• Full Time
  • San Jose, CA
  • $74,496.24 - $110,859.84 USD / Year

Website sjenvironment City of San José

Requisition Number: 202300379

Salary Range: $74,496.24 – $110,859.84 Annually

Application Deadline: 5/8/2024 11:59 PM Pacific

Geographic Information Systems Specialist I/II – Environmental Services Department (202300379)

About the Department

The Environmental Services Department (ESD) is a national leader in pollution prevention, watershed protection, utility service provision, and climate action. Together, ESD employees positively impact every resident and business in San Jose.

Our department is an exceptional place to start or grow your career. We have a supportive leadership team, numerous professional growth opportunities, and an inclusive workplace culture that is welcoming of your talents! We offer an array of meaningful career paths and value flexibility – offering hybrid work and alternative work schedules in select roles. Additionally, the City offers excellent health and pension benefits, as well as 15 paid holidays!

Position Duties 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Utilize Geographic Information System (GIS) and associated software to compile, organize, maintain, analyze, and display a large, diverse geographic database comprised of utility infrastructure and environmental geographic information.
  • Create and maintain enterprise GIS datasets related to the environment, utilities, health, and safety. Enter graphic and attribute data into GIS while maintaining data integrity. Possess strong skills in GIS editing with solid understanding of data topology.
  • Analyze information, create maps, charts, and graphs to reveal patterns, trends, and hot spots.
  • Perform spatial analysis that may include such activities as network modeling, routing, and model builder.
  • Perform quality assurance of GIS data and associated graphic components.
  • Respond to requests for GIS data, analysis, or reports as directed using appropriate GIS tools and following City protocol.
  • Usage of GPS equipment in documentation and navigation for existing or new pertinences and utility infrastructure.

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.

Salary Range:

  • Geographic Information Systems Specialist I: $74,496.24 – $90,745.20
  • Geographic Information Systems Specialist II: $90,985.44 – $110,859.84

It includes the (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation pay.  The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:  A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Geographic Information Systems, Engineering, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, Physical Science, Geography, Urban Planning or closely related field.


  • Geographic Information Systems Specialist I: None.
  • Geographic Information Systems Specialist II: One (1) year of increasingly responsible experience in computer programming, geographic information systems or transportation planning.

A GIS or GISP certificate from a certifying body acceptable to the City of San José is highly desirable.

Acceptable Substitution:

Geographic Information Systems Specialist II: Possession of a valid GIS or GISP certificate from a certifying body acceptable to the City of San José may be substituted for the one (1) year of experience in computer programming, geographic information systems or transportation planning.
Additional Information:

If you have questions about the duties of these positions, the selection or hiring processes, please contact Ginger Quijano at Ginger.Quijano@sanjoseca.gov.

Employment Eligibility:  Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.

Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third party job board application system.

Please allow adequate time to complete the application and submit before the deadline or the system may not save your application.  If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided.  IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION, please email CityCareers@sanjoseca.gov and we will research the status of your application.

How to Apply

The requisition # for this job posting is 202300379. To view the full job announcement and apply for this position, please go to: www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers


Contact – Ginger Quijano at Ginger.Quijano@sanjoseca.gov


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