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The City of San Jose Geographic Information Systems Specialist I/II – Mineta San Jose International Airport in CA, United States

Please note that applications are currently/not/accepted through CalOpps or any other third party job board application system. To apply, applicants must complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website atwww.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers. The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate’s qualifications and experience. In addition to the starting salary, employees in this classification shall also receive an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation pay. Depending upon qualifications, the successful candidate may be hired at either the Geographic Information Systems Specialist I or the Geographic Information Systems Specialist II level. The salary ranges are as follows: Geographic Information Systems Specialist I $64,043 - $78,020 Geographic Information Systems Specialist II $78,228 - $95,326 The Airport is proud to offer an exciting and unique opportunity for a team member who brings positive energy and is motivated to shape the future of the Airport. The Airport team is passionate about all our Airport has to offer to the Silicon Valley and is seeking a professional who will share this passion. This great work environment makes this an ideal opportunity for a highly motivated and results-oriented individual who will like to join our Airport team to work hard toward our strategic vision. Under the direction of the Senior Geographic Information Systems Specialist (Sr. GISS) the position of Geographic Information Systems Specialist I/II (GISS I/II) performs an integral role as a member of the Planning & Development Division of the Airport Department. This position is a data-focused position that will be responsible for creating, managing, and ensuring the integrity of enterprise GIS datasets as well as providing ongoing support for Enterprise and Airport departmental GIS projects and applications. This position requires candidate with commitment to building and maintaining quality GIS data, strong cartographic design skills, good attention to detail and customer service. The GISS I/II will perform work of moderate difficulty at the journey level in the utilization of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as they relate to Airport and Master Plan Projects. The GIS Program at the Airport is comprised of three (3) distinct primary functions and often inter-twine with each other. These functions are CAD, GIS, and the Plan Repository. The GISS I/II position will serve as the back-up person for the Senior Geographic Systems Specialist and as such will be required to perform in all three areas. Essential duties of a GISS I/II include, but may not be limited to the following: • Prepares and verifies GIS databases utilizing Geographic Information System (GIS) and associated software • Interpret multiple resources such as engineering and architectural plans, paper maps, third-party data sources to enter graphic and attribute data into GIS while maintaining data integrity. • Create and maintain enterprise GIS datasets with a versioned, distributed geodatabase environment. • Produce high-quality print and web maps, demonstrating good design skills and sound cartographic principles. • Develops workflows, system documentation and user manuals on GIS best practices and functionality. • Data collection using a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver and mobile devices. • Fulfill requests for GIS data, analysis, maps, or reports using appropriate GIS tools and following City protocol. • Provide support fr departmental GIS users, including workflow automation, data conversion, map production, training, and troubleshooting issues. • Develop and/or modify web pages and web map applications and mobile applications using technologies such as Google Maps API, HTML5, JavaScript and other mapping technologies, APIs and libraries. • Knowledge of ETL (extract, transform, and load), Model Builder, or scripting tools to design and create GIS processes is a plus. • Work under supervision of a project manager or senior team member. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment. Competencies The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this position include: Job Expertise - Demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable GIS professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations. Is proficient with GIS software such as ArcGIS Desktop Suite, ArcGIS Server, Portal for ArcGIS and ArcGIS Online and capable of preparing maps, reports, spreadsheets, graphical presentations and performing GIS analysis in the professional setting. Customer Service - Demonstrates the ability to anticipate customers' needs and deliver services effectively and efficiently using professional demeanor. Communication Skills – Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing; demonstrates effective use of listening skills; displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts. Problem Solving - Approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue; determines the significance of problem; collects information; uses logic and intuition to arrive at decisions or solutions to problems that achieve the desired outcome. Teamwork & Interpersonal Skills - Develops effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills. Minimum Qualifications: Education and Experience Geographic Information Systems Specialist I – A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Geographic Information Systems, Engineering, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, Physical Science, Geography, Urban Planning or closely related field. A GIS or GISP certificate from a certifying body acceptable to the City of San José is highly desirable. Geographic Information Systems Specialist II –A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Geographic Information Systems, Engineering, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, Physical Science, Geography, Urban Planning or closely related field AND one (1) year of increasingly responsible experience in computer programming, geographic information systems or transportation planning. A GIS or GISP certificate from a certifying body acceptable to the City of San José is highly desirable Acceptable Substitution Geographic Information Systems Specialist II - Possession of a valid GIS or GISP certificate from a certifying body acceptable to the City of San José may be substituted for the one (1) year of experience in computer programming, geographic information systems or transportation planning Required Licensing(such as driver’s license, certifications, etc.) Possession of a valid State of California driver's license may be required for some assignments. Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. Candidates are required to satisfactorily complete and pass a fingerprint based Criminal History Records Check prior to being considered for a position in this class at the Airport. This Airport position requires a background check and a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) check. The candidate must be fingerprinted and qualify under all applicable TSA and Airport regulations. Selection Process The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application and responses to the Job Specific Questions. Only the candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceed in the selection process. Additional phases of the selection process will consist of one or more interviews. You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions during the online application process. Please note that there is a 4,000-character limit, including spaces, for each text response. /-Do you have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Geographic Information Systems, Engineering, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, Physical Science, Geography, Urban Planning or closely related field? If so, what is your degree and where is it from? / /-Do you have at least one (1) year of increasingly responsible experience in computer programming, geographic information systems or transportation planning? If so, please describe where, when, and what experience you obtained, including the number of years. / /-Do you have experience working on GIS projects? If yes, please identify the number of years of experience you have working on GIS projects in a professional setting. Please also describe your experience on one of the projects you have worked on, including the project scope, technologies used, technical challenges, and your role and responsibilities. / /-What is your knowledge and experience with GIS in a data entry environment? Explain data management tasks you have performed and the steps you have taken to check the quality of your work. Include the software or tools used. / /-Do you have experience using Esri ArcGIS Online (AGOL) to create web maps, web apps or web scenes? Describe a map or app that you have built on AGOL and explain the process or workflow you followed to build the map. / /-Describe your experience with map design and high-quality cartographic products. / You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. If you have questions about the duties of these positions, the selection or hiring processes, please contact Kit Kwan atKKwan@sjc.org. Job: Information Technology* *Organization: * Title: Geographic Information Systems Specialist I/II – Mineta San Jose International Airport Location: null Requisition ID: 2101053

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