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GIS Analyst

State of Utah

Salt Lake County,  Utah
GIS Analyst

The Utah Department of Transportation is looking for an innovative person to fill our GIS Analyst position. In this position you will perform at the working level under general supervision performing technical work. You will work closely with other staff and consultants in the design and completion of projects and tasks.

Principal Duties
As the GIS Analyst, your duties include:

  • Formatting and generating a variety of GIS products including standard and custom maps and map series, online maps and applications, standard map templates, shape files, graphics, tables and reports; perform data searches and retrievals.
  • Extracting and organizing data; performing quality control to ensure accuracy and completeness of all data; researching source documents and/or coordinating with others to resolve missing or conflicting data and other anomalies.
  • Querying, updating and analyzing spatial data; maintaining and updating geospatial databases and linearly referenced data; converting non-GIS information into GIS formats; converting spatial data from one system to another.
  • Developing, improving, maintaining, and performing quality control processes of GIS information and spatial data; testing and implementing GIS applications to meet customer needs.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • A Bachelor's degree, or higher, in Geography, GIS, or a related field.
  • Experience using ArcGIS Desktop applications


  • Preference may be given to applicants with:
  • Experience using and configuring Esri mobile applications.
  • Experience using an Enterprise Geodatabase.
  • Experience with Linear Referencing Systems (LRS).
  • Experience with quality checking data.
  • Experience using the ArcGIS Online platform.

Why Should You Join Our Team
Utah Department of Transportation employees make a positive difference to the lives of Utah residents and they get to enjoy seeing the difference they make everyday when they travel on Utah's roads. They help the State of Utah and it's traveling public to get to where they are going safely and in the most efficient way possible. As a UDOT employee you will help reach our goal of Zero Crashes, Injuries and Fatalities, which is a great goal for everyone.

Typical Qualifications:

  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into position and/or trainable after entry into position:
  • Produce hard copy, digital and interactive web maps; update, query, and analyze spatial data
  • Input, edit, prepare, and produce various maps, related geographic database information, and other GIS tools and products
  • GIS principles and geospatial software tools at both the desktop and server level
  • GIS and GPS technology; ability to use ESRI ArcGIS technology
  • GIS principles including, but not limited to, map design, projection and coordinate systems,
  • linear referencing systems, cartography, and GIS data management
  • Use GIS related hardware and automated software applications
  • GPS/GIS technology solutions and GIS best practices
  • Generate and maintain data, maps, and apps on ArcGIS Online
  • Principles, theories, and practices of data collection, storage, retrieval, and/or restoration; organize information in a clear and concise manner
  • Speak clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand information and ideas as presented verbally
  • Communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; read and understand information presented in writing

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