Job Posting: Geographic Information System Division Chief

California Governor's Office of Emergency Services

Geographic Information System Division Chief

$6,495.00 - $8,070.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

This job posting originally closed on 7/19/2019. To obtain additionally candidates, we have re-posted as Until Filled. If you already submitted an application package, don't need to apply again, to be considered for interviews.

Under direction of the Response Systems Integration Branch Chief, the GIS Division Chief (Research Data Supervisor II) is responsible for planning, organizing, supervising, controlling and coordinating activities for GIS staff. The GIS Division is responsible for data analysis, data visualization development, map development, testing and documentation requested by various Cal OES program areas for spatial data, with particular emphasis on operational requirements utilized for emergency planning, response and recovery. The GIS Division is responsible for developing, implementing, and continued research and improvement of Cal OES location information and situational awareness tools.

This position is responsible for the Cal OES location information Data Management Plan, information templates and applications, emergency management data sharing collaboration with Cal OES partners, and data availability, include mobile collection and distribution streams. These responsibilities are critical to the decision making processes with Cal OES before, during and after emergencies. 

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

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Geographic Information System Division Chief
$6,495.00 - $8,070.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

In the event of an emergency:

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. As an employee, you 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.

Limited Term and Emergency hire positions may be extended with the possibility to become permanent to support emergency operations and our Department Mission.

Department Website:

Special Requirements

How to apply:

To have your application considered for this job opportunity, please indicate the JC #160670 and Position # 163-318-5737-001 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).

NOTE: Incomplete applications received will not be considered. Resumes are required and 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.

If using education to qualify please provide a copy of your degree/transcripts. If selected for the position you may be asked to provide official transcripts.

Only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed.

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.**

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.

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: LaRayne Dechaine
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:

LaRayne Dechaine
Human Resources Recruitment
3650 Schriever Avenue
Mather, CA 95655
Drop off at 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 -

    Please refer to the Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) section at the bottom of this job bulletin for the filing instructions and the Supplemental Questions. Applications submitted without the SOQ will not be considered.

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.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

Knowledge of:

  • Principles, practices, and trends of public administration, including management, organization, planning, cost/benefit analysis, budgeting, and project management and evaluation

  • Employee supervision, training, development and personnel management

  • Current geographic information tools, technologies and business practices

  • Principles of geographic data management design and maintenance

  • State level information management policies and procedures

  • Cal OES goals and policies

  • Cal OES's Affirmative Action Program objectives

  • A manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives

Ability to:

  • Develop and evaluate alternatives, make decisions and take appropriate action

  • Establish and maintain priorities

  • Effectively develop and use resources

  • Identify the need for and assure the establishment of appropriate administrative procedures

  • Plan, coordinate and direct the activities of GIS staff

  • Make effective use of interdisciplinary teams

  • Reason logically and creatively and use a variety of analytical techniques to resolve managerial problems

  • Present ideas and information effectively, both orally and in writing

  • Consult with and advise administrators and other interested parties on a variety of subject-matter areas, translating technical data processing terms into everyday language

  • Gain and maintain the confidence and cooperation of executive management, the GIS staff and supporting partners

  • Effectively contribute to Cal OES’s affirmative action objectives


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:

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
LaRayne Dechaine
(916) 845-8338

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Robin Frazier
(916) 845-8527
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Statement of Qualifications (SOQ)

All applicants must provide a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) for the hiring manager’s review. Failure to include an SOQ will disqualify an applicant from consideration. Your SOQ will determine your qualifications for this position.


The SOQ illustrates a candidate's ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing, and serves as a first screening to determine how an applicant’s education and experience qualify them for the position. Resumes, letters, and other materials do not take the place of your response to the SOQ and if submitted it may disqualify your application package from consideration. Candidate must follow the instructions outlined.

Please prepare a written statement, no longer than two pages (total), single-spaced, responding to the following question(s).

  • What is your vision for Geographic Information Systems in Emergency Management?

  • Coordination and Collaboration are key aspects of this position, what is your approach to coordination and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders?

  • This position leads a specialized staff of analysts and specialists, what is your approach to leadership and managing multiple staff?

  • This position works with executive leadership, what is your experience working with executives and how do you prioritize high level assignments?


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


To obtain List Eligibility for this position, please click on the link below for the Research Data Supervisor II 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.