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GIS Analyst I

State of Utah

Salt Lake County,  Utah
GIS Analyst

The State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) is seeking a full time GIS Analyst I. This is a full time position with full benefits. This is an entry level position with preference being given to individuals with a Bachelor's degree in Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Planning or a related field. Preference will also be given to those with 1-3 years of GIS experience and cartographic skills, experience with ESRI ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 or higher, metes and bounds interpretation and familiarity with the Public Lands Survey System (PLSS).

Principal Duties
As a GIS Analyst I, the list of duties below is only a partial example of duties that may be performed under this position. It does not include all tasks or duties that may be carried out.

  • Maintain GIS data within an Enterprise Geodatabase (ArcSDE) in a versioned environment
  • ArcGIS Online and Portal for ArcGIS maintenance
  • Design and maintain GIS services and web applications
  • Collector for ArcGIS maintenance
  • Internal projects and requests
  • Map production
  • Drone support and maintenance
  • Python for ArcGIS
  • Document data processes, integrity and quality
  • Analyze, summarize and review data

The Ideal Candidate
The list of skills below is a recommendation of capabilities that should be held by the applicant to successfully perform in this position.

  • Excellent cartographic skills and attention to detail
  • Map and interpret metes and bounds descriptions and aliquiot parts using the ArcGIS COGO tool
  • Experience or knowledge with the Public Lands Survey System
  • Experience or knowledge with editing in an SDE versioning environment
  • Experience or knowledge with creating and maintaining GIS services
  • Experience or knowledge with Collector for ArcGIS
  • Familiarity with GPS and/or drone
  • Georeference and digitize scanned maps
  • Perform and interpret slope analysis, viewshed analysis and 3D analysis
  • Appear for scheduled work with regular, reliable and punctual attendance
  • Prioritize, organize and complete tasks within a specified time frame
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Communicate effectively (written and oral)
  • Work independently and with others
  • Maintain a professional demeanor under a heavy workload or stressful situations
  • Effectively respond to and reconcile competing interests of governmental entities, community organizations, contractors and the public
  • Focus on customer needs and provide exceptional service to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Problem-solve and create innovative solutions
  • Interpret and apply standard operating procedures
  • Prepare graphic design layouts for presentations and maps Prepare and make effective presentations
  • Establish and maintain accurate records and documentation of processes

What You'll Love About Us

  • Great Company Culture. SITLA attracts and retains the best in the industry because we offer more than just competitive salaries. SITLA professionals know they are serving a higher purpose because their work impacts the lives of Utah students.
  • Work that Stays at Work. Genuine work/life balance!
  • Rest and Relaxation. Earn 4 hours of paid time off and 4 hours of sick leave every pay period.
    Health Benefits. Medical with HSA and FSA options, dental, and vision
  • Prepare for the Future. Pension or 401(k) options. State matches up to $26 per paycheck into your 401k on top of what you will already be receiving.

The Agency
The foundation of the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration is to serve as fiduciary of Utah's 3.4 million acres of trust lands. Unlike public lands that are held in public domain, trust lands are parcels of land held in trust to support 12 state institutions, but primarily the K-12 public education system. SITLA is constitutionally mandated to generate revenue from trust lands to build and grow permanent endowments for these institutions, which were designated by Congress in 1894. Utah's public school system is the largest beneficiary, holding 96% of all Utah trust lands. If you would like to learn more about SITLA, please visit

Supplemental Information

  • Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
  • Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.

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