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GIS Analyst

County of Riverside

Riverside,  California
GIS Analyst

Under general supervision, selected candidates will perform a variety of professional office and field duties involved in the development, implementation, operation, performance, and maintenance of Geographic Information System (GIS) system analysis. This includes the design, creation, storage, and analysis of data which is referenced spatially and responds to requests and provides GIS products to departments, outside agencies, and the public; and performing other related duties as required. The incumbent GIS Analysts will also provide GIS support and expertise to the various divisions at Flood Control, lead projects to automate GIS processes, and create workflows for updating and GIS data.

The GIS Analyst is the journey level classification in the GIS Analyst series and reports to a GIS Supervisor Analyst. This class is characterized by diverse, complex, and custom assignments performed with significant independence and incumbents are expected to provide high-level professional GIS products and services. The GIS Analyst class differs from the GIS Senior Analyst in that the latter class performs the most complex professional GIS tasks and assignments and may act in a lead capacity. Advancement to the next level is obtained by competitive selection through an open recruitment.

The Department highly desires candidates who possess knowledge of digital orthophotography principles and practices, knowledge and experience in civil engineering design concepts, methods, and terminology applicable to the display of spatial relationships, and, finally, knowledge and experience with ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Enterprise including SDE database connections.

  • Other competitive experience/knowledge includes:
  • Surveying principles, procedures, and techniques.
  • Structure and operations of cadastral applications.
  • Knowledge and skills of creating web-based GIS applications.
  • Experience in geodatabase administration
  • Skills and experience in SQL
  • GIS Certifications

Meet the Team!

The Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District provides for the control and conservation of flood and storm waters and for the protection of watercourses, watersheds, public highways, life and property from damage within its boundaries.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Perform data modeling and integration with spatial layers.
  • Perform quality control processes on GIS and attribute information.
  • Consult with end users, clients, and customers to determine GIS and system information needs.
  • Work with customers at all organizational levels in project development; develop project work plans/schedules and monitor project resources including staff time, vendor work, and budget targets.
  • Prepare technical documentation including data specifications, user requirements, and procedures.
  • Provide public information and assistance to a variety of internal and external customers of GIS products and services.
  • Maintain, update, and develop information attributes and spatial layers.
  • Geographic information system concepts, principles, development tools and analytical techniques, including computerized mapping and attribute-data conversion, manipulation, and analysis.
  • Principles, practices, and methods of an enterprise GIS environment including cartographic, demographic, and statistical methods and standards.
  • Proficient with ESRI software including ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap, ArcCatalog) and ArcGIS Pro.
  • Proficient with geoprocessing.
  • Proficient with manipulating, extracting, converting, and analyzing geographic data.
  • Familiarity with digital aerial photography, orthophotography and satellite imagery used in GIS applications.
  • Experience in the use of Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office products
  • Knowledge and experience in using Python Script in GIS tools.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifying Option I :

Education: None required.

Experience: Four years of sub-professional or professional GIS experience. (Completion of GIS, automated mapping, land surveying, geography, cartography, or computer science related coursework from an accredited college or university may substitute for up to two years of the required experience on the basis of 30 semester or 45 quarter units equaling one year of experience.)

Qualifying Option II:

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree, preferably with a major in computer science, geography, cartography, or a closely related field to the assignment.

Experience: None required.

All Options:

Knowledge of: Geography, geographic information systems, mathematics, including the principles of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and statistics as applied to GIS related work; automated drafting techniques; map design and cartography; survey principles and methods.

Ability to: Apply techniques and practices involved to complete assigned GIS work and projects; perform mathematical computations; tabulate and analyze data and prepare reports and maps; read and interpret legal descriptions, engineering drawings, survey notes, and tract descriptions; keep clear and accurate notes; do simple drafting; understand and follow oral and written directions; work cooperatively with others.

License: A valid California Driver's License is required.

Physical Requirements: Sitting and standing for long periods of time, walking, lifting up to 15 pounds.

Desired Qualifications: The Department highly desires candidates who possess knowledge of digital orthophotography principles and practices, knowledge and experience in civil engineering design concepts, methods, and terminology applicable to the display of spatial relationships, and, finally, knowledge and experience with ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Enterprise including SDE database connections.

Other competitive experience/knowledge includes:

  • Surveying principles, procedures, and techniques.
  • Structure and operations of cadastral applications.
  • Knowledge and skills of creating web-based GIS applications.
  • Experience in geodatabase administration
  • Skills and experience in SQL
  • GIS Certifications


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