GIS Analyst

City of Montrose

Montrose, Colorado

Basic Purpose of the Job:
Under general direction creates, maintains and analyzes data for use in maps, reports, decision-making and presentations.  Continued development and maintenance of the City's Asset Management System (Cartegraph) will be a major portion and emphasis for this position. Incumbent also manages internet mapping sites and spatial databases and provides technical support for GIS and asset management users. Integrates data between City Departments and the Asset Management System.    

Essential Functions:
(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)

  • Responsible for custom GIS software interface including Internet applications, data translation support, custom cartographic products, multimedia, and special document design, development, and production. Includes a high amount of data conversion, application and implementation.
  • Provide support to projects and departments throughout the City and advises and trains users on the use of GIS, asset management and other specialized software.
  • Perform geographic information system application development and input, including editing and analysis, to produce a wide variety of maps, reports and other products from the City's geographic data set, ortho photos, and GPS data.
  • Develop and maintain GIS database using the latest Esri suite of products.
  • Write applications and procedures to expedite and automate system functions; develop and maintain the GIS web page including online mapping applications using various commercial software.
  • Provide support, maintain and assist with integration between GIS, Asset Management and departments and corresponding software products.
  • Provide support to departments throughout the City, advise and train users on the use of Asset Management.
    Core Beliefs:
  • Core beliefs are deeply held values and assumptions that guide individuals in the workplace. Core beliefs define how we do things. By establishing core beliefs, the City of Montrose is creating a common culture that shapes employee behavior in a positive and predictable manner. When these beliefs are shared, they create cohesiveness and mutual commitment in the organization and flexibility to changes as they occur.

Our core beliefs are centered on exceptional service and are based around treating our customers and fellow team members with dignity and respect. We value teamwork and recognize that we must continually strive to improve the customer experience. Every team member, regardless of job title, plays a part in creating a service environment and each are empowered to respond to the needs of our customers and teammates. We have six Core Beliefs: Respect, Ethics, Leadership, Accountability, Transparency, Excellence in Service (RELATE).

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Geography, GIS, Database Administration, Computer Science, or related field from an accredited college.
    Inventory or Asset Tracking experience preferred.
  • Four years of progressive experience in inventory or asset tracking, computer applications and project implementation involving mapping, database design.
  • Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in the use of the Esri suite of software and a firm understanding of GIS theory. Working knowledge of Autodesk products, GPS, and MS SQL is preferred.

Licensures & Certificates (must be active and current.):

  • Current Colorado driver's license with acceptable record.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Sedentary physical work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 25 pounds; occasional lifting, carrying, walking and standing, hand/eye coordination for operation of personal computer; vision for reading and preparing written reports and documents; frequent speech communication, hearing and listening to maintain communications with employees and citizens.   Works primarily in clean, comfortable office environment.
    Late applications will not be accepted. All candidates are subject to a pre-employment background check and drug screen. The City of Montrose is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired.


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