City of Bakersfield


Department of Human Resources
1600 Truxtun Avenue,
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 326-3773
Technology Systems Supervisor- GIS

An Equal Opportunity Employer

$43.81 – $53.25 Hourly   $3,504.56 – $4,259.76 Biweekly   $7,593.21 – $9,229.48 Monthly

ISSUE DATE: 01/17/23

FILING DEADLINE: Continuous. The application filing may close any time after ten days from the issue date of this job announcement if sufficient qualified applications have been received. Postmarks are not acceptable, therefore it is important to submit your application as soon as possible.


 FILING DEADLINE: Continuous. The application filing may close any time after ten days from the issue date of this job announcement if sufficient qualified applications have been received. Postmarks are not acceptable; therefore, it is important to submit your application as soon as possible. The first application review will be January 31, 2023.

THE POSITION:  Under general direction, supervises assigned staff, or a program discipline area, in one of more assigned disciplines in the support of geographic information systems (GIS), programming, web and media services,  and/or broadcasting. These positions assist in coordinating, assigning, organizing and collaborate to ensure proper application of the operations for the assigned discipline area with other Supervisors and staff within Technology Services and/or City-wide.


REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: The following typical tasks and responsibilities are representative of the position’s essential duties.  They are descriptive, not limiting. While the majority of duties assigned to a position typically fall within one of the following areas, incumbents may also be assigned duties that cross multiple disciplines based on departmental needs, staffing levels, and in order to provide job enrichment opportunities. Essential Duties: Supervises, prioritizes, assigns, reviews and participates in daily activities of an assigned division and staff. Establishes schedules, resource requirements and methods for installation and maintenance of computer hardware and software. Participates in the development and implementation of policies and work standards. Conducts quality assurance checks. Evaluates employee performance, coordinates, and provides staff training. Coordinates work with other departments and other groups or divisions in Technology Services. Performs technical evaluations and makes recommendations regarding systems, data, equipment, hardware and/or software. Develops policies and procedures relating to system operations and services.   Evaluates work techniques and methods for conformance with desired standards.  Acts as City representative to external agencies; consults with department heads or designated staff from all City departments.  Acts as project manager for multiple projects. Supports special projects. Performs other related work as required.

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Applications will be accepted only for those applicants who clearly demonstrate on the COMPLETED City Application, Supplemental Questionnaire, and Resume that they possess the minimum qualifications, which include:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Business or Public Administration, or related field, AND
  • Three years of progressively responsible experience in Technology Services or Information/Communication Technology field with networked systems including one (1) year of lead or supervisory experience. OR
  • An equivalent combination of training, certification and experience which provides the capabilities to perform the described duties.
  • Valid California Class “C” driver’s license.
  • Must be able to pass an extensive police background check.


  • Knowledge of GIS Principles and capabilities
  • Knowledge of GIS Data Structures, formats, and editing procedures
  • Ability to support GIS Applications and troubleshoot technical issues related to GIS
  • Recent experience using ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise (Server and/or Portal), or other Esri products
  • Recent experience administering ArcGIS Enterprise (Server/Portal)
  • Experience working in an enterprise level GIS environment
  • Customer Service Driven
  • GISP preferred

OTHER MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Full Job Specifications Linked Above.
Core Job Tasks:
This position will oversee the City’s GIS team of 8 FTE. GIS is looking to expand its services to become a centralized asset management system, supporting city staff’s GIS needs in office and in the field. Focus will be on overseeing the development of various web applications, hubs, and dashboards to support data entry and access, train city staff on the use of these products, and support various city initiatives using GIS tools and applications. Strong candidates will be customer focused, experience in using and administering an enterprise GIS system, and possess strong leadership qualities.


EXAMINATION: (Weighted: 100%): An appraisal will be made of applicant’s education, training, experience, and personal qualifications for the position.  A minimum passing score of 70% is required.  Note: Admission to the examination may be limited to those applicants who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications on the application, supplemental questionnaire, and resume. Applicants possessing the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed admission to the examination.
1600 Truxtun Avenue,
Bakersfield, CA 93301
EXAM #01871

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