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Principal Information Technology Analyst (GIS) - The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA

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Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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As a Principal Information Technology Analyst in the GIS & CAD Services Team, you will be the resident expert of the specialized and complex Enterprise GIS (EGIS) infrastructure responsible for the planning, development, implementation, support and administration of this environment and GIS application development.

The EGIS infrastructure consists of Esri’s ArcGIS Enterprise suite of applications. This includes ArcGIS Portal, Geodatabases built on Oracle and PostgreSQL, ArcGIS Servers, Image Server, GeoEvent Server, GeoAnalytics Server, Spatiotemporal Big Data Store, Insights and ArcGIS Monitor. The hardware infrastructure includes various servers, both physical and virtual, large network storage devices, high-end GIS workstations, printers, plotters and various mobile devices.

As the administrator of the Enterprise GIS, you will be responsible for monitoring the system, responding to and fixing technical issues, testing and applying patches and upgrades, designing and implementing integrations with other enterprise systems, administering user accounts and roles, developing and configuring GIS applications and other related activities.

You will also function in a quality assurance role reviewing and recommending approval of proposed technology solutions and designs from other staff and consultants. You may also function as a senior project manager on complex information technology initiatives. In the role of senior project manager, areas of responsibility include directing project teams, developing schedules, project plans, proposals, budgets, and status reports applying cost benefit methodologies to monitor progress and success, and managing projects to completion.

Schedule: 9/80, Monday through Fridays with alternating Fridays off

This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification / job.

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Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and eight years of increasingly responsible experience, of which two years must have been at the Senior Programmer Analyst or Senior Systems Analyst level.

Relevant Experience is defined as: Experience working with Esri based Geographic Information (GIS) Systems. This includes GIS analysis, GIS application development, GIS data processing and management, GIS system integration, or GIS system administration.

License(s): Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.


Experience with enterprise GIS architecture including hardware, applications, web services (map, data, geoprocessing, real-time) and mobile GIS.

Knowledge and experience integrating GIS with other enterprise business systems including Maximo, Pl, Scada, Knowledge of GIS application design and development, GIS data formats, spatial reference and coordinate systems, data conversion, cartographic principals, map design, GIS analysis.

• Competitive compensation
• Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans.
• Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan.
• Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training and advancement opportunities
• Excellent working environment
• Public transportation reimbursements

For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular FT PT Employees (Represented)

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 830 miles of pipeline, and 15 hydroelectric power plants.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email: [email protected].

MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.

Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).

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