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GIS Analyst I/II/III/ Sr. Analyst

Louisville/Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District

Louisville,  Kentucky
GIS Analyst

Job Summary

GIS Analyst I (Grade 15)
Utilizes Geographic Information System techniques to provide a better understanding of certain variables in a given geographic location. Extracts data from GIS software and uses varying analysis methods to arrive at results. Recommends appropriate reactionary strategies in response to GIS analysis. Provides maps and data sets to clients to supplement analysis. Works in conjunction with CADD drafters and technicians.

GIS Analyst II (Grade 16)
Utilizes Geographic Information System techniques to provide a better understanding of certain variables in a given geographic location. Extracts data from GIS software and uses varying analysis methods to arrive at results. Recommends appropriate reactionary strategies in response to GIS analysis. Provides maps and data sets to clients to supplement analysis. Works in conjunction with CADD drafters and technicians. May lead and direct the work of others.

GIS Analyst III (Grade 17)
Utilizes Geographic Information System techniques to provide a better understanding of certain variables in a given geographic location. Extracts data from GIS software and uses varying analysis methods to arrive at results. Recommends appropriate reactionary strategies in response to GIS analysis. Provides maps and data sets to clients to supplement analysis. Works in conjunction with CADD drafters and technicians. Leads and directs the work of others.

Senior GIS Analyst Grade 18
Utilizes Geographic Information System techniques to provide a better understanding of certain variables in a given geographic location. Extracts data from GIS software and uses varying analysis methods to arrive at results. Recommends appropriate reactionary strategies in response to GIS analysis. Provides maps and data sets to clients to supplement analysis. Works in conjunction with CADD drafters and technicians. Leads and directs the work of others. May provide consultation on complex projects.

Essential Job Functions

GIS Analyst I (Grade 15)
Uses various ArcGIS applications to produce both cartographic and analytical maps and products. Maintains, updates and creates spatial and tabular data into GIS databases, such as Lateral Extensions (LE), Elevation Certificates, Solutions, and Letters of Map Change (LOMC). Catalogs and inventories GIS data, including metadata creation. Captures GIS data in different formats using GPS, electronic data recorders, digitizers, and other means. Downloads, converts and uploads GIS data available from internal and external sources to make them usable. Analyzes GIS data utilizing complex spatial analyses tools and data queries. Promotes the utilization and incorporation of geospatial information into department workflows. Creates custom maps both cartographic and analytical in nature for MSD staff using ARCGIS. Creates standard maps such as Board Maps and Sewer Atlas sheets. Extracts GIS data to distribute to MSD contract staff working on MSD projects. Mounts and/or laminates maps. Ensures GIS data quality control, including reviewing data for completeness and accuracy. Identifies and corrects errors or omissions in the data. Submits records for working files and final retention per MSD policy and procedures.

GIS Analyst II (Grade 16)
Maintains and updates versioned GIS databases. Maintains linkages to other databases, such as Sanitary, Drainage, SRIAMS, Mowing, and MSD Properties. Synchronizes GIS databases with Hansen database. Designs, develops, implements, customizes, enhances and maintains GIS data. Develops, maintains and updates discipline specific GIS databases. Modifies GIS data to create information products to meet discipline specific needs. Develops and applies GIS analysis solutions to meet other discipline specific needs. Serves as the GIS technical lead and point of contact on discipline specific GIS and related matters. Fulfills customer requests in a timely manner in compliance with department processes by providing data, maps, reports, and related deliverables. Ensures GIS data quality control, including reviewing data for completeness and accuracy. Identifies and corrects errors or omissions in the data. Provides quality control with regard to discipline specific in-house data capture (data conversion), the evaluation of data acquired from outside of the organization and database construction. Performs facilities analysis to resolve data conflicts. Submits records for working files and final retention per MSD policy and procedures. Performs duties of GIS Analyst I as needed.

GIS Analyst III (Grade 17)
Administers individual data and application development projects. Leads data analyses and data conversion. Leads development of spatial analyses and GIS information products creation from the GIS and related software and subsystems. Supports GIS systems integration. Designs, develops, tests, documents, and certifies applications, programs and systems functionality. Supports systems and applications development and implementation. Develops project plans. Coordinates with vendors (consultants) and internal project teams to accomplish plan tasks in order to meet user/ data/software requirements. Troubleshoots GIS software and application issues. Ensures GIS data quality control, including reviewing data for completeness and accuracy. Identifies and corrects errors or omissions in the data. Provides quality control with regard to discipline specific in-house data capture (data conversion), the evaluation of data acquired from outside of the organization and database construction. Performs facilities analysis to resolve data conflicts. Diagnoses and troubleshoots problems experienced with the use of GIS and related software. Trains users in various aspects of the GIS software, database creation and use. Completes customer requests in a timely manner in compliance with department processes by providing data, maps, reports, and related deliverables. Serves as GIS technical resource to MSD employees. Provides technical leadership and support to GIS users throughout the organization. Supports cartographic design and high quality map production. Submits records for working files and final retention per MSD policy and procedures. Performs duties of GIS Analyst II as needed.

