Nature of Work
Continuous Recruitment, Statewide: The DOP anticipates several vacancies in the near future for this classification.
This recruitment is not for a specific vacancy but to generate a pool of interested applicants. Expected vacancies are with the Division of Highways (DOH) but applicants for this posting will be available to any agency that develops a vacancy. Vacancies may be in any geographic area within West Virginia. Make sure you mark in your county selection any county you would be willing to work in or commute to so you can be placed on the proper register.
Note: If you have previously applied for a GIS Technician position please REAPPLY to this posting to be considered for future vacancies. Thank you.
Nature of Work:
Under general supervision, usually by a GIS Manager or senior GIS technical staff, this position involves entry-level technical work in multi-tier Geographic Information System (GIS) operations and services for a state agency or department. Duties include digital data entry and maintenance, executing applications, and producing maps and related graphic output and reports. Performs related work as required.
Performs routine work in geospatial data collection, processing and analysis. This classification is regarded as beginning or training level work wherein an employee, under general supervision, is oriented to GIS work and may be trained to perform those duties through on-the-job experience.
Click The APPLY Link Above To Apply Online. Do not use a paper application unless you cannot apply online. If you must use a paper application due to disability or other valid reason, please call our office (304) 558-3950 (8:30am-4:30pm) for special instructions.
IMPORTANT: Your eligible score will be based on information provided in your application; therefore, make sure your application is detailed and complete.
You may attach a resume and other documents; however, you should NEVER enter "See Resume" on the application. You MUST complete ALL parts of the application, including the Work Experience section. NOTE: Jobs on your application that do not have a salary amount will be considered volunteer and will NOT be counted as qualifying. Estimate salary if necessary.
Eligibility Length: This posting is for a Continuous recruitment because of an expected need for applicants.
Applicants will be placed on a database of eligible applicants for 1 year. You will only be eligible for vacancies in counties you select. After 1 year applicants who remain interested in this job title MUST re-apply to be considered.
The Division of Personnel cannot say with any certainty the location or number of future vacancies, only that the agency has expressed an anticipated hiring need. If an applicant wishes more specific information about future hiring plans please contact the hiring agency directly.
Job Interest Card: You may complete an online Job Interest Card at our main jobs page to receive an email notice anytime jobs not currently available for application are posted. Note: ONLY recruitments not currently open will appear on Job Interest Card notifications so please check the current listings thoroughly to avoid missing an opportunity.
As a condition of employment, an inquiry into job-related information will be completed which may include, but not limited to, criminal records, abuse registry records, driving records, employment history, and education and training. Failing to cooperate with this process, providing false and incomplete information, or discovery of disqualifying information will result in denial of or dismissal from employment or denial of transfer irrespective of when discovered.
Examples of Work
Examples of Work:
Performs low to mid-level GIS operations including manual data entry (e.g., digitizing, scanning, keyboard entry, etc.) Plot and map production, low-level GIS analysis, generating reports, and answering information requests.
Assists with GIS hardware and software operations such as system setup and updates, installation and test, networking and peripheral device connectivity.
Assists in investigating, evaluating and recommending new data sources, software, equipment and techniques for improving geospatial analysis and services.
Assists in developing and following GIS database standards for content, format, design, maintenance and quality assurance procedures.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of basic automated mapping and geospatial processing methods, techniques and capabilities.
Knowledge of basic GIS database structures and geographic data sources.
Knowledge of basic cartographic principles and practices pertaining to map symbols, line work, colors and patterns, thematic content, etc.
Knowledge of basic map scales, projections and coordinate systems.
Ability to operate a computer keyboard, mouse and peripherals such as a digitizing cursor.
Ability to gather and interpret basic geographic information from various data sources such as maps, graphs, charts, planimetric drawings, survey data, aerial photography and satellite imagery.
Ability to use basic automated methods and techniques for geospatial data input, processing and analysis.
Ability to understand basic geospatial technical concepts and terminology and to convey this information to supervisors, other employees, administrators and public officials.
Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
Ability to work in a collaborative team environment under minimal supervision.
Training: Associate's degree, including six hours in computer science, computer mapping or computer aided drafting and design (CADD) or GIS from a regionally accredited college or university with a major in geography, cartography, geology, natural or earth sciences, environmental sciences, landscape architecture, urban planning, land surveying, environmental engineering, computer science or a related field.
Experience: One year of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in computer mapping or GIS related activities, including digital map analysis, map display and digitizing procedure, and automated mapping or CADD drawing production.
Substitution: Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the above fields may be substituted for the required training and experience on a year-for-year basis.
NOTICE: If you are claiming college or other post-high school education or license, you MUST attach or provide by mail a legible copy of your OFFICIAL education transcript, license or training record.
YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT UNTIL THIS VERIFICATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED. To avoid missing a job opportunity, it is important that you provide this verification as soon as possible. You only have to provide this verification one time.
It is not required with every application. Attach documents to the online application, or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, FAX: 304-957-0396, or mail to: Division of Personnel, Building 3, Suite 500, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25305.
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