The City of Lincoln is seeking an entry level GIS professional with some experience (i.e. internship) to serve as its next GIS Analyst in the Engineering Department. The ideal GIS Analyst I is familiar with the ESRI suite of mapping tools, to provide a better understanding of spatial variables in a given geographic location. The candidate selected will be able to create and maintain asset inventories and interactive on-line map applications, perform spatial analysis, is knowledgeable with spatial data integrations involving asset management, permit tracking, and document management systems, and is passionate about customer service.
The GIS Analyst I selected will work under the direction of the senior GIS Analyst or designee and participate in the ongoing development and implementation of the department’s GIS. This individual must be cooperative, coachable, and be able to prioritize work load and multitask with multiple interruptions. Last but not least, the successful candidate must embrace, promote and be guided by the City’s Mission, Vision and Values.
Incumbents receive direct or general supervision from the City Engineer, or other management level classification, and may receive technical and functional direction from professional City staff. Incumbents may directly supervise or provide direction to technical, clerical, and administrative personnel.
Candidates must have any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for a GIS Analyst I. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Cartography, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field, one (1) year of full time experience using AutoCAD, ERSI-based GIS software applications, databases and other relevant computer software, programs, and databases and a valid California Class C driver license or higher with a satisfactory driving record is required at the time of appointment; individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Internal Number: 18.16
About City of Lincoln
The City of Lincoln is located at the edge of Northern California’s foothills, 27 miles northeast of California’s State Capital, Sacramento. With a 2013 population of 43,600 Lincoln was one of the fastest growing cities in the country from 2000 to 2007, yet has managed to maintain the small town charm that has made it such a desired location to live, work and play.
Lincoln sprang up as a railroad terminal in the 1800’s as the western United States realized massive growth. Today Lincoln continues its agricultural heritage and is also known for its production of clay, lumber and building materials. The world-renowned Gladding McBean & Company, located in downtown Lincoln, is the only remaining major manufacturer of decorative architectural terra cotta in the United States. The plant also produces clay sewer pipe and is one of Lincoln’s major employers. Other top employers in the area include Sierra Pacific Industries, Rogers Coffee, RobbJack and Western Placer Unified School District.
Lincoln still retains its small town atmosphere with tree lined streets, quaint shopping and dining and a town square filled with community events throughout the year and has the lowest crime rate... in the county. Annual festivities that help contribute to Lincoln’s small town charm and appeal include events such as Farmer’s Market during the summer, a traditional Fourth of July Parade and celebration, the Tour de Lincoln Bike Ride, a Classic Car Show, Lincoln Showcase a Food and Wine Tasting Event and a Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony each December.
Lincoln values its small town atmosphere, yet encourages careful, well-planned growth. Residents and city officials alike share a positive, forward-looking attitude toward expansion for their city with a common goal to foster a progressive business climate while maintaining a desirable balance of employment, housing, commercial, retail and recreational opportunities. A new General Plan was completed in 2008, providing a blueprint for the community and the future growth of Lincoln.
As it continues with its future development, Lincoln insists that new growth is well planned. The City’s goal is to maintain its small town atmosphere while bringing to Lincoln more balanced jobs-to- housing ratio and an associated diversified and healthy revenue stream.