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INFO TECH SPECIALIST , GIS SPECIALIST

Merced Irrigation District   Merced, CA   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on October 5, 2021
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GIS SPECIALIST

INFO TECH MANAGER

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGER
FLSA Status – Exempt
DEFINITION:
Under general direction, plan, coordinate, and implement the daily operational and technical support of the
District’s computing resources and management information systems, while aligning department goals with
District goals. Provide leadership and management to ensure effective utilization of automated systems in
support of improving and maximizing services and operations of the District; Establish District-wide budgetary
needs related to information technology.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:
• Plan, organize, direct and make recommendations for all District Information Technology services,
including but not limited to: network servers, individual workstations and computers and all peripherals
related to those computers throughout the District.
• Plan and coordinate budgets and long term technology strategies.
• Supervise, directs and prioritizes the work load and training plan of assigned staff. Perform performance
evaluations and development professional growth through established goals. Develop and implement IT
policies, procedures, guidelines and best practices.
• Design and manage the enterprise network services including local/wide area network operations.
• Ensures the creation and maintenance of all written documentation, including system and user manuals,
license agreements, and documentation of modifications and upgrades.
• Assist all end users in the District when they encounter operational hardware or software problems on
their personal work computers.
• Coordinate and serve as liaison for technical activities within the District and the District’s interface with
outside agencies.
• Consult with vendors, consultants and outside agencies regarding technology issues facing the District.
• Perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of experience and education that would prepare the candidate for the duties and
responsibilities of the position is acceptable.
Education:
• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in computer science,
information systems, business information systems, business administration or a related field is desirable.
• MCP, MCSE, CCNA, CCNP, A+, Net-, Security+ or other professional certifications in one or more fields of
information technology is preferred.
Experience:
• Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience designing, managing, and modifying computer
networks and installing/ troubleshooting software applications and peripheral equipment. Three (3) years
in a management role.
Ability to:
• Ability to organize and administer assigned staff by motivating, counseling, evaluation and selecting for
advancement.
• Interact effectively with management staff to determine, recommend and implement appropriate levels of
information technology throughout the District.
• Utilize clear and concise communication skills including oral and written with all levels of management and
employees.
• Manage the financial aspects of the IT department, including purchasing approval, Capital and O&M
budgeting, and budget review.
• Demonstrate a strong commitment to customer service.
• Troubleshoot and perform routine maintenance on computer systems.
• Reason logically, use a variety of techniques to resolve problems, manage time and resources,
concurrently handle multiple assignments and work under deadlines.
• Oversee and manage the support of end user support services including the desktop computer configure,
servers, networked devices, mobile devices and related peripherals.
• Work outside of normal business hours.
• Utilize skills in the areas of business analysis, strategy development, project management, and problem
solving and change management.
• Ensure leadership is well informed on a timely basis of technology challenges and events within the
organization.
• Learn and adapt quickly to changes in technology.
Knowledge of:
• Principles of leadership, organization, administration, and personnel management.
• General accounting practices including budgeting and cost analysis.
• Disaster planning and recovery including backup and recovery methods.
• All Microsoft Operating Systems.
• Database technologies: Emphasis on Microsoft SQL preferred.
• Website technologies: Emphasis on Coldfusion preferred.
• General knowledge of security, software development lifecycle, structured query language, VoIP
technologies, and virtual environments.
• General knowledge of security cameras and system software.
• General knowledge of storage Area Networks (SAN).
• General knowledge of WLAN, LAN, WAN and MAN technologies.
Necessary Special Requirements:
• Must file a Statement of Economic Interests in compliance with Government Code Section 8100.
• Must complete a two hour Ethics training course every two years in compliance with California AB 1234.
• Must complete two hours of Sexual Harassment training every two years in compliance with California AB
1825.
• A valid California Class C Driver License and the ability to maintain insurability under the District’s vehicle
insurance program.
• Abide by all District policies, guidelines and rules.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:
• Exposure to the sun: 10% or less work time spent outside a building and exposed to the sun.
• Irregular or extended work hours: Occasionally required to change working hours or work overtime.
• Work performed in an office environment
The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
ESSENTIAL MENTAL ABILITIES:
• Exercise independent judgment.
• Self-directing and organized.
• Reason objectively.
• Assess, project and plan work activities on a daily and weekly basis.
• Interpret state/ federal/agency regulations.
• Document concisely, accurately and timely.
