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Senior GIS Specialist

County of Riverside

Riverside,  California


  • Perform complex map drafting or GIS mapping requiring extensive and thorough technical proficiency; provide technical assistance and advice to assigned staff on mapping, drafting, and graphics, and on research methods and techniques.
  • Write simple programs or instruction sequences in order to create map parameters, map positions, line sizes, plot scales, and type used on maps
  • Conduct specialized and complex research of legal descriptions, survey information, and other property related data necessary for accurate map construction.
  • Make determinations on the reliability and weight to be accorded various data or on where data is controlling; identify data and operational requirements for applications; perform difficult mathematical calculations to determine areas and closures.
  • Resolve drafting and computer problems; ensure the progress, quality and deadlines of projects are met; compile technical reports utilizing a variety of information.
  • Assist in the training and supervision of other technicians in performing specialized, technical functions; may act for the supervisor as required.



Education: Graduation from high school or attainment of a satisfactory score on a G.E.D. test.

Experience: Three years in computer map drafting or GIS mapping.
(Completion of 30 semester or 45 quarter units from an accredited college, university, or technical school, preferably with course work in computer map drafting, computer graphics, or a related field to the assignment may be substituted for one year of the required experience.)


Education: Graduation from high school or attainment of a satisfactory score on a G.E.D. test.

Experience: One year as a GIS Specialist II with the County of Riverside.

Competitive candidates will possess:
- The ability to create maps for public audiences that are interesting and creative.
- GIS certification is preferred.


Knowledge of: The codes, principles, policies, and procedures related to department activities and the preparation of maps; computer map drafting and GIS mapping techniques and equipment; the principles and applications of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry used in automated map drafting.

Ability to: Perform difficult drafting work; examine, analyze, interpret, and process technical data; compile complex written technical reports; interpret a variety of documents including property descriptions, deeds, survey data, and maps; perform and train others in computer map drafting and GIS mapping work; learn new skills and technologies in computer mapping; perform technical computations; comprehend and carry out directions; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

License: Possession and maintenance throughout employment of a valid California Driver's License is required.

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