The Planning and Building Department is seeking qualified candidates for the position of GIS Technician I/II to provide land use-related support and services to all areas of the department.
The County of San Mateo Planning and Building Department is responsible for planning and regulating land use and development within the unincorporated areas of the County so that diverse and livable communities can thrive. The GIS Technician will be part of Department's diverse team of planners, building inspectors, code enforcement officers, building permit technicians and administrative support personnel that serve the County's residents, businesses, and visitors through the preparation and administration of land use plans and regulations, zoning and building codes, and by reviewing land use proposals to ensure they are consistent with those plans and regulations.
Under general supervision, the GIS Technician I/II will be responsible for: managing the department's GIS database, maintaining and updating data layers and feature classes; develop, maintain, and enforce metadata standards; aid in the transition to the ESRI Local Government Information Model (LGIM); map creation; developing datasets; conducting analysis; support departmental and county-wide GIS related projects; provide general support and basic IT support to internal staff, which may include providing general graphics support; facilitate data sharing with regional partners; and, be willing and able to perform data collection in the field as needed
The duties of this position are at the GIS Technician I/II level. The Planning and Building Department is seeking qualified candidates who have experience and are skilled in database management, transitioning existing data and shapefiles into meaningful feature classes, and helping the Department adopt more mobile GIS capacity. Graphics skills and experience also desirable.
The ideal candidate will:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is:
Education: Bachelor's degree in planning, surveying, engineering, computer science, or a closely related field.
Experience: I-Level: Less than 2 years of experience working with GIS software GIS automated mapping and drafting, civil engineering, land surveying, geography, cartography, or computer science, including project design, coordination and operation. II-Level: Two to three years of relevant experience.