• Handle a variety of duties which may be interrupted or changed by immediate circumstances.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• Communicate orally and in writing with District management, co-workers, outside auditors, customers,
and the public in face-to-face and one-on-one settings.
• Transport, set-up and removal of promotional equipment and materials at various public functions.
• Use of office equipment such as computer, copiers, scanners, and fax machines.
• Capable of negotiating stairways and uneven ground from time to time.
Sitting: Remains in a seated position for up to eight (8) hours per day
Hands/Arms: Operates computer for up to eight (8) hours per day
Lifting: Raises and lowers boxes and supplies up to twenty-five (25) pounds.
Stooping: Bends body downward and forward by bending at the knees or waist
Talking: Expresses ideas and shares information by means of spoken work in person and by telephone.
Hearing: Hears well enough to receive communications in person and by telephone.
Vision: Reads written and video messages for up to eight (8) hours per day. Operate vehicles and
office equipment.
SUPERVISION:
The position receives general supervision from the Director of Administrative Services.
SALARY: $103,895.43 to $155,843.15 Annually DOQ - Grade S
DATE OF POSTING: September 30, 2021
CLOSING DATE OF APPLICATIONS: Open Until Filled
LOCATION OF JOB: 744 West 20th Street, Merced, CA
ANTICIPATED INTERVIEW DATE: To be announced
ANTICIPATED DATE OF HIRE: To be announced
Applications/Resumes will only be accepted via the Merced Irrigation District's
online application system.
New users must set up an account at
https://Merced.accessgovernment.net/ApplicantTracking
 
GIS SPECIALIST (ENERGY RESOURCES)
FLSA Status – Non Exempt
DEFINITION:
Under general direction, position will exercise decision making regarding the manipulation of data, and
will guide the department policy making regarding GIS matters. Use and determine uses for GIS software,
AutoCAD software, hardware, network and database organizations and recommend changes to maximize
efficiencies for better service to our departmental GIS users. Position requires the exercise of judgment
and requires specialized professional knowledge of computers, databases, GIS and AutoCAD systems and
will support the department strategic plan, goals, and management decisions.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:
• Responsible for the creation, programming and management of multiple electric-asset databases,
revising and maintaining detailed substation plans, sketching various department designs and field
installations, and performs other work related to electrical operations.
• Responsible for the creation, programming, maintenance, and monitoring of Geographic Information
Systems (GIS) used to support the District’s electric department.
• Operate and maintain various types of geographic information system workstations and equipment,
including menu tablets, plotters and microcomputers.
• Develop and/or modify geographic information or forecast modeling applications software and
related sub-system application software. Interpret recorded plans to enter graphics and attribute
data into the GIS.
• Assists Supervisor in the management of database consultants and GIS technical staff.
• Develop, implement, coordinate and maintain internal technical standards in conjunction with the
needs of other Department personnel, including database administrators and Information
Technology, in the development of data models, data standards and most appropriate GIS related
technology for use by the Energy Resources Department.
• Oversee GIS applications development, contract development, or software acquisition.
• Provide technical expertise and user training and support for department GIS plan.
• Facilitates GIS training, and coordinates GIS activities of the department with other facets of the
organization.
• Reference/Utilize detailed drawings, maps, files and records through the use of computers, CAD
programs and other associated equipment.
• Must have knowledge of electrical drawings and symbols.
• Produce detailed specifications, reports and standards for electrical construction.
• Work with customers and outside agencies in locating MID facilities.
• Prepare electrical circuits one-line diagrams, and other drawings, maps, specifications, files and
reports to support the operation and maintenance of the District's electric system.
• Prepare maps, and perform varied calculations for the District’s electrical system.
• Must have knowledge of Overhead and Underground electrical distribution systems.
• Update electric distribution GIS map at the completion of construction projects.
• Assist with interpreting as-built drawings, operations map, and engineering plans.
• Follow quality assurance (QA), quality control (QC) processes, perform data validation and correction,
and ensure GIS electrical distribution data is accurate.
• Coordinate project information (studies, sketches, computations, other complex data) for the
engineering and construction of electric facilities including equipment relocations and replacements,
capacity additions, reliability and automation improvements.
• Regular interfacing with other disciplines (such as civil, architectural, and mechanical engineers),
clients and District personnel.
• Provide engineering technical support to other District departments; insure compliance through,
specifications, operating bulletins and directives with District Safety Rules, District policies and rules
and regulations of other agencies that apply to District operations.
