General Dynamics Information Technology GEOGRAPHIC INFO SYSTEMS (GIS) Programmer/Analyst for Natural Resource Programs in Vallejo, California

Job Description

GEOGRAPHIC INFO SYSTEMS (GIS) Programmer or Analyst for Natural Resource Programs

GIS Analyst or GIS Programmer working with US Forest Service processing data for national lands projects involving vegetation, watershed and other projects. Work on this project requires knowledge of and demonstrated skill in the use of the following software: ESRI GIS products such as ArcGIS, Arc SDE, and use of databases including SQL and Access (Microsoft) databases. Oracle is a plus.

Exciting position in Vallejo CA, supports various Forest Service areas and involves processing spatial and tabular data, data manipulation with ArcGIS, extensions, standard toolboxes and python programming. Will provide Quality Control support of National Applications GIS Data and other Data. Databases include working with customized SQL. Position may permit work in Sacramento.

Responsible for GIS programming with ArcGIS and extentions. Designing, planning, implementing and administering GIS software and databases, including security, access, and documentation.

  • Participates in the design, maintenance, enhancement, coding, and administration of software and relational databases.

  • Analyzes and determines information needs and elements, data relationships and attributes, data flow and storage requirements, and data output and reporting capabilities.

  • Coordinates new data development ensuring consistency and integration with existing data warehouse structure. Uses data from US Forest Service Enterprise data sources.

  • Participates in continuous improvement efforts in enhancing performance and providing increased functionality, including performing proactive maintenance such as ensuring continued space availability, monitoring activity, and documenting problems, changes, and solutions.

  • Tests designed applications, validates data.

  • Assignments may include design of data dictionaries, database structure and layout, installing, upgrading, and managing database applications.

  • Stay current on best security practices in relation to organizational requirements.

  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned.

  • Participates in special projects as required.


  • Minimum 5 years use of GIS.

  • Bachelors in a Geography, Forest Mgt, Remote Sensing, Land Management, Earth Sci, Wildlife Biology, OR

  • Bachelors in Computer Science with relevant work experience and GIS Certification, OR

  • Associated Degree or High School diploma and 15 years experience, Plus ArcGIS Certification


  • Minimum of 5 years of related to GIS map software, GIS database, other data sources (SQL scripts, oracle), and/or administration experience.

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors. With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.



Requisition ID2018-39122

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Job FunctionInformation Technology

Security Clearance LevelNone

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