MINIMUM CLASS REQUIREMENTS:
High school diploma or GED and four (4) years progressively responsible experience as a GIS Specialist or GIS Analyst. A GISP (Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional) or Bachelor’s degree in GIS, geography or computer science or a related field from an accredited college or university may substitute for up to two (2) years of the required experience.
Candidates must be able to pass a background investigation regarding applicant's aptitude, character, judgment, credit, driving record and criminal history.
LICENSES, REGISTRATION AND CERTIFICATES:
Must obtain/possess and maintain a valid Washington State Driver’s License.
Under general supervision of the Information Technology (IT) Services Manager or designee, exercises independent judgment in analyzing problems, issues and situations; develops and implements recommendations. Organizes, leads, coordinates, facilitates and/or performs the planning, design, development and implementation, organization and maintenance of City Geographic Information System (GIS) services; implements and analyzes program effectiveness; coordinates the collection and analysis of data and other information. Provides leadership, guidance and technical expertise for City of Yakima GIS. Monitors, delegates and follows-up on assignments to assigned staff. Ensures compliance with local, state and federal standards, rules, regulations and requirements.
Major Worker Characteristics
Work is primarily performed in an office environment while sitting or standing at a desk or computer terminal for extended periods of time. Constant use of both hands in reaching/handling/grasping/ keyboarding and other fine motor skills manipulation while performing duties operating computers, objects, tools or controls and while reaching with hands and arms. Occasionally may lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds. Occasionally needs to move around office to access file cabinets, office machinery, to consult or assist others, or other reasons. Occasionally ascends/descends stairs and ladders while maintaining balance. Continuous use of senses including: feeling; talking; hearing; and, seeing while performing duties and communicating with co-workers, general public, and completing all tasks as assigned. Must be able to distinguish color and maintain long-term and short-term memory to retain and utilize complex/detailed information. Requires stooping, bending, reaching, pulling, lifting, sitting and driving a motor vehicle. May work outside, in remote locations or in noisy work area. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
May carry a cell phone, mobile computing and/or paging devices and respond to problems and issues during non-work hours. May serve in an on-call status as needed which may limit social and travel activities. Works closely with public safety departments and will be exposed to highly confidential, sensitive and possibly disturbing information.