Senior GIS Analyst Grade 18
Plans and implements GIS activities with programmers and technicians. Designs, develops, implements, and maintains the organization's GIS. Installs and tests applications/programs and develops documentation that describes the operating procedures for using them. Troubleshoots functional aspects of department applications/systems issues to ensure acceptable uptime. Leads ArcGIS online for Organization (AGOL) subscription access for LOJIC Intranet and provides technical support. Develops technical specifications, prepares RFP, solicits and evaluates proposals, and determines project deliverables for procurement of GIS Contracts. Assists the GIS Products Administrator in providing reports and various analysis using GIS data as it relates to, but not limited, to, MSD Capital Projects, Hansen Work Orders and Services Requests, Coordinated Capital Investment, Sewer and Drainage statistics, FIRM data and flow monitoring data. Evaluates, analyzes and validates spatial data and information needed to fulfill GIS requests. Designs complex spatial models and workflows to support efficient GIS processes using geo-processing scripts. Acquires, examines and documents GIS data sets and redesigns for optimal use. Designs web-based applications and tools. Designs and implements training plans. Drafts and publishes in-house, focused training curriculum and coordinates and conducts GIS training classes and workshops. Consults with users to identify new data/software requirements. Analyzes GIS related workflows and the assigning or scheduling of work to meet priorities and goals. Partners with users in planning and designing analytical procedures and methodologies to meet requirements. Supports users in identifying and defining appropriate applications of the GIS and associated products to facilitate efficient workflows. Represents GIS functional interests in all GIS related projects and interactions. Consults on internal projects for custom cartography, data creation, data updates and data conversions. Provides in-depth project assessment, project planning and staff training recommendations. Provides technical leadership and support to GIS users throughout the organization. Writes, maintains and reviews procedures and application documentation. Ensures GIS data quality control, including reviewing data for completeness and accuracy. Identifies and corrects errors or omissions in the data. Provides quality control with regard to discipline specific in-house data capture (data conversion), the evaluation of data acquired from outside of the organization and database construction. Performs facilities analysis to resolve data conflicts. Develops and implements quality control procedures. Develops and implements department appropriate records management procedures to ensure department-wide compliance with the creation, receipt, classification, maintenance, storage, destruction and disposal of department records, documents and related information as required by MSD policies/procedures and federal, state and local ordinances, regulations, permits and consent orders. Performs duties of GIS Analyst III as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Necessary to the Work

GIS Analyst I (Grade 15)
Knowledge of basic and advanced GIS concepts; knowledge of ArcGIS; knowledge of relational databases and spatial concepts; knowledge of storm water and sanitary systems; skill in operating a PC and associated Windows environment software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite); skill in using Hansen, eB, ArcGIS and Crystal; skill in reading engineering plans; skill in performing basic mathematical calculations; ability to maintain system security; ability to conduct training sessions; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to understand oral and written instructions; ability to work under heavy surges in workload and deadline pressure; ability to be courteous and helpful under pressure.

GIS Analyst II (Grade 16)
Knowledge of basic and advanced GIS concepts; knowledge of ArcGIS; knowledge of relational databases and spatial concepts; knowledge of storm water and sanitary systems; skill in operating a PC and associated Windows environment software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite); skill in using Hansen, eB, ArcGIS and Crystal; skill in reading engineering plans; skill in performing basic mathematical calculations; ability to maintain system security; ability to conduct training sessions; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to understand oral and written instructions; ability to work under heavy surges in workload and deadline pressure; ability to be courteous and helpful under pressure.

GIS Analyst III (Grade 17)
Knowledge of basic and advanced GIS concepts; knowledge of ArcGIS; knowledge of relational databases and spatial concepts; knowledge of document management techniques and practices; skill in operating a PC and associated Windows environment software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite); skill in using Oracle, AutoCADD, SQL, Hansen, eB, ArcGIS and Crystal; skill in reading engineering plans; skill in technical writing; skill in performing basic mathematical calculations; skill in oral and written communications; ability to maintain system security; ability to conduct training sessions; ability to resolve problems; ability to exercise judgment and discretion; ability to work in a team environment; ability to maintain confidential information; ability to work under heavy surges in workload and deadline pressure; ability to be courteous and helpful under pressure.

Senior GIS Analyst Grade 18
Knowledge of basic and advanced GIS concepts; knowledge of ArcGIS; knowledge of relational databases and spatial concepts; knowledge of document management techniques and practices; skill in operating a PC and associated Windows environment software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite); skill in using Oracle, AutoCADD, SQL, Hansen, eB, ArcGIS and Crystal; skill in reading engineering plans; skill in technical writing; skill in performing basic mathematical calculations; skill in oral and written communications; ability to maintain system security; ability to conduct training sessions; ability to resolve problems; ability to exercise judgment and discretion; ability to work in a team environment; ability to maintain confidential information; ability to work under heavy surges in workload and deadline pressure; ability to be courteous and helpful under pressure.

Minimum Requirements

GIS Analyst I (Grade 15)
Bachelor degree in geography, GIS, environmental science or a related field; no experience required; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. Must possess a valid driver's license. Must have safe work and driving habits.

GIS Analyst II (Grade 16)
Bachelor degree in geography, GIS, environmental science or a related field; two or more years of related experience; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. Must possess a valid driver's license. Must have safe work and driving habits.

GIS Analyst III (Grade 17)
Bachelor degree in geography, GIS, environmental science or a related field; five or more years of related experience; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. Must possess Pipeline Assessment and Certification Program (PACP) Certification. Geographic Information Systems Professional Certification (GISP) preferred. Must possess a valid driver's license. Must have safe work and driving habits.

Senior GIS Analyst Grade 18
Bachelor degree in geography, GIS, environmental science or a related field; eight or more years of related experience; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. Must possess Pipeline Assessment and Certification Program (PACP) Certification. Must possess Geographic Information Systems Professional Certification (GISP). Must possess a valid driver's license. Must have safe work and driving habits.



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