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GIS Data Analyst

State of Oregon

Salem,  Oregon
GIS Analyst

ODOT's Transportation Data/GIS Section is recruiting for a GIS data analyst. This position conducts geographic information system (GIS) analysis, constructs or maintains spatial data, and works directly with customers in the development of custom GIS products. The results of these efforts are distributed statewide to customers using web-based technology and desktop workstation tools. GIS products produced by this position provide analysis which supports federally mandated Functional Classification/Federal Aid System, National Highway System, STIP development and the Highway Performance Monitoring System. This position assists in delivering technical training and provides user support for GIS applications, spatial data and GIS use throughout ODOT.

The Geographic Information Services Unit is part of the Transportation Data Section. This unit is responsible for preparation of urban and rural transportation maps, GIS analysis, custom maps, and data products. This group also represents ODOT on mapping and data uniformity issues with other governmental agencies.

We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.

Additional Details:
We will use this recruitment to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill the current vacancy and possibly future vacancies as they occur in this unit or location.
This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU/OPEU).

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Construct and perform data quality control analysis of GIS data ensuring data meets ODOT standards.
  • Provide customers with recommendations on local GIS data maintenance procedures.
  • Construct and implement internal processes which support GIS data disaster recovery.
  • Conduct GIS data needs analysis then work closely with the GIS Spatial Database
  • Administrator to ensure database design meets ODOT standards and the customer needs.
  • Conduct informal interviews with customers to design and document custom project specifications, requirements, time-lines and reporting requirements.
  • Conduct research determining the availability and appropriateness of GIS data necessary to support customer/project.
  • Design and execute data extractions from multiple databases using spatial analysis tools, standard SQL queries and RDBMS operators.
  • Use GIS technology to construct and maintain spatial data used to deliver standard products.
  • Using GIS technology, deliver custom GIS projects meeting statewide customer requirements.
  • Conduct spatial data translations and re-projections necessary making GIS data compatible with GIS standards.
  • Assist in creating standards to validate and support statewide spatial data collection.
  • Translate and manipulate spatial data files for distribution through various web-based applications.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

Minimum Qualifications:
Two (2) years of information systems experience in geographic information systems.
An associate's degree in computer science, geographic information technology, or related field, OR completion of a two (2) year accredited vocational training program in geographic information technology or related field.

Special Qualifications:
Driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s).

Desired Attributes/Application Scoring Criteria: In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes below to determine whom to interview. You are not required to have all of these attributes, but please make sure that the ones you do have are clearly demonstrated in your application materials. Your application materials may be graded on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and presentation.

  • Diversified GIS training and work experience.
  • Proficiency in ArcGIS software.
  • Experience delivering GIS Technical support.

Working Conditions:

  • Occasional exposure to traffic hazards and inclement weather.
  • Must have the ability to lift up to 60 lbs.
  • Occasional statewide overnight travel required.

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