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Geographic Information System (GIS) Coordinator
Job Location :
221 S. Roop Street
Suite 3
Susanville, California 96130
United States
Lassen County Personnel & Risk Management
221 S. Roop Street
Suite 3
Susanville, CA 96130
United States
Employment term : Full Time
Degree : Bachelors
Travel : Yes
Job level : Mid Level 2-6 yrs.
Work Authorization :
  • Authorized to work
  • The Position Under the direction of the Planning and Building Services Director, the Geographic Information System (GIS) Coordinator plans, coordinates, oversees and participates in the development, implementation, integration, operation, and maintenance of the County’s geographic information system (GIS) and permit system. Positions in this class perform the most complex professional geographic information system work and may direct lower level professional and technical staff, as assigned.

    Employees at this level are required to have full knowledge of the County GIS program and coordinate the development and maintenance of the County-wide GIS and associated databases, long range plans and/or specialized knowledge and training in unique issues particular to Lassen County.
    This includes management, development and update of the County Assessor Parcel Layer.


    Examples of the duties of the position include:

    1. Plan, direct, and participate in the acquisition, installation, administration, and operation of the County’s geographic information system (GIS) and permit system; oversee software release installs and updates for both systems.
    2. Serve as project lead for special GIS projects including planning, system integration, database development, implementation and application development; meet with various GIS users and Information Services management to plan and discuss system requirements; provide project status updates as needed.
    3. Serve as system administrator for GIS ensuring that application software and hardware operates efficiently and meets the County’s needs for information technology; update layers as changes occur. 4. Oversee the design and development of all databases associated with the GIS base map including relational databases; develop standards and strategies for maintaining database security.
    5. Coordinate the design and development of userspecific GIS databases and permit types; configure system operational functions; prepare reports as necessary.
    6. Represent County geographic information systems interests to various governmental agencies, professional organizations, and to the community as needed. The approved job description in its entirety is available from the Lassen County Personnel Department.

    Minimum Requirements
    Education: Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree with a major in geographic information systems, information technology, civil/structural engineering, architecture, or a closely related field is preferred (job related geographic information experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis).
    Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible geographic information systems experience. License: Valid California driver’s license is required. The Ideal Candidate Will Demonstrate:  Knowledge in the operations, services, and activities of a geographic information system program.
    - Understanding of the uses, capabilities, and operational characteristics of geographic information systems equipment and specialized hardware including ArcInfo, ArcView, ArcMap, ArcGIS online, Google Earth and other computer mapping applications.

    - Proficiency in the operation and maintenance of computer software and hardware, operating systems, local and wide area networks, internet and remote access computer systems.  Understanding of database design and development.

    How to Apply

    Qualified applicants must submit an official Lassen County application to the Lassen County Personnel Department.

    Please provide specific, accurate and complete information that describes how you meet the minimum qualifications.

    Faxed copies are acceptable (530) 251-2663, but must be followed up with a signed original application.

    Filing deadline: Continuous until filled The application forms may be downloaded at: …or by contacting the Personnel Department.


    The Selection Process

    Application materials will be reviewed, and the best-qualified applicants will be invited to participate in interviews. Lassen County is an equal opportunity employer hiring employment eligible applicants. Disabled applicants who require special testing arrangements should contact the Personnel Department prior to the filing deadline. In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, applicants must provide acceptable proof of identify or authorization to work in the United States. A thorough background investigation will be conducted prior to employment. The investigation may include reference checks, fingerprinting, credit check, driver history and inquiry to local, state and federal files to obtain criminal history information. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the selection process. Selection processes may include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: application review, competitive screening, written examination, performance examination, and/or oral examination. This bulletin is solely for the purpose of announcing a job opening. It does not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained herein may be modified or revised without notice.

    Employee Benefits

    - Retirement: PERS retirement – 2% at 62.
    -Insurance: The County has a flexible benefits spending plan to which the County contributes a generous allotment that allows employees to choose medical, dental, vision, life and supplemental insurance plans.
    -Leave Allowances: The County offers generous vacation, 13 paid holidays, 3 personal holidays and sick leave benefits.
    - Deferred Compensation: County employees are eligible to contribute to a tax deferred 457K plan.



    Lassen County Personnel & Risk Management Profile:

    The mission of Personnel & Risk Management Services is to provide productive use of personnel & risk services by attracting and retaining the most qualified individuals into public service; to ensure and promote quality customer service to County officials, departments, employees, and the public we serve, in compliance with federal, state and County ordinances and regulations. Personnel & Risk Management Services is a division of the Lassen County Administration Department. We hope you find our webpage useful and informative.

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