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GIS Analyst 3

State of Louisiana

Baton Rouge,  Louisiana
GIS Analyst

The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers (Download PDF reader), and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.

(Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process. Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A baccalaureate degree with twelve semester hours in any combination of GIS or GIS-related courses such as remote sensing, cartography, spatial analysis, mapping science, civil surveying, photogrammetry, CADD (computer aided drafting and design) mapping, aerial photo interpretation, physical geography, web mapping, and/or computer science courses related to geographic information systems plus two years of professional level experience in using geographic information systems.

SUBSTITUTIONS:
Six months of experience (including college undergraduate student work) in digital mapping technology such as GIS, computer cartography, civil CADD, or digital cadastral mapping will substitute for the required twelve semester hours of specialized course work only.

Two years of experience (including college undergraduate student work) in digital mapping technology such as GIS, computer cartography, civil CADD, or digital cadastral mapping will substitute for the required degree and the twelve semester hours of specialized course work.

Graduate training will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience on the basis of fifteen semester hours with six in specialized course work for six months of experience.

NOTE:
Civil CADD (Computer Aided Drafting and Design) is digital survey mapping for Civil Engineering functions.

NOTE:
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

FUNCTION OF WORK:
To perform geographic mapping services in support of a GIS program or project.

LEVEL OF WORK:
Advanced.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Direct from a GIS Supervisor. May receive supervision from higher-level personnel.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
May provide functional supervision over GIS Analysts or other staff on a project basis.

LOCATION OF WORK:
May be used by all state agencies.

JOB DISTINCTIONS:

  • Differs from GIS Analyst 2 by the presence of advanced GIS analysis work.
  • Differs from GIS Specialist by the absence of serving as a technical specialist for a complex area of GIS and/or a broad range of programmatic GIS responsibilities.

Examples of Work

EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.

  • Supports complex remote sensing/image processing projects using scanned aerial photography, satellite imagery, LIDAR, etc., to provide input data for GIS use.
  • Utilizes GIS software to perform complex modeling and data manipulation that may require qualitative or quantitative data analysis.
  • Creates, edits, and maintains geospatial data to be used by internal staff and external users and ensures published data is kept up-to-date.
  • Creates digital maps for use on agency or department websites.
  • Develops and maintains GIS problem analysis and resolution techniques.
  • Coordinates quality control of data entry, metadata, and newly acquired GIS data sets including data classification appropriate shapefiles.
  • Coordinates GIS project planning meetings; plans and develops GIS and remote sensing projects including utilization of analytical techniques requiring technical and scientific knowledge.
  • Exercises project management responsibilities for GIS projects to assure quality and timeliness of deliverables; may lead a team of GIS personnel on a project basis to include data entry, metadata creation, and remote sensing project work.
  • May coordinate the use of filing conventions, libraries and standard database management procedures to ensure standardized GIS operation.
  • Works with other GIS personnel at federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as with representatives of the GIS industry and the public in order to accomplish GIS objectives.
  • Provides training in and operates a wide variety of computerized equipment, digitizers, plotters, printers, Global Positioning System (GPS) units, etc.


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