GIS ANALYST/SR. GIS ANALYST

Open Until Filled
Job Class: GIS Analyst/Sr. GIS Analyst
Status: Active
Salary Range: $50,461-$75,896 (DOE)
FLSA: Exempt

General Description:

Under general supervision, the GIS Analyst/Sr. GIS Analyst is responsible for the implementation of GIS projects and maintenance of geographic data and providing support for the GIS functions related to the research, analysis, and visual cartographic display of agency projects. This position requires considerable technical knowledge of computer hardware and software systems, network operating systems, attention to detail, accuracy, teamwork and collaboration, and use of independent judgment. The ideal candidate will possess familiarity with relational databases, MS SQL, and other major relational databases, such as Oracle or DB2.

Job classification, salary, and responsibility levels will be determined based on candidate skills and qualifications.

Outstanding benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid time off, paid sick time, and paid holidays; tuition reimbursement; state and supplemental retirement plans and more!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops effective GIS maps to describe, analyze, and present data and conditions associated with regional planning.
  • Employs diligent cartographic skills exhibiting refined layout design for display maps that effectively communicate the content purpose.
  • Maintains a shared internal repository of GIS data and related documents.
  • Collects and processes data for use in GIS applications, analyzes data, and prepares and presents technical and progress reports, both written and oral to teammates.
  • Assists staff in applying new GIS technologies to facilitate the transfer of geographic-based information within PAG.
  • Maintains records and prepares required project reports related to implementation of GIS activities.
  • Works with ArcGIS 10.x and extensions, geodatabases, and SSMS relational databases, as well as ArcGIS Server and Portal. Supports the practices of regional air quality, water quality, transportation, and land use planning with GIS tools.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Other Preferred Abilities:

  • Organizational and communication skills and ability to maintain effective working relationships.
  • Working knowledge of principles, techniques, and applications of GIS analysis, geographic database maintenance, and quality control for information management.
  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Word processing, xls and dbf spreadsheets.
  • Advanced cartographic skills exhibiting refined layout design for display maps that effectively communicate the content purpose.
  •  Working knowledge of ArcGIS 10x and Pro platforms, as well as analysis tools.
  •  Proficient in metadata creation and updates and knowledge of web apps.
  •  Ability to troubleshoot computer hardware and software problems related to GIS applications.
  •  Ability to present ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.

Minimum Education and/or Experience Requirements:

GIS Analyst
At a minimum, requires combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform duties AND EITHER a graduate degree with one year of related experience OR an undergraduate degree with three years of related experience OR equivalent.

Sr. GIS Analyst
At a minimum, requires combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform duties AND EITHER a graduate degree with two years of related experience OR an undergraduate degree with four years of related experience OR equivalent.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  •  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee is frequently required to drive to locations and participate in meetings and events.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essentials functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee is required to carry promotional materials to events.

Telework:

  • This position is eligible for telework. Telework arrangements must comply with PAG’s telework policies, requiring a minimum of two days a week (unless other considerations make this infeasible) in-office to perform required office assignments and duties.