Main content

GIS Analyst

​The Presidio Trust is seeking a GIS Analyst to join the newly formed Planning and Compliance Department at the Presidio of San Francisco. The Presidio is a 1,500 acre national park with a richly layered history; landscapes that include wildlife, native plants, historic military buildings animated by more than 3,000 residents and 200 companies; and offering visitors some of the most iconic views of the San Francisco Bay.

As part of the Presidio Trust, an innovative federal agency created to save the Presidio of San Francisco as a national park and welcome the public, the Planning and Compliance Department creates innovative, efficient, and inclusive plans and guidelines that advance the Trust's mission and strategic goals, and guides the transformation of the Presidio into a world-class urban national park. This interdisciplinary team designs and implements inclusive, participatory planning processes to ensure that Trust plans reflect the aspirations and interests of a broad cross section of our community. They oversee efficient permitting and compliance processes for all building, landscape, and infrastructure projects to protect the Presidio's significant history and ecology and advance Trust strategic goals and the public interest. Learn more at

Our ideal candidate works well in a team and would thrive in a collaborative work environment. You have a positive and motivated attitude, a strong work ethic, and are willing to go the extra mile to achieve high quality work.

Applications received by May 28th, 2019 will receive first consideration. We are planning to hold interviews the week of June 3rd, make a job offer the week of June 10th, and set a work start date of July 1st, 2019.


  • Assist in conducting field surveys and data collection activities using GPS equipment with ArcGIS Online to inventory park assets including utilities, transportation infrastructure, landscape features, trails, etc. Work with multiple departments to coordinate field data collection.
  • Assist in creating high quality mapping and graphic products in support of multiple departments.
  • Assist in editing, creating, and managing ArcGIS Online maps for use throughout the organization.
  • Assist in creating, maintaining, and updating park related digital mapping information. Perform research to obtain and expand park related data sets.
  • Assist handling data requests for mapping, CAD, and GIS datasets from contractors, partners, federal agencies, regional city and county governments. Consult with organization contacts when necessary to obtain data, permissions, and guidance for data requests.
  • Assist in providing technical support to GIS users within the organization.


  • Bachelor's degree from a four year college in GIS, geography or a related field, AND at least one year of related experience.
  • In depth knowledge of principals of mapping, GPS, usage of aerial photography, principals of GIS, database management. Ability to read, understand, develop, manipulate, and analyze geographic information in a variety of data formats.
  • Knowledge and understanding of ESRI ArcGIS software including; ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, and ArcGIS extensions including Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst, Publisher, etc.
  • Knowledge of common GIS and ESRI data formats including; geodatabase, shapefiles, raster data, terrains, TIN, aerial photos, geocoding, etc.
  • Understanding and practice of cartographic principals and graphic design including; symbology, color, layering, and layout to produce high quality mapping and graphic products.
  • Knowledge of Windows operating systems (Windows 10) and mobile device operation systems (iOS, Android, Windows CE) and mapping related software packages.  Knowledge of AutoCAD, Trimble Pathfinder Office and some knowledge of programming languages (Python, Visual Basic, SQL) is a plus.
  • Ability to maintaining attention to detail with a high frequency of interruptions.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical publications. Ability to write procedural documents and guidelines.
  • Ability to effectively present information, respond to questions, and otherwise effectively deal with managers, employees, and professionals within the Trust and other agencies and organizations.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret and variety of technical instructions and deal with abstract and concrete variables.
  • Valid Driver's License


  • Passion for parks; strong desire to work for the Presidio

About the Presidio Trust Park Development & Visitor Engagement Division

The Planning and Compliance Department is part of the Park Development and Visitor Engagement Division, dedicated to welcoming and sharing the Presidio experience with people of all ages and backgrounds through planning, philanthropic, and public programs in fulfillment of the Presidio Trust mission. This multi-talented division develops and directs historic planning and design efforts for leasing and redevelopment of Presidio residential, non-residential, and natural/open space areas; and manages the Trust philanthropy program, designing strategies for park projects funded by the philanthropic sector. This team designs and implements public participation strategies within the context of a National Historic Landmark District, and provides both free public programming and revenue generating activities, bringing outdoor programs and signature events to the park. Lastly, this team supports community outreach and engagement, providing opportunities to build meaningful connections to place through site-based art exhibitions, recreation and wellness activities, and self-guided adventures.

Background & Driver's License Review & Investigation

The Presidio Trust has identified this position as subject to a standard employment and driver's license background investigation, which shall consist of a review of applicable county, state and Federal criminal and civil records. An individual's granting of a background investigation and resulting report is voluntary, however, employment is contingent upon the successful completion of the investigation. The Trust may refuse to hire an individual, rescind an offer of employment, or review and terminate the employment of a current employee who does not successfully complete a background investigation.