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GIS - Information Systems Programmer Analyst

County of Ventura

Ventura,  California
GIS AnalystGIS Developer

The Department
The Information Technology Services Department (ITSD) works with every Ventura County department/agency to provide the necessary technology infrastructure and consulting/contracting services to meet ongoing and emerging business needs, including project management, business process improvement, applications support, voice/data infrastructure, data security, threat and vulnerability/risk management, and extended staffing.

The Position
The Information Systems Programmer Analyst (ISPA), under direct supervision, develops procedures, writes, tests, implements, maintains application programs, and performs varied Geographic Information Systems work utilizing a variety of GIS equipment.

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have four (4) or more years of recent experience using ESRI Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software; editing, managing, and analyzing GIS data in both geodatabase and shapefile formats; experience with development and implementation of related technologies, and working collaboratively with external and internal customers.

EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE: Some positions may be eligible for educational incentive. This incentive may be 2.5%, 3.5% or 5% for incumbents in eligible positions based on completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree that is not required by the classification.

The Information Systems Programmer Analyst is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 721 and is eligible for overtime compensation.
The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill present and future Regular, Temporary, Fixed-term, Intermittent, or Extra Help vacancies for this position only. There are currently two (2) Regular, Full-time vacancies within the Information Technology Services Department.

OPENING DATE: Monday, July 19, 2021
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
FIRST REVIEW: A first review of applications is anticipated to occur on or around Monday, August 9, 2021, and subsequent reviews may be conducted until sufficient applications are received to meet business needs.

Examples Of Duties
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Performs data management activities to support map services and applications data requirements;
  • Designs logic for individual programs or program systems; defines computer controls and input/output specifications;
  • Codes, tests, and refines computer programs; sets up operations procedures, documentation, and production schedules;
  • Constructs regular base maps and maps for annexation boundaries, election districts, rights-of-way, and underground utility lines using GIS system;
  • Researches and compiles information from tract maps, record survey maps, parcel maps, field notes, as-built drawings, and other legal descriptions to determine centerlines, right-of ways, boundaries and other informational databases;
  • Assists in analyzing and coordinating project development and system maintenance requirements with users, and operations staff;
  • Heavily involved in the ongoing maintenance of established computer programs and systems, to include first level support of resolution of system problems;
  • Maintains proper file systems to ensure integrity of the data;
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Typical Qualifications
These are entrance requirements to the examination process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.

At least two (2) years of current programming and data management experience which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills and abilities.


  • Four (4) years of ESRI ArcGIS system applications;
  • Four (4) years of Geocortex or Oracle RDBMS experience;
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a valid California driver license;
  • Excellent written communication skills must be demonstrated in the completion of the employment application and supplemental questionnaire.


  • Developing applications using ESRI Web App Builder or Software Developer Kit, Geocortex, creating tools for automation including APIs and scripts;
  • Creating solutions in GIS Enterprise Portal and ArcGIS Online.
  • Managing data layers, data quality, accessibility and security;
  • Reading and interpreting detailed or complex maps;
  • Interpreting survey notes and other related records to construct reports and graphic displays;
  • Interpreting spatial data, perform spatial analysis, and cartographic represented spatial data;
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Information Systems, Computer Science or a related field.

Supplemental Information
The successful incumbent may be required to:

  • Travel within Ventura County to conduct studies or troubleshoot;
  • Work long hours to resolve production problems or meet project deadlines;
  • Work nights, weekends, and holidays on an on-call basis.


  • Working knowledge of and experience in basic methods and techniques used in:
  • Analysis, development, and implementation of computer application programs;
  • Understanding the operational system of the user-departments.

Considerable knowledge of:
GIS System applications including but not limited to Geocortex, ESRI ArcGIS online and portal.

Thorough knowledge of:
Principles and techniques of file management, application development, data flow/structure, system flow/control, decision tables, and data dependencies.

Working abilities to:

  • Analyze complex procedures/data and develop logical conclusions;
  • Develop plans and achieve objectives;
  • Design and interpret diagrams representing computer processes;
  • Code, test and implement application programs;
  • Prepare system and program documentation to department standard;
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • Maintain effective working relationships with others.

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