• May be required to procure equipment and materials for use in the field.
• Help establish specifications for use as standards.
• Assist in evaluating estimating and mapping software packages.
• Coordinate job scheduling with marketing, customer service and general construction.
• Perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of experience and education that would prepare the candidate for the duties and
responsibilities of the position is acceptable.
Education:
• Two (2) years of college with substantial course work in engineering to include drafting computer
aided design, basic electrical theory and mathematics at the trigonometry level or three (3) years
responsible experience in related field.
Experience:
• Three (3) years of responsible experience utilizing GIS systems, programming databases, establishing
and maintain multiple GIS systems and applying associated software.
• Three (3) years Designer/Drafting experience with demonstrated history of completing projects of
increasing complexity.
• Proven system development/integration and project management skills.
Ability to:
• Ability to read and interpret one-line and three-line complex electrical drawings, electric distribution
installation details, and electrical equipment specifications.
• Think logically and follow detailed instructions.
• Obtain information thorough interview; handle multiple assignments; work with interruptions.
Analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper course of action.
• Efficiently produce plans and profile drawings including: grading, grounding, foundations, structures,
conduit plans, and ensures drawings are clear, concise, and can be easily read and interpreted by
construction personnel in the field. Prepare, maintain and revise detailed drawings, schematics,
sketches and maps both manually and using computer aided design software (AutoCAD v.2008+
preferred) including various types of geographic information system software.
• Work effectively with other departments, agencies, contractors, customers and developers.
• Advanced problem solving skills.
• Multi-task with several complex and demanding concurrent projects.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
• Analyze system problems; identify and locate equipment.
• Interpret work requests.
• Explain computer operations to others.
• May be required to take the lead on a number of department projects.
Knowledge of:
• Knowledge of the principles, practices, terminology and trends in the geographic information systems
usage and modern land based mapping application theory
• Knowledge of applications of and ability to use computer operating systems, and various software
programs including network software, current trends and developments in the field of GIS and
computer technology.
• Familiarity with modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment, Global positioning
system (GPS) data collection utilities.
Necessary Special Requirement:
• A valid California Class C Driver License and the ability to maintain insurability under the District’s
vehicle insurance program.
• High proficiency with ARCGIS and related software
• Abide by all District policies, guidelines and rules.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:
• Exposure to the sun: 50% or less work time spent outside a building and exposed to the sun.
• Irregular or extended work hours: Occasionally required to change working hours or work overtime.
• Work performed in an office and field environment
ESSENTIAL MENTAL ABILITIES:
• Exercise independent judgment.
• Self-directing and organized.
• Reason objectively.
• Assess, project and plan work activities on a daily and weekly basis.
• Interpret state/ federal/agency regulations.
• Document concisely, accurately and timely.
• Handle a variety of duties which may be interrupted or changed by immediate circumstances.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
• Communicate orally and in writing with District management, co-workers, outside auditors,
customers, and the public in face-to-face and one-on-one settings.
• Transport, set-up and removal of promotional equipment and materials at various public functions.
• Use of office equipment such as computer, copiers, scanners, and fax machines.
• Capable of negotiating stairways and uneven ground from time to time.
Sitting: Remains in a seated position for up to eight (8) hours per day
Hands/Arms: Operates computer for up to eight (8) hours per day
Lifting: Raises and lowers boxes and supplies up to twenty-five (25) pounds.
Stooping: Bends body downward and forward by bending at the knees or waist
Talking: Expresses ideas and shares information by means of spoken work in person and by
telephone.
Hearing: Hears well enough to receive communications in person and by telephone.
Vision: Reads written and video messages for up to eight (8) hours per day. Operate vehicles and
office equipment.
SUPERVISION:
The position receives general supervision from the Manager of Engineering, Energy Resources.
SALARY: $28.5310 to $38.6007 per hour DOQ - Grade L
DATE OF POSTING: August 25, 2021
CLOSING DATE OF APPLICATIONS: Open Until Filled
LOCATION OF JOB: 3321 North Franklin Rd., Merced CA
ANTICIPATED INTERVIEW DATE: To be announced
ANTICIPATED DATE OF HIRE: To be announced
Applications/Resumes will only be accepted via the Merced Irrigation
District's online application system.
New users must set up an account at
https://Merced.accessgovernment.net/ApplicantTracking