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GIS Addressing Analyst

City of Augusta

Augusta,  Georgia
GIS Analyst

Analyzes all spatial and non-spatial data related to addressing to ensure accuracy for assignment and reassignment of addresses and roads in accordance to ordinances adopted to support all business processes and emergency services for the Master Road Naming and Addressing Database (MRAD). Directs all communications for addressing functions with various internal and external stakeholders. Reassigns addresses as needed for emergency response purposes and coordinates with the public to accomplish reassignment. Maintains authoritative road data records in accordance with Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) regulations. Works with co-workers, vendors, computer service personnel, employees, and government agencies to develop and support information systems.


  • Analyzes and directs all activities associated with the authoritative GIS features for addressing and roads. Enforces compliance with ordinances and GIS data related to Augusta's Master
  • Road Naming and Addressing Database (MRAD). Acts as the authorized reviewing agent for plan reviews associated with address assignment and road naming, coordinates addressing functions with all stakeholders, including developers, citizens, internal departments and external agencies including U.S Postal Service, GDOT, cable providers, and utilities.
  • Maintains and analyzes GIS data related to Public Safety systems. Troubleshoots address verification errors in software systems / relational databases used by emergency response agencies. Performs Quality Control measures, field checks information, and ensures addressing data is updated to public safety systems.
  • Oversees work of other personnel working on addressing-related work assignments and performs Quality Assurance activities on data prior to integration with Augusta's Enterprise Geodatabase.
  • Provides vendor support, evaluates departmental business processes, and coordinates integration of MRAD with business systems, including analyzing systems leveraging addressing spatially and provides detailed vendor specifications for integrations, oversees testing, and resolves issues with integration including returned mail.
  • Works with government agencies and the public in order to resolve sensitive matters related to address and road name changes. Writes government ordinances in accordance with federal guidelines in order to assign correct addresses to properties. Addresses properties that are not within guidelines, and maintains address ranges in the geodatabase.
  • Provides public outreach support, marketing materials, produces maps, deploys customized applications, maintains documentation, and answers questions from the general public and other governmental units regarding addressing matters.
  • Trains, familiarizes, and/or demonstrates duties to other personnel so that effective cross-training and continuity of the duties can be established in the department. Provides and maintains application security.


  • Provides final authority on assigning road names, street addresses, along with maintaining and editing MRAD.
  • Evaluates business system software applications that use addresses. Identifies addressing-related issues and creates solutions to solve problems related to spatial locations.
  • Reviews subdivision and other plans and is the responsible assigning agent in the government for the development plan review process for addresses and roads.
  • Evaluates addressing anomalies for public safety to address or re-address locations; and provides road names for approval to main post office from developers and engineers.
  • Manages the implementation of all address-related changes in documentation, and maintains a current and accurate geodatabase.
  • Presents information and instruction on the understanding and interpretation of maps, geodatabases, and addressing-related matters to internal and external agencies.
  • Trains other staff members (not necessarily subordinates) in GIS-related technology applications.


Education: Associate's Degree in Computer Science, Geography, or Geographic Information Systems
Experience: Two (2) years of experience in GIS/GPS field


  • Augusta & Richmond County geographical area
  • GIS/GPS concepts, theory and practices
  • Analytical skills for solving complex spatial relationships
  • Addressing concepts related to Public Safety, National Emergency Number Association (NENA),
  • FGDC Federal Geographic Data Committee, Next Generation 911
  • General surveying and mapping practices
  • Business Systems Integration
  • Problem solving techniques
  • Principles and application of customer service
  • ESRI software and databases such as SQL and SDE
  • Interpretation of field surveys, including plats of subdivision, meets and bounds descriptions and legal descriptions, and creation of boundaries and other features using the City's ArcGIS software
  • Processing complex legal documents from intake to completion of spatial and attribute database updates
  • Reading, analyzing, and interpreting documents, technical procedures, and a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Solving practical problems and dealing with a variety of concrete variables in situations where some standardization exists
  • Performing analytical functions and processes relating to GIS and databases
  • Operating GIS equipment, including computer hardware and GPS
  • Communications, both oral and written
  • Working independently with minimal instruction and direction


  • Possession of a valid driver's license with good driving history. If state license is other than Georgia or South Carolina, applicant must obtain a license in Georgia or South Carolina within 30 days of employment. *This position requires driving a county vehicle.*
  • GISP preferred but not required
  • GPS Certification preferred but not required

This position does require staff call in an emergency situation.


  • Data Utilization: Requires the ability to evaluate, audit, deduce, and/or assess data using established criteria. Includes exercising discretion in determining actual or probable consequences and in referencing such evaluation to identify and select alternatives.
  • Human Interaction: Requires the ability to work with and apply principles of persuasion and/or influence over others to coordinate programs or activities of a project, and resolve typical problems associated with the responsibilities of the job.
  • Equipment: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver, and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials requiring complex and/or rapid adjustments.
  • Verbal: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, advisory and/or design data and information.
  • Math: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of fractions; and the ability to interpret graphs.
  • Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, and leadership, and to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to resolve problems.
  • Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.
  • Physical Abilities: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.
  • Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
  • Environmental Factors: Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.

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