GIS Technician II

  • Norfolk, City of
  • 810 Union Street, Norfolk, Virginia, United States
  • Nov 12, 2016
Full time GIS

Job Description

The City of Norfolk's Department of Public Works is currently seeking an experienced Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician II in the Surveying Division.  The GIS Technician II will be responsible for providing technical support, maintenance and training of Geographic Information System for the department.  Work involves coordinating and developing department applications in cooperation with Information Technology, assisting the public with record research, retrieval, acquisition and distribution of survey related documents and drawings, and producing survey drawings and documents through the gathering, computation and analysis of land records.
The Department of Public Works builds, maintains and operates the physical facilities that support and enhance the lives of Norfolk's citizens, businesses and visitors, including the City's Street Network, Traffic Management System, Storm Water System, Waste Management and Recycling Systems.

Essential Functions:
Essential functions include, but are not limited to:
Uses various tools within ArcGIS products, including overlays and sub setting to determine spatial relationships for performing geographic analysis and producing presentation displays.
Maintains the street centerline, street name, and addressing data.
Collects data through field collection and internal research.
Resolves attribute and data issues with other departments.
Serves as department representative with CommTech facilitating development and maintenance of the City of Norfolk city-wide GIS.
Uses ArcGIS products to maintain the GIS planimetric, parcel and cadastral data layers.
Participates in resolving technical issues and coordination and supervision of all QA/QC efforts.
Maintains City base maps.
Prepares survey documents by compiling information, identifying project requirements, gathering, interpreting and condensing field information, researching existing plats, deeds and various record information and documents such as ordinances, legal descriptions of properties and other survey data.
Assists in technical support liaison function between department divisions and the Department of CommTech.
Assists the efforts of department divisions to integrate their data with the GIS and develops applications using to facilitate those efforts.
Maintains, troubleshoots and provides training for those and other applications.
Responds to citizen requests, civic groups and interdepartmental agencies.
Provides public information, cartographic products, and status reports.
Receives citizen inquires and complaints, investigates problems, and develops solutions.
Attends inter and intra departmental meetings and serving on committees.

Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor's degree or equivalent.

Two years experience in GIS.

The preferred candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree in Geography, Geographic Information Science, Computer Science, Surveying, Engineering, or a related field of study.  In addition, the preferred candidate will possess a GISci (Geographic Information Science) certification.

Additional Information & Requirements:
Valid Driver's License required.
GIS certificate or higher preferred.
Experience in ARC SDE preferred.
The preferred candidate will:
Be able to operate and edit data in ArcMap and ArcCatolog.
Have basic understanding of versioned editing in ArcSDE databases.
 Work Hours:  Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Total compensation for this position may range from $60,757 - $93,858*
*Total Compensation sums the costs associated with FICA, Group Life, Retirement, and healthcare options.

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Job Level

Entry-level, Mid-level


Government- Local/Regional


$19.23 - $31.38 Hourly $1,666.88 - $2,720.00 Semi-Monthly $40,005.00 - $65,280.00 Annually