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Principal Geographic Information Systems Analyst

Recruitment #0821-RI4203-01

Introduction

The San Joaquin County Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk's Office is seeking a highly motivated, experienced candidate to fill this newly allocated position in the Assessor's Office. The successful candidate will be creating and providing innovative ideas and support for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications with the Assessor's Office mapping team. 

The incumbent will work collaboratively to plan, design, develop and implement strategies that will enhance the department in property assessments and valuations using GIS applications, as well as support the ongoing GIS initiatives of the office to increase operational efficiency.

Please be advised that Human Resources will only be accepting online applications for this recruitment. Resumes and paper applications will not be accepted in lieu of an online application. A completed application must be received online by the final filing deadline.

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.

TYPICAL DUTIES

  • Provides advanced, specialized and complex professional duties support in the analysis, evaluation, design, programming, development, testing, implementation, documentation and maintenance of large and complex geographic information systems and applications across multiple platforms and technologies.
  • Serves as resource and provides highly specialized support to maintain existing systems; assesses, reviews and conducts research on system operational problems and functionality; provides technical solutions to client on alternative information technology solutions.
  • Provides highly complex support on geographic information systems applications development projects; analyzes business and functional requirements for new or enhanced applications; meets with users and management staff to ensure complete understanding of department requirements; analyzes current manual or computerized processes; analyzes inter-relationship between new tasks and existing applications; researches internal and external available resources; develops and presents cost-benefit analyses; performs quality assurance duties; makes recommendations on applications solutions.
  • Evaluates and tests new or enhanced applications; installs or upgrades application software and hardware; troubleshoots hardware, software and database related problems; performs applications testing and documentation duties.
  • Performs complex geographic information systems, network and applications programming duties; ensures data integrity and program structure and reliability are maintained.
  • Performs a variety of complex analytical duties in planning, developing, installing, implementing, integrating, testing and evaluating geographic information systems networks; installs, configures and manages servers; evaluates network protocols, hardware and software to determine their applicability to geographic information system network needs; evaluates new applications to determine integration with current networks and systems; develops and coordinates the installation and maintenance of computers, circuits, data communications equipment, printers and other peripheral equipment.
  • Investigates, analyzes and resolves complex network-related problems; resolves compatibility problems; troubleshoots network failures, router problems and telecommunications problems; recommends and implements changes and improvements.
  • Monitors network security and performance; identifies unauthorized access and potential security risks; implements and administers security strategies; measures volume and performance of network traffic; identifies utilization and performance issues; recommends improvements to security and network performance.
  • Plans, designs and implements relational databases; develops standards and strategies for maintaining database security; develops methodologies for importing and exporting GIS database information to and from external agencies and County departments.
  • Writes documentation on new and enhanced geographic information system, network and applications including detailed description and functional capabilities; prepares and updates user materials and procedures manuals; creates technical documentation and instructional materials to assist clients in the use of system applications
  • Supervises subordinate staff, including one or more professional GIS Analysts; plans, directs and coordinates staff work plans, projects and assignments; motivates, monitors and evaluates staff performance; reviews checks work products; arranges, coordinates and/or provides staff training; coordinates and recommends the selection of new staff as needed.
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of geographic information systems technology.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Note:  Incumbents who, at the time that Classification Study #01-22 is adopted by the Board of Supervisors, occupy full-time Civil Service positions reclassified to this class by the study, shall be deemed to meet the requirements listed below. 

    Either I

    Experience:  Two years  as a Senior Geographic Information Systems Analyst in San Joaquin County.

     

    Or II

    Education:  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in geography, geographic information systems, computer science, information systems, economics, engineering, architecture, environmental science, mathematics, business administration, or a related field. 

    Experience:  Five years of increasingly responsible professional analytical computer and related systems work in a geographic information systems environment.

     

    Substitution #1:  Possession of an approved information systems technology certificate, or completion of an approved information systems training course may substitute for part or all of the required education.  A list of approved certificates and/or courses shall be maintained within the Human Resources Department.

     

    Substitution #2:  Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the above-required education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years.

    KNOWLEDGE

    Operations, services and activities of geographic information systems programs; operational characteristics and capabilities of specialized geographic information systems hardware and software; geographic information system standards and conventions; advanced principles and practices of applications development, programming and installation; advanced principles and practices of computer science and information systems; advanced methods and techniques of installing, configuring, troubleshooting and administering systems, network, applications, and databases; principles and practices of system security and client access to assigned applications; methods and techniques of using application design and development tools; operational characteristics of multiple operating system environments; a variety of complex application programming languages; operational characteristics of a variety of computer systems, networks and associated hardware, software, databases and related components; principles and practices of quality assurance; principles and practices of network and server administration; principles and practices of database maintenance and administration; relational database concepts; cartographic, drafting, demographic and statistical methods and standards; aerial photograph analysis concepts; methods and techniques of conducting research; methods and techniques of developing technical and training documentation; principles and practices of customer service; principles and practices of supervision and personnel administration; pertinent Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations.

