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Organization: County of San Luis Obispo
Title: Geographic Information Systems Analyst I/II
Location: San Luis Obispo
Application Deadline: 2017-06-19
Posted: 2017-05-16

Position Description:

About the Position

The San Luis Obispo County Planning and Building Department is seeking a GIS Analyst I/II (based on experience and qualifications) to join our team. This is a rewarding career opportunity for a GIS professional to join a team of over 100 Planning and Building professionals.

All GIS Analysts that work for the County of San Luis Obispo work together to support the enterprise as well as their individual departments. The GIS Analyst positions are part of a career series that provides the opportunity for growth. The County of San Luis Obispo primarily uses Esri ArcGIS Desktop and Server technology to manage our Enterprise GIS.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have a solid background in Geospatial Information System (GIS) fundamentals as you would typically find in graduates from an accredited program with an emphasis in GIS. The ideal candidate will have SQL database, web mapping skills and planning/land use related GIS skills. As this is a public agency, the ideal candidate will also have a passion to serve the public. A community that is prosperous, safe, livable and well governed will depend, in part, on how well GIS Analysts use their skills to map, inventory, and analyze various aspects and resources within the county. The ideal candidate will be organized and be able to simultaneously track multiple projects. The ideal candidate will possess good communication skills for collecting project requirements and presenting findings to department staff. Finally, the ideal candidate will have a desire to continue learning and be mentored on these above mentioned skills.

Minimum requirements for this position:

GIS Analyst I: An Associate's degree in GIS, Cartography, Geography, Computer Science, Engineering, Planning, or other GIS related field OR 60 semester or 90 quarter units from an accredited college or university which includes coursework in a GIS related field. (Job-related experience may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

GIS Analyst II: Either A: Bachelor's degree in GIS, Cartography, Geography, Computer Science, Engineering, Planning, or other GIS related field. OR B: An associate's degree or 60 semester units or 90 quarter units from an accredited college or university in any of the fields listed above and two years of experience related to geographic information systems or computer-aided mapping. (Job-related experience may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

Certain positions in this classification may require driving. When driving is an essential function of the position, a valid CALIFORNIA driver's license will be required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.

How to Apply

Applications, including answers to supplemental questions, must be submitted online by the final filing date. To apply for this position, please visit www.governmentjobs.com/careers/slocountyca. Final filing date is 6/19/2017 11:59PM Pacific Time.

An initial application review will be conducted. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and are best qualified will be invited to participate in selection activities which may include online assessments, performance exams, written exams, and interviews.

Final candidates will be required to have an in-depth background review performed before proceeding in the process. Please note that references will not be contacted until the end of the process.

If you have questions or would like to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Human Resources at hr@co.slo.ca.us. Confidential inquiries are welcomed.

For further information regarding the County of San Luis Obispo, visit our website at www.slocounty.ca.gov.

Reasonable Accommodation

Federal and State laws require employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

PLEASE NOTE: The Department may fill this position at a GIS Analyst I or II level. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will be hired at Step 1 of the salary range. Depending on experience and qualifications, placement may be made at Step 2 or Step 3 of the five-step salary range. Employees generally ascend to a higher step after performing successfully at their current step for one year.