Job Detail

Organization: City of Loveland
Title: Senior GIS Analyst
Location: Loveland, CO

Posted: 2024-04-26
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

Our Senior GIS Analyst is a senior technical position within the IT Department's GIS work group and falls into one of three categories: GIS Developer; GIS Administrator; or ArcGIS Online (AGOL) administrator with GIS Developer duties. They perform a wide variety of analysis, design, programming, testing, installation, integration, maintenance, operational support, quality assurance and control (QA/QC), database administration, troubleshooting, and training tasks for the City's centralized computer systems related to GIS.

This opportunity will be available to applicants until the position is filled, with a first reading of resumes planned for May 10, 2024.

The pay range for this position is $90,000 to $110,758 annually, with a hiring range of $90,000 to $96,400 annually, depending on experience and qualifications.

A current resume is required.

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving and collaborative technology team, who also supports the growth and creativity of the individual.

Please view our video Working at Loveland to learn more about our exceptional Loveland community and the benefits of working for the City.

Essential Functions

Works directly with staff from assigned departments analyzing present system capabilities, quick response problem resolution, determining need / feasibility of developing new system features, and reviewing the quality of and implementing new system features.
Performs analysis, design, and management of diverse projects. This requires functioning as project manager.
Develops modifications or enhancements to existing applications. Documents, tests, debugs, and implements additions and changes. These tasks are based on system requirements and are done within a modest set of established guidelines.
Direct contact with application vendors is required to coordinate release upgrades, resolve system failures and to define specifications for new system features.
Ensures maximum system availability to GIS clients by working evenings or weekends to install system and/or application changes.
Learns and uses system tools to effectively execute processes. Examples: SQL queries, batch files, using ODBC connections, Microsoft Office tools, peripheral devices (printers, plotters, and GPS units), database definition, and system performance tools.
Assists with computer operations for departmental GIS users and internal GIS Staff.
This position coordinates and/or performs training.
Involved with preparing time and cost estimates of proposed projects, which can have substantial impact upon the City.
Specific GIS Developer Job Functions
Performs ArcGIS Server web-based server system administrator duties.
Uses software to custom code GIS-based websites as assigned.
Learns and uses programming tools. Examples: VB.NET using Esri ArcObjects; Geocortex workflow, JavaScript and .NET web-based APIs for ArcGIS Server
applications: Python scripts; SQL
Updates existing programs and apps for the web and desktop.
Designs and writes new programs for the desktop and web as assigned.
Specific GIS Administrator Job Functions
Configures and maintains City-wide ArcGIS databases in ArcSDE environment.
Configures and maintains City-wide Cityworks databases and user interfaces.
Creates custom reports for the Cityworks environment.
Supports Cityworks users in all departments.
Specific ArcGIS Online (AGOL) Administrator with GIS Developer duties Job Functions
Develops, supports and maintains feature services, webmaps and apps in ArcGIS Online.
Documents, tests, debugs, and implements items developed in ArcGIS Online.
Performs ArcGIS Online administrative tasks such as user / group management and tracking system usage.
Uses ArcGIS Server (web-based) as needed in conjunction with ArcGIS Online activities i.e. creating web services.
Coordinates field data collection operations in various departments using Esri’s suite of mobile apps on mobile devices connected to GPS equipment.
Assists with vendor and/or product selections, which can have a substantial long-term impact upon the City budget and process effectiveness.
Occasionally performs delegated duties in the absence of the manager.
Creates and maintains data as needed by the IT Department and or other assigned departments.
Acts as a technical GIS resource for activations of the Emergency Operations Center.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education: 4 Year / Bachelors Degree in Information Systems or Technology, Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Land Surveying, Civil Engineering or closely related field. An equivalent combination of education and or experience may substitute for education requirements on
a year for year basis.

5 years: Working experience with Esri's ArcGIS desktop product line with skills in GIS data entry, maintenance, mapping, analysis and QA/QC techniques.
5 years: Working experience with Windows operating system; Microsoft Office products (MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access).
Additional required experience can be met in one of the following ways:
GIS Developer experience
Minimum of four (4) years experience with Esri's ArcGIS Server administration is required. This includes experience in installation/configuration, backup/recovery, security and creating a variety of web services.
Minimum of four (4) years developing websites with Esri's ArcGIS Server APIs and/or Esri's ArcGIS desktop-related programming experience is required. Experience with Esri's Javascript API and ArcObjects is highly desired.
VertiGIS software suite configuration, administration and development experience is highly desired. This includes experience with developing workflows within applications. Must be proficient using this software within six months of being hired.
Formal training in the following is desired: Esri’s ArcObjects; Esri’s ArcGIS administration, HTML, XML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Visual Basic .NET, ArcGIS desktop, ArcGIS Pro, Python scripting, JavaScript programming.
GIS Administrator experience
Minimum of three (3) years required ArcGIS server database engine (ArcSDE) administration including configuration and optimization.
Minimum of three (3) years required Azteca Systems’ Cityworks desktop and/or server products including configuration and optimization. Experience
with both product lines is highly desirable.
Formal training in the following is desired: ArcGIS Server – database engine (ArcSDE) components, SQL Server, Cityworks administration, ArcGIS
desktop, ArcGIS Pro, Python scripting.
Experience specific to ArcGIS Online Administrator with GIS Developer duties, minimum of three (3) years required experience in the following areas:
Esri ArcGIS Online system maintenance and administration including: user and group management; creation of feature layers, web maps, and apps.
Esri ArcGIS Server to create web services for use in ArcGIS Online
Designing data structures to work with ArcGIS Online and its associated apps.
Minimum of two (2) years required using coordinate geometry (COGO) tools in Esri's ArcGIS desktop software (ArcMap and/or ArcGIS Pro).
Four (4) years working experience in performing GIS work for a stormwater utility is highly desired. This includes experience with reading construction
plans, adding features such as inlets, manholes, pipes, and performing QAQ/QC data checks is highly desired.
3 years: Using Python scripting to automate workflows and tasks is highly desirable.
4 years: Working experience within a municipal government doing GIS work (data creation/maintenance, reading subdivision plats, performing coordinate
geometry (COGO) operations, preparing maps, GPS location collection and user support/training) is highly desirable.
Experience with AutoCAD and Microsoft Project
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

In depth knowledge in the principles of GIS including data sources, data projections, data QA/QC and data integration.
Knowledge of GIS software packages.
Knowledge of GIS database design and implementation techniques.
Knowledge of relevant programming languages, program structure and integrated development environments.
Ability to provide training for GIS staff and GIS clients.
Ability to read and interpret land surveying documents, such as plats and legal descriptions preferred.
Demonstrable skills in presentation preparation on short notice to a wide variety of audiences preferred.
Physical Demands

Frequent: Minimal physical effort typically found in clerical work. Primarily sedentary, may occasionally lift and carry light objects. Walking and/or standing as needed and minimal.
Working Environment

Frequent: Exposure to routine office noise and equipment.
Occasional: Exposure to hazards typically found in general office environments where there is rarely to no exposure to injury or accident.
This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

Reasonable accommodation will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

City of Loveland job descriptions are designed to describe the general nature and level of work necessary to perform well in the job; they are not intended to provide an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, and qualifications. City of Loveland job descriptions may be updated periodically, and additional activities, duties or responsibilities may be assigned by management as deemed appropriate.

With over 300 days of sunshine, and just 30 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park in the heart of northern Colorado, Loveland is an ideal community for anyone to call home. Known as the Sweetheart City, this vibrant cultural hub is home to nearly 500 sculptures and public art installations, the world-famous Valentine Remail Program, and picturesque views of the Rocky Mountains. The community is bustling with a thriving arts, brewery, foodie, and shopping scene. Enjoy headliner concert and theatre productions, professional hockey events, endless community recreation and open space opportunities, art and sculpture shows, and several local festivals. Loveland also boasts an award-winning golf course and an inclusive library and community center. Loveland, Colorado has EVERYTHING YOU LOVE!

In 2020, Loveland was the only Colorado City to win the Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence, is the top residential recycling City in the state for 4 consecutive years and has been ranked as one of the top places to live, work and raise a family in the U.S. and as one of the Most Idyllic Picturesque towns in America.

Apply today to join more than 800 employees who work to meet the core values of: Accountability & Integrity, Transparency & Honoring the Public Trust, Collaboration, Innovation, Safety, Excellent Service with Courtesy and Kindness. The City of Loveland is a diverse and welcoming community organization, and our employees enjoy a competitive benefits program, various opportunities for growth and development, and an exceptional work-life balance.

A vibrant community, surrounded by natural beauty, where you belong!

Benefits Information

Benefit Eligible Benefits Package Includes:

Two (2) Medical plans, Dental, Vision (for self/ spouse/ children)
A Dedicated, exclusive Employee Health and Wellness Center
Discounted Chilson Center passes
Paid vacation, holidays, floating holidays, and medical leave
Flexible spending including Dependent Care
Life Insurance, AD&D, Short-term and Long-term disability, and voluntary Critical Illness Coverage
Retirement 401a, 457, Roth (pre-& post tax) and company match
A Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program
Voluntary 529 College Invest program
Tuition Reimbursement
Employee Referral Program
Personal and Professional Development opportunities
Employee Recognition Program
Exceptional work-life balance
Market based pay & regular performance reviews
Local Government employment is eligible for Public Loan Forgiveness Program

The City of Loveland provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

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Hybrid Remote Work Eligibility: This position may be eligible for up to two days per week working remotely. Probationary employees (within the first six months of employment) may not be eligible. Subject to change based on business needs and performance expectations.

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