program (60%).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from high school; plus specialized training related to surveying, geography, GIS systems, mapping and engineering practices, database management, or construction management.

AND

Three (3) years of related experience;

OR

An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Working knowledge of technical tools and equipment and applications associated with Geographic Spatial Data management; Public and private Lands records and real estate title; drafting and cartography; mapping scales and their most appropriate use; photogrammetry; survey practices and procedures; legal documents and terminology; computerized mapping software and methods (ESRI, AUTOCAD); how to research various State, Private, and Federal geographic databases. Surveying practices, including GPS point retrieval, Datum’s, Projections Reference and coordinate systems; Engineering and architectural practices and terminology; plats and plans, drawings.

Technical and/or legal writing, documentation, research. Some Skill in the operation of motorized vehicles and equipment. Skill in the use of personal computers, laptop, GPS equipment, drafting scales, plotters, printers, scanners, projectors, and related technical equipment; triangulation.

Ability to: perform routine data maintenance, and occasional complex computer mapping tasks, such as: editing, searching, selecting, geo-referencing, interpolation, data extraction and analysis, and reports; perform complex mathematical computations; operate calculators and standard office equipment; must be comfortable with occasional outdoor work, as well as community outreach; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; develop effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public. May participate in conflict resolution. Successful candidates will be individuals who are comfortable with reading technical regulations, and demonstrate the ability to integrate Federal, State, and Local procedures into workflow and documentation as needed.

Special Qualifications: Customer service experience required. Experience in office procedures, administration, accounting/bookkeeping, and /or management helpful.

Preference given to applicants trained and/or certified in the use of field GPS equipment.

Preference will be given to applicants with experience in title work and/or construction codes

Must possess a valid New Mexico driver’s license. 

The last day to apply for this position is  Friday, June 29, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.


Taos County Job Description

Job Title: GIS Technician II

Job Code:1535

Division: Rural Addressing

Effective Date:  7/1/11

Department: Planning

Last Revised: 6/20/11

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Paygrade: 11

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of working level, complex technical duties related to the development or creation of digitized maps through a geographic information system (GIS) using ArcGIS Desktop Applications or related computer program application(s). Duties will be consistent with direct support responsibilities for the Taos County E-911 Rural Addressing Program (30%), the FEMA Flood Plain Management Program (10%) and the Taos County Fire Wise Communities program (60%).

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

The GIS Technician l works under the general guidance and direction of the Taos County Flood Plain Manager, Fire Wise Coordinator and E-911 Rural Addressing Coordinator, or their designee.

 

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

The GIS Technician ll will be expected to organize and lead a team to perform field work and field verification. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

GIS Technician II – Rural Addressing Lead tech: Utilizes ArcGis software, as well as spreadsheet and database applications and related GIS software along with scanner, and GPS equipment to update various computerized maps; database maintenance, cross-checking property records; verification and official documentation for floodplain review, construction permits, finance companies, real estate professionals and Judicial officials; assist industry professionals as needed with State, County, and Federal regulations. Position requires willingness to learn Federal NFIP basic regulatory practices. 

Performs GIS system and file backup dealing with projects such as, streets, neighborhoods, zoning, Community Wildfire Protection, etc.; maps and plots locations of roads, boundaries, and natural features; redrafts or recreates new maps documenting changes resulting from research; Analyzes statistics and percentages. Experience in Cartographic industry practices a plus. Utilizes State-mandated addressing methods, protocols, and public safety practices in daily workflow.

Reproduces maps, surveys, engineering drawings, graphics and data base reports from GIS system and related software; operates computer to analyze, compose and update mapping data. Assists building industry professionals and Taos County Government with mapping needs. Creates legal documentation for constituents and various industry professionals. Records-keeping for monthly reports, 

The above mentioned duties are required in planning, designing, developing or partially developing an emergency 911 System as part of the E911 Rural Addressing Statewide network. Customer service is an integral part of the daily workflow. Customers include the general public, County Officials, and professionals in the building, banking, real estate, public utility, and insurance industries. Careful attention to detail is required to create and maintain consistent documentation for official forms and applications. 

Conducts field verifications and post-processing of co-ordinate data, utilizing GPS equipment to pinpoint coordinates and measurements for structures, physical addresses, roads, landmarks etc.; may perform general field survey duties as needed. Preference will be given to applicants trained in Construction safety practices.

Performs other related duties as required.

 

CLASSIFICATION:

Non Exempt (per FLSA), Classified/ Government Funded (Limited Term) Non-Union Eligible

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school; plus specialized training related to surveying, geography,  GIS systems, mapping and engineering practices, database management, or construction  management. 

 AND

B. Three (3) years of related experience;

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

Working knowledge of technical tools and equipment and applications associated with Geographic Spatial Data management; Public and private Lands records and real estate title; drafting and cartography; mapping scales and their most appropriate use; photogrammetry; survey practices and procedures; legal documents and terminology; computerized mapping software and methods (ESRI, AUTOCAD); how to research various State, Private, and Federal geographic databases. Surveying practices, including GPS point retrieval, Datums, Projections Reference and coordinate systems;  Engineering and architectural practices and terminology; plats and plans, drawings.

Technical and/or legal writing, documentation, research. Some Skill in the operation of motorized vehicles and equipment. Skill in the use of personal computers, laptop, GPS equipment, drafting scales, plotters, printers, scanners, projectors, and related technical equipment; triangulation.  

Ability to: perform routine data maintenance, and occasional complex computer mapping tasks, such as: editing, searching, selecting, geo-referencing, interpolation, data extraction and analysis, and reports; perform complex mathematical computations; operate calculators and standard office equipment; must be comfortable with occasional outdoor work, as well as community outreach; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; develop effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public. May participate in conflict resolution. Successful candidates will be individuals who are comfortable with reading technical regulations, and demonstrate the ability to integrate Federal, State, and Local procedures into workflow and documentation as needed.

 

3. Special Qualifications:

Customer service experience required. Experience in office procedures, administration, accounting/bookkeeping, and /or management helpful. 

Preference given to applicants trained and/or certified in the use of field GPS equipment.

Preference will be given to applicants with experience in title work and/or construction codes. 

Must possess a valid New Mexico driver’s license.

 

4. Work Environment:

Incumbent of the position performs both in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls and in an outdoor setting on a project-by-project basis.  Tasks require occasional physical activities, and some muscular strain, related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, talking, climbing and lifting. Hearing, seeing and verbally communicating are essential to the effective performance of required duties.  Rapid work speed required performing keyboard operations.  Common eye, hand, finger, leg and foot dexterity exist.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability and discriminating thinking. Occasional local travel required in course of performing portions of job functions. 

 

 

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