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GIS Analyst

City of Detroit

Detroit,  Michigan
GIS Analyst

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst performs computer applications and/or database design, development, and implementation services for departmental users utilizing GIS technology; supports the GIS environment, policies and procedures, standards, and the accuracy and consistency of the GIS information.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Develop and deliver information products: maps, charts, reports and other exhibits. Develops and maintains enterprise and workgroup-level GIS applications and databases, creating spatial analysis procedures and producing mapping products in response to business unit needs. Collect information from various databases; processes, reformats and provides accompanying analyses to stakeholders. Creates processes and scripts for use in importing data from multiple sources, or data collection in the field; develops enhancements to existing GIS software; perform quality assurance activities with regard to GIS data. Identifies, creates and uses GIS applications and data. Develop, plan, and implements GIS and CAD applications software for the system users and operators; design and develop GIS database models and templates. Responsible for capacity planning and management, security planning and management, data management, systems maintenance, and performance management of one or more systems. Develop and present GIS system and cartographic mapping elements. Integrate GIS element with other technology and coordinates GIS integration with other application software. Transpose and transform complex data from records maps, CAD drawings, city/county land base maps, water and sewer modeling and other source documents into GIS and/or related databases. Maintain Spatial Data to reflect current assets and infrastructure for water and sewer. Implements and uses geo-processing tools, geospatial analysis and map production tools to support planning and management needs and studies. Maintain reliable back-up of GIS systems and data. A valid Michigan Driver’s License and the ability to drive a motor vehicle on all terrain. Wear personal protective equipment (PPE). Follow security and safety policies and procedures in carrying out work duties. Provide on the job training.

RELATED JOB FUNCTIONS:
Assist other IT staff and IT management as needed with overflow activities involving the support and maintenance of computers, printers, applications, databases, networks, servers, storage, and data center facilities, and the installation, decommissioning, and relocation of related IT equipment. Perform related work duties as assigned.

Examples of Duties

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Concepts and procedures in one of the IT disciplines (i.e. networking, database administration, systems or applications support, GIS or project management)
  • Web Server (such as Apache, Tomcat, Mongrel, IIS)
  • System Development Lifecycle and Agile development methodologies
    COBIT and ITIL, including Change Management, Software/Systems Development Life Cycle for application development and management
  • Principles and practices of the functions performed by IT Services
  • Hardware, software, application, database and network environments currently in use at DWSD
  • Principles and techniques of application development and languages in use at DWSD
  • Principles and techniques of systems analysis, design and development lifecycle
  • Installation and maintenance of hardware, software, application, database, and network components
  • Water and wastewater business functions and operations
  • ESRI GIS software including the ArcGIS application suite and ArcGIS Server
  • Autodesk AutoCAD and Bentley MicroStation software and data formats
  • Oracle or related RDBMS skills including development skills
  • Photogrammetry, including interpretation and manipulation of digital aerial and satellite imagery
  • Michigan’s geographic coordinates systems
  • Interpretation of legal descriptions

SKILL TO:

  • Use advanced technology
  • Work in a busy environment, with frequent interruptions and still be able to prioritize and resolve conflicting requests
  • Install, remove, and make modifications to technology
  • Work in a professional manner with access to confidential and other data types
  • Exercise good judgment, discretion, maintains confidentiality, and work with independence, initiative and professionalism
  • Work in a team environment that provides the capacity for IT project delivery
  • Resolve technology and user issues both verbally and in writing to end-users of varying computing skills
  • Deliver quality written documentation and presentations, including the ability to make technology understandable to end-users
  • Understand and translate the needs of varied users into IT system requirements

ABILITY TO:

  • Demonstrate willingness and ability to actively and successfully develop GIS applications and spatial databases, capture, manage, and analyze spatial data, and create spatial data output
  • Work independently, and as part of a team, providing timely and high quality customer-focused services
  • Demonstrate critical thinking ability
  • Define appropriate technical approaches and solutions to projects and business initiatives
  • Determine critical project criteria to ensure project completion
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and mastery of IT principles and procedures
  • Organize, perform and or coordinate technology tasks and projects
  • Install, remove, and make modifications to technology
  • Instruct groups or individuals on technology
  • Interact and communicate with IT staff and business users
  • Write technical and non-technical documentation
  • Apply IT policies and programs in a manner aligned with the Department mission, goals, and strategies
  • Learn new application software packages, operating systems, and IT processes and procedures
  • Effectively utilize appropriate security and safety equipment and procedures
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Develop proficiency in unit specific operations and software Effectively utilize appropriate security and safety equipment and procedures
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Understand and follow verbal and written instructions
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Communicate frequently with team members and other units across the Department about process, equipment or potential problems
  • Develop proficiency in unit specific operations and software
  • Direct team activities or to work as a team member
  • Consult, coordinate and communicate with business units and IT staff providing solutions and recommendations which integrate with current and future database, application and infrastructure architectures
  • Develop, plan, and implement GIS and CADD applications software for the system users and operators; design and develop GIS database models and templates
  • Responsible for capacity planning and management, security planning and management, data management, systems maintenance, and performance management of one or more systems
  • Develop and present GIS system and cartographic mapping elements
  • Integrate GIS elements with other technology and coordinate GIS integration with other application software
  • Document system problems and resolutions for future reference
  • Transpose and transform complex data from records maps, CAD drawings, city/county land base maps, water and sewer modeling and other source documents into GIS and/or related database
  • Maintain Spatial Data to reflect current assets and infrastructure for water and sewer
  • Implement and use geoprocessing tools, geospatial analysis and map production tools to support planning and management needs and studies
  • Provide technical support resolving incidents, including creating and closing tickets
  • Maintain working knowledge of current industry information, vendor direction, new and emerging products, and technical architectures and approaches related to current and future organizational needs
  • Participate in information technology planning for hardware, software and infrastructure
  • Maintain reliable back-up of GIS systems and data
  • Support production control and operational activities
  • Plan, design, and implement IT-related policies and procedures
  • Maintain confidentiality with regard to the information being processed, stored or accessed
  • Follow security and safety policies and procedures in carrying out work duties
  • Provide on the job training
  • Perform related work duties as assigned
  • Implement and utilize geoprocessing tools, geospatial analysis and map production tools to support planning and management needs and studies
  • Define technical approaches to IT projects
  • Provide technical expertise, consult, and training related to GIS software and applications, spatial data, GPS technology and uses
  • Perform as a Project Manager in at least three small to medium GIS application and spatial data collection projects

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geographic Information Systems, Geospatial Sciences, Computer Science, Information Technology or related field
  • A minimum of three (3) years of work experience; or combination of related work experience and education
  • Possess a domain-specific entry level certification (i.e. Certified Business Process Analyst or JAVA Programming Associate)
  • Acquire and maintain vendor specific domain “associate” or “foundational” (i.e. ESRI ArcGIS Desktop Developer Associate) level certification within two (2) years of Level 1 designation


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