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Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst

City of Dallas

Dallas,  Texas
GIS Analyst

Position Purpose
The salary listed on this job posting is the starting salary range; the amount offered will depend upon qualifications.

Provides insight into geospatial patterns of inequality and can provide common understanding across communities to affect positive change through data analysis and data visualization, data reporting and community engagement.

Provide senior-level analysis, programming, and testing to support the City’s equity related Geographic Information System (GIS). Leads technical staff in the development and maintenance of the Geographical Information System (GIS) equity database, network, hardware, equity related tools and Esri products and to provide and improve access to spatial data and tools.

The Senior Geographic Information System Analyst leads, assists, oversees, coordinates, and participates with technical staff in the development and maintenance of Office of Equity and Inclusion GIS. Guides the development and maintenance of web, desktop, and mobile applications that improve productivity, support the City’s Racial Equity Plan, and maintain the department's geospatial and non-GIS relational databases.

Essential Functions

  • Performs research to obtain and expand existing datasets.
  • Builds and updates GIS datasets and REST services.
  • Gathers and collects data in the field to fill in data gaps.
  • Regularly reviews data to ensure data quality.
  • Assists with GIS database(s) to keep all project specific data organized, annotated, and cataloged.
  • Provides senior-level analytical support for equity related Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Technology projects using project management methodologies; assists in project planning, budget and data analysis, project management training, and development of project documents; provides advanced analysis, programming, and testing to support the Office of Equity and Inclusion’s Geographic Information System (GIS).
  • Leads project development for equity related GIS projects; overseeing project plan Class Code: 35548 development, tracking, and scheduling, to ensure productivity and quality standards are maintained; provides training and education on project management methodology and phases such as planning, execution and result monitoring.
  • Coordinates with internal resources and with consultants for the execution of the various racial equity projects; assists and supports in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility; tracks project performance, analyzes the successful completion of short and long-term goals, and facilitates professional quality work; develops and facilitates comprehensive project plans and ensure the effective implementation for the professional delivery of all large scale projects.
  • Provides programming, coding, testing, and analysis to support the continual development and refinement of the City’s geographic information systems for equity, ensures quality of other GIS technician projects and provides feedback for improvement.
  • Researches, collects, organizes, and analyzes data needs and requests; collaborates with managers to identify resources.
  • Provides guidance to Office of Equity and Inclusion analysts as needed; trains and assists GIS analyst and technicians on the effective use of databases, software, and other GIS equipment and tools.
  • Develops and maintains web applications that enable internal and external customers to search and retrieve information by location; writes scripts that copy and transform data from one or more sources into a destination system.; successfully extracts data from text files, web interfaces, or a relational database management system.
  • Serves as the liaison between Office of Equity and Inclusion and the Office of Data Analytics and Business Intelligence, participates in meetings related to GIS requirements and implementation of cutting-edge GIS technology.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Computer Science, or a related field.

Three (3) year of experience in the management, design, and/or implementation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS); including experience with ESRI ArcGIS Desktop/Server and Relational Database Management systems (RDBMS, SQL Server and/or Oracle).

Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) Certification (preferred)

Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) Clearance: The work involves the use of sensitive data, all employees in the Office of Data Analytics and Business Intelligence are required to obtain this clearance. Inability to maintain this clearance may result in discharge from the position.

The following offenses would prevent obtaining the required clearance.

  • Felony or class A misdemeanor convictions.
  • Class B misdemeanor convictions within the last ten (10) years.
  • Family violence convictions

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required to Perform Work:

  • Knowledge of graphics and mapping techniques and procedures.
  • Knowledge of modern GIS applications for data collection, data analysis and data visualization.
  • Knowledge of equity GIS concepts with the ability to present analytical alternatives and develop geospatial solutions.
  • Knowledge and experience with ESRI's ArcGIS software required.
  • Knowledge of Python, HTML5, SQL, Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
  • Knowledge of systems analysis techniques and relational database systems.
  • Knowledge of computer programming and ability to use geographic information software.
  • Knowledge of various software for use in graphics and mapping projects.
  • Knowledge of training methods and performance measurement with ability to lead other subordinate staff.
  • Knowledge of project management and project coordination.
  • Ability to capture, convert, create, edit, manipulate, and maintain digital information in a GIS environment.
  • Ability to analyze and develop logical solutions to information system problems
  • Ability to lead and assist other Analysts and Technicians ensuring quality delivery of services and GIS data.
  • Ability to make field observations.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

Working Conditions and Hazards: Normal office conditions.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by personnel assigned to this classification and is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

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