GIS Analyst I, SITLA

State of Utah

Salt Lake County, Utah

The State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (Trust Lands Administration) seeks a GIS Analyst I to join its GIS team. The GIS Analyst serves a critical role in generating revenue for Utah’s public schools and other important state institutions and in protecting and enhancing the value of Utah’s trust lands for current and future generations. This position will report to the GIS Manager.
Typical Job Duties:
The list of duties below is only a partial example of duties that may be performed under this position. It does not include all tasks or duties that may be carried out.

  • Maintain GIS data within an Enterprise Geodatabase (ArcSDE)
  • ArcGIS Online and Portal for ArcGIS maintenance
  • Design and maintain GIS services and web applications
  • Collector for ArcGIS maintenance
  • Internal projects and requests
  • Map production
  • Python for ArcGIS
  • Document data processes, integrity and quality
  • Analyze, summarize and review data

Typical Skills: 

The list of skills below is a recommendation of capabilities that should be held by the applicant to successfully perform this position.

  • Excellent cartographic skills and attention to detail
  • Map and interpret metes and bounds descriptions and aliquot parts
  • Experience or knowledge with the Public Lands Survey System
  • Experience or knowledge with editing in an SDE versioning environment
  • Experience or knowledge with creating and maintaining GIS services
  • Experience or knowledge with Collector for ArcGIS
  • Familiarity with GPS
  • Georeference and digitize scanned maps
  • Perform and interpret slope analysis, viewshed analysis and 3D analysis
  • Appear for scheduled work with regular, reliable and punctual attendance
  • Prioritize, organize and complete tasks within a specified time frame
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Communicate effectively (written and oral)
  • Work independently and with others
  • Maintain a professional demeanor under a heavy workload or stressful situations
  • Effectively respond to and reconcile competing interests of governmental entities, community organizations, contractors and the public
  • Focus on customer needs and provide exceptional service to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Problem-solve and create innovative solutions
  • Interpret and apply standard operating procedures
  • Prepare graphic design layouts for presentations and maps
  • Prepare and make effective presentations
  • Establish and maintain accurate records and documentation of processes

Ideal Candidate:

  • Enthusiastic support of the Trust Lands Administration’s mission to generate revenue for the Trust beneficiaries
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Planning, or related field
  • 1-3 years of GIS experience and cartographic skills
  • Experience with ESRI ArcGIS Pro
  • Ability to interpret metes and bounds descriptions
  • Familiarity with the Public Lands Survey System (PLSS)

What is the Trust Lands Administration?
The Trust Lands Administration manages approximately 3.3 million acres of surface lands and 4.4 million acres of minerals exclusively for the economic benefit of public schools and other important state institutions.  Please visit trustlands.utah.gov for additional information.
Why You Should Join Our Team

  • Great Company Culture.  The Trust Lands Administration attracts and retains the best in the industry because we offer more than just competitive salaries.  Trust Lands professionals know they are serving a higher purpose because their work improves the lives of Utah students.
  • Work that Stays at Work.  Genuine work/life balance!
  • Rest and Relaxation.  Earn 4 hours of paid time off and 4 hours of sick leave every pay period.
  • Health Benefits.  Medical with HSA and FSA options, dental, and vision.
  • Prepare for the Future.  Pension or 401(k) options.  State matches up to $26 per paycheck into your 401k on top of what you will already be receiving.

Supplemental Information
Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.



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Category GIS Analyst