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GIS Analyst

City of Owasso

Owasso,  Oklahoma
GIS Analyst

Job Summary:

The GIS Technician is responsible for updating and evaluating the various base layers, maps and databases in the City’s Geographic Information System (GIS). Work includes developing, implementing and supporting mapping applications and tools for the web, desktop and mobile devices using ArcGIS and other industry software. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Information Technology Director and does not have supervisory responsibilities.


$47,724 – $60,000 annually depending upon qualifications and experience


Regular full-time employees are eligible for excellent Retirement and Health benefits. For a detailed summary of benefits go to


Monday–Thursday 7:30 a.m.–5:30 pm, and Friday 7:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Essential Functions:

  • Creates, updates and maintains GIS databases/maps (data digitizing, feature creation, editing) including the City's street, parcel, centerline, subdivision, zoning and utility data, by interpreting information from new subdivision plats, tax rolls, ordinances and as-built civil engineering plans
  • Interprets engineering construction plans and various digital data, and develops and maintains documentation for the adding, converting and maintenance of the City’s GIS data
  • Performs basic analysis and quality control review on GIS data and various GIS layers
  • Creates, evaluates and maintains documentation for GIS layers applications and procedures
  • Assists residents, developers and other external users of the public GIS.
  • Acts as liaison between departmental users, IT, and vendors in the analysis, design, configuration, testing and maintenance of GIS data and applications systems. Conveys technical information, both verbally and in writing, in a clear and understandable form.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships.
  • Works with other City departments on the use and presentation of the GIS Mapping System
  • Assists with maintaining various printers and plotters as directed
  • Maintains regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work schedule
  • Performs other duties as assigned in a positive manner which supports the vision and strategic objectives of the division/department and the entire organization of the City of Owasso

Minimum Qualifications, Education and Experience:

  • High School graduate or GED equivalent
  • High level computer experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, data-entry and use of peripheral equipment
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills with attention to detail, precision and thoroughness

Additional skills in:

  • Designing and drawing computer graphic illustrations and presentations
  • Documenting technical information

Demonstrated ability to:

  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Understand legal descriptions including metes and bounds descriptions
  • Analyze spatial and technical data
  • Self-starter with ability to solve problems and take initiative to make improvements
  • Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License with acceptable driving record

Preferred Education, Experience and/or Certifications:

  • Three to five years comparable experience
  • ArcGIS software experience a plus
  • Associate’s degree from a college or university, or Vocational Training, coursework in Civil Engineering, Land Surveying, GIS, Geography, Computer Science, CAD or related field, or a two-year equivalent combination of related education and experience is beneficial, but not required.

Working Environment and Physical Requirements:

Most work will be performed in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Some work may occur in the field. May interact with staff and/or public and private representatives, some of whom may disagree, in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Tasks may typically require standing in work areas. Walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. Additionally, this position may occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

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