Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst

  • Orange County
  • Santa Ana, California, USA
  • May 16, 2019
Full time GIS - Remote Sensing

Job Description

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 THIS RECRUITMENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLICThis recruitment is open to the public and will remain open for a minimum of five (5) business days. This recruitment will close on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (pst). Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This recruitment will establish an open eligible list. This list will be used to fill current and future Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst positions.

The immediate vacancy is within OC Public Works. This eligible list may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications such as Geographic Systems (GIS) Specialist (Salary Range $31.17 - $41.96) throughout the County of Orange.
 Deadline to apply is: Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (PST).

OC Public Works is a unique County department comprised of 10 service areas, each of which directly impacts the quality of life for Orange County residents and the private sector. OC Public Works provides services on a regional basis to unincorporated areas, cities, and other County agencies and departments. The primary mission of the department is to ensure quality of service today and quality of life tomorrow. In addition, our vision is to be a world class leader of innovative, professional and quality public works services.

Click here for more information about OC Public Works


The County of Orange Public Works has an excellent opportunity within the GeoSpatial Services unit for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst.  This is an advanced journey level classification in the GIS series.  The GIS Analyst, will be assigned to help internal and external customers develop and manage their GIS data. This position may be required to offer GIS Specialist and GIS Supervisor assistance to OC Survey Field operations, Operations and Maintenance, Infrastructure Services, or Development Services as needs and assistance is required. Some of the GIS Analyst's duties will include supporting the GIS Specialist with integration to internal work order systems, assistance with development of procedures, and assistance for mobile data collection.  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 unit. The GIS Analyst may act as project or program leader, where the technical guidance and training of lower level GIS and other staff may be required.


The ideal candidate will preferably have a Bachelor's degree in a Geographic Information Systems related field including Computer Science and Information Systems. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess extensive knowledge and/or experience in the following core competencies:

  • Understanding and applying ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, Portal/ArcGIS Online
  • Administering ArcGIS Server 10.x
  • Working knowledge of programming languages such as Python, Javascript, HTML/CSS, VB, C++/C# among others.
  • Working knowledge of SQL Server, and SQL queries/programming
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and other CAD products
  • Understanding and using Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Machine Learning


  • Performing complex analytical, tabular, and spatial queries
  • Integrating GIS with other databases and systems: Workorder Management/Computerized Maintenance management, Customer Relationship Management, Land Management Systems, Computer Aided Dispatch, among others.
  • Investigating and analyzing GIS data sources to retrieve required data to utilize and potentially integrating into the County's geographic data sets.
  • Working with ArcGIS software to conduct analysis to make meaningful business intelligence.
  • Performing complex analysis of countywide and regional GIS data to support homeland security, public safety, emergency preparedness, 911 dispatching, law and justice, planning, and other groups by resolving their geospatial questions with GIS data and processes.
  • Processing and analyzing digital imagery using specialized software to create 3-dimensional point clouds, terrain models, contours, and other 3-dimensional surfaces.


  •  Developing and preparing presentations and reports of geographic, environmental, and demographic information using spatial-statistical-data workflow models to inform and update management of project status.
  • Conducting large group trainings on technical topics related to GIS.
  • Participating in regional and Countywide enterprise GIS workgroups to share and exchange information, and discuss GIS issues to corroborate and formulate creative solutions.

Click here to learn more about the minimum qualifications for the GIS Analyst classification as well as the physical & mental requirements and the environmental conditions.

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Government- Local/Regional


$72,404.80 - $97,260.80 Annually