GIS Analyst

San Bernardino County Transportation Authority

San Bernardino, California

Led by a Board of Directors made up of elected officials from each of the 24 cities and towns and the five county supervisorial districts, San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) staff is focused primarily on freeway, interchange, and transit enhancements to the region that first and foremost benefit the taxpayer of San Bernardino County.  Coupling that effort with various non-transportation related objectives from the Council of Governments role of the agency brings the mission of providing quality of life improvements to the residents, business operators, and commuters of our region to the forefront.
For more than four decades, SBCTA (previously known as SANBAG) has taken pride in delivering on its commitment to the voters through the implementation of Measure I.  This half-cent sales tax that generates transportation dollars that are from the region and for the region is a critical element in the agency's goal to keep people and goods moving effectively.  SBCTA calls the historic San Bernardino Santa Fe Depot home.  Our headquarters not only positions the agency in the heart of the county, but is symbolic of our longstanding commitment to transportation.   


Under general supervision, performs technical and professional work in support of SBCTA’s Geographic Information System (GIS) program; collaborates with SBCTA staff to analyze and discuss GIS requests and needs; generates maps, reports, and related graphic materials; maintains GIS databases and GIS-based transportation models; and performs related duties as assigned.
Supervision Received and Exercised
Receives general supervision from assigned supervisory or management personnel. Exercises no supervision over staff.
Class Characteristics
This is the journey-level classification responsible for performing the full range of technical and professional GIS duties assigned, working independently, and exercising independent judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. This classification is distinguished from the GIS Administrator in that the latter performs the more complex work assigned including designing, developing, analyzing, implementing, and maintaining GIS applications and database, integrating with other system applications, and providing technical and functional direction to assigned staff.  


Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.  

  • Provides graphic support for SBCTA departments and projects by gathering, analyzing, and integrating geospatial data to create and design a variety of maps, exhibits, and other graphic materials.
  • Receives and responds to user requests for technical assistance; evaluates and defines data needs, project requirements and objectives, and desired output in consultation with end users to develop graphic materials.
  • Maintains, updates, creates, and acquires internal and external GIS data; creates and maintains data warehousing and data mining systems; configures and maintains database library; ensures data integrity during integration with other SBCTA IT systems and databases, and when importing, exporting, versioning, and maintaining the GIS library structure and geo-database conversions; makes recommendations for data standardization and normalization.
  • Maintains and administers GIS database, GIS-based transportation models, and related applications. 
  • Ensures adherence to quality standards based on industry standards and evaluation of available technology and resources.
  • Explains technical information to system users, including assisting them in accessing and interpreting GIS information; provides training to users and advises on best practices.
  • Stays abreast of new trends and innovations in technology related to GIS; researches, evaluates, tests, and recommends vendor solutions and technologies; implements improvements upon approval. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  • GIS concepts and analytical techniques, including computerized mapping and digital data conversion, manipulation, and analysis.
  • Operational characteristics of a diverse range of GIS systems and tools.
  • Technology, hardware and software, and platforms related to GIS systems.
  • Methods and techniques of relational database management.
  • Record keeping principles and procedures.
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations as well as industry standards and best practices pertinent to the assigned area of responsibility. 
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service, by effectively working with the vendors and SBCTA staff. 
  • The structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Modern equipment and communication tools used for business functions and program, project, and task coordination, including computers and software programs relevant to work performed.

Ability to: 

  • Create, manipulate, and maintain a comprehensive library of spatial data tables and layers.
  • Create and modify maps, plans, and illustrative graphics using GIS.
  • Perform analyses of GIS informational requirements and needs; identify, evaluate, and solve GIS problems; implement new, enhanced, or modified tools and applications.
  • Maintain and administer GIS database and GIS-based transportation models.
  • Understand, interpret, apply, and explain applicable federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
  • Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record keeping, and tracking systems.
  • Use tact, initiative, and independent judgment within general policy and procedural guidelines and legal requirements.
  • Independently organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow-up on assignments.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, using appropriate English grammar and syntax.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. 
  • Effectively use computer systems, software applications relevant to work performed, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks. 

Education and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in geographic information systems, geography, computer science, transportation, urban planning or a closely related field and three (3) years of experience in performing GIS analysis and/or transportation modeling.
Licenses and Certifications: 
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License and proof of automobile liability insurance by time of appointment.
Position may require pre-employment background investigation, physical and drug test.

Physical Demands
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; operates a motor vehicle and visit various SBCTA sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 25 pounds.
Environmental Conditions
Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing policies and procedures.



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