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GIS Analyst

City of Lewisville

Lewisville,  Texas
GIS Analyst

Works with City departments in the development and maintenance of high-level Geographical Information Services (GIS) data and systems.

Essential Functions

  • May provide training, coaching, assign tasks and monitor quality and quantity of work for GIS Analysts, GIS Technicians, and interns.
  • Performs complex data analysis using ArcGIS and related extensions/add-ons, relational databases, and other computer software; understands and can apply the capabilities of GIS, databases, and other computer programs to solve complex spatial and relational problems.
  • Designs and implements GIS and relational databases in various formats.
  • Designs and implements custom applications both for the desktop and the internet.
  • Conducts data analysis and preparation of documents, data reports, and maps.
  • Ensures that accurate and complete metadata are developed for all data sets created by GIS staff and that metadata is distributed with data when requested by outside agencies.
  • Serves as a working project manager for projects and programs.
  • Monitors and analyzes project and programmatic credits.
  • Participates in agency audit as needed.
  • Works in a team setting with other staff members to identify effective ways to complete various planning projects and outreach efforts.
  • Scopes and reviews the technical work of consultants, contracting agencies, and other organizations as appropriate.
  • Assists with scoping GIS projects.
  • Participates in developing grant proposals which include a GIS or data component.
  • Provides recommendations for project personnel, hardware, software, data, budget, and scheduling.
  • Communicates complex technical issues both verbally and in writing to non-technical GIS users.
  • Serves as a technical representative on intergovernmental committees.
  • Provides technical expertise to appointed committees, agency staff, other agencies, and the public.
  • Responds to public inquiries with data and information.
  • Coordinates with other staff to develop materials needed for public meetings, workgroups, council meetings, and other meetings as needed.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Geography, Math, Urban Planning or a related GIS field is required.

3 years of experience in the GIS field. Possession of an advanced degree may substitute for two years of the experience required.


Knowledge of:

  • Knowledge of Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Software.
  • Knowledge of ArcGIS Server.
  • Knowledge of ArcGIS Online, Web Apps, Widgets, Analysis and Dashboards.
  • Knowledge of GIS Programing, Python, Javascript, ArcGIS APIs.
  • Knowledge of the Enterprise Geodatabase, create new layers, domains, versioning, post, reconcile.
  • Knowledge of SQL (T-SQL, procedures, views, functions)
  • Knowledge of Geospatial Data Analysis, Spatial Analyst, Business Analyst, and Dashboards
  • Knowledge of Geographic Information System concepts, design methods, procedures, techniques and methodology; complex principles and practices of record keeping; algebra, geometry, and trigonometry as applied to routine GIS computations.
  • Knowledge of current versions of Computer Aided Design software (CAD), spreadsheets, word processing, database management, and graphics software in a Windows environment.

Ability to:

  • Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Ability to follow instructions, safety practices and standard operating procedures in performing assigned tasks.
  • Ability to be punctual and attend work regularly
  • Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.
  • Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to read engineering plans, site plans and as-builts.
  • Ability to design and implement GIS data layers.
  • Ability to analyze and present GIS information in order to demonstrate underlying trends in the information.


  • Skill in use of personal computer including Microsoft Office, Open Office or similar word processing programs, e-mail and the internet.
  • Skill in operating and properly utilizing a variety of office equipment including plotters, large format scanners, computers and peripheral equipment and printers.
  • Skill in SQL and basic programming skills.

Work Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM; Fridays: 7:30 AM - 11:30AM

Special Requirements

  • Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug test.
  • Must possess a valid State of Texas Drivers License Class "C" and good driving record as defined by City policy.

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