GIS Analyst

City of Pasadena

Pasadena, California

The City of Pasadena’s Department of Information Technology is currently seeking a GIS Analyst to assist in the design, development, analysis, implementation, and maintenance of the city's Geographic Information System. Under general supervision, the GIS Analyst performs professional duties in support of City and departmental GIS databases and geographic information systems capabilities.
The ideal candidate will bring experience with some or all the following technologies:

  • ArcGIS Desktop suite and extensions 10.8 or higher including ArcGIS Pro 2.9 or higher.  Adept with scripting, automation, and programming languages
    Esri enterprise Geodatabase data management
  • Web GIS technologies including ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise, and ArcGIS Web AppBuilder
  • A successful candidate possesses professional knowledge of the theory and principles of GIS software and database manipulation and product/output development.

This recruitment is open until filled, with a first review of applications scheduled for April 18, 2024. Apply now!

Essential Functions
The major responsibilities of this position are listed below. For more detailed information, please review the job description. 

  • Formats and generates a variety of GIS products including standard and custom maps and map series, standard map templates, shape files, graphics, tables and reports;
  • Performs data searches and retrievals, extracts and organizes data and performs quality-control operations to ensure the accuracy and completeness of all data;
  • Researches source documents and/or coordinates with others to resolve missing or conflicting data, discrepancies and other anomalies;
  • Establishes map area and develops symbology, including thematic and category symbols; Uses cartographic and design principles to include legends, insets and reference information;
  • Overlays maps over aerial imagery to produce custom products and verify and correct geospatial data; performs standard spatial analyses using established methods and procedures;
  • Maintains and updates geospatial databases; extracts, cleans, adjusts and converts data and information from non- GIS systems into GIS formats;
  • Converts addresses into GIS formats using geo-coding routines;
  • Researches and corrects problems with data using spatial and logical analyses;  Researches and verifies legal descriptions and boundaries;
  • Uses scripts, queries and other tools to obtain and/or correct missing or incorrect spatial and attribute data;
  • Geo-references digital maps to align with real ground locations, using survey monument, GPS and other data as controls;
  • Processes, loads, reviews and updates data in GIS database layers; imports database updates;
  • Participates in developing and implementing queries, scripts, tools, utilities and/or instructions of moderate difficulty;
  • Participates in the design, development, testing and implementation of GIS applications of routine to moderate difficulty to meet customer needs and enterprise requirements;
  • Participates in analyzing and testing new releases/updates of enterprise GIS and software applications;  Diagnoses and troubleshoots software problems;
  • Provides technical support and training to GIS users; develops training materials and documentation;  Operates GIS-specific hardware including large-format plotters and scanners;
  • May collect field data using GPS or other equipment as needed.

The following list represents the core competencies needed for success in this position.

  • Attention to Detail- Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products.
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Data- Drawing meaning and conclusions from quantitative or qualitative data.
  • Critical Thinking- Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions, and claims.
  • Fact Finding- Obtaining facts and data pertaining to an issue or question.
  • Mathematical Facility- Performing computations and solving mathematical problems.
  • Using Technology- Working with electronic hardware and software applications.


  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in geographic information systems, geography or a closely related field that required equivalent coursework in geographic information systems, and
  • Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in the uses and operations of geographic information systems to produce products and services.


  • Applicants who meet the following qualifications will be deemed most qualified:
  • Experience working within a Sql Server Enterprise GIS database. Experience performing geospatial edits within an Enterprise GIS database.
  • Experience creating web maps and applications within ArcGIS Online and/or ArcGIS Enterprise Portal for ArcGIS.
  • Experience working in the public sector or government agencies especially local government. 

The selection process will consist of application evaluation, an oral panel interview, and a department level interview.
The current vacancy is in the Operations Division of the Department of Information Technology.

The resulting eligibility list from this recruitment may be used to fill this vacancy and similar.

Candidates selected for this position are subject to a one-year probationary work period.
Special Requirements
Possession of or ability to obtain a Class C California driver's license and a satisfactory driving record.



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