Job Detail

Organization: City of Rocklin
Title: GIS Analyst I/II
Location: Rocklin, CA 95677

Posted: 2023-10-30
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

GIS Analyst I/II (20439263)

Information Technology

Sacramento/Metro Area

Job Type

Close Date
Until filled

$71,129.00-$118,113.00 Annually

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About Rocklin


The people who live and work in the City of Rocklin are the heart of the community and have built a special place for residents and visitors. Rocklin is a preferred location for business and living due to its convenient location, excellent schools, diverse mix of housing, abundant parks and recreational opportunities, and the highest commitment to public safety. Rocklin was recently named as one of top 100 Cities to live in America by “Money Magazine”, and was named the best place in Placer County to raise a family by Rocklin’s outstanding educational systems includes Rocklin Unified, one of the top-ranked unified school districts in the state, as well as Sierra College, ranked first in Northern California for transfers to UC and CSU universities and William Jessup University, a fast-growing private, 4-year university.

Due to Rocklin’s low crime rates and top-notch public safety professionals, Rocklin is one of the top 20 safest cities in California. Rocklin also has a flourishing park system, with a park located within a half mile of nearly every resident in the City. Public and private development is creating an environment that supports vibrant entertainment, commercial activity, and residential options. Business attractions in the City feature large retailers like Bass Pro Shops, farm-to-fork restaurants including the Chef’s Table, and award winning breweries such as Moksa Brewing Co.

The City of Rocklin is located in South Placer County at the intersection of Interstate 80 and State Highway 65, and is characterized by rolling hill terrain with 360-degree panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the northeast and to the Sutter-Butte mountain range in the West. With an estimated population of 70,000 people, Rocklin is one of the fastest growing cities in California, with approximately 65% of its growth since 2000. Rocklin was first recognized as a destination along the transcontinental railroad in 1864, about the same time granite mining began. The City was incorporated in 1863 during the heyday of railroad and granite mining activity. By 1910, 22 quarries operated in Rocklin, and in 1912, nearly 2,000 train carloads of granite were sent out of town to become part of the state capitol building and buildings in San Francisco.


As an organization, the City of Rocklin is dedicated to maintaining high standard of service, a collaborative team environment, innovative ideas, transparency, and on-going training and development. Team Rocklin takes pride in serving the citizens and maintaining a safe and thriving community. Rocklin team members appreciate the strong support they receive from the citizens who respect and value what they do to keep the City a great place to live, work and play. Working at the City of Rocklin, you can see firsthand the strong sense of community and high standard of service. Rocklin continues to be an innovative leader that is creating its own identity by challenging the status quo. Team Rocklin members are capable experts in their fields, who work together to accomplish the strategic objectives set forth by the City Council.

The City of Rocklin is an organization of professionals dedicated to serving residents, businesses and stakeholders. City departments include Police, Fire, Community Development, Human Resources, Finance, Public Services, Parks & Recreation, the City Manager’s, City Clerk’s and of course, the City Attorney’s Office. Rocklin employees take pride in operating on efficient budgets and with appropriate level of staffing. Employees at all levels of the organization are encouraged to innovate and continue their personal growth, which in turn improves City programs that benefit the citizens of Rocklin.

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.

Rocklin Corporation Yard - 4081 Alvis Court Rocklin, 95677
Applications will be reviewed at the following cutoffs:

November 20, 2023

December 11, 2023


GIS Analyst I: $71,129 - $96,941
GIS Analyst II: $86,663 - $118,113


Under direction, the GIS Analyst I/II applies knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to a variety of projects for analytical purposes; designs, compiles, and analyzes data; prepares data analysis, maps, and mapping applications for various City departments and the general public. Examples of duties are:

Conducts complex spatial/surface analysis using a variety of modules and GIS software; utilizes multiple databases and GIS software to perform spatial analysis for more difficult special projects working with a team of users, from the City and other organizations, involving a major policy area or concern.
Meets with users to define data needs, project requirements, project output, and/or develop applications; analyzes GIS needs of City departments and implements GIS programs, databases, and related products for City departments and outside agencies; prepares and coordinates project scopes, procedure flow-charts, and schedules with customers and programmers.
Conducts Global Positioning Systems (GPS) surveying and data post-processing or GIS database development efforts.
Creates and edits geospatial data, using GPS and digitizing techniques; creates and edits maps, integrating a range of data formats, and using state-of-the-art technology.
Creates GIS software programming applications.
Interfaces and serves as liaison with clients in the serving of special requests and operational issues; ensures that GIS products are delivered within a timeframe acceptable to the client; coordinates advanced level support and expertise for more difficult GIS applications.


Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

GIS Analyst I

A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Cartography, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field


One year of full time experience using AutoCAD, ERSI-based GIS software applications, databases and other relevant computer software, programs, and databases.

GIS Analyst II

A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Cartography, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field


Three (3) years of experience working in a GIS related field, including experience with a wide variety of geographic information system applications.


Two (2) years of experience performing duties similar to those of a Geographic Systems Analyst I with the City of Rocklin.

Licenses and Certifications

A valid California Class C driver license or higher with a satisfactory driving record is required at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

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Medical/Retiree Health
A variety of plans are offered through CalPERS. The City contributes up to $1,200 per month to active employees and eligible retirees, and the employee pays the difference.

Dental and Vision
City-paid for employee and dependents.

Flex Credit
The City shall provide each employee with a flex credit of $1,800 per fiscal year for any benefit covered under the Cafeteria Plan. The flex credit is prorated and paid over 24 benefit pay periods.

Effective 1/1/24, this amount will increase to $3,600 per fiscal year.

Health Coverage Reduction Incentive
Employees who decline health coverage may receive incentive pay of up to $250 per month.

Leave Accruals

Sick Leave: 12 days per year
Vacation: 15 days for the first year, progresses up to 27 days based upon years of service
Holidays: 10 paid holidays per year
Retirement - CalPERS

Classic Members 2% at 55
PEPRA Members 2% at 62
Deferred Compensation
Rocklin offers optional programs for employee participation (457 plans)


Life Insurance and AD&D: City paid $50,000
Long-Term Disability: Coverage is 50% of monthly salary up to $6,000 per month

Special Instructions
While always welcome, a resume will not be accepted in lieu of an official City application. The application must be completed in its entirely.
All required documents must be attached to the application; missing documents may be submitted until the final filing date. Human Resources will not accept documents after the final filing date.
Candidates must pass a LiveScan background check prior to appointment.
The City of Rocklin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
This job classification may require a pre-employment medical screening which includes testing for drugs, including but not limited to marijuana; a positive test may result in revocation of an employment offer.
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