County of Marin - Job Announcement: Resource Specialist GIS - Part Time (1 Day Filing Only 10/10/11)

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Resource Specialist GIS - Part Time (1 Day Filing Only 10/10/11)

Recruitment #0618-11-09

NOTE: Candidates will be able to work on their applications from Tuesday, September 27, 2011 through Monday, October 10, 2011. Applications will only be accepted on Monday, October 10, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED PRIOR TO 8:00 AM OR AFTER 5:00 PM ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2011 WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE RECRUITMENT. This includes applications submitted online, by mail, or hand delivered. We will not be accepting applications submitted via fax. Application packets are available online and in the Human Resources Department. A complete application packet includes a completed and signed Marin County application and Supplemental Application Form. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. Please call our office at (415) 499-6104 with any questions.

YOU ARE INVITED TO APPLY: The Marin County Human Resources Department and the Marin County Department of Public Works are conducting a recruitment for the part-time position of Resource Specialist GIS. The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current part-time vacancy and any future vacancies that may occur while the list remains active.

POSITION STATEMENT: The Resource Specialist GIS provides support in all facets of GIS development and maintenance for the Flood Control District.

TENTATIVE EXAM SCHEDULE: Depending on the number of qualified candidates, the testing process may consist of a supplemental application screening, online assessment tools, written or oral examination or any combination to determine which candidateís names will be placed on the eligible list.


DUTIES: Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Uses GIS and other systems to support the implementation and maintenance of a comprehensive flood and natural resource management program.
  • Establishes and maintains spatial data and related information for the District.
  • Assists in the application of geospatial information required to support the Flood Control Districtís Operations, Maintenance and Watershed Program.
  • Supports general surveys and periodic inspections of creeks, wildlife, botanical, or wetland resources in support of meeting Flood Control project environmental protection objectives.
  • Conducts literature searches and analysis of other sources of information to determine the status of District biological and physical resources.
  • Monitors baseline conditions of streams, channels, ditches, pump stations, levees and other facilities for various flood control projects using current GIS applications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Employment Standards): Typically, equivalent to graduation from a four year college or university with a major in geography, biology, natural sciences, resource management, forestry, wildlife management or a related science and two years of professional experience which includes development and implementation of resource management projects with an emphasis on GIS or experience in digitizing data or working with ortho-photography and/or automated geographic information databases. Additional experience in geography, biology, natural sciences, resource management, forestry, wildlife management or a related science can be substituted for the four year degree on a year-for-year basis.

HIGHLY DESIRABLE: Project management skills, writing skills, communication skills, and interpersonal skills are highly desirable. Proficiency in the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) units to map streams and other natural resource data is desirable. Ideal applicant will have 3-5+ years of experience analyzing, mapping and working with creeks and wetlands data.

WORKING CONDITIONS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals.