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GIS Analyst (Vacancy)

City of Columbus

Columbus,  Ohio
GIS Analyst

This is a supervisory position in the GIS Mapping Section and will be responsible for assigning work order tasks, reviewing the work of subordinates, conducting spatial analysis of datasets, and providing accurate and timely results to managers or associated divisions in the prescribed format. This position will also maintain, revise, and update utility GIS data along with other related databases to include Capital Improvement Project (CIP) plans and construction plans and will perform additional duties as assigned. Pre-employment drug screening and BCI & I background check are required if selected.

Under direction, is responsible for the analysis of data in relation to geographic information and for development of geographic information database(s); performs related duties as required.

Examples of Work
(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all of the duties that may be performed.)

  • Develops and maintains GIS data to delineate attributes of geographic areas;
  • Conducts specialized spatial analyses which may include analysis of nonspatial data;
  • Creates maps, reports and documents using data and statistics derived from a geographic information system;
  • Performs quality assurance and develops quality control procedures for geographic information database(s);
  • Performs field inspections to acquire and verify geographic data;
  • Researches and interprets land records from multiple sources; resolves conflicting geographic data through consultation with attorneys, title examiners, and others;
  • Converts conventional and paper maps of varying complexity to digital form;
  • Identifies, scales, and orients geodetic points, elevations, and other planimetric or topographic features and cartographic detail;
  • Delineates simple, difficult, and complex aerial photographic detail such as control points, hydrography, topography, and cultural features;
  • Prepares geographic information systems applications design, modification, and documentation including needs analysis, database and program design such as coding, logic, screens, and file input and output;
  • Converts data from text files, spreadsheets and databases into map objects using geographic information systems (GIS) technologies; imports and exports data in a variety of formats;
  • Operates equipment such as plotters and printers for output of maps and graphics;
  • Makes oral and written presentations relative to various City projects utilizing geographic information systems (GIS) technology;
  • Stays abreast of GIS technologies and industry standards.

Minimum Qualifications
Possession of a bachelor's degree and two (2) years of experience in revising, updating, and/or maintaining geographic information databases. Substitution(s): Possession of a master's degree may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience. Additional years of experience using GIS software packages such as ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop (ArcView, ArcInfo, ArcEditor, or MapInfo) may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. (One (1) year of experience is equated to thirty (30) semester hours or forty-five (45) quarter hours.) Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) certification through the GIS Certification Institute may substitute for the education requirement.

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