Merced CountyMerced 95340
Full Time

Builds, maintains and curates mapping applications using ESRI or open -source technologies, including ESRI's Arc GIS Online.

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Gis Analyst I/ii

Merced County
Full Time 2222 M St, Merced, CA 95340, United States


Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Designs, develops, programs and supports integrated GIS systems.

  • Builds, maintains and curates mapping applications using ESRI or open -source technologies, including ESRI's Arc GIS Online.

  • Manages and administers spatial and non-spatial data.

  • Utilizes various software and extensions to perform complex GIS analysis.

  • Uses and creates automated processes using model-builder or other tools.

  • Utilize GIS programming languages to develop web based or desktop applications.

  • Use ArcGIS software skills and Python to update and create workflows and automate processes.

  • Processes, prepare, and convert data to enter in GIS databases; create and maintain documentation of spatial layers; edit tabular data and spatial layers; perform advanced spatial and tabular queries.

  • Analyzes and solves hardware and software problems as needed and installs, tests, and implements vendor supplied modifications to existing software.

  • Assists in development and enforcement of GIS standards and operating procedures; writes program documentation, user procedures and instructions; implements, tracks and evaluates new or modified programs and applications.

  • Conducts feasibility studies and associated time, equipment and cost requirements.

  • Analyzes and maintains design of the GIS database, including goals and objectives, data dictionary, physical database security and privacy, and recovery systems.

  • Identifies, analyzes and maintains the GIS operating environment, including search strategies, access methods, file membership, record relationships and data compression techniques.

  • Assist in conducting complex spatial/surface analysis.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications

GIS Analyst I

One (1) year of experience performing programming and/or database development support work in an automated mapping environment.  Additional experience, as outlined above, may be substituted for the education requirement on a year for year basis.

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


Three (3) years experience in any of the following areas:  performing systems analysis, design and maintenance, spatial database analysis and design, or applications development and programming in an automated mapping environment at a level equivalent to the County's class of GIS Analyst I.

Equivalent to graduation from a four (4) year college or university with major coursework in computer science, mathematics, geography or a closely related field and additional experience as outlined above, may be substituted for the education requirement on a year for year basis.


Essential Functions


  • Frequent operation of personal computer and other modern office equipment.

  • Communicate effectively with others in person, in writing, and over the telephone.

  • Analyze data, interpret directions, procedures and regulations, and develop appropriate responses.

  • Perform job duties under stressful conditions and respond appropriately to situations.

  • Lift and move with help objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

  • Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.

  • Repetitive motion, sitting for long periods, walking and occasional standing, pushing, pulling, bending, squatting, climbing.

  • Constant good overall vision and reading and close-up work and occasional use of depth perception and peripheral vision.

  • Frequent color perception and use of eye/hand coordination.

  • Normal dexterity with frequent writing.

  • Frequent hearing or normal speech, hearing/talking on the telephone, talking in person.

  • Frequent decision making, concentration, and public contact.

  • Occasional exposure to indoor industrial conditions (heat/cold, odors, or poor ventilation).

  • Regular work attendance is an essential function, and some assignments may require working weekend, nights, and/or occasional overtime.
Knowledge of:
  • Experience with standard GIS software (ESRI, AutoCAD, ERDAS, Geocortex, etc.).

  • Legal descriptions, land and records of surveys, subdivision and assessor maps.

  • Principles and practices of GIS, cartography, and engineering and drafting.

  • GIS data maintenance, conversion techniques and data manipulation procedures.

  • Principles and techniques of programming languages (VB, Python, etc.)

  • Business arithmetic, algebra and geometry.

  • Basic business administration and office procedures.

  • Principles and practices of effective communication of technical issues.

  • Computer aided design or graphic simulation.

  • Backup, restore, restart and recovery concepts.

  • Relational database management systems implementation.
Ability to:
  • Use GIS software to conduct complex analytical tabular and spatial queries.

  • Analyze system requirements and select appropriate hardware/software design.

  • Develop tests to analyze new or modified hardware, software or database structure.

  • Troubleshoot hardware/software problems and debug programs and applications.

  • Visualize spatial relationships, read and interpret maps and aerial photographs.

  • Interpret, apply, and explain applicable laws and regulations.

  • Work effectively, independently, and in a team environment, follow instructions and communicate clearly and concisely with others, orally and in writing.

  • Instruct non-technical and user staff in operation of new or revised GIS applications, system modifications or database structure.

  • Prepare clear and concise program documentation, user procedures, GIS standards, reports of work performed, and other written material.

  • Exercise sound independent decisions within established guidelines.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.