Today, April 22nd, I am very happy to report that the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the reclassification of 140 existing positions into the GIS classification series that was approved two years ago (click here for that older announcement). This included the creation of a new item, GIS Technician I, to fill out our complete GIS series.
To view the board letter, click here (Reclassification Board Letter).
This action will the County’s ability to hire and retain Geographic Information Systems (GIS) staff that will help the County use geography and GIS technologies to support the citizens of the County more effectively for emergency response, citizen engagement, child and family well being, and analyis and decision making.
5 years of effort have finally come to this – that the County recognizes that the work of these 140 staff is focused on geographic technologies, not on the disparate positions that they were hired on. Thank you to the staff who have waited and labored patiently, doing a great job while waiting for this day.
What happens now?
County staff that want to transition onto these new items will be given the opportunity to meet the qualifications (since they are already doing the work, it will be straightforward). Those that do not will be able to continue in their current position.
Once the internal transitions have occurred, we anticipate releasing external exams to fill the lists so that County departments will be able to hire talent from outside the County.
More detailed Information about the positions
Current GIS job descriptions are found at the County’s Human Resources Class Specification Search site, which will have the most up to date information in the next few weeks. The CAO salary listing will have current salary information
To access the job descriptions:
- In the “Search Job Title” box type “Geographic” and you will see the GIS classifications listed. See the sample to the right.
To find the current salary listing, go to this link: http://cao.lacounty.gov/PDF/scha.pdf and find “Geographic” – the GIS series will appear.
Details as of August 1, 2012
To make things a bit easier, I have compiled the information from various sources into a single set of information here.
- Combined list: LA County Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Series Classifications and Specifications (April 22nd, 2014)
- Individual positions by order:
- GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN I
- GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN II
- SUPERVISING GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN
- GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS ANALYST
- SENIOR GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS ANALYST
- PRINCIPAL GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS ANALYST
- GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST
- GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGER II
- GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGER I
- GIS Classification salary levels (April 2014) - Excel Table - this information is also listed below.
|#||Item||Salary Schedule||Step 1||Step 2||Yearly||Yearly 2|
|4419||Geographic Information Systems Technician I||88C||$ 4,576.73||$ 6,002.82||$ 54,920.76||$ 72,033.84|
|4411||Geographic Information Systems Technician II||89F||$ 4,832.00||$ 6,002.82||$ 57,984.00||$ 72,033.84|
|4412||Supervising Geographic Information Systems Technician||94C||$ 5,492.64||$ 6,823.36||$ 65,911.68||$ 81,880.32|
|4413||Geographic Information Systems Analyst||94C||$ 5,492.64||$ 6,823.36||$ 65,911.68||$ 81,880.32|
|4414||Senior Geographic Information Systems Analyst||99B||$ 6,275.27||$ 7,795.82||$ 75,303.24||$ 93,549.84|
|4415||Principal Geographic Information Systems Analyst||103E||$ 7,045.55||$ 9,060.82||$ 84,546.60||$ 108,729.84|
|4416||Geographic Information Systems Specialist||108G||$ 7,951.27||$ 9,241.00||$ 95,415.24||$ 110,892.00|
|4417||Geographic Information Systems Manager I||S11||$ 9,890.30||$ -||$ 118,683.60|
|4418||Geographic Information Systems Manager II||S12||$ 10,631.85||$ -||$ 127,582.20|