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GIS Analyst I/II

County of El Dorado

Placerville,  California
GIS Analyst

The County of El Dorado is committed to promoting the power of public service by fostering a diverse and collaborative workplace where employees are empowered, respected and valued. The dedicated efforts taken by the Board of Supervisors continues to promote El Dorado County as a competitive employer that is committed to recruiting and retaining qualified employees by advocating for competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The County of El Dorado is also supportive of providing telework opportunities for employees consistent with business needs and in accordance with Board of Supervisors Policy E-12 - Telecommuting.

The County Surveyor is responsible for providing information to the public on the complex issues of property ownership and for the timely review of all parcel maps, subdivision maps, records of survey, lot line adjustments, certificates of compliance, street names and addresses, Abandonment of Public Easements and Irrevocable Offers of Dedication to facilitate development and serve the public, County departments, and outside agencies. The County Surveyor is also responsible for the Geographic Information System (GIS) including operation, maintenance and enhancements. The system is used to manage a variety of project and permitting databases and to interpret data in conjunction with location to create maps providing responsive service to the public, County departments and outside agencies.

Put your Geographic Information Systems skills to the test! The selected candidate will perform professional, technical, and analytical geographic information systems (GIS) duties, including application design, modification, programming, scripting, spatial database design and management, and user support; evaluates and personally participates in the functions necessary to implement and sustain the creation, maintenance, and use of the GIS databases and applications; and performs related duties as assigned.

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • Consult with County departments and the Information Technologies Department, regarding GIS needs and requirements, including identifying, designing, and developing GIS applications, strategies, and procedures for the display, access, as well as the integration and access of geospatial data.
  • Perform complex GIS database and graphical user interface research, design, analysis, and programming for desktop, web, and mobile applications.
  • Gather and analyze information regarding GIS user and system requirements and develops and/or modify automated systems to fulfill these needs.
  • Assist in the development and enforcement of GIS standards and operating procedures.
  • Develop spatially enabled applications using application templates, widgets, scripting languages, and development kits as appropriate.
  • Perform a variety of professional-level work, including modeling applications, spatial analysis, site selection, constraint modeling, maps, graphics, and related materials for internal and external clients in a variety of computing environments including desktop, cloud, and mobile
  • Attend meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions; review publications and audio-visual material to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments pertinent to GIS and the County.

Human Resources will assess your application to determine if you are minimally qualified using the following recommendations.

Geographic Information Systems Analyst I:

Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in geographic information systems, computer science, management information systems, GIS, geography, or a closely related field;


One (1) year of responsible experience using GIS software.

Geographic Information Systems Analyst II:

Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in geographic information systems, computer science, management information systems, GIS, geography, or a closely related field;


Two (2) years of professional GIS experience performing systems analysis, design and maintenance, spatial database analysis and design, or application development and programming in an automated mapping environment at a level equivalent to the County's class of Geographic Information Systems Analyst I.

Licenses and Certifications:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment and a satisfactory driving record.

The ideal candidate for this vacancy will possess the following:
A substantial background in Geospatial Information System (GIS) fundamentals as you would typically find in graduates from an accredited program with an emphasis in GIS. They will have SQL database, web mapping skills, and planning/land use related GIS skills. In addition to a solid set of GIS skills, they will be enthusiastic, motivated, and detail orientated. We are looking for candidates with a working knowledge of mobile mapping OSs and cloud-hosted applications.

In the Surveyor Department you will enjoy diving into and analyzing different kinds of GIS data including developing and deploying the following web applications:

  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • HTML5
  • Python
  • C#
  • VB.Net

You will work with various spatial databases like:

  • DB2
  • Oracle
  • PostgresSQL
  • SQL Server

You will have the opportunity to work with ESRI GIS products and environments like:

  • ArcGIS 10.x
  • ArcGIS Online
  • ArcGIS Pro
  • ArcGIS Enterprise
  • ArcGIS Apps
  • ArcGIS for Developers

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