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GIS Analyst / Advanced GIS Analyst

Bowling Green Municipal Utilities

Bowling Green,  Kentucky
GIS Analyst

Applications are now being accepted for the position of GIS Analyst/Advanced GIS Analyst.  The work schedule for this full-time position is 7:30a to 4:30p Monday through Friday.  BGMU offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees that includes health, dental, life, LTD, paid holidays, leave benefits and a retirement plan. The GIS Analyst assists the GIS Administrator in maintenance and related support of BGMU’s water and wastewater systems management.    

The duties for this position include:

  • Analyze data and make recommendations in its use / application.
  • Assist in development of GIS and related policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Perform daily GIS system maintenance tasks.
  • Perform GIS data entry and database development tasks.
  • Produce maps as required.
  • Collect and edit water and wastewater system GIS data.
  • Respond to support requests from BGMU crew personnel, private contractors, developers, and BGMU customers.
  • Enter water and wastewater work order system data.
  • Maintain accurate records and prepare reports.
  • Assist Project Managers and Engineering Superintendent in development of field and/or office engineering data to support projects.
  • Use GPS survey tools.

Skills and other attributes required: 

  • Competency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook software programs, as well as a high level of knowledge of the principles of Geographical Information Systems including its uses and applications.
  • Practical experience in ESRI/ArcGIS software; additional experience with GIS-based mapping software is preferred (e.g. AutoCAD/AutoDesk, MapInfo, QGIS).
  • GIS database management experience including: error troubleshooting and correction; data conversion; use of Python, SQL, Arcade (or other query language in broad use).
  • Experience working with an Enterprise versioned geodatabase system.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using GIS-related equipment including plotters, scanners, and GPS equipment.
  • The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in the course of work at all levels, with a focus on quality service to internal and external customers is essential.

Minimum requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in one of the following: Geographic Information Systems, Geography, City and Regional Planning, Computer Science or Engineering.  GIS Certificate from an approved undergraduate GIS program.  Two (2) years of practical work experience in an enterprise versioned geodatabase environment. 

Preferred requirements:  Successful completion of the GISCI Geospatial Core Technical Knowledge Exam in pursuit of GISP certification.  Preference also given to candidates demonstrating experience with ArcPro, AGOL/Portal, Collector, Survey123, and other field applications.

Advanced GIS Analyst:  Applicants who have already attained GISP certification and who have completed four (4) years of practical work experience in a GIS environment may qualify for Advanced GIS Analyst.


Applicants must apply online at  Applicants lacking a computer with internet access can find these tools at the Kentucky Career Center, 803 Chestnut Street in downtown Bowling Green.  This position is open until filled, and has no residency requirements.  Full consideration will be given to applications received by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, January 11, 2021. 

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