GIS Job @ USGS Flagstaff AZ

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is excited to advertise a Physical Scientist position (Term) in their Flagstaff, AZ office at the GS-7 level. The successful candidate will join a group of geologists in the Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics (GMEG) Science Center focused on better understanding the geologic evolution of the Lower Colorado River and eastern Mojave Desert regions through geologic mapping. This is primarily a GIS position that will contribute to an ongoing nationwide effort to produce a seamless digital geologic map of the nation and will assist with bedrock geologic map compilations of the Lower Colorado River region. The main job duties include: 

  • Scanning, georeferencing, and digitizing geologic information currently captured on analog maps 
  • Compilation and synthesis of digital geologic map data 
  • Production and documentation of cartographic products, graphics, and databases for publication of geologic mapping 
  • Documentation of workflows and creation of FGDC-compliant metadata 
  • Establishment of procedures and methodologies to ensure compliance with a newly developed regional geologic map schema 

In addition to GIS skills, the ideal candidate will also be familiar with the concepts of bedrock geology and geologic mapping. Flagstaff is a moderate-sized mountain city in northern Arizona, situated at about 7,000 ft elevation known for its vibrant community and proximity to a range of outdoor recreational opportunities.  

Please review the posting on USAJOBS for the complete and most up to date details about the position and for information about how to apply:   

With regards to the application process:  

We highly encourage all candidates to carefully review the announcement to ensure they provide all required documents listed to ensure full consideration of their application package.  Those who do not provide the required documents or information in their application may not receive full consideration.  Candidates including transcripts to show proof of meeting qualifications through education need to ensure that their transcripts contain the information needed (as outlined in the qualifications section of the announcement) to fully credit their education toward meeting minimum qualifications for the position. The resumes of those who apply MUST include detailed information for current and past positions: job title, name of company/agency, month/yr to month/yr, (e.g., March 2012 – June 2013), number of hours worked per week, salary, supervisor’s name and # (can include statement, “can call/do not call/contact me before calling,”) and narrative (not bullet list) of duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Suggest a resume of at least two pages at the minimum with half a page devoted to each position.  (There is a template at to follow.)  Please follow instructions – that transcripts (unofficial is fine), SF-50s, PE License, etc., MUST be attached as required by the Vacancy Announcement.

More information about the associated GMEG geologic mapping projects can be found here:

GIS Analyst @ City of Pasadena

The City of Pasadena’s Department of Information Technology is currently seeking a GIS Analyst to assist in the design, development, analysis, implementation, and maintenance of the city’s Geographic Information System. Under general supervision, the GIS Analyst performs professional duties in support of City and departmental GIS databases and geographic information systems capabilities.

The ideal candidate will bring experience with some or all the following technologies:
• ArcGIS Desktop suite and extensions 10.6 or higher including ArcGIS Pro 2.6 or higher.
• Adept with scripting, automation, and programming languages
• ESRI enterprise Geodatabase data management
• Web GIS technologies including ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise, and ArcGIS Web AppBuilder.

A successful candidate possesses professional knowledge of the theory and principles of GIS software and database manipulation and product/output development.

GIS Analyst salary: $81,743.00 – $102,178.00 Annually

For more info and to apply, click here.

GIS/Database Supervisor @ OCWD

Orange County Water District (OCWD) has an opening for a GIS/Database Supervisor. This position manages, operates and maintains the District’s Water Resources Management System, consisting of an integrated relational database, geographic information system (GIS), CAD, analytical, modeling, and web-based third-party application software.  Position supervises or directs the activities of GIS analysts, a senior programmer analyst, and an environmental specialist/data coordinator.  Duties include: conducting user needs assessments; preparing application designs and programming specifications; managing outside consulting contracts and budgets; testing new applications; upgrading and enhancing existing applications; conducting end-user training; programming database reports and forms; defining and administering database user profiles and security requirements; performing database administration; preparing system and end-user documentation; managing and enforcing data management procedures; evaluating new technologies; preparing GIS datasets, maps, database reports, graphics, and specialized queries in support of hydrogeologic and engineering studies and projects; and assessing staff workloads and schedules.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Junior GIS Project Manager Position @ CSUN


Deadline: Open Until Filled

Start date: Immediate

Location: Work remotely until summer – then on campus at CSUN.


