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Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst II

State of Idaho

Boise,  Idaho
GIS Analyst

Example of Duties

  • Create, organize, and maintain GIS data for internal, external, and public use.
  • Build and maintain GIS layers and databases, including metadata, to ensure data quality and availability.
  • Enter data into GIS databases, using techniques such as coordinate geometry, keyboard entry of tabular data, manual digitizing of maps, scanning or automatic conversion to vectors, or conversion of other sources of digital data.
  • Develop and maintain web-based mapping applications to provide a visual display of data to users.
  • Designs, compiles, drafts, and reproduces data for the creation of maps that displays results of analyses.
  • Analyzes spatial data and prepares necessary reports.
  • Train and educate customers.

Minimum Qualifications
You must possess all the minimum qualifications listed below to pass the exam for this position. Click on the Questions tab associated with this announcement for the details regarding minimum qualification requirements. The Supplemental Questions on the application are the exam questions. If it is a written answer, please make sure you answer each question with enough detail to determine how you meet the requirements. Do not put “See resume” as your answer to written questions. Answer each written question thoroughly. Failure to do this may result in not passing the exam and disqualify you from being considered for this position.

Good knowledge:

  • GIS principles
  • Cartographic principles
  • Web and mobile GIS principles
  • Conducting GIS analysis


  • Operating, applying, and programming GIS software products in a work environment

Supplemental Information
This team works with software and programs to create and maintain data and/or maps that can be combined with geographically referenced data. They design, develop, analyze, enhance, implement, and maintain GIS databases, web applications, and software to relate different types of data such as demographics, land use, land cover, environments, infrastructures, etc. Use GIS and location-based data to integrate agency-wide systems to meet the enterprise goals and needs of the agency.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Good knowledge of computer programming languages such as Python, Java, JavaScript, HTML, or other object-oriented languages.
  • Experience planning, designing, and implementing GIS projects and preparing reports of findings.
  • Operating, applying, and programming ESRI software products in a work environment
  • Knowledge of project management principles
  • Knowledge of and experience with web mapping applications

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources at (208) 334-2263.

Veterans' Preference:
Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

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