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GIS Analyst

City of Missoula

Missoula,  Montana
GIS Analyst

Primary Objective of Position: Under general supervision, performs a variety of cartographic functions involving computerized management and analysis of geographical data, data bases, and other documents. Assists in management of Geographic Information System (GIS) to prepare maps and databases for city-wide use.

Essential Functions: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.

Duties are generally performed in an office environment where hazards and discomforts are controlled and modifiable.

GIS Analyst - Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in planning, geography, or related field and the creation and use of geographic information systems and two years GIS experience. Experience in computer assisted drafting software, GIS software, GPS data collection and database software preferred.

Job Details
Utilize GIS and CAD software to prepare databases, maps and exhibits for Public Works and other City department projects; conduct mapping research, in field and in office, to resolve conflicting information and ensure accuracy of data; create and maintain databases and mapping for sewer, storm water, and water connections, addresses, and as-built drawings; create and maintain software applications to assist citizens and city/county staff in finding information regarding connections to public utilities, property information and maps; design, implement, and maintain spatial-based mobile field data collection applications; design and implement real-time, spatial-based reporting tools.

Assist and train Public Works staff in the use of GIS software; assist in the development of standards and implementation of procedures for creation and maintenance of maps and data; research data sources, digitize data and collect spatial and attribute data; work with other city departments, outside agencies, and other organizations to share, obtain, and incorporate information into the GIS; evaluate GIS hardware and software needs; prepare images, graphics, and maps for public meetings and informational purposes; perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Other Characteristics:

  • Knowledge of GIS principles, applications and database development;
  • Knowledge of GIS data analysis principals and techniques;
  • Knowledge of methods of web-based GIS mapping preferred;
  • Knowledge of principals and methods of GPS and GIS field data collection;
  • Knowledge of GIS software including ESRI’s suite of ArcGIS applications;
  • Knowledge of City of Missoula policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of Public Works Department policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of street names and locations in the City of Missoula and surrounding area;
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Other Characteristics (cont.):
  • Skill in creating maps using GIS and CAD software;
  • Skill in GPS operation;
  • Skill in GIS mapping and data systems including use, analysis, operation, and customized mapping and database development using basic programming techniques;
  • Skill in use of word processing, database, spreadsheet, presentation, and web-based software applications;
  • Skill in researching, collecting, sorting, and manipulating data for database development;
  • Skill in understanding and interpreting complex policies, procedures, and guidelines;
  • Skill in communicating clearly and concisely, orally and in writing;
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with contractors, consultants, City employees, public safety and law enforcement personnel and agencies, elected officials, outside agencies, citizens and the business community.

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