GIS Analyst

City of Clarksville

Clarksville, Tennessee

Example of Duties

  • Designs and installs GIS systems which includes developing maps; updating databases; developing new applications; and modifying and updating current systems.
  • Prepares a variety of specialized GIS maps and related documents.
  • Performs complex data analyses using ArcGIS and related extensions, relational databases and other computer software.
  • Prepares a variety of reports and/or other written correspondence related to GIS activities, programs, and tasks.
  • Provides technical support to department as needed; responds to requests for information from internal departments; confers with internal departments to determine data and GIS needs.

Typical Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Associate's degree in geographic information science or a related field. 
  • Three years experience with a GIS database.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

License and Certifications
Possess a valid drivers license.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • GIS principles, practices, and structures;
  • Intermediate understanding of ArcGIS Online;
  • Spatial and relational data analysis, data management and analytical modeling;
  • Map scales and projections;
  • Cartography design and mapping principles;
  • General infrastructure principles;
  • Business processes and workflows;
  • Mathematical and statistical principles;
  • Drafting technology;
  • Computers and related software applications.

Skill in:

  • Installing and updating GIS systems;
  • Utilizing field equipment, including GPS and ipads;
  • Maintaining and updating databases;
  • Performing mathematical and statistical calculations;
  • Utilizing a computer and related software applications;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction. 

Physical Requirements:
The work is sedentary work which requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: 

  • Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature, or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing, or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discrimination sound. 
  • Mental Acuity: Making rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes.
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. 
  • Repetitive Motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Speaking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including the ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately and concisely.
  • Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time. 
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Visual ability 1: sufficient to perform an activity like preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or extensive reading.
  • Visual ability 4: sufficient to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment, both day and night.
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or move from one work site to another.


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Category GIS Analyst