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Organization: City of Centennial
Title: Senior GIS Analyst
Location: Centennial, CO
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2018-09-18

Position Description:


The City of Centennial, Colorado is an organization driven to quality products and outcomes while adhering to sound fiscal practices and efficient provision of services. We seek to attract and retain the best staff to assist us in this mission and, in return, foster a culture which supports all employees using their talents every day to do what they do best. A winner of the 2017 and 2018 Gallup Great Workplace Award and named a 2017 Workplace Achiever by the Denver Post, we are proud to embody the link between highly engaged workforce and excellence in business outcomes. We are an innately collaborative culture dedicated to talents and focused on results.

Under general supervision, plans, organizes, coordinates and participates in the development and implementation of the City's geographic information system (GIS); directs and participates in the long-term development and enhancement of GIS information technology to meet mapping and end user service objectives; supervises and performs GIS modeling duties; provides expertise, support, assistance and guidance to City staff and external contacts; and performs related duties as assigned.

Examples of Duties

Ability to perform complex editing tasks using tools from the ArcGIS for Desktop suite of software.
Providing quality assurance to ensure the validity and accuracy of City GIS data layers.
Competent at compiling and integrating geospatial data from multiple sources for analysis and loading into an ArcGIS database.
Ability to create and organize GIS data into models and schemas useful to the City.
Familiar with common GIS analysis and geoprocessing tools, including Model Builder or Python scripting.
Exhibits ability to seek out solutions on the internet
Knowledgeable in SQL Server and database administration.
Ability to create cartographic products, hard-copy printed maps, online maps using technologies such as ArcGIS Online/Portal essentials.
Eager to provide excellent technical support to City GIS customers
A strong understanding and comfort working with the full suite of Esri's GIS software applications. Including: ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Enterprise.
Demonstrates experience in automating processes.

The preferred candidate will have:
Experience using a variety of GIS tools (ESRI, PostGIS, QGIS)
Experience with programming in one or more languages (JavaScript, HTML5, Python, SQL).
SQL Server, SQL spatial experience.
Understanding of updating statistics, projections, building & maintaining relationship classes, data conversion, versioning, compressing, managing locks, reconcile/post processes, views and indexing.
Collaborative ethic for working with teammates to solve problems and experience troubleshooting end-user issues in an enterprise environment
Organized with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines
Self-motivated, service-oriented personality
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Experience with GitHub and Jupyter Notebooks
Experience using D3.js a plus
Experience with Tableau a plus
Minimum Qualifications

Completion of a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Geography, Urban Planning, Civil Engineering, GIS, or a related field
Two (2) years in GIS database administration or analysis, GIS, systems design or programming

Job Elements/Working Conditions

Physical Demands
Primarily sedentary physical work requiring the ability to lift a maximum of 25 pounds; occasional lifting, carrying, walking and standing; frequent hand/eye coordination to operate personal computer and office equipment; vision for reading, recording and interpreting information; speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and citizens.

Work Environment
Work is performed primarily in an office setting with in-person and telephone contacts and may involve frequent interruptions. Work may require attendance at evening or weekend meetings.

Must be able to perform the essential functions of this job, with or without accommodation.

Equipment Used/Required
Frequently uses standard office equipment including personal computers, calculators and copy/fax machines.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.