Data Solutions Division
The Data, Analytics, and Modeling Department provides SANDAG member agencies, elected officials, other organizations, and the public with information and technical resources for regional planning, funding, and policymaking efforts. The department represents a broad range of expertise from land use and transportation modeling, programming and website development, applied social research, public safety, demographics, and economics. The information the department gathers, analyzes, produces, delivers, and maintains is essential to the success of SANDAG.
As part of the Data, Analytics, and Modeling Department, the Data Solutions Division administers the data centers that support the agency’s modeling, forecasting, analysis, mapping, and visualization tools. These data centers include a wide range of spatial and non-spatial data acquired and maintained by a team of highly skilled professionals responsible for the development and delivery of the SANDAG activity-based transportation model, economic and demographic estimates and forecasts, geographic information systems, and criminal justice and public safety research.
GIS Analyst Roles
The GIS Analysts will collaborate with other team members responsible for creating sophisticated geographic information systems to help planners, modelers, and decision-makers visualize real-world events. These positions will prepare maps and analytical reports, maintain and enhance an urban land information system, and design, develop, test, maintain, and document GIS databases and applications to support planning, research, and public safety programs.
These positions are ideal for GIS professionals with a strong interest in furthering their expertise performing specialized mapping and analysis in a regional planning environment. We anticipate significant career development will occur while working on the types of duties and responsibilities described below and through mentoring and close collaboration with senior-level employees. Examples of primary responsibilities include:
Experience and Qualifications
For these positions, we are searching for candidates who are responsible and well-organized with an aptitude for analytical thinking, problem solving, and innovation. Excellent communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively, and the capacity to use sound judgment are key characteristics for these positions.
The minimum education, training, and experience qualifications include a bachelor’s degree with major course work in geography, planning, computer science, information technology, software engineering, or a related field and one to four years of recent career experience in a GIS or a research-oriented field. A Master’s degree is desirable.
The following information describes the specific types of career experiences that are most relevant to these positions.
Salary and Benefits
SANDAG rewards the efforts of its employees with a comprehensive compensation package. Competitive salaries are supplemented with a flexible offering of health, financial security, and time-off benefits to meet the work and life needs of employees and their families.
These positions will be filled at the Analyst I, II, or Associate level depending on qualifications and experience of the selected candidates. Positions at the Analyst I and II level are considered entry-level with job duties primarily related to learning and supporting core functions of the team. At the Associate level, employees are expected to independently coordinate more complex data analysis and mapping functions.
The annual salary ranges are: Analyst I - $52,598 to $81,527 per year; Analyst II - $57,989 to $89,883 per year; Associate Analyst - $63,933 to $99,096 per year.
Our benefits include traditional health, dental, and vision insurance as well as employee assistance, wellness, and work/life balance programs. Retirement and financial security benefits are provided through a pension plan and deferred compensation program. To support the need to rest and rejuvenate, SANDAG offers flexible work schedules and employees are provided with a bank of paid time off in addition to paid holidays.
We encourage all interested candidates to apply for these positions by completing a SANDAG Employment Application form. Resumes, cover letters, and work samples may be submitted in addition to the Employment Application but are not a substitute for this document.
The Employment Application can be downloaded in PDF format from the SANDAG website. Alternatively, a copy can be requested by calling (619) 699-1900 or emailing email@example.com. Completed applications and related materials can be submitted via email, fax, regular mail, courier, or delivered by hand. See our Careers / How to Apply webpage for additional information.
These positions are Open until Filled. The first review of applications will begin on Friday, August 2, 2019.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), SANDAG will accommodate persons who require assistance in order to apply for a position at SANDAG. Applicants requiring an accommodation due to a disability during any stage of the recruitment and selection process, including requesting this document and related application materials in an alternative format, should make their needs known by contacting Human Resources at (619) 699-1900, (619) 699-1904 (TTY), fax (619) 699-6905, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To help us further evaluate the skills and experience of individuals interested in these positions, applicants are asked to respond to the Supplemental Question below. The response can be up to 500 words and should be submitted with the Employment Application. This is considered a required component of the application; applications received without a response will be screened out of the selection process.
Describe a project you were involved in that required the integration of various sources of data. Explain the goal of the project, the types of data used, and your role in the project.
Candidate Selection and Notification
Following the first review date for applications, all candidates will receive written confirmation that their application was received. The hiring manager will begin reviewing and evaluating applications within a few days of the close date. The best qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the selection process. All candidates will receive written notification as to the final outcome of their application.
The SANDAG website contains a wealth of information about our various project and program areas. The Careers section of the site lists all of our current Job Openings as well as information on how to apply for positions and Frequently Asked Questions about our recruitment process.
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, applicants hired by SANDAG must show acceptable proof of identity and evidence of authorization to work in the United States.
SANDAG is an Equal Opportunity Employer