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Water GIS TechnicianCITY OF IOWA CITY - Job Description Job Class #12-15 FLSA Non-Exempt Civil Service Identification Position Title: Water GIS Technician Department: Public Works Division: Water Supervisor: Assistant Superintendent – Water / Water Superintendent Job Summary Prepares, maintains and updates distribution and service system maps, plats, graphics, statistics, web applications and presentation materials with extensive use of geographic information systems (GIS). Use global positioning system (GPS) instruments to collect utility infrastructure data and train others in the use of basic GPS data collection. Under general direction, conducts on-site inspections of water construction including subdivision and site plan projects for conformance with codes and standards. Participate in construction plan reviews. Tracks all aspects of water construction projects. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities Utilizes GIS to produce accurate maps, web applications, plans and graphics. Trains others in the basic use of GIS applications. Updates and creates GIS maps and applications as needed from as-built provided drawings or CAD files. Establishes standards and procedures to organize and maintain utility records. Maintains plan storage and mapping system, such as base maps, web applications, distribution and service system maps and related information. Collects GPS information on utilities and use within GIS. Trains others in the basic use of GPS equipment. Manages water asset inventory and other associated asset data within asset management software and GIS. Tracks and consolidates all aspects of water system construction, including pressure testing, bacterial testing and as-built mapping within project folders. Identifies non-compliance issues associated with specifications and inspected construction areas and informs appropriate parties of lack of compliance with City standards. Coordinates water activities in the public right-of-way with other City departments as well as outside agencies and the public when necessary. Manages the distribution model for design and analysis functions. Job Class #12-15 Water Page 2 Updated 10/03/2019 Interprets survey data. Meets with contractors, engineers and utility representatives regarding work within the public right-of- way. Assists distribution and customer service staff on projects, as assigned. Reviews shop drawings related to construction projects. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs all other related duties as assigned. Physical and Environmental Conditions The physical demands and work environment conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and are encountered while performing those essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; taste and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, explosives, vibration and confined spaces. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Minimum Education, Experience and Certification Associate’s degree in GIS, Civil/Construction Engineering technology or related field from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body and three years of experience working with GIS and GIS web app development required. Or equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record required. Must be 18 years of age per Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass criminal background check. Preferred Education, Experience and Certification Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred. Experience with construction, construction inspection, engineering drafting or in a related field preferred. Job Class #12-15 Water Page 3 Updated 10/03/2019 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of GIS online applications, desktop database management. Knowledge of GPS equipment and data collection techniques and standards. Some knowledge of utility asset management. Some knowledge of civil engineering principles. Some knowledge of construction methods, materials, plans and specifications. Skills in interpersonal and public relations. Skills in mathematics and spatial relations. Knowledge of computer operations and CAD. Some knowledge of water system engineering design basics. Ability to read and interpret maps, survey data and engineering design notes, as well as legal descriptions and documentation manuals. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.