Job Detail

Organization: City of Rapid City
Title: GIS Analyst
Location: Rapid City, SD

Posted: 2022-07-07
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

Do you want to be part of a GIS team that is pushing technical limits while finding innovative solutions to projects? The Rapid City – Pennington County GIS Division is seeking an experienced GIS Analyst. The GIS Analyst will administer, develop, analyze and maintain geospatial data and applications. This individual will be responsible for providing software and technical support to staff. Experience in programming languages is a plus. The ideal candidate will have outstanding interpersonal skills, be customer service focused, creative, flexible, team-oriented and a self-starter to identify and implement process improvements that use GIS. This is a career position, with three grade levels for in-place advancement. The hiring grade and step are dependent on qualifications, with additional compensation available for exceptionally qualified individuals.

Salary Ranges:
GIS Analyst I: 55,947 - 82,680
GIS Analyst II: 61,429 - 91,766
GIS Analyst III: 66,910 - 101,120

We are a large GIS for a population of our size, with three full time employees working with multiple government entities to provide support for desktop installations of ArcGIS in addition to web and data servers. The Division is well supported, with an ESRI small government site license and ample career development opportunities. Please visit our public web mapping site at to see examples of our work.

Rapid City, South Dakota is unlike any other city in the nation – it’s the heart of the beautiful Black Hills. The City of Rapid City is a growing community – a fantastic opportunity to work, live, and play in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. Situated on the northeast edge of the Black Hills, Rapid City is a regional hub, offering high-quality urban services while retaining a small town feel. The Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming provide ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, with almost 600 miles of hiking trails, numerous mountain bike trails, and miles of ATV trails. There are 2 national parks, 3 national monuments, 2 designated wilderness areas, a national forest, a national grassland, and one of the highest rated state parks in the country, all within 90 miles of Rapid City.

The City of Rapid City offers fantastic benefits including employer-paid health insurance premiums, 6% employer-matching retirement, life insurance benefits, short-term disability and generous vacation and sick leave time off.

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