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The County of Tuolumne is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.


Live & Work Where Others Play!

Land of blue skies, green trees and golden opportunities captures the essence of the quality of life in beautiful and historic Tuolumne County. Rolling hills, towering green pines, graceful oaks and the snow-covered Sierra peaks provide the backdrop for a lifestyle that is hard to beat.

The area enjoys a mild, four-season climate. While a light snow may fall a few times a year, winters are relatively mild and above the fog of the San Joaquin Valley.

This rural setting lies only a half an hour from local ski resorts and mountain recreation, 120 miles from San Francisco, a few hours south of Lake Tahoe and within an hour of Yosemite National Park.

Local Recreation

Tuolumne County is home to endless year round recreational opportunities. During winter, you can ski and snowboard at Dodge Ridge, snowmobile in the high country, or ice skate at Long Barn.

You’ll never be bored in the summertime! Our county is home to boating and fishing on Lake Don Pedro, New Melones Reservoir, Lake Tulloch, Cherry Lake, Lyons Lake, and smaller high country lakes which can be reached by hiking or during a pack trip into the Emigrant Wilderness. Go whitewater rafting on our world famous Class 1 – 5 rapids, or take a lazy float trip in neighboring Knights Ferry. Camping, hiking, biking, and off road vehicle opportunities are endless.

We’re also the proud home of historic Columbia State Park, the best preserved Gold Rush town in the Mother Lode region, and historic Railtown 1897 State Park in Jamestown, where you can ride the train at one of the last operating railroad roundhouses.


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Geographic Information System (GIS) Technician I/II

Location: Community Resources Agency | Sonora, CA | Various |
Work Schedule: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Weekly Hours: 40
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.,
Open Until: March 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST
Job Status: Full-Time
Details: I: $18.33 - $22.38, II: $20.25 - $24.73 Per Hour
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The Position


Under direct or general supervision, performs a variety of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tasks in support of the County’s GIS administration, including gathering, recording, verifying, maintaining and presenting geographic data in computer-generated map and/or tabular form; creates and maintains Geographic Information Systems (GIS) database; produces GIS products including maps, tables, and reports using GIS software; meets with department personnel to discuss GIS requests such as designing and/or updating GIS maps, reports, and analyses; and performs related work as required.


Receives direct or general supervision from the GIS Coordinator. Exercises no direct supervision of staff.


The GIS Technician I: This is the entry-level classification in the GIS Technician series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents with basic GIS experience learn and perform specialized computer-based and graphical support work related to planning, engineering, land use, natural resources, and cultural and economic conditions. Incumbents become familiar with GIS base map creation and maintenance; and the processes necessary to collect, interpret, and display GIS data. As experience is gained, assignments become more varied and are performed with greater independence. Positions at this level usually perform most of the duties required of the II level, but are not expected to function at the same skill level and usually exercise less independent discretion and judgment in matters related to work procedures and methods.

GIS Technician II: This is the fully-competent level classification in the GIS Technician series. Incumbents perform the full range of technical and administrative work, including utilizing GIS software and utilities to create maps, tables, reports, and to align maps with existing source data and field observations. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. This class is distinguished from the Senior GIS Technician in that the latter may act as a lead and performs the most complex duties assigned to the division. Positions in the GIS Technician class series are flexibly staffed and positions at the II level are normally filled by advancement from the I level, requiring two (2) additional years of experience and after gaining the knowledge, skill, experience, licenses, and certifications which meet the qualifications for and after demonstrating the ability to perform the work of the higher-level class. 

Minimum Qualifications

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Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Equivalent to completion of two (2) years of college-level coursework in a GIS technical program. Related work experience in automated drafting, geographic information systems, cadastral mapping, and computer analysis is desirable.

GIS Technician II: In addition to the above, equivalent to two (2) years of experience as a GIS Technician I with Tuolumne County.