Senior Cartographer (GIS Technician III)
Washington County, Oregon, is seeking to fill a Senior Cartographer (GIS Technician III) role in the Assessment and Taxation Department. This role will aid in supporting the mission by working as part of the Cartography – GIS Team.
The successful candidate will serve as a technical lead in the unit, guiding other GIS Technicians and administrative staff. The Senior Cartographer (GIS Technician III) will be an expert in cadastral mapping methods utilizing ESRI ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro including deed interpretation, legal descriptions, surveys, plats, etc. As the technical lead, the successful candidate will help prioritize the work assignments of unit staff, check and maintain quality assurance of maps and databases, create and update documentation and train staff, and respond to customer issues in a timely and professional manner. The Senior Cartographer (GIS Technician III) will also create and maintain assessor maps, update the property history database, and perform complex property research, digital remapping, and ownership changes.
In Assessment and Taxation, we strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. Together, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our employees. With the help of every employee, our customers, our partners and our community – we can achieve our mission of equity for all!
VIRTUAL INFORMATIONAL Q & A SESSION (Optional): All candidates are invited to participate in an (optional) Virtual Informational Q & A Session. During these informational sessions, you will have the opportunity to meet our Washington County Assessment and Taxation team, learn about a day in the life of a Cartographer and what you can expect as an employee in this role.
WHEN: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 beginning promptly at 12:00 p.m (noon) and again at 5:30 p.m. Session(s) to last approximately 45 - 60 minutes.
HOW: Register with your preferred session time with Washington County Department of Assessment and Taxation by emailing Veronica Garcia at Veronica_Garcia@co.washington.or.us and have a Zoom link sent to you.
Washington County values a culture of equity, diverse perspectives, and life experiences. Our organization embraces innovation, collaboration and work-life harmony. We offer job stability, a comprehensive benefits package, and an opportunity to serve and support our diverse community. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity and an inclusive workforce. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Duties may include:
- Maintains complex GIS data; researches and verifies data for inclusion in GIS database.
- Prepares, creates, maintains, and updates complex maps, drawings, plans, spreadsheets, data files, and documentation for a wide variety of uses and prepares and formats information for entry into the GIS database and enters data into system.
- Consults with clients and staff to define requirements and assess scope of mapping and information requests and researches and evaluates available data and proposes methods of production.
- Develops methods; preliminary mapping and design layouts; determines methods to be used and develops procedures; designs final map layouts; and executes design drafts.
- Assists in creating a positive and supportive work environment; enforces a safe workplace; establishes a culture of teamwork and communication; creates a workplace that promotes the organizational values of workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion; and actively promotes an environment respectful of living and working in a multicultural society.
- Creates spatial overlays and maps in support of staff projects by reviewing information from a variety of existing data; performs complex analysis and database queries; and creates, implements, and maintains GIS databases.
- Codes and creates mapping information in order to update and maintain mapping layers and controls quality by verifying the accuracy and integrity of data.
- Responds to mapping and information requests from employees and the public regarding property ownership, jurisdiction, and legal.
- Trains staff in GIS applications, development of scripts, and other aspects of GIS.
- Assists other GIS staff in installing and testing new GIS software; assists in resolving and troubleshooting GIS-related problems and requests; and provides technical support on GIS software.
- Serves as technical resource for other staff on difficult GIS database and application issues and coordinates and leads data conversion and process improvement initiatives.
- Serves as liaison with GIS stakeholders in other work units and organizations in the development and maintenance of GIS data, shares information, and coordinates projects.
- Plans and organizes work assignments, processes, and procedures.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Education and Experience:
A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
If you have completed education in a foreign college or university and are using this education to meet the minimum qualifications, you must provide documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received within the United States' accredited college or university system or your application will not be accepted.
- Bachelor's Degree; AND Three (3) years of experience in the use and operation of GIS systems and applications; OR
- Associate's Degree; AND Five (5) years of experience in the use and operation of GIS systems and applications; OR
- Seven (7) years of experience in the use and operation of GIS systems and applications.
Washington County organizes its positions into classifications. Classification descriptions are typically written broadly. To review this classification, please use this link: Geographic Information Technician III.
Please be clear and specific in the applicable sections of the employment application about how your background is relevant. This information must also be consistent with your supplemental question responses if applicable. Please note: Answers to the supplemental questions are typically evaluated separately from your application.
Washington County is committed to using a Merit Based System in which recruiting, selecting, and advancing employees is based on their relative knowledge, skills, and abilities.
1. An evaluation of education, training and experience of submitted employment application and materials will be performed by Human Resources. The timeframe to review will be the week of December 21, 2020.
2. A Subject Matter Expert (SME) Panel may perform an in-depth evaluation of experience and training taken from your employment application materials. The approximate timeframe will be the week of December 28, 2020.
3. Our goal is to schedule oral panel interviews with candidates that successfully passed the SME Examination evaluation step as soon as possible.
Please note: Candidates that are successful in the evaluation process may have their applications referred for additional vacancies in the same classification, or job family.
If you are a Veteran and would like to be considered for a Veterans' preference for this recruitment, please review instructions using this link: Veterans Preference Points (Download PDF reader).
Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act
Reasonable accommodation is available to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing this application or participating in the selection process for this recruitment. To obtain confidential assistance please contact Human Resources 503-846-8606, or e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 hours before any step in the recruitment and selection process for which you feel you need accommodation.
Status of Your Application
You will be advised by e-mail of your status at each step in the application process, from initial application to final employment disposition. Please note that Washington County communicates with all candidates via email. If you "opt out" or "unsubscribe" of email notification from notices in NEOGOV it will impact our ability to communicate with you about job postings.
Questions (??'s) Regarding This Recruitment
Rebecca Tabra, Talent Acquisition Team Supervisor
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