US Census Interactive Demographic Map

The US Census Bureau has a new data tool, called My Community Explorer, that allows users to view the demographics of their individual communities. The interactive dashboard offers profiles of all US counties based on the data collected from the census survey. Beginning with a state, users can filter by demographic data including race and ethnic makeup, income and economic statistics, and industry and business profiles. Check it out!

GIS Manager Position @ Madera County

Madera County has an opening for a GIS Manager. The salary range is $83,385.75 – $101,355.91 annually. Under general direction, plans, coordinates, and oversees the Geographic Information System (GIS) function of the County; evaluates and participates in the functions necessary to create, maintain and use GIS databases and applications; applies an advanced knowledge of GIS and the principles of geography, cartography and geo-spatial analysis to provide staff, county departments and the public with access to computerized information; ensures that the County is effectively utilizing GIS technology by coordinating and integrating the necessary data for the use of various County departments; and performs related duties as required.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Public Information During Emergency Response and Recovery

The California Chapter of the Urban Regional Information Systems Association (CalURISA) is pleased to host the ESRI presented webinar: Public Information During Emergency Response and Recovery. This webinar will demonstrate the new Public Information Template for ArcGIS Experience Builder, designed to quickly deploy vital location information to the public during emergencies. The template streamlines the creation of a 3-in-1 web map application for use on devices with small, medium, and large screens. Chad Miller, GIS Analyst with the County of Monterey will host the session, with key presenters being Stephanie Baker and Jason Latoski, Solutions Engineer for ESRI’s Local Government Team, along with guest presentations from Kevin Lacefield of Sonoma County and Matt Lamborn of Napa County.

For more information and to register, click below.

GIS Specialist Position

GIS Specialist

Twelve month assignment in downtown Los Angeles.  Location is close to major freeways and public transportation.

W2 employees only.


Our client is creating an online service for updating addresses and providing address approvals for online plan check and permit applications. This entails the analysis, integration, design, testing, and implementation of mapping features associated to the online applications and permits. These mapping features will enable them to geocode all building applications and permits created through their  Plan Check and Inspection System (PCIS),  electronic plan review system (ePlanLA), and permit system (PermitLA).

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst, under general direction, will perform the following:

Provide GIS mapping and infrastructure expertise, tools and techniques, ensuring alignment of GIS-specific capabilities by implementing editing tools and mapping workflow for various permitting applications.
Be primarily responsible for creating buildings and editing buildings subject to the various retrofit programs.
Utilize GIS tools to automate workflow of the Plan Check and Inspection System (PCIS) and various programs that rely on geospatial data.
Integrate, troubleshoot, debug, configure, and reconfigure GIS map services used by PCIS and the Building Information Online (BIO) viewer and future applications that will utilize GIS integration.
Develop GIS tools using Python scripting to automate the workflow for editing the building footprint map layers.
Create spatial and tabular queries from the various GIS data layers and LADBS’ permitting system.
Use Python, ArcGIS and PL/SQL developer software to create/update/enhance data quality scripts.
Responsible for the deployment and day-to-day monitoring and enhancing of the building footprint feature class and the related GIS services.
Provide support to collect and interpret usage metrics of the geospatial data, and analyze/deliver data for geospatial platforms and web services. 
The qualified candidate will have 4+ years of experience or strong knowledge, as indicated below, in the following areas:

GIS analysis work experience using GIS applications and other map-based applications. 
Possess a solid understanding of GIS concepts, terminology, symbology, technologies and platforms.  
Best practices in the design, installation, configuration and maintenance of enterprise GIS databases.
Strong familiarity with GIS software such as ESRI ArcGIS 10.x, ArcView, ArcEdit, ArcInfo
Creating, editing, converting, and managing GIS data; and experience with geodatabase design and creation.  Possess a solid understanding and familiarity with Python scripting, running SQL queries and managing Oracle databases.
Capable of managing location and geospatial data; evaluating data repository and data load troubleshooting; maintain and develop metadata.
Knowledge of symbols and terminology used in civil, architectural or electronic engineering drawings is strongly desired.
Experience with web server setup and configuration. 
Possess a basic working knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery.
Possess a basic working knowledge of ASP.NET Mvc 5 for GIS integration purposes into existing applications.
Additionally, the candidate shall have excellent verbal communication skills with ability to discuss projects with clients, subcontractors, and internal team members; excellent writing skills.

W2 employees only.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status or medical condition.

We will consider all applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative.

Contact Donna Preston

Geographer/Cartographer Position @ USGS

Job announcement: Geographer/Cartographer, USGS Flagstaff, AZ – Closes 5/31

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is excited to advertise a Geographer/Cartographer (Term) position in their Flagstaff, AZ office at the GS-9 to 11 level. The successful candidate will join a group of geologists in the Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics (GMEG) Science Center focused on better understanding the geologic evolution of the Lower Colorado River region through geologic mapping.

This is primarily a GIS position that will contribute to an ongoing effort to produce seamless digital geologic maps of the Lower Colorado River region. The main job duties include:

Oversee the management of a large GIS data library
Provide GIS technical expertise and support to project scientists
Assist in the preparation of geologic map databases and cartographic products
Automate GIS workflows to support and improve efficiency
Research and implement emerging software and hardware technologies that are beneficial to the compilation, management, and analysis of geologic information
Flagstaff is a moderate-sized mountain city in northern Arizona, situated at about 7,000 ft elevation known for its vibrant community and proximity to a range of outdoor recreational opportunities.

Please review the posting on USAJOBS for the complete and most up to date details about the position and for information about how to apply: Note that advertisement closes soon – on 5/31, apply soon.

We highly encourage all candidates to carefully review the announcement to ensure they provide all required documents listed to ensure full consideration of their application package. Those who do not provide the required documents or information in their application may not receive full consideration. Candidates including transcripts to show proof of meeting qualifications through education need to ensure that their transcripts contain the information needed (as outlined in the qualifications section of the announcement) to fully credit their education toward meeting minimum qualifications for the position. The resumes of those who apply MUST include detailed information for current and past positions: job title, name of company/agency, month/yr to month/yr, (e.g., March 2012 – June 2013), number of hours worked per week, salary, supervisor’s name and # (can include statement, “can call/do not call/contact me before calling,”) and narrative (not bullet list) of duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Suggest a resume of at least two pages at the minimum with half a page devoted to each position. (There is a template at to follow.) Please advise them to follow instructions – that transcripts (unofficial is fine), SF-50s, PE License, etc., MUST be attached as required by the Vacancy Announcement. Also, please advise them to not wait until the last day in case of computer issues, etc.

More information about the associated GMEG geologic mapping projects can be found here:

You may also reach out to Ryan Crow ( if you have any questions.