|GIS TECHNICIAN SR|
|Performs technical work involving the use of computers in the design and maintenance of the City's Geographic Information System. In addition to maintaining certain GIS databases, an employee in this classification applies their understanding of GIS and a diverse array of related technologies in order to augment the efficiency and effectiveness of program staff. Work is performed under general supervision and is evaluated for timeliness, accuracy and effectiveness.|
|Uses 3GL and 4GL programming languages to streamline production procedures and develop end user applications.
Assists GIS Base Map Manager with evaluating new hardware and software. Designs graphic and non-graphic database structures.
Provides technical support to other program staff (hardware and software).
Trains new personnel and prioritizes schedules and work for the program as directed.
Establishes and documents work procedures and information flows.
Works with Information Systems staff concerning system enhancements, problem resolution and data base/application design.
Assists staff with data maintenance where appropriate.
Performs related work as required.
|Advanced knowledge of CAD and GIS.
Familiarity with a diverse array of GIS related technology.
Advanced knowledge of UNIX, DOS and Windows operating systems.
Ability to write programs using 3GL and 4 GL programming languages.
Proficient in the use of SQL query language.
Ability to recognize operational inefficiencies and develop strategies and tools for mitigating them.
Advanced knowledge in setting up and maintaining peripheral equipment such as printers, plotters, digitizers, etc.
Ability to work under pressure and unsupervised.
Ability to narrow down and solve unstructured problems.
Ability to effectively organize and prioritize myriad requests for service and support.
Ability to operate computers for extended periods of time.
|High school graduate plus five (5) years using CAD or GIS; at least two years must have been spent in an advanced programming or technical support role, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.|