The Center for Geospatial Science and Technology at California State University, Northridge is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented Junior GIS Project Manager to support Center activities. More information about the Center can be found on our website at:

This position requires an advanced understanding of GIS and an in-depth knowledge of ArcGIS Desktop and/or ArcGIS Pro. Under general supervision of the Center director and current project manager, the junior project manager is responsible for a variety of duties related to managing GIS projects and supervising staff. These duties include administering GIS projects from conception to completion, developing budgets and proposals, managing project teams, serving as a liaison with Center clients and partners, developing documentation, supporting and developing Center GIS technology and training and supervising Center staff. The junior project manager will also perform other related duties as assigned.


  • BA/BS in Geography OR related discipline with concentration in GIS or GIS Certificate;
  • 2+ years of related paid work experience and 1+ year of project management experience
  • Comprehensive understanding of concepts related to GIS (i.e. map projections, data processing, data and file management, spatial analysis, topology, linear referencing, etc.).
  • Demonstrable skills in spatial data creation, quality control, management and analysis;
  • Fundamental understanding of relational database design concepts;
  • Experience in developing project documentation including, but not limited to: workflows; standards documentation, and progress trackers;
  • Experience supervising, training, communicating with and delegating to staff;
  • In-depth knowledge of ArcGIS Desktop and/or ArcGIS Pro and Microsoft Office Products (i.e. Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, etc.);
  • Attention to detail and a deep understanding of methods to ensure data and project integrity;
  • Excellent communication skills; and
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities and tasks.


  • Experience with free or open source software;
  • Proficiency in SQL, Python and/or other programming languages;
  • Proficiency in spatial statistics;
  • Familiarity with mobile GIS technology;
  • Development and administration of web-based mapping applications; and
  • Experience and knowledge of hydro-related concepts and datasets, specifically the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD).


Salary commensurate with experience. This position is full time and includes a comprehensive benefits package. Employment is through The University Corporation (TUC).

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University Corporation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity at (818) 677-2077.

Please send resume and cover letter to: Danielle Bram Director, Center for Geospatial Science and Technology Use the subject line: Project Manager Position

GIS Specialist Position at LAHSA

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) has an opening for a GIS Specialist. The GIS Specialist creates and maintains spatial data for the Access and Engagement Department. Applies Geographic Information System (GIS) techniques to develop internal and external reports. Conducts data formatting relating to homeless outreach and performance data analysis. Collects, updates, integrates, and documents geospatial data from the field to existing GIS datasets. Communicates and collaborates with other internal and external departments to address and resolve GIS related services and/or issues. Prepares and maintains comprehensive records and files. Conducts technical research as required.

Click here for more info and to apply.

Senior GIS Analyst Position

The City of Pasadena is currently seeking a Senior GIS Analyst to assist in the design, development, analysis, implementation, and maintenance of the city’s Geographic Information System. Under general supervision, the Senior GIS Analyst performs professional duties in support of City and departmental GIS databases and geographic information systems capabilities.

The ideal candidate for this position will have knowledge and/or experience in the following: 

  • ArcGIS 10.6 or higher including ArcGIS Enterprise and desktop extensions.
  • Network data model related to utilities (gas, water, electric, etc.); Utility Engineering principles & processes, Water Distribution systems, Electric Distribution systems; and ArcFM software.
  • Adept with scripting and programming language
  • Web technology and configuration of IIS for GIS deployment.

This full-time position is in the Pasadena Water & Power Department. Annual salary range from $88,684 to $110,854. Click here for more info and to apply.