Senior GIS Analyst @ San Diego County


These positions act as a lead or supervisor responsible for providing technical guidance and leadership to professional staff and may supervise GIS staff. The GIS class series is responsible for the design, operation, and administration functions related to the development and analysis of various GIS data pertaining to the County and also the creation and analysis of spatial data layers in a large spatial relational database system. This includes, but is not limited to, the maintenance and complex analysis of digital spatial data to support decision-making. Senior GIS Analyst positions may assist in the budget preparation, planning, and the development and implementation of highly complex GIS projects within a County department.

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency, in geography, earth sciences, civil engineering, urban planning, information technology, biology with an emphasis in GIS, computer science, or closely related field, OR, successful completion of a college level GIS certificate program; AND,

  1. Three (3) years of full-time experience as a GIS Analyst with the County of San Diego administering and operating a GIS system using ArcGIS Desktop or Server or similar type software to develop GIS data, digital maps, or other digital displays for spatial analysis; OR,
  2. Four (4) years of full-time experience administering and operating a GIS system using ArcGIS Desktop or Server or similar type software to develop GIS data, digital maps, or other digital displays used for spatial analysis.

NOTE: A master’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency in any of the fields described above may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience; OR, additional years of experience as described above may be substituted for the education/certification requirement on a year-for-year basis.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience using advanced geospatial data science for qualitative and quantitative analysis to identify issues, define the mechanics of a problem, and recommend solutions based upon data driven analysis. The ideal candidate will use his or her thorough knowledge to provide decision support and technical guidance on geoprocessing methods. The best candidate is expert in GIS and data workflow scripting in python, ArcGIS Pro analytics, and spatial statistics. The Senior Geographic Information Systems Analyst is expected to use specialized knowledge and skills to lead GIS projects with continuous improvement methodologies.

Employees hired on or after October 15, 2021, are required to be fully vaccinated* against COVID-19 before beginning employment. If you receive a conditional offer of employment, a copy of your vaccination card must be provided at the time of background.

Current County employees hired on or before October 14, 2021, are required to provide a copy of their vaccine card showing they are fully vaccinated, or undergo Covid-19 diagnostic testing and wear a facemask in the workplace.

Employees who work at County locations subject to the California Department of Public Health State Public Health Officer order are required to be fully vaccinated by the following dates:

Health and congregate care settings – September 30, 2021
Medical areas of jails/correctional facilities – October 14, 2021

Qualified applicants will be placed on nine (9) month eligible list based on scores received during the evaluation of information contained in their employment applications. Please ensure all information is accurate as the responses you give will be scored using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in the initial screening process, your application will be reviewed individually to confirm that the information you provided is accurate and qualifying.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.

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Under California Government Code Sections 3100 – 3109, public employees are designated as disaster service workers. The term “public employees” includes all persons employed by the state or any county, city, state agency, or public district. Disaster service workers are required to participate in such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them by their employer or by law.

The County of San Diego is committed to valuing diversity and practicing inclusion because our diverse workforce is our greatest asset and our customers are our number one priority.


County of San Diego
5530 Overland Ave., Suite 210
San Diego, California, 92123
(619) 236-2191
(866) 880-9374

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