Title: RESEARCH PROGRAM SPECIALIST I (GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS) Salary: $4,833.00 - $6,050.00 Posted: 11/01/2013
Position: Research Program Specialist I (GIS)
Salary: $4,833 - $6,050
Position Number: 538-600-7418-XXX
HR 200 – 73
This position is subject to the Department’s Conflict of Interest Code.
: The Research Program Specialist I (GIS) uses highly specialized knowledge of research techniques, database and Internet application and design, and
Geographic Information Systems to provide technical leadership and support for the Office of Mine Reclamation.
DUTIES OF POSITION
Serves as primary lead to direct and oversee all aspects of OMR’s GIS, spatial data, databases and data management program operations. Lead in design,
development, testing and maintenance of spatial data within OMR’s Enterprise Geodatabase and network servers; develops policies and procedures
regarding OMR’s spatial data that are compliant with the Department of Conservation’s (DOC) and State guidelines and directives; provides primary
oversight of OMR’s external web maps and web map services; lead in design, development, testing and maintenance of OMR’s internal web maps and web map
services; directs GIS staff resources; develops and manages OMR’s Volunteer GIS program.
Serves as technical liaison to DOC’s Enterprise Technology Services Division; investigates new GIS and database technologies; locates, vets and
acquires new sources of spatial data to assist program staff with analysis; develops applications using current GIS industry standard code language for
efficient calculations using different data sets; develops scripts for queries to enhance evaluation of large datasets; works with other technical
staff and unit managers to develop and integrate queries; continue to develop databases or resources that can be used program-wide; make
recommendations for additional digital databases needed within the program.
Serves as lead in providing OMR with complex spatial data analysis. Performs statistical studies, proximity analyses, researches spatial data patterns
and anomalies, utilizes LiDAR, imagery and 3D modeling for highly technical analysis, provides advanced research using OMR created spatial data, other
digital spatial datasets used by outside agencies, and other techniques and methodologies associated with GIS. Provides GIS technical support,
“de-bugging” expertise, creates methodologies and tutorials, oversees updates of OMR’s digital maps by guiding staff work to ensure adherence to
established standards and procedures, and serves as lead in-house GIS trainer for both technical and non-technical program staff. Serves as lead GIS
trainer for OMR staff. Serves as lead cartographer for OMR.
Designs, maintains and produces maps, map templates and web maps. Produces specialized maps at DOC’s request for the Director, legislators, and
stakeholders. Improves program efficiencies and products by identifying internal needs, vulnerabilities, opportunities, and obstacles, and maintains
responsibility within OMR for procurement, configuration, troubleshooting, and support of complex hardware, software, services, and licenses for GIS
products used. Provides agency level GIS coordination and cooperation.
Provides coordination between OMR, other DOC divisions, and outside agencies regarding the distribution and coordination of spatial and non-spatial
data. Works cooperatively with other professionals concerned with GIS and other advanced digital mapping and database management techniques. Provides
consultative advice to other agencies and entities. Represents OMR’s GIS interests with other agencies and the public. Participates in advisory or
: Work independently, organize and set priorities on assignments, and meet deadlines. Effective communication skills including both verbal and written
skills; ability to work well with other disciplines and good customer service skills.
Applications will be screened and only the most qualified will be invited for an interview.
WHO MAY APPLY
: Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, or with list eligibility. All interested applicants must submit a
standard State Application Form STD 678 (with original signature), and must clearly indicate the basis of their eligibility on the STD 678. Applications
will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be selected for an interview. SROA and Surplus candidates should attach “surplus letters” to
: Possession of minimum qualifications will be verified prior to the interview and/or appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet the
minimum qualifications, the application will be forwarded to the State Personnel Board for review and the applicant’s name may be removed from the
Please submit application/resume to
: Department of Conservation, Human Resources Office, Attention: Ms. Chen Chong, 801 K Street, MS 22-13, Sacramento, CA 95814-3580. For more information
about the position call Chen Chong at 916-324-9378.
If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies.
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