Job Posting: Geospatial Developer

California Governor's Office of Emergency Services

Geospatial Developer

$7,365.00 - $9,869.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

**This is a re-advertisement. Candidates who previously applied do not need to re-apply**

Are you looking for an exciting and fast-paced career? Join the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and be part of an organization that serves as a leader in emergency management and homeland security through dedicated service to all.  We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our team. If you are interested in a challenging opportunity in a high-energy, team-oriented environment, you are encouraged to apply.  

We are looking for talented senior software engineers who seek to expand their software development knowledge and experience in the geospatial sciences. Bring your keen software engineering skills, and we will teach you GIS. Under the administrative direction of the Data and Geospatial Unit Manager, the Information Technology Specialist II will work across multiple technologies, developing data centric-solutions. The incumbent will use innovative methods in API engineering, Python scripting, JavaScript, and mobile data applications to support web-mapping solutions to enhance response and recovery operations. In addition, the Information Technology Specialist II will collaborate with seasoned engineers, analysts, data scientists, and project managers to develop applications based on user research, ensuring high performance and accessibility.    

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The Information Technology Specialsit II, Geospatial Developer is an expert technical resource to support the design, development, deployment, and maintenance of Cal OES GIS applications and configurations. The incumbent will ensure adequate documentation for ongoing maintenance and support; provide innovative desktop and mobile ready geospatial web mapping solutions to Cal OES internal and external partners; assist with ADA compliance issues; ensure applications are optimized; and integrate GIS information with other Cal OES information technology (IT) applications. In addition to GIS application development, configuration and support, the incumbent will provide support to the Data and Geospatial team as needed.

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

Working Conditions

Please see attached duty statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Geospatial Developer
$7,365.00 - $9,869.00 A
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is an emergency response, homeland security, and disaster recovery agency and as a result, is a dynamic and exciting place to work in a team-oriented environment. Cal OES provides training to enhance the understanding of emergency and incident management to all employees.

More information regarding the Office of Policy & Administration/Information Technology/Data & Geospatial Unit may be found here:  

In the event of an emergency, employees may be contacted and requested to report to work in the event of an emergency. This contact may be outside of your normal working hours (evenings/nights, weekends, and holidays). This service may require irregular work hours, work locations other than the official duty location, and may include duties other than those specified in your official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and you may be required to relocate to emergency sites. 

Department Website:

Special Requirements

To have your application considered for this job opportunity, please indicate the JC #238132 and Position # 163-778-1414-xxx 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). PLEASE NOTE:  Failure to comply with filing instructions or incomplete applications received will not be considered. Resumes are welcomed but 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. Only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed. If using education to qualify please submit a copy of your transcripts. If selected official transcripts will be required.

**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.**
** Applicants may be selected via resume review.**

Application Instructions

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: Until Filled

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. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

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: Mary Lou McCormack
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:

California Governor's Office of Emergency Services
Mary Lou McCormack
Human Resources Recruitment
3650 Schriever Avenue
Mather, CA 95655
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 -

    A Statement of Qualifications is REQUIRED and must be submitted with your application to be considered for this position.  Please see section “Statement of Qualifications” for further information.

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.


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:

General State Employment Benefits and Protections

Click here to view more information about the outstanding benefits offered to State employees.

Statement of Qualifications

All applicants MUST provide a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) for the hiring manager’s review. Failure to include an SOQ may disqualify an applicant from consideration.Your SOQ may determine your qualifications for this position. If your qualifications are competitive, you may proceed to the hiring interview. 

A resume in lieu of the SOQ responses may disqualify an applicant from consideration. A standard or generic SOQ may disqualify an applicant from consideration.

Please review the Duty Statement for the Information Technology Specialist II, Geospatial Developer. The SOQ should specifically outline how you meet any or all of the qualifications outlined in the Job Posting and Duty Statement.

The SOQ shall be no more than two pages.


  • Describe your background, experience, and/or training with geospatial technology, application development, and data analytics.  Please provide details of technology used.


  • Describe your experience collaborating in a group of professional/technical employees in the successful deployment and operations of a major program or project.


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

For assistance in uploading documents, including the SOQ, you may want to consider watching the following video from CalHR's Training Catalog: Upload SOQ to your Application Package

Examination and Salary Information

Examination Information

To obtain list eligibility please click on the link below for the Information Technology Specialist II examination bulletin:

Salary Information

NOTE:  Salaries do not reflect reductions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Information for actual reductions is available in the Human Resources Manual, Section 2113, Personal Leave Program (PLP) at Please refer to:


Service Employees International Union (SEIU) – Bargaining Units 1, 3, 4, 11, 14, 15, 17, 20 and 21

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail