Overview

Under general supervision, the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Coordinator plans, implements, coordinates, oversees and maintains the development and operation of the Countywide GIS; performs both routine and complex technical and administrative tasks necessary to maintain and evaluate the County’s GIS system, including collection, integration, and dissemination of data and information pertaining to GIS; and supervises and coordinates the work of other GIS staff.

Essential FunctionsDuties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Supervises, coordinates, assigns and reviews the day-to-day work and operations of County GIS activities.
Participates in the development and implementation of major programs, policies or procedures related to GIS functions; analyzes the GIS needs of County departments and implements GIS programs, databases, and related products for County departments and outside agencies; evaluates the operations and provides recommendations about the GIS program direction and procedure modifications; develops or assists in developing goals and objectives for GIS processes.
Manages, leads, coordinates and participates in complex Countywide GIS projects; meets with users to define data needs, project requirements, and project outputs. ; prepares and coordinates project scopes, procedure flow-charts, and schedules with customers and programmers.
Conducts complex spatial analysis using a variety of modules and GIS software; utilizes multiple databases and GIS software to perform spatial analysis for more difficult or special projects.
Creates and maintains geo-referenced databases from a variety of sources; utilizes computer hardware and software to create and update customized maps and reports derived from the GIS.
Creates and maintains the GIS data library, backup programs and security measures; develops process for case tracking and documentation.
Troubleshoots GIS hardware and software problems and serves as the lead worker with the Information Technology Division technical staff to ensure optimum operation of the GIS system.
Develops program documentation and user procedures and instructions and provides assistance to departments and staff for design and production of GIS products.
Serves as a liaison and provides advanced level of support to County staff, the public, private entities and other governmental agencies; shares, exchanges and disseminates GIS data and information.
Stays abreast of current and future trends of information technologies as they relate to GIS in an effort to intelligently plan and efficiently structure Yolo County to be on the cutting edge of technology; utilizes industry knowledge to make well-informed and progressive decisions about GIS information technology systems and processes.
Assists with interviewing and selecting assigned personnel; evaluates and provides constructive feedback on employees’ work performance; solves problems related to the work supervised; works with employees to correct deficiencies; recommends and/or implements discipline and termination procedures.
Prepares a variety of written reports and other correspondence; conducts oral presentations using various media methods.
Reviews proposals and prepares GIS specifications for Requests for Proposal and County projects.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Employment StandardsEducation:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major work in geographic information systems, cartography, computer science, geography, planning, civil engineering or closely related field; AND

Experience: Four (4) years of experience with GIS, including project design, implementation, coordination and operation, one year of which must have been at a lead or supervisory level. Experience with GIS software, web GIS and geodatabase management applications is desirable.

License:  This classification requires incumbents to possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license, Class C or higher, to carry out job related duties. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Knowledge of:

Principles, practices and concepts of spatial analysis, computerized mapping systems, cartography and geography
Automated mapping and drafting tools, programs and related programming languages
Project management processes and techniques
Principles and practices of producing effective project and technical documentation
Methods of long-term strategic technical planning, including technology assessment and deployment
Principles and techniques of modern operating systems, software, database structure and design and system quality assurance and control
Maintenance and operation of related equipment such as plotters, digitizers and scanners
Principles, practices and techniques of providing customer service
Practices of effective communication of technical issues to user and client community
Applicable federal, state and local rules, regulations, codes, ordinances and laws as they relate to mapping requirements
Methods of technical research and report writing
Principles and practices of leadership, mentoring, team building and supervision

About County of Yolo

The County of Yolo is recruiting to fill one regular, full-time position in the class of GIS Coordinator at the General Services, Information Technology department.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with General Services Leadership to evolve a strong GIS Vision and Framework. GIS is viewed by County Leadership as an innovative enterprise technology that is positioned to help advance County strategic goals. Recent projects include implementing a new enterprise environment, developing an Elections Night Reporting application, developing mobile applications for the Cannabis and Code Enforcement, and a migration the Esri Parcel Fabric. In the past year, GIS has worked closely with the County Administrator's Office, Child Support Services, Community Services, Health and Human Services, and the Ag Department, just to name a few.