CAD/GIS Analyst

    • Job Tracking ID: 512171-705597
    • Job Location: Santa Barbara, CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: October 15, 2019
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Rincon Consultants, a highly qualified professional consulting firm comprised of environmental scientists, geologists, biologists, planners, soil scientists, wetland scientists, GIS professionals, LEED accredited professionals, and visual information specialists. We provide a wide range of services in environmental impact assessment, urban planning, soil and groundwater assessment & remediation, and biological resources, focusing on California's unique and challenging regulatory and policy environment.

Recognized as a 'Best Places to Work' in 2015, 2017 and 2019, we invest in our employees through competitive salaries, benefits and incentive programs designed to further the professional development of each employee in line with the firm's business goals and needs. 

We are seeking a dynamic, self-driven, and detail-oriented professional for a CAD/GIS Analyst opening to join our team in our Santa Barbara, Ventura or Redlands offices. (Regular travel to additional client sites for contract services may be required.)

This position's primary responsibility is to make basic to intermediate edits to AutoCAD drawings, create GIS based maps, enhance or create Adobe Illustrator documents, and produce visual simulations using Trimble Sketchup or equivalent. The candidate must be detail oriented (i.e. map scale/spatial orientation) and have a strong eye for cartographic and visual design. The candidate will have experience, knowledge, and skill in drafting methods, procedures, and techniques. The position will be responsible for generating custom and standard maps, diagrams and other technical graphics products to meet customer requirements. The position will utilize a combination of tools to create site maps, scaled cross sections, 3D visual simulations, shadow modeling, and other various products associated with environmental consulting.

Essential Functions:

Drafting work is performed using AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, and/or equivalent design and documentation software to prepare drawings of structures, facilities, land profiles, flowcharts, site plans, cross-sections, and similar graphics related to environmental services. The candidate will regularly import and revise information obtained from other engineering and planning firms in AutoCAD or similar formats. Experience interpreting, creating, or working with construction site plans is highly desired.

3D Modeling is performed using Trimble Sketchup or equivalent to create accurately scaled 3D models. Models are used in viewshed analysis, massing studies, shadow, visual simulations, verification, and light-based analysis and generally exported to pdf format.

GIS work is performed in ArcGIS 10.6, ArcGIS Pro, and QGIS. Additional knowledge of ESRI based field data collection and ArcGIS Online tools highly desired.


Experience and Skills:


  • Technical capacity
    • AutoCAD
    • ArcGIS
    • SketchUp
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Photoshop
    • Acrobat
    • InDesign
    • Microsoft PowerPoint & Word
    • Communication proficiency
    • Problem solving/analysis
    • Thoroughness
    • Collaboration skills
    • Organization

Required Experience:


  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience using standard AutoCAD and GIS tools to create technical graphics and mapping products
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience, knowledge, and skill in drafting methods, procedures, and techniques
  • Knowledge of software tools and applications including but not limited to AutoCAD, ArcGIS (Desktop, ArcGIS Online, and Collector for ArcGIS), Adobe (Acrobat/Photoshop/Illustrator), SketchUp, and applications within the MS Office Suite.
  • Experience working with construction site plans in both 2D and 3D formats
  • Understand, analyze and define user requirements and recommend cost effective systems solutions.
  • Organize, plan and complete projects efficiently.
  • The Analyst must be able to work in a fast pace environment and must be able to work well with team members and must be equally able to work alone. Must be enthusiastic and self-disciplined in order to organize time and prioritize assignments. Multitasking and problem-solving skills are essential. Excellent communication skills including experience working across multiple office locations is strongly desired.
  • IT/Networking/Hardware/General Desktop Support and Troubleshooting.

Total Rewards Package* Includes:

  • HMO, PPO, HDHP, Health Savings Account options
  • Three Weeks’ Vacation accrued in the first year
  • 401(k) / Profit Sharing Retirement Plan
  • 2x/Year Bonus Opportunities
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Eight Paid Holidays
  • Flexible Spending & Dependent Care
  • Employer-paid life and long-term disability insurance
  • Dental, vision, prescription drug
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Volunteer Pay for a Day
  • Legal Shield, Identity Protection, Pet Insurance
  • Professional Development
  • Mentoring
  • Patagonia Merchandise Partnership
  • And much, much more!

*All programs subject to review and change and are provided for regular, full-time employees

Rincon Consultants does not accept unsolicited applicant/candidate resumes from search firm recruiters and/or temporary agencies that do not have a signed contract and specified work order with Rincon Consultants. Further, such resumes received will be deemed the sole property of Rincon Consultants and no fees will be paid in the event Rincon Consultants subsequently hires such individual. Rincon Consultants is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.