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GIS Analyst

Columbia, SC, USA
This position designs and manages the Enterprise ArcSDE geodatabase and develops data maintenance plans, and performs related professional and technical work as required. The incumbent works within broad policy and organizational guidelines and does independent planning and implementation, reporting progress of major activities through periodic conferences and meetings.

Maintains and manages the Enterprise ArcSDE enterprise geodatabases including performance of configuration and tuning, database security and access, database compression and version management, archiving, replication and synchronization;
Develops and maintains GIS web applications for use by city departments and the public, publishing GIS web services, and assisting in maintaining GIS website;
Serves as a high level technical expert in design, development, implementation, and testing of complex GIS applications or significant enhancements to existing GIS applications;
Serves as highest-level technical expert, addressing issues of standards, strategy, technical requirements, and long-term administration and maintenance;
Coordinates directly with all city departments to develop and maintain specific GIS data and analysis;
Scopes and reviews the technical work of consultants, contracting agencies, and other organizations as appropriate;
Assists with scoping GIS projects;
Acts as back up to the GIS Administrator in their absence;
Coordinates and participates in the development, implementation, maintenance and use of the GIS system in multiple City departments;
Analyzes GIS technology requirements of City departments; develops plans to implement new or modified technology to help meet departments’ needs;
Evaluates implementation requirements, and recommends resources needed;
Designs and produces both simple and complex analytical GIS procedures to meet established needs; tests applications to ensure the desired end results;
Trains and assists end users with application implementation; resolves user problems with GIS-related hardware and software operations;
Contacts vendors to resolve technical problems as necessary;
Writes and maintains technical documentation to support new and existing GIS applications, including maintenance procedures and standards;
Maintains inventory of GIS system hardware and software;
Provides weekday, after-hours and weekend primary support for GIS systems;
Receives and responds to inquiries, concerns and complaints in areas of responsibility;
Performs general administrative/clerical work as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data, copying and filing documents, attending meetings, answering the telephone, etc.;

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, geography or closely related field;
Four (4) years of relevant prior experience;
Experience with GIS software, including ESRI’s ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online;
Valid South Carolina Class “D” Driver’s License.

The work is considered sedentary in nature and involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a recurring basis, 20 pounds occasionally, or routine keyboard operations.

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City of Columbia


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