Geospatial Data Specialist I or II (Sewer) – City of Cedar Rapids, IA – Cedar Rapids, IA

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City of Cedar Rapids, IA

Job details

Salary

$24.42 – $30.71 an hour

Job Type
Full-time

Full Job Description

The City of Cedar Rapids is hiring for a Geospatial Data Specialist I or II. Please see respective job descriptions below:

Updates and maintains a wide variety of Enterprise-wide Geographic Information System Databases; creates maps and responds to customer requests for geospatial data.


Position Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:00am-4:00pm


Salary:

  • I: $24.42- $28.70 hourly

  • II: $26.14- $30.71 hourly

Successful completion of a pre-employment background check, physical examination (if applicable) and drug screen are required prior to employment with the City of Cedar Rapids.
Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
Geospatial Data Specialist I/II:
  • Digitizes, maintains, and analyzes geographic data; recommends and implements efficiencies and enhancements
  • Creates, administers, and updates the preventative maintenance program; designs, implements, and maintains asset management program
  • Provides support to departmental staff with service requests and workflows using the GIS-based asset management software
  • Researches and compiles transportation infrastructure and related data
  • Updates, verifies, and maintains GIS database and tables
  • Develops, initializes, and maintains the sewer infrastructure management program
  • Provides technical support to departmental staff in the development of infrastructure management programs
  • Directs and performs field location and verifies proper identification of transportation system infrastructure
  • Utilizes Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment and software to collect, record, and download field data to the GIS
  • Provides support for field personnel regarding the locations of transportation system infrastructure features
  • Performs or coordinates update, maintenance, and repair of GIS, GPS, and related hardware and software
  • Operates various engineering survey instruments
  • Maintains survey equipment and performs regular calibration
  • Performs related work as required
Minimum qualifications & Requirements
Geospatial Data Specialist I:

Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Planning, Computer Science, Environmental Science, or a related field and
  • Up to one year of experience in GIS feature creation, database maintenance, SQL and Python, ESRI products (ARCMap, ArcCatalog, ArcPrto, etc.) ArcGIS Online and cartographic experience or
  • An equivalent combination of experience and/or education
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population

Required Licenses or Certifications
  • None

Desired Qualifications
  • None

COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE OF JOB DUTIES

Knowledge of:
  • Software applications for GIS including GPS
  • Methods, practices, techniques, materials, and supplies used in urban planning and infrastructure management development, and street maintenance, and construction
  • Engineering principles, practices, and techniques
  • Safety regulations, principles, protocols, practices, and procedures
  • Advanced analytical modeling
  • Industry specific maintenance and regulatory practices
  • Program management principles

Skills in:
  • Communicating effectively with internal and external stakeholders using both technical and non-technical language
  • Critical thinking and organization

Ability to:
  • Work cooperatively and develop and maintain effective working relationships
  • Prepare accurate and reliable reports
  • Read and interpret engineering plans, specifications, construction documents, maps, plats, and legal descriptions
  • Train and support field and office staff in GIS and GPS


Geospatial Data Specialist II:


Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Planning, Computer Science, Environmental Science, or a related field and
  • One to three years of experience in GIS Feature Creation, Database Maintenance, SQL and Python, Esri Products (ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcPro, etc.), ArcGIS Online, and cartographic experience or
  • An equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population

Required Licenses or Certifications
  • None

Desired Qualifications
  • None

COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE OF JOB DUTIES

Knowledge of:
  • Software applications for GIS including GPS
  • Methods, practices, techniques, materials, and supplies used in urban planning and infrastructure management development, and street maintenance, and construction
  • Engineering principles, practices, and techniques
  • Safety regulations, principles, protocols, practices, and procedures
  • Advanced analytical modeling
  • Industry specific maintenance and regulatory practices
  • Program management principles

Skills in:
  • Communicating effectively with internal and external stakeholders using both technical and non-technical language
  • Critical thinking and organization

Ability to:
  • Work cooperatively and develop and maintain effective working relationships
  • Prepare accurate and reliable reports
  • Read and interpret engineering plans, specifications, construction documents, maps, plats, and legal descriptions
  • Train and support field and office staff in GIS and GPS

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