The City of Hillsboro
Hillsboro is one of Oregon’s most diverse and dynamic cities, with a steadily growing population of 108,154 residents. Hillsboro is also the largest city in Washington County and serves as the county seat. We are recognized as a major economic and employment center within the larger Portland metro area and represent the epicenter of the Silicon Forest.
We enjoy a reputation for innovation and excellence in our long-term strategic and fiscal planning and we welcome and value each community member, business, and visitor by providing exceptional public services. Like the people we serve, City of Hillsboro employees are passionate about fostering a culturally inclusive community.
The City of Hillsboro Public Works Department is looking for an entry-level GIS Technician to join a team of GIS professionals serving the geospatial needs of the City’s Transportation, Stormwater and Sanitary Sewer utilities. This role works both independently and collaboratively with the team in the office and in the field to maintain accurate utility asset inventories. Key duties include as-built digitization, management of GIS edit requests from field staff, operational data updates, and web/paper map production.
The GIS and Asset Management Technician roles serves primarily as the one to input data into our existing database structure, edit data where needed to maintain accuracy, and interact with our field crews for edit requests. Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) equipment is used on occasion to verify and update utility GIS data. This role is heavily focused on building and improving the accuracy of our data, a critical function that informs our decision makers throughout the City.
Successful candidates for the GIS and Asset Management Technician position will be able to effortlessly navigate the technical aspects of the role such as web and paper map production, ArcGIS Pro or ArcMap software, and Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) or asset management software. Simultaneously, this role has a strong internal service component that requires exceptional critical thinking skills to efficiently process an internal customer’s request, interpret their need, and think ahead to deliver a better product than what may have been initially anticipated.
Every project is unique, and this role interacts with a variety of internal customers. Possessing the ability to build rapport with internal stakeholders, efficiently manage one’s time to keep up with the ongoing queue of requests along with managing the occasional ad-hoc requests will be crucial to success.
Current and Upcoming Projects
Acceptable Experience and Training
Commitment To Diversity
Hiring a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve is essential to delivering exceptional City services and programs. The City of Hillsboro is committed to creating and supporting an inclusive and welcoming environment for all employees to thrive. We value, respect, and empower employees as unique individuals with authentic voices and diverse ideas.
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