The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Job Details

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, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants. 


The Information Technology Group, Information Technology Section, has one opening for an Information Technology GIS Analyst II available within the Enterprise Water Systems Unit located at Metropolitan’s Headquarters in Los Angeles, California.

Job Summary


As an IT GIS Analyst II, you will report to the Team Manager and act as a technical specialist for GIS services including GIS analysis and GIS data processing, integrating GIS with other information technology systems, and GIS application support. You will also support the system administrator of the Enterprise Geographic Information System (EGIS) environment as well as plan, design, develop, and implement solutions which provide GIS based mapping and analysis functionality and tools to customers. You will develop tools and scripts to automate GIS workflows and system configuration using ArcPy and ModelBuilder. You may also assist with GIS projects providing technical GIS services. Expected projects will include integration with real-time data sources and mobile mapping technology.

Metropolitan's current EGIS environment is based on Esri ArcGIS software , including ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Image Server, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Portal, ArcGIS Online for Organizations, ArcSDE, and GeoEvent Processor. This environment also includes Oracle,Microsoft SQL Server, and PostgreSQL relational databases to store and manage large quantities of spatial and tabular data.

1. Learns and assists with configuration and customization of Commercial Off-the-Shelf Geographic Information Systems packages and integration with other systems.

2. Assists with the evaluation and testing of system upgrades and installations.

3. Troubleshoots and supports software and hardware; provides technical assistance to resolve problems; maintains information technology systems.

4. May participate on a project team.

5. Assists in developing custom Geographic Information System applications using standard commercial off-the-shelf software and development tools. May include integration with enterprise business systems.

6. Conducts spatial analysis and produces Geographic Information System maps and reports.

7. Performs Geographic Information System data processing including updating multiple data layers involving multiple data relationships and integration.

Job Requirements



Education and Experience:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and two years of relevant experience.

Relevant experience is defined as: work experience using ESRI GIS applications, performing GIS analysis, data processing and  mapping, as well as configuring and supporting GIS systems.

Required Knowledge of:  Geographic Information Systems, Geographic concepts, Cartography, Coordinate Systems, Map Projections, Spatial Analysis, Topology, Spatial Data Types, Spatial Data Conversion, GIS Applications, GIS Programming, GIS Web Services, Metadata concepts, color printers and large format plotters, relational databases, query and report writing tools; methods and techniques to design, develop, test and implement applications; object oriented programming concepts; Information Technology methods and procedures, including systems development life cycle; and current office technology and equipment.

Required Skills and Abilities to:  Perform GIS Analysis and Mapping; use GIS applications; use and maintain large format color plotters; perform GIS Data processing, conversions, projections, and digitizing; create and maintain GIS web services; provide routine technical system support; diagnose and resolve GIS related problems; assists with providing training; plan and perform a variety of assignments to meet business objectives; problem solve; prioritize and multi-task; communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; work independently and in a team environment; and operate current office equipment including computers and supporting applications.

Employees in this position may be required to obtain and maintain the following certifications, licensing and registrations:

• Valid California Class C Driver License that allows you to drive in the course of your employment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met or may be encountered by an employee to successfully perform the job duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job duties.

Physical Demands:  The work is sedentary.  Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to do the work.  However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as paper, books, or small parts; driving an automobile, etc.  No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

Work Environment:  The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, libraries, and residences or commercial vehicles, e.g., use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and traffic signals, etc.  The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.

Job Related Selection Criteria:
40% Technical competency
30% Job preparation (Education, Experience, Training)
10% Customer Service
10% Teamwork/Interpersonal Skills
10% Oral Communication
100% Total



• 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
• On-site fitness center
• Excellent working environment
• Hub of public transportation: rail, subway, buses, and taxis

• Public transportation reimbursements and van pools


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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

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


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