    ABILITY

    Provide advanced level support in the design, development and maintenance of geographic information systems, networks and applications; independently perform complex network and application design analysis and programming duties; analyze and resolve complex system, network and application problems using logical and methodical processes; design, implement, maintain and administer relational database management systems; convert and manipulate data; recommend, install, troubleshoot and upgrade systems, networks and applications; perform complex network and server administration duties; design training materials and conduct training programs; assess and analyze department technology resources and needs; design software to meet client needs; create and develop technical and training manuals or documentation; create maps and charts from multiple layers of data; supervise the work of subordinate staff, including GIS professionals; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

    PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

    Mobility-Frequent use of data input devices; frequent sitting, standing or walking for long periods; occasional pushing/pulling, bending, squatting and crawling; driving; Lifting-Frequently 5-30 pounds; occasionally 70 pounds or less; Vision-Constant use of good overall vision; frequent reading/close-up work; occasional color, depth and peripheral vision; Dexterity-Frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding, reaching; Hearing/Talking-Frequent talking/hearing in person and on the telephone;  Emotional/Psychological-Frequent decision-making and concentration; frequent public contact; occasional working alone, working nights and traveling; Environmental-Frequent exposure to noise.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to www.sjgov.org/department/hr/eeo.

    Accommodations for those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):

    San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

    BENEFITS

    Employees hired into this classification are members of a bargaining unit which is represented by SEIU Local 1021

    Health Insurance:  San Joaquin County provides employees with a choice of three health plans:  a Kaiser Plan, a Select Plan, and a Premier Plan.  Employees pay a portion of the cost of the premium. Dependent coverage is also available. 

    Dental Insurance:  The County provides employees with a choice of two dental plans:  Delta Dental and United Health Care-Select Managed Care Direct Compensation Plan.  There is no cost for employee only coverage in either plan; dependent coverage is available at the employee’s expense.

    Vision Insurance:  The County provides vision coverage through Vision Service Plan (VSP).  There is no cost for employee only coverage; dependent coverage is available at the employee’s expense.

    For more detailed information on the County’s benefits program, visit our website at www.sjgov.org under Human Resources/Employee Benefits. 

    Life Insurance:  The County provides eligible employees with life insurance coverage as follows: 

     1 but less than 3 years of continuous service:                   $1,000
     3 but less than 5 years of continuous service:                   $3,000
     5 but less than 10 years of continuous service:                 $5,000
    10 years of continuous service or more:                           $10,000
     

    Employee may purchase additional term life insurance at the group rate.

    125 Flexible Benefits Plan:  This is a voluntary program that allows employees to use pre-tax dollars to pay for health-related expenses that are not paid by a medical, dental or vision plan (Health Flexible Spending Account $2550 annual limit with a $500 carry over); and dependent care costs (Dependent Care Assistance Plan $5000 annual limit). 

    Retirement Plan:  Employees of the County are covered by the County Retirement Law of 1937.  Please visit the San Joaquin County Employees’ Retirement Association (SJCERA) at www.sjcera.org for more information.  NOTE:  If you are receiving a retirement allowance from another California county covered by the County Employees’ Retirement Act of 1937 or from any governmental agency covered by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), you are advised to contact the Retirement Officer of the Retirement Plan from which you retired to determine what effect employment in San Joaquin County would have on your retirement allowance.

    Deferred Compensation:  The County maintains a deferred compensation plan under Section 457 of the IRS code. You may annually contribute $18,000 or 100% of your includible compensation, whichever is less.  Individuals age 50 or older may contribute to their plan, up to $24,000. The Roth IRA (after tax) is also now available.

    Vacation:  Maximum earned vacation is 10 days each year up to 3 years; 15 days after 3 years; 20 days after 10 years; and 23 days after 20 years.

    Holidays Effective July 1, 2017, all civil service status employees earn 14 paid holidays each year.  Please see the appopriate MOU for details regarding holidays, accruals, use, and cashability of accrued time.

    Sick Leave:  12 working days of sick leave annually with unlimited accumulation.  Sick leave incentive:  An employee is eligible to receive eight hours administrative leave if the leave balance equals at least one- half of the cumulative amount that the employee is eligible to accrue.  The employee must also be on payroll during the entire calendar year.

    Bereavement Leave3 days of paid leave for the death of an immediate family member, 2 additional days of accrued leave for death of employee’s spouse, domestic partner, parent or child.

    Merit Salary Increase:  New employees will receive the starting salary, which is the first step of the salary range.  After employees serve 52 weeks (2080 hours) on each step of the range, they are eligible for a merit increase to the next step.

