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GIS Technician - City of Manhattan Beach

City of Manhattan Beach - GIS Technician

$4,276 $5,457 per month

The GIS Technician performs technical geographic information system input, including editing and system analysis, to produce a wide variety of maps, reports and other projects; operate and maintain the geographic information system data base, software and hardware; and do other related work as required.
The listed tasks are essential for this position and may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Create and update customized maps or reports and provide cartographic advice to users;
Update data base information and create map features;
Digitize input and import data associated with geographic features;
Conduct field studies as needed to gather or verify data;
Research and evaluate information relevant to the GIS;
Perform spatial analyses; use GPS equipment for data collection; maintain GIS software and hardware;
Participate in the maintenance of supplies required for system operation; and assist other system users in accessing GIS database.
May be required to work shifts, weekends, and/or holidays.

Requires a degree in geography, geographic information systems, computer science or a related field from an accredited four year college or university and demonstrated experience in geographic information systems.
Must have a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of geographic information systems; working knowledge of database design, management and cartographic techniques; personal computers use and general maintenance of GIS equipment; and GIS software such as ArcGIS.
Must possess valid California Drivers License at time of employment.
Highly Desirable: A Master's degree. Experience in a municipal setting is preferred.

PERS Health Benefit and Dental City contribution up to $984 month (family)
PERS 2% @ 55 Retirement:100% City Paid
Retiree Medical: $250/month (effective 12/31/2008)
City Paid Vision and Long Term Disability
Bereavement Leave: up to 5 days
Vacation 11 days/year increasing after 5 yrs of service
Sick Leave: 80 hrs/yr
Tuition Reimbursement: $2,500/yr
On-Site fitness center

Appication period closes Aug 29, 2008.  You can download a job announcement and City application from our website at or by contacting Human Resources at (310) 802-5258.

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