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GIS Analyst

Cedar Rapids, IA, USA
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 01/12/18 4:00 PM Central Time
Salary $26.22 - $36.02 Hourly
$54,537.60 - $74,921.60 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: CSC- 500 15th Ave SW Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Department: Information Technology

Provides support and maintenance of a wide variety of City-wide Enterprise Geographic Information System Databases and programs, provide customer assistance, create maps, and analyze complex geographic data. Essential functions include use of the ArcGIS Suite of software products and geographic analysis. Performs related work as required.

The work is performed under the supervision of the GIS Manager but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative.

Position Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m.

Examples Of Essential Duties:
Creates and manages the City GIS geodatabases, including design, development, and analysis;
Imports and manages the data files used in the GIS system;
Coordinates and participates in the digitalization of base maps and the incorporation of other information into the GIS system using cartographic, analytical and other techniques to incorporate GIS data;
Meet with users to develop system or project requirements, and then transfer those requirements into design specifications that are used to obtain or develop GIS software and specific applications; Develops procedures to manipulate and utilize raw data and present data in narrative and graphical formats as required;
Uses GPS (Global Positioning System) to gather data for GIS related use and incorporate GPS data into the GIS;
Interprets GIS spatial data pertaining to City departments and divisions and makes data and operational modifications and adjustments to enhance GIS system operations and performance;
Responds to department and council requests for presentation quality reporting. May make formal presentations relating to GIS;
Inspects and maintains GIS hardware such as plotters, digitizers and computers, including making some repairs as needed;
Trains other City employees in the use of the GIS system and troubleshoots operational problems as requested;
Researches current development and innovations involved with GIS and technology;
Serves as backup to information technology issues at a first-level support;
Provides second level support for the Information Technology Department as required;
Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies, procedures and safety practices; Attends work regularly at the designated place and time;
Supports continuous process improvement initiatives; Performs related work as required.

Typical Qualifications:

Required Knowledge and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of GIS/CAD software, hardware and computer operating systems (specifically
Microsoft Windows, Microstation, AutoCAD, ESRI ArcGIS Suite, Relational Databases/SQL) and utilities used as the tools of GIS program customization and development; Good knowledge of the functions and operations of the Information Technology Division;
Good knowledge of the interpretation of legal descriptions;
Good knowledge of GPS, Lat Long, coordinate systems and projections as related to GIS; Ability to analyze spatial and tabular attribute data, and to prepare accurate and reliable reports containing findings, recommendations and conclusions;
Ability to work closely with GIS users and GIS programmers to develop innovative GIS solutions; Ability to train others in the use of computer operations and GIS software applications;
Ability to install, upgrade, support and troubleshoot desktop GIS software applications;
Ability to communicate effectively and maintain working relationships with department heads, other City employees, supervisory personnel, business and community groups, outside vendors and the public;
Ability to be scheduled and respond to on-call incident and emergency situations within the Information Technology Department;
Ability to assess problematic issues within the information technology environment and make appropriate judgment to correct issue;
Ability to work cooperatively and to maintain effective working relationships to accomplish job responsibilities;
Ability to work independently and make sound judgments based on available resources;
Ability to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology;
Ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.

Acceptable Experience and Training:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate's Degree in Geography, Planning,
Computer Science, Engineering, GIS, Geology, or closely related field, and
Considerable experience working with computer software, hardware, and operations related to GIS and CAD Systems (ESRI ArcGIS and Bentley Microstation preferred), or
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Required Special Qualifications:
Valid Iowa Driver's License.
Current National Crime Information Center (NCIC) Certification within six months of appointment.

Apply online here

City of Cedar Rapids
101 First Street Se
Cedar Rapids, IA, 52401 USA


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