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Organization: City of Onalaska
Title: GIS Analyst
Location: Onalaska, WI
Application Deadline: 2018-05-08
Posted: 2018-04-12

Position Description:

Under the direction of the City Engineer/Director of Public Works, an employee in this class provides a wide variety of routine to complex technical functions including the design, analysis, systems integration, development, implementation, coordination, maintenance and support of the City’s Geographic Information System (GIS). Work is performed according to established guidelines and the verbal and written instructions. Work has limited review for accuracy and adherence to established procedure by the City Engineer/Director of Public Works, but frequently no check is made of routine work.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Any one position may not include all the duties listed, nor do the examples listed include all the duties that may be found in this position. Other duties may be required and assigned as needed.
A. Directs, designs, implements and maintains all aspects of the City’s Geographic Information System (GIS).
B. Conducts daily data maintenance and input across multiple datasets to ensure the completeness and accuracy of the City’s GIS system and data; establishes and manages GIS database structure, tables, forms and reports for the GIS data.
C. Plans, coordinates and reviews all short and long-term projects related to the creation, maintenance and development of the City’s GIS system and/or GIS data.
D. Provides technical support, assistance and training for the City GIS system users; educates City staff on the capabilities and utilization of the system.
E. Utilizes Public Works Technology Coordinator in data acquisition, GIS mapping updates, asset management and technology projects; GIS Analyst reviews the scope of work and work product for accuracy and completeness to ensure overall City GIS goals are met.
F. Manages, in coordination with Public Works Department staff, the implementation and development of the City’s Asset Management System (InfraMap), including system integration, database development and collection.
G. Coordinates with IT Department to ensure the efficient design and usage of the City network system as it relates to the City’s GIS functions.
H. Develops and maintain GIS processes and guidelines, ensuring compliance with applicable Federal, State and local laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations as well as industry best practices.
I. Integrates La Crosse County Zoning and Land Information Department base map information within the City’s GIS system.
J. Maintains protocols for the addressing of parcels and/or locations within the City, and reports those addresses to proper agencies.
K. Collects infrastructure as-built data and ensures it is integrated into GIS system; maintains digital files of as-built data.

RELATED JOB FUNCTIONS:
A. Acts as a member of the City’s Emergency Operations Team and is responsible for emergency management’s tasks as assigned.
B. Responsible for maintaining current knowledge of all matters relating to GIS systems through training and continuing education.
C. Stays current on technology advances relative to GIS systems.
D. Contributes to a cooperative working effort by demonstrating a willingness to perform other job-related work, as needed or requested. The interdependency of operations is recognized and the abilities and skills exist to do other work as needed or requested. Assistance is given to others and special projects completed as scheduled or requested. This is a recognized and accepted part of being a member of staff.
E. Other duties as required or assigned.

REQUIREMENT OF WORK (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES):
A. Proficiency in the use of ESRI ArcGIS Desktop, ArcSDE, , InfraMAP, Tyler Munis, and SQL Server; ability to understand Arc SDE, ArcGIS Server, Tyler Incode, and SQL Server.
B. Understanding of surveying and cartography theories and principles; knowledge of mapping principles, AutoCad, and Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment and operations.
C. Ability to operate general office equipment (copier, fax, computer, telephone/cell phone, calculator, etc.) required; proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat programs required.
D. Proficiency in database management and computer network operations.
E. Ability to work on multiple tasks establishing priorities for work and procedures to follow.
F. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
G. Ability to maintain involved records and files and prepare reports from such information; excellent organization skills.
H. Ability to understand and read maps, blueprints, utility, and basic construction; ability to design, compile, and create maps and ensure quality control.
I. Good knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations.
J. Ability to operate technical equipment used within department.
K. Good knowledge of environmental safety practices and techniques in compliance with state and federal standards and regulations.
L. Ability to work independently.
M. Ability to maintain a professional demeanor; calmly approach and solve problems under stressful circumstances; promote harmony in the workplace; concentrate for extended periods of time; and be flexible.

TRAINING, EXPERIENCE & OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
A. Bachelor’s degree in GIS, Geography, Computer Science, Urban Planning or Engineering, or equivalent experience required.
B. Minimum three (3) to five (5) years of related GIS or engineering experience.
C. Valid driver’s license with good driving record.
D. Experience working directly with the public required; public sector customer service preferred.

Full job description and application materials may be obtained from the City of Onalaska website at http://www.cityofonalaska.com. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.