With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and opportunities in more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in the United States and one of the largest employers in Southeastern Pennsylvania. As an employer, the City of Philadelphia operates through the guiding principles of service, integrity, respect, accountability, collaboration, diversity and inclusion. Through these principles, we strive to effectively deliver services, to resolve the challenges facing our city, and to make Philadelphia a place where all our residents have the opportunity to reach their potential.
The Office of Innovation & Technology (OIT) is the central IT agency for the City of Philadelphia headed by the Chief Information Officer. This OIT position supports the GIS operations, business intelligence, and analytics of the Department of Licenses and Inspections and reports to the L+I Business Intelligence Project Manager. L+I promotes Code compliance through education, consultation, responsiveness to public complaints, building plan reviews, licensing and permitting processes, on-site inspections, and enforcement actions. At all times, L+I’s focus is public safety.
The GIS Analyst is responsible for the creation, analysis, and maintenance of various spatial datasets and applications that include ArcGIS suite of desktop products, ArcGIS Online, SQL querying, and Python scripts. This position focuses on developing and presenting business intelligence tools for L+I operations and business. The GIS Analyst will publish web maps, model workflows, manage applications, and generate and analyze statistics from the department’s relational database of permit, licensing and code enforcement records. This position will be actively involved in the development, maintenance, and presentation of web-based dashboard reporting tools. The candidate will also take part in special projects which may be related but not limited to: mobile data collection, floodplain analysis, and utilizing areal lidar and imagery of the city. The candidate will be encouraged to persue creative and/or unique projects on an as needed basis.
Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The following skills are beneficial, but not required:
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university which has included major course work in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Geography, Urban Planning, Public Health, Natural Resources (analytical focus), Statistics, Information Science, or Civil Engineering. Master’s degree is preferred.
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