Human Resources


Municipal Building
631 Perry Street
Defiance, Ohio 43512



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Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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GIS Technician
The City of Defiance is accepting applications or resumes for the position of GIS Technician. Under direction of the City Engineer will perform technical work relevant to developing, maintaining and deploying information required to support the City’s geographical information system (GIS); Will create, maintain and update the City GIS system ensuring accuracy of asset data displayed and make modifications to the data as required; Assist with the preparation, reproduction and distribution of maps, spreadsheets, displays and other related documents for use at public and internal meetings; Assimilate City asset data from various sources including field notes, construction drawings, plats, legal descriptions, other database sources, etc and be able to evaluate and interpret information for use in maintaining and updating City GIS system; Utilize global positioning system (GPS) equipment to collect asset information required to update City GIS system and be responsible for evaluating and inputting the collected data. Compare field and office mapping to resolve incongruous information issues and utilize GPS systems or other field methods to gather data and verify the accuracy of the GIS data. Keep current knowledge of ArcGIS system commands and functions, coding methods, operation requirements, GIS standards and mapping standards. Provide instruction and training to staff in working with GIS software as required; Perform divisional administrative tasks, and other related duties as required.
This position requires an Associate’s degree in engineering technology, computer science, information systems or other related field, three years of relevant experience working with GIS systems, and possession of a valid driver’s license. Must have knowledge of basic engineering principles and practices, land surveying procedures, methods and techniques, standard drafting principles and practices, and GIS application software and hardware configurations. Must have an understanding of computer applications including the latest versions of ESRI products and Microsoft Office products. Must be able to perform work outside in all weather conditions, and to train users on GIS software applications.
The range for this position is $18.95 to $28.43 hourly. A resume or a City application along with a list of addresses and phone numbers for three professional references should be sent to: City of Defiance, Human Resource Department, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio 43512. An application can also be found at under Human Resources/forms. The City of Defiance Civil Service Rules, Section 50.11, provides for credit for Military Service. Applicants with Military Service must provide a copy of Form DD-214 for consideration at time of application. Eligibility for this benefit is determined by Ohio Revised Code Section 143.16. The deadline for accepting applications or resumes is Friday, January 24, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. The City of Defiance is an Equal Opportunity Employer