    Job Sharing:  Employees may agree to job-share a position, subject to approval by a Department Head and the Director of Human Resources.

    Educational Reimbursement Program:  Eligible employees may be reimbursed for career-related course work up to a maximum of $850 per fiscal year.  Eligible employees enrolled in an approved four (4) year College or University academic program may be reimbursed up to $800 per semester for a maximum of $1600 per fiscal year.

    Parking Supplemental Downtown Stockton:  The County contributes up to $17 per pay period for employees who pay for parking and are assigned to work in the Downtown Core Area.

    School Activities:  Employees may take up to 40 hours per year, but not more than eight (8) hours per month, to participate in their children’s school activities.

    Selection Procedures

    Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will go through the following examination process:

    • Written Exam: The civil service written exam is a multiple choice format.  If the written exam is administered alone, it will be 100% of the overall score.  Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% in order to be placed on the eligible list.
       
    • Oral Exam:   The oral exam is a structured interview process that will assess the candidate’s education, training, and experience and may include a practical exercise.   The oral exam selection process is not a hiring interview.   A panel of up to four people will determine the candidate’s score and rank for placement on the eligible list.  Top candidates from the eligible list are referred for hiring interviews.  If the oral exam is administered alone, it will be 100% of the overall score.  Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% in order to be placed on the eligible list. 
       
    • Written & Oral Exam:  If both a written exam and an oral exam is administered, the written exam is weighted at 60% and the oral exam is weighted at 40% unless otherwise indicated on the announcement.  Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% on each examination in order to be placed on the eligible list.
       
    • Rate-out:  A rate-out is an examination that involves a paper rating of the candidate’s application using the following criteria: education, training, and experience. Candidates will not be scheduled for the rate-out process. 

     Note:  The rating of 70 referred to may be the same or other than an arithmetic 70% of the total possible points.

    Testing Accommodation:  Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date.   

    Veteran’s Points:  Eligible veterans, unmarried widows and widowers of veterans of the United States Armed Forces who have been honorably discharged and who have served during wartime shall be given veteran’s points in initial appointment to County service.  Eligible veterans receive 5 points and eligible disabled veterans receive 10 points. Disabled veterans must submit a recent award letter stating a 10% service connected disability issued by the United States Veterans Administration.  Note:  A copy of your DD214 showing the discharge type must be received in the Human Resources by the date of the examination.

    Acceptable wartime service dates:

    • September 16, 1940 to December 31, 1946

    • June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955

    • August 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975

    • Persian Gulf War, August 2, 1990, through a date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation.

    Eligible Lists:   Candidates who pass the examination will be placed on an eligible list for that classification.  Eligible lists are effective for nine months, but may be extended by the Human Resources Director for a period which shall not exceed a total of three years from the date established.

    Certification/Referral: Names from the eligible list will be referred to the hiring department by the following methods.

    • Rule of the Rank: The top rank or ranks of eligibles will be referred for hiring interviews.  The minimum number of names to be referred will be equal to the number of positions plus nine, or 10% of the eligible list, whichever is higher.  When filling nine or more positions in a department at the same time, the top rank or ranks will be referred and the minimum number of names shall be two times the number of positions to be filled or 10% of the eligible list, whichever is higher. This applies only to open competitive recruitments.
    • Rule of Five:  The top five names will be referred for hiring interviews.  This applies only to department or countywide promotional examination.
    • Rule of the List: For classifications designated by the Director of Human Resources, the entire eligible list will be referred to the department.

    Physical Exam:  Some classifications require physical examinations. Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination. The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

    Pre-Employment Drug Screening Exam:  Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen.  The County pays for the initial drug screen.

    Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grand parent, grand child or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when;

    • They are related to the Appointing Authority or

    • The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other.

    Department Head may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

    Proof of Eligibility:  If you are offered a job you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.

     

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please be advised that Human Resources will only be accepting Online Application submittals for this recruitment. Paper application submittals will not be considered or accepted.

     

    Apply Online:       

    www.sjgov.org/department/hr
                   

     

    Office hours:               
    Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

    Phone:  (209) 468-3370 

     

    Job Line:

    For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

    When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be submitted online to the Human Resources Division before the submission deadline. Resumes and paper applications will not be accepted in lieu of an online application.  (The County assumes no responsibility for online applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

    San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:  San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to
    www.sjgov.org/department/hr/eeo.



    Click on a link below to apply for this position:

    Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.
    View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
    View and print the official application form as an Acrobat pdf file. scannable paper application A San Joaquin County application form is required for this recruitment. You may print this Acrobat PDF document and then fill it in.
    Contact us via conventional means. You may contact us by phone at (209) 468-3370, or by email, or apply for a job in person at the San Joaquin County Human Resources Division.

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    Human Resources Division  Stockton, CA 95202
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