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GIS Analyst

City of Statesville

Statesville,  North Carolina

Information Technology Department - GIS Division
Salary Range: $40,331.20 - $66,539.20
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Interested applicants can apply online at

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:  Under general supervision, performs technical work utilizing the computer-driven Geographic Information System and  AutoCAD software.  Employee must exercise considerable accuracy and attention to detail in obtaining map data, updating maps, and identifying information on maps. .


  • Maintains utility maps and records in GIS program files; utilizes deed descriptions and other records; amends maps to reflect changes in the utility distribution system, additions of subdivisions, etc.; prepares portions of maps to scale and includes identifying information;
  • Receives and imports new site plans in  various formats for future development of the GIS infrastructure;
  • Creates and prints drawings and specialty maps using GIS functionality as requested, provides copies as needed;
  • May train other employees in use and applications of GIS programs;
  • Makes sure problems and maintenance are handled properly and in a timely manner;
  • Enters data from field notes into computer in required format for design projects ;
  • Performs field surveys for data as required with approval; operates handheld GPS device to locate infrastructure components  and import them into the GIS system;
  • Works with and assists the GIS Coordinator in issues involving GIS hardware, software, and training  to help ensure the accuracy and efficiency of the system;
  • Acts as back-up to GIS Coordinator in maintaining and updating base layers;
  • Performs other related work as required.

JOB RELATED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REQUIREMENTS: Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including computers, , printers, copiers, calculators, , etc.; able to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Requires the ability to read a variety of reports, deeds, forms, maps, surveys, indexes, etc. Requires the ability to prepare correspondence, forms, maps, etc., using prescribed formats. Requires the ability to speak to people with poise, voice control and confidence.  Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form; and to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.  Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of technical or professional languages including engineering and computer networking terminology. Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas, to add and subtract, multiply and divide, utilize decimals and percentages, understand and apply the theories of geometry. Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape. Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes rapidly and accurately in using office equipment. Requires the ability to differentiate between colors and shades of color. Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with persons acting under stress.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Has general knowledge of standard practices, materials and equipment used in GIS systems; has working knowledge of basic utility distribution system design and mapping procedures; has working knowledge of the North Carolina State Plane Coordinate Grid System; able to read and interpret U.S. Geological Survey topographical maps and N.C. Department of Transportation maps, and relate them to property maps. Able to exercise tact and courtesy and able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, City officials and the general public; able to project a professional image from a non-verbal and personal appearance standpoint that is consistent with the requirements of the job; maintains high standards of accuracy in exercising duties and responsibilities; exercises immediate remedial action to correct any quality deficiencies that occur in areas of responsibility; assumes responsibility for doing assigned work and meeting deadlines; plans and organizes projects simultaneously as necessary; seeks out and/or takes advantage of training opportunities and other resources available to improve job performance; exercises analytical judgment in areas of responsibility.  Accepts supervisory instruction and direction and strives to meet the goals and objectives of same; displays willingness to be a team player; works effectively with others to complete tasks, and accepts change and additional duties when necessary; shares knowledge with supervisors and staff for mutual and departmental benefit; develops and maintains cooperative and courteous relationships with supervisor, co-workers, staffers and managers in other departments, representatives from organizations, and the general public so as to maintain good will toward the department and project a good departmental image.


  • Associates degree in Applied Sciences including GIS coursework; GIS certification;  or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.  Must maintain training and/or certifications required to perform job duties.
  • Must have a working knowledge of ArcGIS , ArcSDE, SQL  and AutoCAD products along with Microsoft Office products such as Access, Excel, Word and PowerPoint. 

This position is “non-exempt” and is eligible for overtime pay.


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