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City of Bozeman GIS Technician in Bozeman, Montana

GIS Technician

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GIS Technician

Salary

$20.03 - $23.56 Hourly

Location

Professional Building, 20 E. Olive

Job Type

Full-time

Department

STRATEGIC SERVICES

Job Number

2131

Closing

4/25/2021 11:59 PM Mountain

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POSITION SUMMARY

The principal function of this position is to assist in the development and maintenance of the GIS System within the City of Bozeman. The work is performed under the supervision and direction of the Strategic Services Director, but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with the City Manager, Department Heads, other City employees, elected officials, vendors, other government agencies, and the general public. The principal duties of this class are performed in an office environment with some exposure to outdoor weather conditions and hazards.

Bargaining Unit: Montana Federation of Public Employees

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Non-Exempt

Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)

  • Develops and maintains the Geographical Information System including preparing data, records, and output; collection of Geographical Positioning System (GPS) data; and integrating routine maintenance information into various GIS applications.

  • Develops and supports mobile solutions for field data collection and maintenance.

  • Assists in the evaluation, troubleshooting and managing of the GIS and GPS system software and hardware.

  • Develops quality controls and standard operating procedures to ensure data integrity.

  • Develops and supports online reporting tools and dashboard technologies.

  • Provides training, demonstrations and technical support to personnel in the operation of the Geographic Information System and personal computers.

  • Keeps immediate supervisor and others accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems or suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems.

  • Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities.

  • Responds to questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner.

  • Completes and maintains records and files of required reports, correspondence, and documentation.

  • Attends meetings, conferences, workshops and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on the principles, practices and new developments in assigned work areas.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Abides by the City of Bozeman and department work practices established for specific job assignments and occupations.

  • Reports occupational injuries, illnesses and near misses immediately to the Human Resources Department. Follows supervisor instructions for obtaining first aid and/or medical attention. Participates in accident investigations as requested.

  • Participates fully in safety training. Suggests improvements for safety training requirements or programs to the Human Resources Department or safety committee.

  • Identifies unsafe work conditions and work practices. Corrects hazards or reports them to the Human Resources Department or the safety committee.

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least two years of formal training beyond high school in geography/GIS, computer science, civil engineering, or a related field. Bachelor's degree preferable; AND

  • At least one year of related work experience; OR

  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:

  • GIS software, databases and related applications, and of GPS hardware and software;

  • Mobile devices such as smart phones, tablets, and ruggedized data collection equipment;

  • Database design and development, working with relational database systems, and in the creation and maintenance of the systems;

  • Ability to quickly learn ArcGIS Enterprise products;

  • Safety-related rules, laws, policies, procedures and techniques.

Skill and Ability to:

  • Analyze, interpret and develop solutions in a timely manner;

  • Utilize critical thinking and logic in dealing with systems problems;

  • Exercise sound, independent judgment and work with minimal supervision;

  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information and data;

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with assigned supervisors, other City employees, elected officials, vendors, and the general public;

  • Interpret and apply Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations;

  • Communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language;

  • Understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures and instructions;

  • Prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations;

  • Operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks;

  • Follow proper safety procedures; take proper care of City-owned equipment and tools;

  • Use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions;

  • Perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;

  • Utilize new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology;

  • Use ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks;

  • Consistently perform assignments in accordance with the City's Core Values of Integrity, Leadership, Service and Teamwork;

  • Some knowledge of or ability to quickly learn the function of services within the public sector, preferably within a municipal government;

  • Some knowledge of or ability to quickly learn current practices and procedures involved in City service delivery;

  • Some knowledge of or ability to quickly learn the overall functions, duties and responsibilities of assigned Departments/divisions;

  • Some knowledge of modern office procedures, practices and equipment;

  • Some knowledge of modern office filing systems and procedures;

  • Ability to deal with a wide range of persons, including situations in which individuals may be upset over some issue involved with City activities and policies;

  • Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language;

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures, and instructions;

  • Ability to prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations;

  • Ability to operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks;

  • Ability to use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions;

  • Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;

  • Ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology;

  • Ingenuity and inventiveness and the use of the appropriate levels of discretion in the performance of assigned tasks;

  • Consistently performs assignments in accordance with the City's Core Values of Integrity, Leadership, Service and Teamwork.

REQUIRED SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must possess a valid Driver's License and obtain a Montana Driver's License within 60 days of employment;

  • Offers for employment are conditional upon a satisfactory response to post conditional offer process.

As a City of Bozeman employee, you will be part of a team that is committed to impacting and serving the community. This great opportunity also provides enrollment in an established retirement system with significant employer contribution, generous vacation and sick time accruals, and excellent medical, dental and vision benefits!

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Describe your understanding of how GIS is used in local government.

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Discuss your experience with GPS.

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Describe your approach to documentation.

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Agency

Bozeman, City of (MT)

Address

121 N. Rouse Ave. Bozeman, Montana, 59715

Phone

406-582-2367

Website

https://www.bozeman.net

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