GIS Analyst I, II, III

  • LA County Sanitation District
  • Whittier, California
  • Feb 25, 2021
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research GIS and Surveying
  • Salary: $6,260.00 - $9,662.00 Monthly USD

Job Description


Invites applications for the position of:

GIS Analyst I, II, III

The Sanitation Districts are a non-civil services public agency with over 1,700 employees. Our Joint Administration Office in Whittier is conveniently located near the 60/605-freeway interchange, 15 miles from downtown L.A. The Sanitation Districts also have various opportunities to enhance career growth as evidenced through various programs including tuition reimbursement, professional development, mentoring, and professional dues reimbursement. Benefit information can be found on our website at or by clicking on the Position Title and then the Benefits tab.


To p erform a variety of professional-level duties in support of geographic information systems (GIS) databases and GIS related products.

Under the general supervision of a Supervising Engineer and guidance of Senior GIS Analyst or higher-level classification , the incumbent will create GIS application structure, and create linkages with databases; assists in the design, development, testing and implementation of GIS applications of routine to moderate difficulty to meet customer needs and enterprise requirements; participates in developing and implementing queries, scripts and instructions of moderate difficulty; researching, performing calculations, and analyzing GIS data; reviewing objectives and evaluating requirements for analyses; generating custom and standard maps, spatial analyses, data reports, and other GIS products; utilizing GIS tools and utilities to convert data to GIS formats; performing data quality checking and correction; verifying the accuracy and integrity of system data; enhancing applications in response to user requests; obtaining and integrating outside sources of GIS data for use in Districts' systems and projects; evaluating and recommending GIS related applications and enhancements; training others to use, develop and maintain GIS applications and revise existing programs; driving to project sites and other public agencies for meetings; and performing related duties as required.


Applicants must possess a valid California Class C driver license -AND- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in GIS, computer science, information systems, geography, environmental or urban planning, engineering or similar major with substantive coursework related to the duties of the position; - AND-

F or the GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM ANALYST I level, three (3) years of experience performing technical duties in support of geographic information systems using standard GIS tools to populate and manipulate GIS databases and generate GIS products.

For the GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM ANALYST II level, two years of experience with the County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County as a Geographic Information System Analyst I or equivalent external experience -OR- a master's degree in the majors identified above from an accredited and recognized college or university may substitute for up to two years of the required experience.

For the GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM ANALYST III level, two years of experience performing the duties equivalent to a Geographic Information System Analyst II or equivalent external experience.


The competitive selection process for the GIS Analyst I, II, III levels may cover k nowledge o f: P rinciples and techniques of GIS; GIS software; spatial analysis and statistics, programming languages and relational databases; principles of map design; methods for importing and exporting data between GIS and other computer systems; projections and survey coordinate systems; Ability to: Apply the principles of GIS to a variety of complex problems; configure and resolve complex GIS related issues; organize and present GIS data; analyze complex GIS related data; communicate technical concepts to non-technical groups and individuals; communicate effectively with representatives of other agencies, public officials, consultants, employees and the public both verbally and in writing; utilize GIS software for analyses and cartography; identify issues and take corrective action to improve system efficiency and functionality; use a variety of data for spatial analysis and to display results graphically; stay abreast of technological developments pertaining to GIS; and provide technical guidance, and training, to others.

  • Applications will be reviewed and evaluated for relevant experience and/or coursework.
  • Candidates considered to have the best qualifications will be invited to the written examination.
  • The selection process will consist of a written test weighted at 50%, and an interview weighted at 50%.
  • Candidates must receive a qualifying score on each selection component to move forward in the selection process.


This posting will remain open until vacancy is filled and is subject to closure without notice.

Please apply online at within the application period. Résumés will not be accepted in lieu of a completed LACSD Employment Application or on-line application. Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please confirm your email address is included in our application, and add to your contact list.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Districts strongly encourage qualified minorities, women and disabled persons to apply.

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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