Geospatial Positions @ Cal OES

Geospatial Developer – Geospatial Architect – Geospatial Data Scientist
Monthly salary range: $7,365 to $10,880
State employment offers an excellent benefits package.
Application deadline: Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is seeking experienced Information Technology candidates to work in the Data and Geospatial Unit. We are seeking individuals with a passion for technology and problem solving. Individuals that have the ability to conduct research and identify advantages and disadvantages of multiple, complex technological solutions. The ideal candidates will have excellent communication skills and can efficiently manage their time. A rare chance to be part of an organization that has a principal objective of protecting lives and property, building emergency response capabilities, and supporting communities for a resilient California. Cal OES serves as a leader in emergency management and homeland security through dedicated service to all.

Please apply directly at:

Geospatial Developer

Geospatial Architect

Geospatial Data Scientist

For questions, please contact:

Debbie Gutman
CPS HR Consulting

To view an online brochure for this position, please visit:
Cal OES website:

One-Year MS in GIS @ CSULB

One-Year MS in GIS @ CSULB – Apply Now for Fall 2021!

Geospatial is everywhere. Harness and hone your geospatial skills and the power of the technology through a Master of Science in Geographic Information Science (MSGISci) at California State University Long Beach (CSULB).

The MSGISci is a 1-year, 30-unit MS degree program offered through the Department of Geography at CSULB. Classes are scheduled on weeknights and weekends to accommodate working professionals. Program details and application instructions can be found at

Application review will begin April 1st. The deadline for domestic applicants is June 1st and April 1st for international students. 

Make sure to apply for financial aid for all graduate programs you may be considering.  

A Safer, Speedier Flu Clinic

This one is interesting. The GIS Department for Carlton County, Minnesota, used ArcGIS Survey123, ArcGIS Hub, and ArcGIS Dashboards to help administer a drive-through flu vaccine clinic. Online forms created with ArcGIS technology made registration for the clinic safer, faster, and easier for the public. Dashboards provided real-time statistics, enabling county officials to quickly analyze how many people were being vaccinated. Click below to read the article.

New GIS Positions at the California Geological Survey

The California Geological Survey’s Regional Geologic and Landlsides Mapping Program is looking for two GIS professionals to support our seismic hazards, watersheds, minerals, and geologic and landslides mapping projects throughout the State of California.

Please see the following job postings:

Research Data Specialist II
[HRO-019 /JC-238692]  Final Filing Date: February 26, 2021
California Geological Survey, Regional Geologic and Landslides Mapping Program,  Sacramento

Research Data Analyst II
[HRO-022 /JC-237543]  Final Filing Date:  March, 01, 2021
California Geological Survey – Regional Geologic and Landslide Mapping Program,  Sacramento

ArcGIS Earth Technical Session

Join the ArcGIS Earth team on February 24 for a technical session at the ESRI Federal GIS Conference to introduce the newest capabilities available in ArcGIS Earth. Whether you’re a first-time user or a seasoned professional, this session is designed to bring value to all ArcGIS Earth users by delivering a product overview as well as a demonstration of some of the newest, most exciting capabilities currently available, and a sneak peek into what’s on the roadmap. The session will be followed by a live Q&A with the product team to field all your questions related to ArcGIS Earth. Click here for more info and to register.

Senior GIS Analyst Position

CNC Engineering is seeking a qualified, detail oriented Senior GIS Analyst who under the direction of the GIS Manager will be the technical lead responsible for map production, data analysis, GPS data collection, and the development and maintenance of geodatabases. The Senior GIS Analyst will be proficient with the Enterprise GIS platform.

Job Duties
The essential duties include but are not limited to:

Assist in GIS department administration (includes meetings, project participation, GIS architecture design, establishing standards, and system administration).
Lead as a team member and provide technical assistance to staff.
Maintain a personal knowledge of GIS innovations and related hardware/software matters and make recommendations on solutions to problems using GIS.
Collect GIS data in the field which may entail the use of GPS technology (ArcGIS Field Maps, ArcGIS Survey 123, ArcGIS Collector, Trimble).
Collect data and information from a variety of sources for the development and maintenance of the GIS databases.
Convert AutoCAD basemaps to GIS data.
Develop tools and workflows to automate and/or improve efficiency of GIS operations.
Supervise the creation, editing, and QA/QC process of geospatial data including metadata documentation.
Produce high-quality cartographic products and web-based GIS applications.
Perform spatial analysis.
Create statistical summaries, and reports.
Attend GIS conferences, user groups, technical training.
Perform other duties as assigned to support the efficient operation of the department.

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Geography, or a related field.
Equivalent combination of education and progressive, relevant and direct experience may be considered in lieu of minimum educational/experience requirements indicated above.
Excellent problem solving, time management, listening, and verbal/written communication skills.
Minimum 5 years of experience with ESRI ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Pro.
Minimum 3 years of experience with ArcGIS Enterprise including Server, Portal, Web AppBuilder, and ArcGIS Online.
Experience with ArcGIS Hub, ArcGIS Field Maps, ArcGIS Navigator, ArcGIS Dashboards, ArcGIS Workforce, ArcGIS Survey 123, and ArcGIS Quick Capture.
Experience with PostgreSQL.
Minimum 3 years of experience with scripting with Python and SQL.
Working knowledge of PC applications: Windows and Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word).

Desired Skills
Experience with the setup, configuration, performance tuning, testing, and maintenance of an Enterprise GIS.
Experience with ArcGIS Enterprise on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Experience with ArcGIS Web AppBuilder (Developer Edition)
Graphic design, web design, cartographic design
Experience with Cartegraph Operations Management Systems (OMS) or any other industry leading asset management system.
Experience reading and interpreting engineering drawings and detailed maps.
Experience with or basic knowledge of AutoCAD and Civil3D.
Experience with AutoCAD to GIS data conversions.
Hands-on experience with GPS technology and field collection techniques.
Experience integrating GIS software solutions with other business systems.

If interested in applying, please complete an application at and email us at:

US Power Outage Map

Here is an interesting site that shows power outages across the US. PowerOutage.US collects, records, and aggregates live power outage data from utilities all over the United States, with the goal to create the single most reliable and complete source of power outage information available. Click on a state and get county level information, including number of homes that are out of power and what power companies are having issues. Very interesting!