GIS Analyst

State of Utah

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Job Title: GIS Analyst

Job Description:
Incumbents in this job perform at the working level under general supervision, and perform activities which include: the utilization of GIS software programs to create, input, generate, maintain, integrate, map, analyze, and perform quality control of spatial data and arrange results in a format that effectively supports the organization’s activities. Perform technical work in computer-aided mapping, database compilation and maintenance; generate custom and standard maps, build spatial data layers, and perform spatial analyses; utilize GIS tools and utilities to convert data to GIS formats and perform data quality checking and correction; work closely with other staff and consultants in the design and completion of projects.

Principal Duties:
Perform GIS mapping, web mapping and development, modeling, scripting, calculations and analysis services for a variety of division projects. •Perform vector digitizing, editing, field data collection, quality checking, analysis, data summaries, data clipping, model creation, automation, downloading, uploading, organizing and more on GIS datasets. •Provide support and problem solving to division sections. Assist with the Secondary Water Metering Program. •Create maps, layouts, graphics and figures for presentations, publications and websites. Meet with Secondary Water Suppliers

Ideal Candidate:
Prior GIS work experience •GIS related certificates or education •Proficiency with ArcGIS software •Ability to work under general supervision and be self-motivated and organized •Capabilites with cartography, design and scripting Strong Communication Skills

Why You Should Join Our Team:
We have a great team and we have fun while getting things done and doing a great job. We enjoy a variety of tasks and get to work in the interesting and important world of water resources. We are able to provide flexibility for a good work-life balance and competitive benefits. We work to be at the leading edge of GIS technologies and capabilities and are always adding new functionality.

The Agency:
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Example of Duties

Format and generate a variety of GIS products including standard and custom maps and map series, standard map templates, shape files, graphics, tables and reports; perform data searches and retrievals.
Extract and organize data; perform quality control to ensure accuracy and completeness of all data; research source documents and/or coordinate with others to resolve missing or conflicting data and other anomalies.
Query, update and analyze spatial data; maintain and update geospatial databases; convert non-GIS information into GIS formats; convert spatial data from one system to another.
Develop, improve, maintain, and perform quality control processes of GIS information and spatial data; test and implement GIS applications to meet customer needs.

Typical Qualifications


The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Using mathematics to solve problems.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Managing one’s own time and the time of others.
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Supplemental Information

Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated, e.g. safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc.
Driving and navigating required during field work.
Travel and overnight stays during field work.
Preferred Qualifications:Master or Bachelor Degree in a related field and/or
GIS Certificate
ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Hub Python, R

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