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Geographic Information Systems Analyst III

Port of San Diego

San Diego,  California
GIS Analyst

The Geographic Information System's section in the Information Technology Department is currently recruiting for a Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst III. Under guidance of the GIS Supervisor, the GIS Analyst III will be responsible for maintaining and expanding the ArcGIS Enterprise Portal and ArcGIS Online applications. The GIS Analyst III will assist in the creation and maintenance of GIS applications to support the Port’s land, lease, work-order, asset, environmental monitoring, law enforcement, emergency response, utilities, and financial data management systems.

If this describes your talents, please apply and come join us at the Port!

Under direction of the Geographic Information Systems Supervisor, plans, organizes, coordinates and participates in the development and implementation of the District's geographic information system (GIS); directs and participates in the long-term development and enhancement of GIS information technology to meet District end user service objectives; performs GIS modeling duties; provides expertise, support, assistance and guidance to District staff and external contacts; and performs related duties as assigned.

Geographic Information Systems Analyst III is a journey-level professional class requiring the application of a body of GIS theory and principles. The Geographic Information Systems Analyst III completes advanced professional level work assignments or projects. The position's duties require interacting with multiple internal and/or external units or individuals to meet District work requirements and objectives. The incumbent must have sufficient job content knowledge in the functional area to ensure District standards are met.

Geographic Information Systems Analysts III independently performs responsible analytical and developmental work in support of the District Geographic Information System and other management goals and objectives. Assignments are typically received in terms of expected outcomes and incumbents are expected to act independently to develop required information, including selecting approach and analytical techniques, and to provide sound analyses and recommendations. Assigned projects may include analysis, application development, database design or other areas specific to the assignment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and experience in the use of ArcGIS Server software and its extensions.
2. Create programs and develop programming code to solve GIS related problems and present data in a user friendly format using specified programming languages such as, SQL, Visual Basic, .NET, and Python among others, to automate GIS processes.
3. Develop stand­alone or web based GIS applications using Portal for ArcGIS, including user guides, for departments or Districtwide use.
4. Demonstrate expertise in all of the following areas: database development; application development, advanced server side administration.
5. Leads in application development and database development efforts, server side administration, development and implementation of standards, procedures, and industry best practices.
6. Leads the collaboration with other GIS staff and various District departments to understand their geographic data needs, and generates standard and customized products from the GIS such as presentation, digital graphics and reports for users in all District departments.
7. Leads the development of data quality and cartographic standards, and defines best practices for GIS operations. Makes recommendations to the Geographic Information Systems Supervisor on software acquisitions and configurations. Assists in the maintenance of GIS and related software systems.
8. Leads, in collaboration with the Geographic Information Systems Supervisor, with problem and/or process identification, definition, and solution development, recommends improvements, modifications, and automated solutions.
9. Leads, in collaboration with the Geographic Information Systems Supervisor, the maintenance of desktop GIS software; applies patches, and troubleshoots technical problems.
10. Manages assigned projects related to GIS operations, which includes: interpreting and completing work requests, analyzing situations, preparing related documentation, and performing other related tasks.
11. Perform system backups and other system maintenance operations on the GIS.
12. Research and recommend utilization of new or untapped functionality in software to achieve desired results and solutions,
13. Serves as a project lead on data development, data conversion, and data maintenance projects, which includes prioritizing and assigning work and training lower level staff on work methods.
14. Tests, installs, and maintains software/applications, prepares user documentation, which includes, user guides, and training materials.
15. Train subordinate staff, and provide technical guidance to staff on GIS application uses.
16. May be required to perform all the duties of the Geographic Information Systems Analyst II.


Knowledge of:

1. Programming knowledge of SQL, Visual Basic, .NET and Python or C# to automate GIS processes and customize interfaces.
2. Advanced knowledge and experience in the use of the ArcGIS technology stack with and emphasis in ArcGIS Server and its extensions.
3. Application development using Portal for ArcGIS.
4. Database development, application development, advanced server side administration.
5. Principles of project management to manage the technical aspects of departmental projects and to facilitate own projects.

Ability to:

1. Plan, organize, integrate, monitor, and maintain a comprehensive GIS and its related applications to meet District-wide customer service objectives, including assisting in the development long-range GIS system goals.
2. Assist in the development of effective customer-focused service processes with District managers and end users
3. Research GIS technology and make recommendations for current or future GIS needs.
4. Understand, analyze and define user requirements and recommend cost effective systems solutions.
5. Analyze complex problems, evaluate alternatives and make sound independent decisions within established guidelines.
6. Train others in the use of GIS applications.
7. Organize, plan and complete projects efficiently.
8. Plan and coordinate multi­disciplinary work efforts in order to meet timelines.
9. Prioritize and coordinate several work activities, research, organize, and maintain accurate office files.
10. Work collaboratively and effectively with project teams including user representatives and outside resources and others encountered in the course of work.
11. Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
12. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of work.


Education, Training and Experience:
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in GIS, computer science or a closely related field; and five years of progressively responsible experience in the design and development of GIS systems and applications. A Master's degree is desirable.

Time served as a District Intern counts towards the years of experience.

Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:
A current, valid California Class C driver's license at time of appointment and maintained at all times thereafter in order to operate a vehicle on District business.

California Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Pull Notice System: An incumbent in this position will be enrolled in the California DMV Pull Notice Program. The pull notice program provides information on the incumbent's driving record and Driver License status on a periodic basis to the San Diego Unified Port District. An employee assigned a District vehicle must acknowledge receipt and understanding of District Administrative Procedures covering the use of District vehicles.

This position may be subject to a pre-employment background check. The District will conduct a California Department of Justice/FBI fingerprint and criminal history check; felony convictions may be disqualifying. Misdemeanor convictions may be disqualifying depending on type, number, severity, and how recently they occurred. Criminal arrests and convictions during employment may result in termination or limitation in job duties if no reasonable accommodation can be made.

An additional background check may be required to work at the San Diego County Regional Airport District (SDCRAA).

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