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GIS Anaylst - Entry

Idaho Power Company

Boise,  Idaho
GIS Analyst
  • Supports the geospatial information needs of company business processes. Applies geospatial and computing technologies to solve problems and facilitate decisions, in support of internal customer projects.
  • Applies technical Geographic Information System (GIS) knowledge and expertise in the design, development, management, analysis, integration, and administration of geospatial database systems.
  • Using knowledge of programming languages to create web viewers and web applications. Uses scripting languages to automate repetitive analysis, mapping, and data verification tasks.



Knowledge of:

  • Good knowledge of geography, spatial analysis, and geographic information systems
  • Esri's GIS software and applications such as ArcGIS and ArcGIS Server
  • Good knowledge of cartography, including map design, use, production, and projections
  • Working knowledge of Esri's GIS software applications such as ArcGIS, and ArcGIS Server
  • Working knowledge of Esri's geodatabase format and the design, development, and use of databases in that format

Skills in:

  • Providing GIS project-level support
  • Communicating effectively with internal customers of varying GIS knowledge levels to assess GIS support requirements
  • Using GIS software tools to design, develop, document, and analyze spatial data
  • Spatial database management
  • Integrating spatial data from various sources into GIS databases and linking with non-spatial attribute databases
  • Spatial analysis and modeling
  • Project management

Ability to:

  • Effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Make decisions
  • Interact effectively with other employees regarding GIS issues
  • Understand and carry out complex written and verbal instructions
  • Accept responsibility
  • Adapt readily to new situations
  • Work in a team environment under close supervision
  • Troubleshoot problems with computer hardware and software



  • Bachelor's degree in geographic information systems (GIS), geography, cartography, or closely-related field.
  • Successful completion of "Introduction to Arc/GIS" training course, or equivalent.
  • Prefer: College course work specific to ArcGIS, and other Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) software.


  • One year of experience in the application of GIS technology, including a minimum of one year of experience with ArcGIS software OR an equivalent combination of appropriate education and experience that provides the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Demonstrated experience using ArcGIS and other Esri software.
  • Prefer: Demonstrated experience using JavaScript for web applications and/or python for automation scripting particularly as they relate to ESRI software and GIS data.

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