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GIS Analyst

Positions assigned to this class are responsible for working with users of GIS to develop tools and data to support business processes including integrating GIS data and tools with other applications and data. Work involves interacting with a wide range of internal customers, understanding how GIS technology can improve business efficiency, and implementing systems to meet customer goals. Position incumbents must demonstrate strong communication skills, advanced skills in the design and development of GIS software and databases, and analytical skills and function as a change agent. Position incumbents may serve as project lead and may provide direction to assigned project staff.

Examples of Work:

  1. Participate in the development and implementation of GIS policies, plans and procedures.
  2. Assists end users in using standard GIS software and applications produced by Client GIS staff. Troubleshoot and resolve identified problems as appropriate.
  3. Create custom data and software applications to support specific business processes.
  4. Customizes GIS environments to fit specific individual and group requests.
  5. Works to improve the integration of spatial data and tools with other information systems and expand the use of GIS into new functional areas; develops solutions combining spatial and tabular data with appropriate software.
  6. Provides support to users of GIS applications.
  7. Performs configuration, implementation and support of custom designed GIS applications and tools.
  8. Trains users in the use of standard GIS tools and specific GIS applications developed by bureau and corporate GIS staff.
  9. Answers technical questions and solve user problems.
  10. Fosters relationships with user community to find new ways to apply GIS technology to improve workflows and data quality and efficiency.
  11. Evaluates and makes recommendations for vendor products needed to perform operations and develop products.
  12. Plans, designs and programs bureau wide GIS applications.
  13. Migrates GIS tools and applications to later releases of GIS software and databases as appropriate.
  14. Serves as technical lead on projects.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Information Systems -- General knowledge & experience

Operating systems

  • Advanced knowledge of GIS principles, methods and applied concepts
  • Thorough knowledge and experience using ESRI GIS software
  • Thorough knowledge of relational database products such as Microsoft SQL Server
  • Advanced knowledge and experience using the full range of GIS software tools, including hardware, software and database technologies
  • Advanced use of GIS for map production, complex analyses, and work flow integration

Analysis / Problem Solving/ Customer Service

  • Skill in supporting a variety of users with diverse needs and skill levels in using GIS technology
  • Skill in providing user training in GIS tools and applications

Projects / Leadership

Research / Documentation/ Training

  • Ability to research user requirements and specifications and propose solutions to both users and developers in a succinct and understandable format

Servers / Networks

Hardware

Data

Security / Quality Assurance

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