GIS Analyst

City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County

Charlotte, North Carolina

The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport which ranks as the 7th busiest airport in the United States and serves as a HUB for American Airlines. With a forward-thinking philosophy and a focus on constant growth, CLT sees itself as an Airport of the future.

As a member of the GIS team at CLT Airport, this position is responsible for creating and maintaining geospatial data in the Airport’s Enterprise GIS.

This position is responsible for managing a wide range of GIS datasets including, but not limited to, building footprints, room boundaries, and airport assets. This position is also responsible for completing map requests from various Aviation Divisions. When needed, this position may be required to create GIS-based applications such as web maps or mobile applications using ArcGIS software.


1. Respond to requests for on-demand maps and GIS data needs for various Aviation Divisions such as Engineering, Planning, Operations and Facilities.
2. Create, edit, and maintain GIS and CAD data in the Airport’s Enterprise GIS.
3. Perform spatial analysis using geospatial mapping software.
4. Create and maintain GIS applications such as web maps, mobile data collection apps, surveys, and dashboards using ArcGIS technology.
5. Collect data in the field using ESRI Field Maps or other mobile data collection applications.
6. Participate in the Airport Design Review process which involves reviewing architectural drawings and assigning room numbers to new construction.
7. Assist with LiDAR scanning when necessary.
8. Coordinate geospatial data with the FAA, consultants, and interdepartmentally.
9. Maintain a working knowledge of applicable FAA Advisory Circulars and Regulations
10. Assist users with geographical information needs and troubleshoot


1. Knowledge of ArcGIS mapping software including; ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, and ArcGIS Portal.
2. Proficient with spatial databases.
3. Knowledge of ESRI Field Maps, Survey 123 and Operations Dashboard is preferred.
4. AutoCAD Experience is preferred.
5. Cartographic skills are essential.
6. Ability to provide first-rate customer service and represent the airport in a positive manner.
7. Excellent organizational skills.
8. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
9. Attention to detail when editing geospatial data and creating maps.


  • Associates degree and three years of experience. 
  • Prepared fields of study are Geography, Geographic Information Science, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or related field. 
  • Four years of overall GIS experience preferred.

High School Graduate or Equivalent and 5 years related work experience


Associate Degree with 3 years related work experience


Bachelor's Degree and 1-year related work experience

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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Category GIS Analyst