The City of Whittier has an Information Systems Analyst position that is open. Under general direction, the Information Systems Analyst coordinates and implements the activities and operations involved in developing, enhancing and maintaining the content, accessibility, integrity, and security of the City’s Geographic Information System (GIS) within the City’s computer local area networks (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN) systems; works with user departments and/or interdepartmental project teams to identify, develop, implement and maintain new and existing database support systems with special emphasis on GIS. Participates in development of an enterprise-wide data imaging and warehousing system; performs a variety of complex technical duties in the installation, repair, replacement, and maintenance of LAN/WAN systems and peripherals; provides system support for a variety of communications and telecommunications equipment; performs computer programming as needed; performs other related duties as required. Supports Information Technology/Records Manager and staff in consulting with user departments to provide Information Technology services and telephony.
The position salary ranges $65,388 to $84,984 annually. Click here for more info and to apply.
The Burbank Police Department has an opening for a Crime Analyst. Essential functions include: Designs and maintains complex computer database systems; defines, implements, and maintains access controls verifying data integrity; collects, analyzes, and interprets data and statistics using quantitative and qualitative methodology; reviews, extracts, and analyzes various crime and intelligence data and compiles into a logical and understandable format using Crystal Reports, presentation software, electronic spreadsheets, and statistical applications; prepares and presents complex and detailed statistical reports; initiates and disseminates crime analysis reports, bulletins, and statistical data related to crime trends, patterns, and suspect individuals to department personnel in support of directed patrol and investigative activity; prepares or directs the preparation of charts, graphs, maps, written reports, and audio visual representations of specific crimes; studies current research methodology and assists in the development of new programs, procedures, methods, and systems; demonstrates a continuous effort to improve the department’s response to crime; responds to requests for information and analytical reports.
The salary ranges from $59,732.92 – $78,548.86 annually. For more information and to apply, click here.
Planning Intern – City of San Clemente
Intern II (Traffic) – City of Corona
Intern – SCAG, Los Angeles
GIS Technician – Irvine area
Real Estate Analyst – Rosemead area
Map Layout Product Engineer – ESRI, Redlands
GIS Analyst – Visalia area
Intern – Coachella Valley Water District, Palm Desert
GIS Specialist – Solana Beach area
Our friends over at LA County have announced that the Park Needs Assessment has been published. You can download the executive summary or the full report. Continue reading
For what its worth, at least take the survey to tell them what you think of GIS certification.
For more info, see the LA County Enterprise GIS posting about it here.
Check out this article about how Google Maps has changed from emphasizing cities at the expense of roads to emphasizing the road network at the expense of cities. Also the article shows how a 1960’s era paper map does a better job balancing roads and city names.
I thought I would start a fun blog series called California Friday which focuses on underrated or unusual places to visit in California. Sure, it’s not GIS related, but might make for interesting weekend trips or places to stop at while staring at your GPS as it recalculates your route! We will see how this goes for a few months. Let me know how you like it, or if you visited the place add a comment to tell us some insider stuff to do.
Our first stop is little Amador County, just southeast of Sacramento. Here you can step back in time and visit wine country as it was with tiny, family owned wineries tasting vinos you would not find elsewhere. Continue reading