GIS Analyst

City of Boynton Beach

Boynton Beach, Florida

Purpose of Classification
The purpose of this classification is to coordinate projects involving use of the City's Geographic Information System (GIS).

Essential Functions
The following duties are normal for this position.  The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Operates Geographical Information System (GIS); serves as technical lead person for coordination of various GIS projects; conducts GIS programming and configuration as needed
  • Performs technical project management for internal GIS projects; assists with specific project development by coordinating GIS activities to complete projects within established goals and constraints; conducts project meetings; determines schedules/timelines for GIS project management; maintains GIS status reports on projects.
  • Creates, maintains, and updates GIS databases; creates and edits GIS data; performs GIS data/metadata management; provides quality control for GIS databases; develops digital standards for City-wide GIS databases; converts data to/from GIS databases; produces GIS products including, but not limited to, layers, shape files, custom on-demand maps, online web maps, and applications.
  • Operates hand-held GPS data collection devices.
  • Provides GIS services during emergency activations at the EOC when required; assists in training during annual GIS-based emergency exercises.
  • Provides advice about analysis techniques, best practices and solutions for high level analysis problems.
  • Provides customer support, training, and technical support in GIS operations or related issues; provides GIS presentations including educating users on the capabilities of GIS systems.
  • Researches new GIS software programs or related technologies; makes recommendations for purchase of GIS software and hardware; provides technical specifications for the purchase of GIS-related hardware/software.
  • Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, transmittals, project schedules, project status reports, agendas, graphics files, charts, spreadsheets, or other documents.
  • Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, property lists, property data, zoning and land use data, street name/address data, invoices, project schedules, on-line resources, computer manuals, ordinances, maps, policies, procedures, manuals, directories, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.
  • Operates a personal computer, Microsoft Office suite of applications, GIS workstation, printer, copier, plotter, or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions, to include the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, graphics, geographical information system (GIS), computerized mapping, e?mail, Internet, or other computer programs; performs basic maintenance of computer system and office equipment, such as backing up data or replacing paper, ink, or toner.
  • Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, users, user groups, consultants, the public, outside agencies, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems 
  • Attends various meetings as needed.
  • Maintains an awareness of new technologies, products, trends, and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.


  • Operates a motor vehicle to attend meetings or conduct other work activities.
  • Performs general/clerical tasks, which may include printing copies of maps, transmitting maps and digital data, maintaining calendar of department activities, typing documents, making copies, sending/receiving faxes, ordering supplies, or filing documentation.
  • Provides assistance to other employees or departments as needed.


  • Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, contractors, engineers, companies, vendors, outside agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
    Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals.
  • Ability to prepare accurate and thorough written records and reports.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervisory direction.
  • Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on moderately complex matters.
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with Supervisor, customers, other employees, other departments, other governmental and regulatory agencies, and the general public as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Geography, Geomatics, Urban and Regional Planning, Engineering, or closely related field; supplemented by three (3) years previous experience and/or training with ESRI ArcGIS 10.1 or higher, Microsoft SQL Server, creating and maintaining ArcGIS for Server services, online web maps, and applications.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license.


  • Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) certification from the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) is preferred. 


  • Knowledge of current GIS standards and procedures.
  • Knowledge of current GIS systems methodologies, techniques, programming, and tools.
  • Knowledge of current GIS data and process modeling techniques.
  • Knowledge of ArcSDE, ArcGIS Server, and SQL Server, Model Builder, Python.
  • Knowledge of relational database management systems and technologies.
  • Knowledge of graphical user interface (GUI) design.
  • Knowledge of, and proficiency using, personal computers and office productivity software (word processing, spreadsheets, and other software typical to the office work environment).
  • Ability to author/produce high quality geofiles, maps, and other representations of spatial data.
  • Ability to create high quality interactive web maps and applications.
  • Ability/proficiency to write queries to extract data from relational databases, alter tables, create views, and create triggers.
  • Ability to import GPS data into geodatabases and multiuser ArcSDE geodatabases.
  • Ability to use AutoCAD or MicroStation to convert data to/from GIS.
  • Ability to effectively manage projects by outlining project requirements, organizing meetings, establishing milestones, creating schedules, providing status reports, communicating with clients, and adhering to schedules.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, and city officials.
  • Ability to successfully diagnose and resolve customer issues associated with ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Online.
  • Ability to train others in various aspects of GIS technology.
  • Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance.


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Category GIS Analyst