Citywide Geo Application Services is responsible for creating and maintaining databases of agency and citywide importance such as up-to-date databases of land use and zoning associated with a specific tax block and lot, street network and administrative districts. Additionally, the division developed and maintains the premier tool for location validation – Geosupport. Geosupport is an essential tool for providing communities/government agencies with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs including but not limited to affordable housing; economic development within local communities, etc. Other government agencies rely on the DCP for this geosupport in providing their respective services citywide (capital projects, affordable housing, etc.).
The GIS Associate, under supervision of the Director of Citywide Geo Application Services, will participate in planning the expansion and implementation of the agency’s growing geo-infrastructure. This position will aid in the development and configuration of in-house software that provides community access to various capital, economic development and housing information. The GIS Associate will deliver critical support to the agency’s technology footprint including; citywide planning data and our technology infrastructure across five boroughs. This position will also help expand in house map-based web applications including ZoLa, Community Profiles, and ZAP Search. The candidate must have experience in Python, SQL Server, Java, C, HTML/CSS and .Net programming languages to help expand, maintain, and troubleshoot in house map-based applications.
• Curate, manage, and maintain DCP’s vast data catalog within ArcSDE;
• Collaborate on the design and implementation of the agency’s next generation data warehouse system;
• Work with agency staff to meet their project needs for geospatial data, spatial analysis, and web
• Research and promote new ways to leverage GIS technologies within the agency;
• Write and disseminate metadata and guidance on using data and geospatial tools;
• Develop and maintain data management automation scripts in Python;
• Assist the Open Data Coordinator in maintaining and expanding the agency’s open data offerings;
• Perform other related tasks.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college including or supplemented by 24 semester credits in data telecommunications/ networking or in a pertinent scientific, technical, electronic or related area and one year of satisfactory full-time experience in the performance of analytical, planning, operational, technical, and/or administrative duties in a data telecommunications or closely-related electronics planning, electronics management, and/or electronics service environment; or
2. An associate degree from an accredited college including or supplemented by 12 semester credits in data telecommunications/ networking or in a pertinent scientific, technical, electronic or related area and two years of experience as described in “1” above; or
3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and three years of experience as described in “1” above; or
4. A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience equivalent to “1”, “2” or “3” above. A college education may be substituted for experience on the basis of six months of experience as described in “1” above for each 30 semester credits of undergraduate college education including or supplemented by 6 semester credits in data telecommunications/networking or in a pertinent scientific, technical, electronic or related area for a maximum of two years. However, all candidates must have at least a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and at least one year of the experience as described in “1” above.
Special Note – Additional Requirements for Assignment Level IV
To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level IV individuals must have, after meeting the minimum requirements, at least two additional years of full-time experience as follows: 1) As a Telecommunications Associate (Data)-Assignment Levels I, II, and III working for the City of New York; or
2) Performing analytical, planning, operational, technical, and/or administrative duties in a data telecommunications, electronics planning, electronics management, and/or electronics service environment, one year of which must have been specialized work in a consultative or supervisory capacity.
About NYC Department of City Planning
The Department of City Planning (DCP) plans for the strategic growth and development of the City through ground-up planning with communities, the development of land use policies and zoning regulations applicable citywide and sharing its perspectives on growth and community needs with sister agencies in collaboration with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
DCP’s six strategic objectives include: (a) catalyze long-term neighborhood improvement through integrated planning and targeted accompanying public investments; (b) encourage housing production, affordability, and quality; (c) promote economic development and job growth; (d) enhance resiliency and sustainability of neighborhoods; (e) ensure integrity, timeliness and responsiveness in land use reviews; and, (f) supply objective data and expertise to a broad range of planning functions and stakeholders.
Central to its mission, DCP supports the City Planning Commission in its annual review of approximately 450 land use applications. The Department also works closely with OMB in developing the Ten-Year Capital Strategy, and helping administer the Neighborhood Development Fund, geared toward ensuring that growing neighborhoods undergoing rezoning have accompanying infrastructure investments.
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