Data Scientist - California Governor's Office of Emergency Services

 Information Technology Specialist

Are you looking for an exciting and fast-paced career? Join the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and be part of an organization that serves as a leader in emergency management and homeland security through dedicated service to all.  We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our team. If you are interested in a challenging opportunity in a high-energy, team-oriented environment, you are encouraged to apply.

The Information Technology Specialist III, Geospatial Data Scientist develops and applies methods to identify, collect, process, and analyze large volumes of data to build and enhance products, processes, and systems for emergency management.The incumbent will work in a dynamic environment to deliver interoperable Department solutions.The Geospatial Data Scientist will conduct data mining and retrieval, and apply statistical and mathematical analyses to identify trends, solve analytical problems, develop predictive models, and create visualizations that anyone can use.The Geospatial Data Scientist will apply the application of programing, statistics and visualization to glean insights from large and disparate data sources.


The incumbent requires expert-level knowledge and hands-on experience in data science. Performing in a leadership role on the Data and Geospatial team, the incumbent will work with architects, engineers, and GIS analysts to deliver complex algorithms, explanatory and predictive models, and visualizations to assist in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. The incumbent will initiate, build and maintain professional relationships with internal and external Cal OES partners to collaborate on providing quality solutions.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.


Working Conditions

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Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.


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Department Information

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is an emergency response, homeland security, and disaster recovery agency and as a result, is a dynamic and exciting place to work in a team-oriented environment. Cal OES provides training to enhance the understanding of emergency and incident management to all employees.

In the event of an emergency, employees may be contacted and requested to report to work in the event of an emergency. This contact may be outside of your normal working hours (evenings/nights, weekends, and holidays). This service may require irregular work hours, work locations other than the official duty location, and may include duties other than those specified in your official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and you may be required to relocate to emergency sites.

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Position Details

Job Code #: JC-238222
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Working Title: Data Scientist