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

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