COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 19
Meeting Date: September 12, 2000
Subject/Title: Reclassification of One Employee
Submitted by: Patti Standley, Human Resources Manager
Approved by: Jon Elam, City Manager
Approve a Resolution to establish the Geographic Information System (GIS)
Coordinator classification and reclassify one Engineering Technician II
effective September 1, 2000.
The City Council adopted the Compensation/Classification Study Final Report
at the regular City Council meeting of June 13, 2000.
Although the Compensation/Classification Study was recently completed
as detailed above, on August 18, 2000 staff received a request to reclassify
one Engineering Technician II.
It appears that the identification of the Geographic Information System
(GIS) Coordinator duties did not take place to the degree necessary. Between
the two departments involved, each department thought the other one was
identifying the GIS duties, this resulted in a valid reclassification
that was missed.
A Geographic Information System consists of a digital database including
a full range of mapping, geographic, land use, and demographic data. For
example, a picture and information regarding a business in Brentwood may
be accessed with the entry of the street address.
This employee has been creating and developing Brentwood’s Geographic
Information System in coordination with Information Systems Division staff.
She has been and will continue to be an integral part of this process.
Staff conducted a compensation survey based on the survey cities defined
in the Compensation/Classification Study. Three comparable classifications
exist in Antioch, at Contra Costa County and in Pleasanton. The average
compensation, plus the 5% above-market pay philosophy adopted by the City
Council, sets the top of the salary range for this classification at $5,591
per month. This position is funded through development-related fees. The
reclassification results in an additional total compensation expenditure
of $16,424. Funds will be transferred from existing budgeted line items
to cover this additional expenditure.
CITY OF BRENTWOOD
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS) COORDINATOR
Class specifications are only intended to present a descriptive summary
of the range of duties and responsibilities associated with specified
positions. Therefore, specifications may not include all duties performed
by individuals within a classification. In addition, specifications are
intended to outline the minimum qualifications necessary for entry into
the class and do not necessarily convey the qualifications of incumbents
within the position.
Under general direction designs, documents, coordinates, plans, implements
and participates in the input, update and maintenance of data for the
City’s Geographic Information System (GIS) related projects, including
facilitating project teams, identifying resources and establishing project
objectives, timelines and developing city-wide standards for GIS deployment
Work centers on the development of a citywide information system, which
includes but is not limited to, physical, cultural, population, social,
urban, and economic geography. Work involves the design of a digital database
to include a full range of mapping, geographic, land use, and demographic
data. Considerable contact with county, local and state agencies and the
general public is required in order to give and gather technical land
Receives direction from the City Engineer. May exercise technical and
functional supervision over office support staff.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (include but are not limited to the following)
· Design, document, coordinate, participate and plan in the testing and
maintenance of the City’s official GIS database and the GIS end user application
· Coordinate and monitor updates to the database among City departments
to determine their mapping needs; coordinate updates to the database by
· Develop applications and processes to meet the needs of the City.
· Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of staff responsible
for providing technical assistance within the department.
· Prepare various reports on operations and activities.
· Prepare specifications for the development and modification of the base
map and digital geographic information.
· Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives;
establish schedules and methods for providing GIS services; implement
policies and procedures.
· Document the contents of the GIS library including a dictionary of data
items, fields and codes.
· Coordinate geoprocessing and statistical analysis activities.
· Assure that data quality standards are consistently maintained.
· Participate in the preparation and administration of the GIS budget;
submit budget recommendations; monitor expenditures.
· Manages the installation and operation of hardware and software; recommends
modifications to the existing system.
Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting,
turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance
of daily activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand
movement and fine coordination in preparing reports using a computer keyboard
and operating audio-visual equipment. Additionally, the position requires
near and far vision in reading written reports and work-related documents.
Acute hearing is required when providing phone and counter service.
Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified
individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.
QUALIFICATIONS: (The following are minimal qualifications necessary
for entry into the classification)
Education and/or Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge,
skills and abilities necessary for a Geographic Information System (GIS)
Coordinator. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is
to possess the equivalent of four years of increasingly responsible experience
in database analysis, database design, application development, project
management, preferably in the local government environment, automated
mapping and geographic information system, and the equivalent to a Bachelor’s
degree from an accredited college or university with major course work
in planning, computer science, geography, or closely related field.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Class C California driver's license
by date of appointment.
KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES/SKILLS: (The following are a representative
sample of the KAS’s necessary to perform essential duties of the position)
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) principles, theory, practices, and
techniques, including systems analysis, re-engineering design and systems
development. Principles, methods and standards of base mapping, cadastral
mapping, geographic information system technologies and design techniques.
Principles and procedures used in the preparation of computer programs,
operations, uses and capabilities of the installed computer and related
equipment and machines.
Database management including spatial and statistical analysis. Methods
for implementing and deploying GIS-related applications and solutions
using a variety of technologies. A range of software tools for GIS map
creation and maintenance, data analysis, and Internet-enabled GIS, City
standard software, database and operating systems. Administrative, project
and resource management, supervisory techniques, user relations, data
Prepare and maintain computer-generated maps using appropriate procedures.
Conduct research and field work pertaining to mapping and geographic information
projects. Organize materials, maintain maps and other information accurately
and systematically, and to retrieve and use information. Develop City
and mission-specific applications and uses for available technology. Coordinate
continuous database update and maintenance among the City departments.
Demonstrate troubleshooting and analytical abilities. Plan, organize,
supervise, review and evaluate the work of technical personnel in a manner
that is conductive to independent judgment, high performance and personal
accountability. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Interpret,
explain and enforce division policies and procedures. Read, interpret
and apply technical publications, manuals and other documents. Analyze
data and develop logical solutions to complex computer applications programming
problems. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with
those contacted in the course of work. Communicate clearly and concisely,
both orally and in writing.
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING RECLASSIFICATION
OF ONE ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN II TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS)
WHEREAS, Human Resources staff received a request to process a reclassification
for one Engineering Technician II, and
WHEREAS, the Geographic Information System duties performed by this individual
were not identified through the Compensation/Classification Study adopted
by the City Council June 13, 2000, and
WHEREAS, staff surveyed other cities identified in the Compensation/Classification
Study to identify comparable classifications, and
WHEREAS, staff obtained compensation information for comparable classifications
and recommends the salary range be set at $4,599 - $5,591 per month.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the City Council of the City of Brentwood,
approves the attached classification description and the salary range
stated above, effective September 1, 2000.
PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood
at a regular meeting held on September 12, 2000 by the following vote: