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  • Geographic Information System Division Chief

    California Governor's Office of Emergency Services
    JC-160670- Geographic Information System Division Chief

    $6,495.00 - $8,070.00 per Month

    Work Location: Sacramento County

    Final Filing Date: 7/19/2019

    Job Description and Duties

    Under direction of the Response Systems Integration Branch Chief, the GIS Division Chief (Research Data Supervisor II) is responsible for planning, organizing, supervising, controlling and coordinating activities for GIS staff. The GIS Division is responsible for data analysis, data visualization development, map development, testing and documentation requested by various Cal OES program areas for spatial data, with particular emphasis on operational requirements utilized for emergency planning, response and recovery. The GIS Division is responsible for developing, implementing, and continued research and improvement of Cal OES location information and situational awareness tools. 

    This position is responsible for the Cal OES location information Data Management Plan, information templates and applications, emergency management data sharing collaboration with Cal OES partners, and data availability, include mobile collection and distribution streams. These responsibilities are critical to the decision making processes with Cal OES before, during and after emergencies. 

    You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

    How to apply:

    To have your application considered for this job opportunity, please indicate the JC #160670 and Position # 163-318-5737-001 in the “EXAMINATION(S) OR JOB TITLE(S) FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING” section on the State Application, STD. 678. Please identify how you are eligible (list, transfer, reinstatement, etc.). 

    You must list your most current employment history first in the “EMPLOYMENT HISTORY” section on the State Application providing the “From” and “To” dates with the month, day and year, the “Hours Per Week” that you worked and the Total Worked (Years/Months).  You must complete the “DUTIES PERFORMED” on the State Application (do not note “see attached resume” in this section).

    NOTE: Incomplete applications received will not be considered. Resumes are required and do not take the place of the completed State Application STD 678. Applications received via fax or e-mail will NOT be accepted. If you would like confirmation of receipt please send certified mail.

    If using education to qualify please provide a copy of your degree/transcripts. If selected for the position you may be asked to provide official transcripts.

    Only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed.

    A candidate pool may be established for subsequent vacancies. 
    All hires may be subject to a criminal background check.

    **We encourage applicants to apply electronically.**

    Application Instructions

    Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

    Final Filing Date: 7/19/2019

    Who May Apply

    Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply. 

    Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.

    Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

    How To Apply

    Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

    Address for Mailing Application Packages

    You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

    California Governor's Office of Emergency Services
    Attn: LaRayne Dechaine
    Human Resources Recruitment
    3650 Schriever Avenue
    Mather, CA 95655

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

    You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

    LaRayne Dechaine
    Human Resources Recruitment
    3650 Schriever Avenue
    Mather, CA 95655
    Drop off at Security Desk
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Required Application Package Documents

    The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

    • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
    • Resume is required and must be included.
    • Statement of Qualifications -

      Please refer to the Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) section at the bottom of this job bulletin for the filing instructions and the Supplemental Questions. Applications submitted without the SOQ will not be considered.

    Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

    Desirable Qualifications

    In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

    Knowledge of:

    - Principles, practices, and trends of public administration, including management, organization, planning, cost/benefit analysis, budgeting, and project management and evaluation

    - Employee supervision, training, development and personnel management

    - Current geographic information tools, technologies and business practice

    - Principles of geographic data management design and maintenance

    - State level information management policies and procedures

    - Cal OES goals and policies

    - Cal OES's Affirmative Action Program objectives

    - A manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives

    Ability to:

    - Develop and evaluate alternatives, make decisions and take appropriate action

    - Establish and maintain priorities

    - Effectively develop and use resources

    - Identify the need for and assure the establishment of appropriate administrative procedures

    - Plan, coordinate and direct the activities of GIS staff

    - Make effective use of interdisciplinary teams

    - Reason logically and creatively and use a variety of analytical techniques to resolve managerial problems

    - Present ideas and information effectively, both orally and in writing

    - Consult with and advise administrators and other interested parties on a variety of subject-matter areas, translating technical data processing terms into everyday language

    - Gain and maintain the confidence and cooperation of executive management, the GIS staff and supporting partners

    - Effectively contribute to Cal OES’s affirmative action objectives


    Cal OES offers FREE PARKING and is conveniently located off of the Highway 50 Corridor and near many local eateries, financial institutions, and Mather Sports Facility Complex. 

    To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package, please visit:

    Contact Information

    The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

    Department Website:
    Human Resources Contact: 
    LaRayne Dechaine
    (916) 845-8338

    Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

    EEO Contact:
    Robin Frazier
    (916) 845-8527
    California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

    Statement of Qualifications (SOQ)

    All applicants must provide a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) for the hiring manager’s review. Failure to include an SOQ will disqualify an applicant from consideration. Your SOQ will determine your qualifications for this position.


    The SOQ illustrates a candidate's ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing, and serves as a first screening to determine how an applicant’s education and experience qualify them for the position. Resumes, letters, and other materials do not take the place of your response to the SOQ and if submitted it may disqualify your application package from consideration. Candidate must follow the instructions outlined.

    Please prepare a written statement, no longer than two pages (total), single-spaced, responding to the following question(s).

    - What is your vision for Geographic Information Systems in Emergency Management?

    - Coordination and Collaboration are key aspects of this position, what is your approach to coordination and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders?

    - This position leads a specialized staff of analysts and specialists, what is your approach to leadership and managing multiple staff?

    - This position works with executive leadership, what is your experience working with executives and how do you prioritize high level assignments?


    For assistance in completing the SOQ, you may want to consider watching the following video from CalHR's Training Catalog: Basics of Writing a Strong Statement of Qualifications


    To obtain List Eligibility for this position, please click on the link below for the Research Data Supervisor II examination bulletin:             


  • GIS Tech II-Jefferson County Commission, Birmingham AL

    Geographic Information Systems Technician II which is currently open:

    Apply at

    Salary Range: $45,364.80-$70,366.40/Year (Dependent upon qualifications and experience).

    Application Deadline is July 8, 2019 at 11:58 p.m.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • The following Minimum Qualifications are required for this job. You must demonstrate possession of these qualifications by providing a detailed description of your related experience in the work history section of your application. Please note that replicating or restating these minimum qualifications or the information from the Personnel Board’s job description as your own work experience will result in your disqualification. Please describe your work experience in your own words to represent the work you have performed that is related to the minimum qualifications for this job.

    Option A:

    • Work experience as a GIS Tech I in the Merit System.

    Option B:

    • Work experience updating, editing, and maintaining a GIS database (e.g., adding parcel numbers, mailing address, data points, etc.).
    • Work experience reading and interpreting legal descriptions (e.g., deeds, annexations, land surveys, etc.).

    Option C:

    • Completed coursework in the areas of Geographical Information Systems, Cartography, Drafting, or Geography.
    • Work experience reading and interpreting Legal Descriptions (e.g., deeds, annexations, land surveys, etc.).



    • At least a Bachelor's Degree in Geographic Information Systems or related field.
    • A GIS Certification.
    • Alabama Certified Mapper Certification.
    • Experience using ESRI-based GIS database.
    • Experience using COGO or CAD.


    Example of Duties:

    • Stages new information (e.g., deeds, video) to be entered into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases (e.g., Esri, MapInfo).
    • Researches or creates information and verifies that it is accurate and complete both before and after it has been entered into GIS database.
    • Enters basic or modifies existing records in a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) database (e.g., property owner, property splits or combinations, jurisdictional assets).
    • Enters in or modifies more complex or impactful records in a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) database (e.g., right of ways, roads, annexations, deannexations, new subdivisions, new construction, reconstruction) or other online databases.
    • Runs legal description against paper map to ensure it matches and edits paper map.
    • Provides customer service to internal and/or external customers.
    • Interacts in person, over the phone, or through email with internal staff, municipalities, and the public in order to answers GIS database related questions.
    • Attends meetings, tracks productivity, creates reports, represents department findings in court, and maintains files and equipment for the department.
    • Works in the field to add and/or verify information (addresses, assets, attributes). 
    • Produces, maintains, and distributes data layers, maps, tables, or reports, using spatial analysis procedures or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and ancillary technology, equipment, or systems.
    • Engages in activities designed to ensure professional development, awareness of developments in the field, and knowledge of relevant practices, rules, laws, policies, and/or guidelines.
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