Job Posting: Geospatial Architect

California Governor's Office of Emergency Services

Geospatial Architect

$8,119.00 - $10,880.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

        **This is a reposting. If you applied previously, you don't need to reapply.**

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.

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The Information Technology Specialist IIII, Geospatial Architect defines and leads the implementation of Cal OES’s geospatial data architecture. This position provides leadership to the Data and Geospatial Services Unit and works with system and software engineers in delivering technical solutions and support to internal Cal OES partners. The incumbent will have experience in partner-facing roles and success in operating within enterprise-scale system environments. The incumbent serves as a specialized advisor providing expertise and strategic technical direction in the development of architectural platforms, geospatial data performance, and systems aligned with current and future organizational needs. 

The incumbent requires expert-level knowledge and hands-on experience in designing efficient and complex data and geodatabase designs for transaction processing, data analytics, and data warehousing.  Utilizes master-level knowledge and skills in future technology trends, technical components, interfaces, protocols and architectures to advise management on formulating a geospatial data management strategy, policy, and governance. 

This position will deal with California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS) and secure information, as such a background check via Cal DOJ Live Scan and need for a FEMA/DHS security clearance will be required to fulfill the responsibilities of this position. 

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 Architect
$8,119.00 - $10,880.00
# 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 #238171 and Position # 163-778-1415-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
Excludes Weekends & Holidays. Please leave at the 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 -

    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 will determine your qualifications for this position. If your qualifications are competitive, you will 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 III, Geospatial Architect. 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 three (3) pages.


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


  • Explain your experience with “designing” data sets and information flows that support business processes.  Provide examples.


  • Experience in developing technology strategies or roadmaps that align with an organization’s mission. Please detail the experience you gained and the challenges you faced.  


  • Describe your experience in leading 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

Salary and Examination Information

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

Examination Information

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

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