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Senior GIS Analyst

City and County of Denver

Denver, Colorado

As the Senior GIS Analyst, you will provide enterprise-wide GIS solutions using the latest ESRI technology and techniques.  This work is essential to the Department to inform important citywide policy decisions; process and regulatory improvements; and educating and engaging our stakeholders in conversations about trends, opportunities, and concerns in our community.    

Key Responsibilities include: 

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate GIS with other systems and data sources, enhancing overall data utility and interpretation
  • Creates, compiles, edits, integrates, digitizes, and updates GIS data from many sources
  • Works with the GIS Supervisor in the development and maintenance of base maps, data layers, programs, models, and system integrations relating to Community Development functions
  • Perform advanced spatial analyses and modeling to support planning and decision-making processes.
  • Collecting and researching necessary information/data or methods
  • Generating GIS mapping or databases to convey results of analysis and exploring new methods of representing data to the CPD team, the public and other audiences
  • Reads maps, interprets maps, and uses coordinate systems to position and process geographic information such as existing land uses, building coverage/setbacks, and tree canopy
  • Prepares reports, maps and charts of data to the public, City Council, and other departments and agencies
  • Stay abreast of the latest GIS technologies and methodologies, incorporating them into departmental practices

About You
Our ideal candidate will have some or all of the following skills and experience:

  • Proficient in ESRI’s ArcGIS suite, including ArcGIS Pro
  • Experience with ArcSDE (Enterprise Geodatabases) and editing in a multi-user versioned environment; Experience with ArcGIS Online (AGOL), Web Apps, Experience Builder, AGOL Dashboards, and Storymaps
  • Experience with conducting complex spatial analysis via geoprocessing tools
  • Strong data management and problem solving skills - can envision various outcomes and plan accordingly to reduce project risk and issues
  • Experience developing and maintaining Python scripts using ArcPy and pandas for automating GIS processes, enhancing data workflows, and improving efficiency. Experience with Excel and tabular data analysis
  • Experience with documenting technical information and with creating quality control methods to improve data integrity, such as topology
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills and the ability to communicate effectively – verbally and in writing
  • Strong attention to detail and highly organized

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Education requirement: Bachelor's Degree in Geography, Urban Planning, Engineering, GIS, Geology, Computer Science, Information Technology, Cartography, Landscape Architecture, Remote Sensing or a related field
  • Experience Requirement: Three (3) years of professional hands-on GIS analyst experience
  • Education/Experience Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education

Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements

Category GIS Analyst