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GIS Analyst

Morgantown, WV, USA

The GIS Analyst applies analytical approaches to a variety of mapping projects. The GIS Analyst pre-plans mapping fieldwork; works with data downloads, conversions and computations; integrates data into GIS; prepares maps; performs database maintenance; and, performs spatial analysis. The GIS Analyst works with other City directorates including the Stakeholder Advisory Committee to support and promote the GIS Program and GIS/GPS projects.

• Develops, administers, and maintains GIS databases and exhibits and ArcGIS Online organization.
• Performs geodatabase design, maintenance and documentation.
• Troubleshoots GIS applications.
• Performs database entry and computer modeling for GIS projects.
• Performs data queries and spatial analysis, including the identification of relationships among various types of data.
• Performs geospatial data processing, management, analysis and documentation.
• Gathers, analyzes, determines and integrates spatial data.
• Prepares maps and exhibits for studies and reports and gives presentations and demonstrations.
• Cooperates with and serves as a team leader for other City directorate staff, as needed, to complete projects and identify GIS-based opportunities within departments.
• Provides GIS technical support to City directorates.
• Writing of GIS RFPs and GIS contract administration.
• Develops, implements, and monitors GIS policies, procedures, and practices.
• Develops, implements, and monitors overall GIS quality control program.
• Represents the City at various business functions.
• Actively participates in the Stakeholder Advisory Committee for GIS Program Implementation
• Performs other functions and duties as assigned by supervisor.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE The City of Morgantown is looking for highly motivated and experienced candidates. The ideal candidate is someone that...
• Is able to work in a professional setting with administrators, engineers, planners, technicians, etc.
• Has the Ability to function under time constraints and be flexible to work when needed, including day and evening meetings.
• Can complete a combination of office and fieldwork requiring physical and mental ability applying knowledge and technical expertise to complex problems and situations.
• Demonstrates experience working on multiple GIS projects within various priority levels

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Acceptable Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Geography, Cartography, GIS, planning, or closely related field.
• Two (2) to four (4) years of professional experience in GIS, particularly with ESRI’s ArcGIS Server, SQL Server, ArcGIS desktop software, and ArcGIS Online.
• Excellent GIS knowledgebase as well as strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Experience with GPS, including the collection, development, organization, and management of field-acquired data.
• The ability to assist and support inter-directorate relations and workflows.
• A team player possessing demonstrated strength in analytical, communication, planning, time-management, and organizational skills.
• Possession and maintenance of a valid driver’s license. Desired Qualifications
• Master’s degree from an accredited university Geography, Cartography, GIS, planning, or closely related field. A Master’s degree in a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the acceptable experience.
• Experience with ESRI’s ArcGIS Spatial Analysis, 3-D Analyst, Network Analyst, SketchUp, and AutoCAD Civil3D.
• Familiarity with utilizing GIS in local government.
• Knowledge of various federal, state and local data resources.

BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION The salary for this position is $54,650.00 per year.

• Retirement – Employee participates in the City of Morgantown Pension Plan. Employee contributes 6 percent and is vested after 10 years, entitling the employee to an escalating benefit beginning at 25% of annual pay. Unvested contributions are returned with interest at separation. Additional plan details are available upon request.
• Longevity Pay – Employees are eligible following the third year of service.
• Vacation – Pro-rated and based on employment. Employees accrue 15 days in first year which begins on the first day of employment.
• Sick Leave – Employees accrue 18 sick days per year and 10 of those
may be used for family illness. Start accruing during the 10th day of the first month of employment.
• Heath Insurance – Low premiums, large provider network. Employees are eligible on the first of the month following the start date.
• Health Reimbursement Account – City contributes $1,500 per year. That can be used for anything that insurance covers (i.e., deductibles, co-pays etc.). Employees are eligible on the first of the month following the start date.
• Dental Insurance – $1,000 coverage. Allows 2 cleanings per year that are covered at 100%. Extractions, fillings are covered at 80 percent, dentures, crowns, bridges, covered at 50 percent.
• Vision Insurance – Plan pays for 80 percent up to $400 that covers an eye exam, glasses, and contacts.
• Flex Spending – Can contribute up to $1,500 a year. Used for anything the insurance does not cover (vision over $400 or dental work over $1,000).
• Long Term Disability – After being absent for 90 days. Employees are eligible the first month following the start date.
• Life Insurance – $50,000 which starts the first month following the start date.

HOW TO APPLY The City of Morgantown is announcing an opening for the position of full-time GIS Analyst. The GIS Analyst works under the supervision of the Assistant City Manager. Individuals interested should submit a resume, cover letter, and two (2) professional references to For questions, contact the City of Morgantown Human Resources Department at 304-284-7451. The City of Morgantown is an equal opportunity employer. The deadline to apply is June 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Apply via email to

City of Morgantown
389 Spruce Street
Morgantown, WV, 26505 USA
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