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GIS Analyst

Shawnee County

Topeka,  Kansas
GIS Analyst

Organization: Shawnee County, Kansas
Title: GIS Analyst
Location: Topeka, KS
Application Deadline: Open Until filled

Position Description:

The GIS Analyst will be responsible for performing technical tasks pertaining to the development of geographic data, maps, and applications. Position performs and assists with: geographic analysis, application development, database administration and design, project management, training, system configuration, workflow development, data maintenance, and customer service.

Beginning Salary is $19.30 per hour and may be higher DOQ.

Applicants should have a degree and three or more years experience with GIS (Esri software preferred). Willingness to learn and flexibility are highly valued attributes for potential employees.

Shawnee County has great benefits and employees are not required to live in Shawnee County. Flexible work schedule is also available. Training is emphasized and innovative ideas desired. A wide range of skills and opportunities in GIS are available to be utilized.

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Knowledge of:

  • Knowledge of the principles, theories and methodologies of Cartography, Geographic Information Systems and associated information technologies.
  • Practical knowledge of Esri software modules to include ArcGIS Desktop (Pro, ArcMap, ArcCatalog, Arc Tools, Model Builder), ArcGIS Server Enterprise, enterprise databases, Esri mobile technology, and associated application of the technology in a production environment.
  • Practical knowledge of Python scripting language to create well - designed scripts and maintain and troubleshoot existing scripts or ability to quick learn the Python
  • Basic understanding of networking, client-server computing concepts, database design concepts.
  • Knowledge of project management techniques and their application in a technical environment.
  • Working knowledge of  SQL for use in GIS applications

Ability to:

  • Learn new concepts quickly and efficiently.
  • Make responsible decisions, sometimes quickly.
  • Read and interpret legal descriptions.
  • Translate and simplify technical material for dissemination.
  • Accurately create data and manage projects in a timely fashion.
  • Edit data with minimal errors in spelling.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using the English language.


Bachelors Degree with major course work in geography, computer technology, engineering, or closely related field, or commensurate experience.

Three to five years experience in GIS, with focus on project and data analysis, data development, database management, and scripting. Project management experience is desired.


Required to pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen.

Shawnee County is an equal opportunity employer.

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