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GIS Analyst - Springdale, AR

9 Nov 2022 2:18 PM | Clayton Sedberry

The City of Springdale, Arkansas is looking for a GIS Analyst to join our team. Please check out the job posting and apply HERE

Job Summary

The GIS Analyst provides a key role in the maintenance of an enterprise GIS system, as well as Ad Hoc analysis, technical support, and department specific project design and maintenance. The work of the GIS Analyst is performed under the supervision of the GIS Manager, and at times, may also report to the IT Director. 

Job Posting

The City of Springdale is currently accepting applications for the position of GIS ANALYST. Interested persons should submit an application to the Human Resources Department. This posting will remain open until the position is filled.

The GIS Analyst provides a key role in the maintenance of an enterprise GIS system, as well as Ad Hoc analysis, technical support, and department specific project design and maintenance. The work of the GIS Analyst is performed under the supervision of the GIS Manager, and at times, may also report to the IT Director. 

Qualified applicants must possess a Technical degree required in such disciplines as Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Geosciences or related fields, plus 12 to 18 months related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Starting salary is $43,991

To apply, you must submit a City of Springdale application. Visit https://www.springdalear.gov/789/Current-Job-Openings to apply or email jobs@springdalear.gov to request an application.

Resumes will not be accepted without an accompanying application.  

This position is classified as safety sensitive.


The City of Springdale is an EOE and drug free workplace.   

 


Job Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Provide good customer service to both internal and external customers, maintain positive and effective working relationships with other City employees (especially members of their own team), and have regular and reliable attendance that is non-disruptive.

2. Design or prepare graphic representations of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data, using GIS hardware or software applications.

3. Analyze Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data to identify spatial relationships or display results of analyses, using maps, graphs, or tabular data.

4. Perform simple to complex spatial analysis to assist departments with information gathering and decision making.

5. Maintain and troubleshoot existing Geographic Information Systems (GIS), including project maps, online/offline applications, data and databases.

6. Enter data into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases, using techniques such as coordinate geometry, keyboard entry of tabular data, manual digitizing of maps, scanning or automatic conversion to vectors, or conversion of other sources of digital data.

7. Review existing or incoming data for currency, accuracy, usefulness, quality, or completeness of documentation.

8. Coordinate with other departments on their GIS needs.

9. Coordinate with other governmental entities to ensure compatibility of data, and compliance with regional and state standards.

10. Select cartographic elements needed for effective presentation of information.

11. Provide technical support to users or clients regarding the operation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). 

12. Act as liaison between City departments and GIS/IT staff. 

13. Make recommendations and provide expert advice to department directors and division heads regarding GIS systems.

14. Recommend procedures or equipment or software upgrades to increase data accessibility or ease of use.

15. Read current literature, talk with colleagues, continue education, or participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, equipment, or systems.

16. Confer with users to analyze, configure, or troubleshoot applications.

17. Research records within the city and county governments.

18. Perform other duties as required or assigned.

SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITIES
None Indicated.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Technical degree required in such disciplines as Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Geosciences or related fields, plus 12 to 18 months related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must possess a valid Arkansas Driver's License. Must be able to pass FBI criminal background fingerprint check and have the ability to comply with state and federal requirements for criminal justice information security standards and obtain necessary certifications.

PUBLIC CONTACT
Regular contacts with general public, vendors, and outside representatives as needed.

EMPLOYEE CONTACT
Regular contacts within the department and with other departments as needed.

USE OF MACHINES, EQUIPMENT AND/OR COMPUTERS
Computer software programming, level I technician support, project management; system analyst and comprehensive computer software support/help and/or web site development and connectivity; Software requirements include: ESRI ArcGIS Suite including ArcGIS Desktop, ArcPro, ArcGIS Online/Portal, and Trimble GPS Equipment; Python, HTML, Java, and Arcade experience is preferred but not required.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to utilize both internal and external resources to obtain information and data necessary to carry out routine assignments and special projects. Must have ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with management and staff.  Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities and the ability to learn and support new systems and applications. 

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
The following work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the functions of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions, wet or humid conditions; extreme cold, extreme heat. 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
The following physical activities 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 and expectations.

High diversity, low physical. Work activities which allow for considerable amount of diversity as an incumbent performs a variety of tasks. Such tasks might be performed from a given work area, or the individual may move about physically in performing a variety of duties.

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is continuously required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, talk or hear; regularly required to stand, walk; occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; distance vision; color vision; peripheral vision; depth perception; and ability to adjust focus. 


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