GIS Application Sys Admin in Port Hueneme

Universal Consulting Services [UCS] is looking for a GIS Application Systems Administrator for one of the world’s largest centralized GIS enterprise in existence today. This is an opportunity supporting the DOD in Port Hueneme California.  Starting pay is $75,000.  Note that this position will be more of an ArcGIS Server/IT Admin role and will assist in GIS issues.  Training will be included, so looking for someone with an attitude and desire to learn and excel.

Duties Required:

  • Responsible for designing, architecting, implementing and maintaining all GIS systems.
  • Administer 24 hour on-call support, while limiting outage periods to less than 30 min.
  • Manage, and work on trouble ticketing system (Support Tracking System) to a 100 plus GIS based user community.
  • Work in a 3 tier enterprise environment. Test/Development, Acceptance, and Production. Manage all application code repositories in each of the environment.
  • Continually offer the latest in security patching, from STIGS, Retina Scanning to SRR vulnerability scanning and patching.
  • Install all components of the enterprise GIS, ArcGIS 10.1, 30 + extensions, ArcGIS Server 10.1, ArcGIS Image Server 10.1, IIS7, ESS [explosive Safety Systems 9.3.1] & Windows server 2008 R2 Standard edition.
  • Reconcile conflicts within and between staff regarding resources, deadlines, etc. by presenting effective alternative solutions to maintain accreditation.
  • Apply a wide degree of creativity and the ability to make quick judgment calls to follow through with multiple and complex tasks simultaneously.
  • Effectively presented complex and IT concepts to non GIS personnel.


  • Bachelor’s degree Preferably in GIS, Geography or related field.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of GIS application administration and management experience.
  • Experience can be substituted for MA, IT skills, or driven personality
    CompTIA Security+ certification required to set foot on base. Not required for interview.
  • Must be a US citizen and successfully pass background check.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain government security clearance, no felonies or bankruptcy


  • Do you follow directions well?
  • Are you a self-starter and problem solver?
  • Do you continually try to find more efficient solutions?
  • Do you get along well with others?
  • Do you have the ability to effetely communicate in difficult situations?

If this sounds like you, please send Resumes to:

About UCS:

Universal Consulting Services, Inc. was founded in 2000 with the mission of becoming a highly professional and trusted provider of innovative business and technology solutions for the government and industry. That mission was achieved and continues to drive UCS’s workforce today. UCS is an 8(a) Certified, Woman-Owned, Disadvantaged Business headquartered in Fairfax, VA, and supports customer needs in the areas of Federal Acquisition, Enterprise Solutions, Financial Management, Military Deployment Health Program Management, and IT/ System Development Life Cycle.

ArcGIS/Oracle Bug

If you use Oracle to store your Enterprise Geodatabase, you should hold off with installing Oracle’s Critical Patch Update released on October 14th, 2014.  The patch update will prevent ArcGIS Desktop from connecting to it and your connections will hang or crash.  ESRI recommends NOT TO INSTALL THE UPDATE.  More on this issue here:


SoCal URISA Pizza and Pitchers Event

Come out with your local SoCal URISA members for a night of pizza and pitchers!

Please join SoCal URISA, for a night of networking, GIS talk and fun. Students and those seeking a career are encouraged to come out, bring your questions, current projects, resumes and let the folks in the community give you guidance.

Bring a co-worker or fellow student, meet your Southern California URISA chapter and let’s talk about all GIS in our community!

Pizzas and pitchers of beer or non-alcoholic drinks will be served.

Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 6pm
Breakwater Brewing Co.
101 N. Coast Hwy., Oceanside, CA 92054


RCA GIS/IT Database Manager Riverside County

The Western Regional Conservation Authority (RCA) in Riverside County is still seeking an RCA GIS/IT Database Manager. Incumbents in this class provide an administrative and technical foundation for environmental problem solving and Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) execution; through creation, implementation and maintenance of geospatial databases to managing IT database and systems to meet policy requirements. Incumbents perform complex geographical and financial analysis by developing models to address the impact of population and urban development as it relates to the MSHCP. This involves working in cooperation with and in support of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, environmental groups and consultants to ensure accurate identification of target conservation acreages, generate quantitative data for biological analyses, reach pre-defined goals as set forth in the MSHCP, create and protect linkage to existing Reserves and assure conservation of 146 focused species and their habitats.

Competitive candidates will be technical experts in utilizing the most complex GIS applications, programs, and software, including ARC GIS, ARC Info, and ARC SDE. Experience working directly with high level federal, state, and local government officials regarding GIS mapping and database systems.

For more info and to apply, visit the job page here.  The salary range for this position is $82,468 to $127,930.

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Santa Barbara County has an Engineering Technician/Specialist job opening. The current vacancy is in the County’s Storm Water Compliance program and is responsible for overseeing water quality field operations to comply with the County’s Storm Water Management Program; maintaining GIS databases; conducting field investigations and business inspections to ensure compliance with storm water laws and regulations; assisting in the development and implementation of water quality monitoring programs; updating and maintaining computer databases; maintaining written records and preparing reports.

For more info and to apply, visit the job page here.  The application period closes November 4th.

Geographer Army Corps of Engineers

The US Army Corps of Engineers has a Geographer job opening in Los Angeles. The position serves as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) specialist for the District. Applies extensive knowledge and experience with geographic, cartographic and land surveying methods, practices and techniques used in the creation and analysis of Geodatabases. The work involves a wide variety of complex techniques for on-going programs, and many one-of-a-kind special projects that require use of current state-of-the-art GIS equipment and technology.

For more info and to apply, visit the job page here.  The position closes November 4th.

Crime Analyst I/II Ventura County Sheriff

The Ventura County Sheriff has Crime Analyst I and II job openings. Crime Analyst I is the entry-level classification in this series. Incumbents perform the more routine assignments requiring the application of basic data research and analysis principles.  Crime Analyst II is the journey-level classification in this series. Incumbents perform complex technical assignments requiring professional knowledge and skills in conducting data research and analysis projects, formulating recommendations, and communicating findings effectively and are expected to exercise independent judgment working within established systems.

For more info and to apply, visit their job page here.