Job Detail

Organization: State of Montana Disaster and Emergency Services (DES) Division
Title: GIS Programmer/Analyst
Location: Helena, MT

Posted: 2020-02-25
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

Position Title: GIS Programmer / Analyst - (20140172)


This position resides in the Disaster and Emergency Services (DES) Division, and is responsible for all aspects of geographic information systems (GIS) needs in the division.

Responsibilities include developing and maintaining the databases, web resources, and map productions that reflect the statewide efforts to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate future disasters. This position will analyze processes utilized by other partners in order to enhance disaster preparedness and promote life safety and property protection. The position will promote cross-agency and private sector coordination as well as analyzing processes utilized by other states.

Serves as an interface between functional users and technical resources, ensuring GIS architecture, application design, and management are aligned with business needs.

Must have demonstrated ability to work and engage in diverse working environments.


Knowledge, skills & abilities required:
Skill in using GIS applications, tools and resources, including geodatabase configuration and management, geoprocessing, ArcGIS API for Javascript, ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Online, and ArcGIS Server. Skill in using Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) and associated SQL techniques for accessing, analyzing, and managing data stored in multiple systems and databases.

Knowledge of web application technologies and design, including SOAP protocols, REST, HTTP, XHTML, and HTML5, JSP, JavaScript, JSON, CSS, XML and related technologies, web services, and rich internet application development. Knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office, Oracle relational databases, Oracle PL/SQL, Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, and Outlook. Knowledge of GPS principles, hardware and software, field data collection techniques, and interfacing GPS and GIS.

Functional knowledge of a variety of programming languages using both procedural and object-oriented development techniques, particularly Python, JavaScript, data modeling principles, and database driven application design. Knowledge of geospatial analysis techniques such as the use of geospatial data overlays, buffering, filtering, spatial statistics, surface analysis and network analysis.

Knowledge of cartographic design principles and standards.Ability to assess complex problems and to exercise sound judgment for analyzing, appraising, evaluating. And solving difficult problems. Ability to communicate effectively and provide accurate information both verbally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in geographic information systems, information technology, information management, computer science, emergency management, or a related field, and five years of experience with geographic information systems, software programming, and/or software modification.

Other combinations of directly related education and experience may be considered on a case by case basis.

Must pass a background check. Occasional overnight travel to locations across the state or out of state for meetings or events may be required (10%). Occasional night/weekend work when supporting a state response to a natural disaster or emergency.

Applicant Pool Statement: If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Training Assignment: Not Applicable

Job: Information Technology/Computer Science

Salary: $ 60,530.00 - 60,530.00 Yearly

Benefits Package Eligibility: Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan

Number of Openings: 1

Employee Status: Regular

Schedule: Full-Time

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Primary Location: Helena

Agency: Department of Military Affairs

Union: 000 - None

Bargaining Unit: 000 - None

Posting Date: Feb 21, 2020, 4:21:22 PM

Closing Date (based on your computer's timezone): Ongoing

Required Application Materials: Cover Letter, Resume

Contact Name: Linda McKinney | Contact Email: [email protected] | Contact Phone: 406-324-3334

The State of Montana has a decentralized human resources (HR) system. Each agency is responsible for its own recruitment and selection. Anyone who needs a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process should contact the agency's HR staff identified on the job listing or by dialing the Montana Relay at 711. Montana Job Service Offices also offer services including assistance with submitting an online application.

State government does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, creed, political beliefs or affiliation, veteran status, military service, retaliation, or any other factor not related to merit and qualifications of an employee or applicant.

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