GIS ANALYST

Full-Time
Oklahoma City
Posted 12 months ago
  • Organization: City of Oklahoma City
  • Closing date: 10/24/2021 11:59 PM Central
  • Location: Oklahoma City, OK
  • Salary: $49,819.68 – $76,191.12 Annually

Position Description (GIS ANALYST):

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION: The proposed GIS Analyst will support the Asset Management program in process. The position will provide ongoing GIS analysis, records research and data transmittal interactions between the contracted vendor, Line Maintenance staff, and the Information Technology (IT) Department.

JOB SUMMARY AND ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

This position is located in the Asset Management Section of Engineering Division of the Utilities Department with the City of Oklahoma City and is under the direction of the Geographic Support Manager. The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst is a fully trained practitioner who possess full functional knowledge of the assigned specialty, may provide administrative support, and will frequently function independently. The employee must have previous knowledge and skills in operating and maintaining GIS systems prior to assuming the position. Essential job functions include:  designing, analyzing, and maintaining the City’s GIS applications and databases; coordinating GIS related projects and providing training and support for City users; supervising the general mapping and digital data development functions for support to engineers, cartographers, mapping specialists, City departments, and other agencies; coordinating and performing research of City, county, and other sources of records for information to revise and update the GIS database; monitoring GIS functions and system efficiency and implementing system changes to resolve problems and increase efficiency; coordinating all phases of system design and implementation; installing new software; reconfiguring existing hardware; updating GIS and other operating systems software; and performing file maintenance on GIS databases.  The employee is also responsible for preparing technical reports and forms; interacting with representatives of other City departments and divisions, governmental agencies, and customers to coordinate and implement common GIS interests; and training associated personnel in GIS system use, updates, and data-processing applications.  Work is performed primarily independently, under the direction and guidance of a supervisor, with work products subject to regular review.

VETERANS PREFERENCE

Honorably discharged veterans of the United States Active Duty Armed Forces, National Guard and Reserve Forces who are not currently employed full-time by the City of Oklahoma City shall receive five (5) points added to the passing score on an initial selection process.  Qualified applicants must upload a copy of their DD Form 214 or NGB Form 22 indicating discharge type/character of service at the time of application.

Job Requirements

  • Knowledge of existing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) standards, practices, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of geography and its applications to map design and spatial analysis.
  • Knowledge of GIS systems in a multi-user environment.
  • Skill in software system configuration, maintenance, and problem resolution.
  • Skill in the use of desktop GIS software.
  • Skill in developing maps using state-of-the-art software and database files.
  • Skill in verbal and written communication using tact and diplomacy.
  • Skill in performing relevant mathematical, algebraic, and statistical computations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and the general public.
  • Ability to travel.

DEPARTMENTAL PREFERENCES

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in technology related field or a minimum of four (4) years equivalent experience in supporting GIS Systems.
  • Experience evaluating organizational processes in relation to GIS utilization to support normal operation, maintenance, planning and infrastructure enhancements.
  • Experience defining processes required to gather geospatial data as well as the process of modifying GIS to accept the data.
  • Experience managing system implementation projects, tracking progress, maintaining timeline, and reporting progress.
  • Knowledge of and skill in water and wastewater utility networks.
  • Knowledge of design and construction of water and wastewater utility piping.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Primarily inside in a climate-controlled environment.
  • Subject to frequent, low-level noise from data-processing equipment.
  • Occasionally required to work beyond normal working hours or to change working hours when conducting training or systems analysis.
  • Subject to local travel on an occasional basis.

NOTE:  Typical City employee working hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. However, working hours vary (may require work to begin before 8:00 a.m. and/or end beyond 5:00 p.m., and/or may require work on weekends and holidays), and are subject to change, based on the duties and location of the position and the business needs of the assigned work unit/department.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Strength enough to lift and carry items, such as computer equipment, weighing up to 50 pounds.  Assistance is provided when lifting and carrying items weighing more than 50 pounds. 
  • Arm/hand steadiness enough to demonstrate and operate computer equipment such as personal computers, graphic workstations, digitizers, plotters, etc.
  • Manual and finger dexterity enough to operate equipment such as personal computers, audio-visual devices, etc.
  • Near vision enough to read and write standard office correspondence, develop training materials such as audio-visuals and slides, and input and read data on a computer screen.
  • Speech and hearing enough to communicate clearly and distinctly by telephone and in person when conducting training, providing assistance, and/or exchanging information.

Other Notes

NOTE:  Applicants invited to interview for this position will be required to complete a one-way video interview using Spark Hire video interview software.  
NOTE:  City employees are required to receive pay electronically, either via direct deposit or pay card.
NOTE:  Full-time employees on the Interdepartmental lateral transfer/voluntary demotion list who are interested in this position must submit an application through the standard process.  

NOTE TO FORMER EMPLOYEES: To participate in any selection process, former employees must be eligible for rehire.  If you are unsure of your rehire status, please contact the Human Resources Department at (405) 297-2530.  If your rehire status has been coded “Not Eligible,” “Eligible 3,” or “Conditional,” you will need to request a review of your rehire status through the Human Resources Department’s Labor Relations Division.
NOTE:  Upon a conditional offer and acceptance of employment, the City of Oklahoma City will conduct a background investigation/verification.  Applicants will be provided contact information for any third-party reporting agencies used to collect background information in connection with conditional offers of employment.
NOTE:  Applicants will be provided a copy of the City of Oklahoma City’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy upon conditional offer and acceptance of the position and prior to being directed for a health screen/physical examination and drug test.
NOTE:  Completion of the supplemental questions is required.  Applicant responses to supplemental questions must specifically answer the questions asked.  Responses to supplemental questions must be supported by work history/information listed on the application/resume.  Applications may not be reviewed if specific responses to supplemental questions have not been provided.

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