IT GIS Programmer Analyst

Recruitment #13-0835-01

Work Schedule:Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Opening Date:2/8/2013 3:00:00 PM
Closing Date:3/1/2013 11:59:00 PM
Type of Recruitment: Open Competitive
Salary:$34.30 - $39.02/hour + benefits
Employment Type: Full Time Career
Department:IT/Facilities Services
Bargaining Unit:AFSCME

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The City of Salem is looking for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Programmer Analyst to join the IT team. This position integrates GIS with other city information systems, designs and maintains GIS enterprise-level features and coordinates citywide use of geospatial data among City departments.  The position is responsible for processing data and product updates, designing and automating workflows, ensuring and improving data quality, and implementing enterprise solutions for city departments.  The GIS Programmer Analyst will be expected to function as part of an IT team to design custom applications that increase the functionality of standard software, automate GIS data functions, integrate databases, and create web maps and applications to access GIS and other city business systems. This position will also provide consultative expertise to city staff. 
The GIS Programmer Analyst is a journey-level professional classification and defines, develops, tests, analyzes, and maintains GIS data and applications.  The employee applies knowledge of specialized subject matter, and decides when and how to apply existing guidelines.  The employee may develop procedures and standards within their area of specialty.  The successful candidate will require demonstrated and extensive hands-on experience with the ESRI GIS software stack including ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.


A Bachelor’s Degree in Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Cartography, Environmental Science, Planning, Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering or related course of study; and three (3) years GIS experience which included designing, creating, maintaining and analyzing geospatial and tabular data; and writing GIS script or applications programming.


The application will be reviewed for the job requirements. The best qualified candidates will be invited to an interview. The application review and the interview will evaluate the following job-related knowledge and abilities: Knowledge of theory, principles, practices and methods of operating GIS systems; including methods of web-based computer applications; GIS software applications, programming languages and development tools; principles and practices of statistical and spatial data analysis; theories, principles and practices of relational database structures, design and database management including methods of maintaining data privacy; current Internet technologies, including familiarity with contemporary software packages and web authoring tools; current Web platforms, technologies, protocols and publishing tools; typical desktop operating systems and how they integrate and affect GIS software; principles, practices and methods of cartography, graphic illustrations and presentation; methods and techniques of basic project management; ability to plan and develop GIS architecture and applications; modify existing and create new GIS applications, programs and coding; research software related issues and products; communicate effectively interpersonally and in groups; write clear and concise memorandums, reports and other documentation related to the job;  use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems; effectively prioritize tasks and plan work; develop, design or create new applications, ideas, relationships, systems or products; explain to people with a non-technical background what the technical information means and how it can be used; and establish effective working relationships with members inside and outside the organization.


TO APPLY:  Please complete the on-line Application and submit electronically by the close date at Applications must be received by the Human Resources Department by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date. You will receive an email confirmation of your submitted electronic application. The City cannot be responsible for material that is illegible or missing as a result of transmitting or which may be lost through the mail.

All newly selected finalists for City employment are subject to a criminal background check and may be subject to testing for drugs.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Women, Minorities and Disabled individuals are encouraged to apply. ADA accommodations will be provided upon request.  TTD/TTY 503-588-6009

This announcement is not an implied contract and may be modified or revoked without notice.

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