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Fresno, CA  93721 United States
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SALARY: $6,082 – $7,339/month
Job category:
Geospatial Mid Level Specialist
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Job Description

SALARY: $6,082 – $7,339/month

GIS Specialists perform under general supervision advanced technical work related to the analysis, use, development and maintenance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The incumbents will work with key staff in various departments to perform a variety of complex GIS related work; including, GIS technical support, spatial data analysis, updating data and maps, and providing general mapping expertise.

There is currently one vacancy in the Information Services Department. Immediate and future vacancies will be filled from this eligible list for six (6) months from the date the eligible list created, with the option of extending that period at the City's discretion. Should the competitive process be suspended for this recruitment, the eligibility list may be limited to three (3) months.

UNIT 3 Classification - The Fresno City Employees Association, Inc. (FCEA)
RETIREMENT: Fresno City Retirement System, one of the best funded public systems in the state. Reciprocity with other public California systems. They City does not participate in Social Security. Vested in Retirement benefits after 5 years of service.
HEALTH INSURANCE: The City contributes toward monthly premiums for PPO medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents.
FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT: IRS 125 Plan for health and dependent care expenses.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Increase your retirement savings with The City’s 457 plan.
VACATION LEAVE: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 6 months.
SICK LEAVE: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 90 days.
HOLIDAYS: Ten (10) City-observed annual holidays plus birthday and one (1) personal day.
SHORT TERM DISABILITY: Provided through California SDI program.

Additional information regarding the City of Fresno benefits is available at

Job Requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify for the examination and does not assure a place on the eligibility list:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in geography, engineering, land surveying or a closely related field; and three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience operating, implementing and maintaining automated mapping and/or Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Possession and continued maintenance of a valid California Driver's License may be required at time of appointment. Candidates considered for hire must provide proof of a valid driver's license and current copy of their driving record.

The selected eligible candidates certified will be required to successfully pass a Department interview and a Department of Justice fingerprint prior to employment with the City of Fresno.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify for the examination and does not assure a place on the eligibility list. The selection process may consist of the following:

APPLICATION REVIEW - Qualifying Only: Applications which meet the minimum qualifications will be reviewed and a limited number of the most qualified candidates will be invited to the oral examination. Selection of the most qualified candidates will be based upon those applications demonstrating the greatest breadth and depth of applicable education, experience, skills and training. Therefore, applicants are urged to submit sufficiently detailed information in their application materials for evaluation.

ORAL EXAM - 100%: A panel of subject matter experts will conduct a job-related oral examination to evaluate a candidate's knowledge of principles and methods used to develop GIS mapping, AutoCAD, ARC/INFO and Arc View; ability to utilize GIS Technology, develop, implement, and modify computer systems, analyze, interpret and explain technical GIS policies and procedures, and maintain effective working relationships or other topics related to a candidate's training, experience and qualifications for the position of Geographic Information System Specialist. Candidates must achieve a passing score to qualify for the eligible list.

The Oral Examination has been tentatively scheduled for the week: TBD.

The City reserves the right to amend any phase of the examination process should there be a limited number of successful candidates.
(Job number: 4044664)
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