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Geospatial Applications Programmer – Department of Technology (1061)

City and County of San Francisco

Job detailsSalary$83,148 – $104,416 a yearJob TypeFull-timeLocation1 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103+ Leaflet | OpenStreetMap contributorsBenefitsPulled from the full job descriptionFamily leavePaid time offFull Job Description
Company Description
This announcement has been updated to adjust the Company Description.
IMPORTANT: Your application MUST include responses to the supplemental questionnaire found here:
Applicants must complete the supplemental questionnaire prior to starting the online application process. The application will not be reviewed without a completed supplemental questionnaire.
Why Work for the Department of Technology (DT)? DT is the centralized technology services provider in the City and County of San Francisco (CCSF). We deliver technology infrastructure and services to approximately 33,000 employees! With an annual operating budget of over $140M and approximately 260 employees, DT provides a host of services that range from Public Safety radio and wiring and Network services to Enterprise Support and the Cloud.
Benefits of Working for CCSF: In addition to challenging and rewarding work, the City provides a generous suite of benefits to its employees.

Job security, pension, and robust retirement options
Competitive pay with consistent bi-yearly or yearly increases
Hybrid Work with a minimum of 20% of time spent in our office in San Francisco, California for all IT related roles
Generous paid time off, family leave, and more!
Diverse work environment in a diverse city
Union protections and representation
Career development and growth move between departments, learn on the job, or take subsidized/reimbursed classes!

PEOPLE-CENTERED SOLUTIONS have a powerful, meaningful effect on the community each day with people at the heart of every solution!
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SHINE A LIGHT ON WHAT MATTERS join an award-winning production team at SFGovTV to help residents watch legislators or learn more about what makes this City great!
DRIVE INNOVATION deliver new, cutting-edge technology to residents and city partners to help San Francisco serve its residents!

Job Description
Department of Technologys San Francisco Enterprise Geographic Information Systems Program (SFGIS) seeks a geospatial applications developer to join and grow among a small cohort of seasoned technical professionals. As we help City entities help themselves, some problems may be sticky, or a vendors offering has value potholes that prevent smooth running. In those times, SFGIS might be called on to code solutions. With needs arriving from so many entities, and many geospatial parts in motion, it will be the difficult problems that require your attention.
To that end, the position requires demonstrated productivity in web application development direct from modern JavaScript frameworks. Our ideal of pervasive optionality is best served by those who create beyond a single vendors ecosystem and scaffolding, and are comfortable with data in structured, unstructured, spatial, and gridded forms. SFGIS application needs tend more practical and efficient, value-engineered rather than elegant and buttery smooth; extra points when leveraging open source.
Position Responsibilities

As identified by team, contribute original solutions in form of application development
Support SFGIS as it strives to deliver choice in geospatial solutions beyond one vendor
Automate vendor product workflows by leveraging API or scripting as most efficient
Create clear documentation and effective training for newly created solutions
Target 20% of time to new growing future-relevant technical proficiencies within SFGIS

Job Type:
The Permanent Exempt – Full Time position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the appointment officer. The anticipated duration of this project position is thirty-six (36) months and will not result in an eligible list or permanent civil service hiring.
Nature of Work:
Incumbent must be willing to work a 40-hour week as determined by the department. Travel within San Francisco may be required.
Work Location:
Incumbent will conduct the majority of work at the Department of Technology, One South Van Ness Avenue, 2nd Floor. However, there may be situations where the incumbent will be required to work at other sites throughout the City of San Francisco as necessary. This position is not supporting 100% working remotely that employee needs to work two days in the office every two weeks.

An associate degree in computer science or closely related field from an accredited college or university OR its equivalent in terms of total course credits/units [i.e., at least sixty (60) semester or ninety (90) quarter credits/units with a minimum of twenty (20) semester or thirty (30) quarter credits/units in computer science or a closely-related field].
Experience in application or software development or programming may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis (up to a maximum of two (2) years). One (1) year is equivalent to thirty (30) semester units / forty-five (45) quarter units with a minimum of 10 semester / 15 quarter units in computer science or a closely related field.
Completion of the 1010 Information Systems Trainee Program may be substituted for the required degree.
Desirable Qualifications
1. Productive experience creating applications with recent React framework (e.g. Remix)
2. Practical knowledge of Esri desktop and OGC desktop (QGIS) for spatial data management
3. Experience with PostgreSQL/PostGIS, pgAdmin, and free and open source geospatial data systems
4. Development experience with Esri GIS Server, Esri JS API, Mapbox GL JS
5. Demonstrated experience with Rust, Go, R, C#
6. Experience configuring multi-user virtual environments, or automated content creation therein
1) Security Clearances & Background Investigations: Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Clearance may be required. Positions in this classification may require that successful candidates who become eligible for appointment may be required to go through a background investigation to determine the candidate’s suitability for employment in this classification. Factors considered in the investigation may include employment history, use of illegal/controlled substances. Reasons for rejection based on this investigation may include, but not limited to applicable convictions, repeated or serious violations of the law, inability to accept supervision, inability to follow rules and regulations, falsification of application materials and/or other relevant factors. Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination.
Verification: Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point in the application and/or departmental selection process. Written verification (proof) of qualifying experience must verify that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications stated on the announcement. Written verification must be submitted on employers official letterhead, specifying name of employee, dates of employment, types of employment (part-time/full-time), job title(s), description of duties performed, and the verification must be signed by the employer. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which they are appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employees class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Commission Rules. Experience claimed in self-employment must be supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to the minimum qualifications of the position. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupations and total earnings must be submitted. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at
Note: Falsifying ones education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.
Additional Information
Compensation: $39.9750 – $50.2000 (hourly) / $83,148 – $104,416 (annually)
How to Apply:

In addition to submitting your application, you MUST submit this supplemental questionnaire:
Your application MUST include a resume. To upload, please attach using the “additional attachments” function.
Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time but not earlier than February 24, 2023.

You may contact Carol Wong via email at with questions regarding this opportunity.
Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered. Mailed, hand delivered or faxed documents/applications will not be accepted.
Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.
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All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.
The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.
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