Mount Helena

GIS Analyst

City of Helena
Job Description
Job Purpose The City of Helena has GIS Analysists in both Public Works and Transportation departments, hereafter referred to as “the Department.” The work is performed under the supervision and direction of the Department Deputy Director, but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative in program implementation. This position will develop and maintain Geographic Information data layers related to Department infrastructure for the water, wastewater, storm water and other utilities operated by the City of Helena. The position will oversee data quality, data integrity and data consistency, support other staff who operate and maintain infrastructure databases and be responsible for analysis of collected data for capital planning, operation and maintenance, regulatory obligations and related needs. Position may provide comparable support to other Divisions within the Department as needs arise. The nature of the work performed requires that the position establish and maintain effective working relationships with the City Manager, Department Heads, other City employees, elected officials, vendors, other government agencies, and the general public. Essential Duties These job functions are the essential duties of the position and are not all-inclusive of all the duties the incumbent may be assigned. Duty I: GIS System Information Development, Maintenance and Analysis 55% Time Essential Tasks: Assist in the development, collection and maintenance of the GIS System data layers for the Water, Wastewater, Storm and other utilities or divisions within the City of Helena and Lewis and Clark County IT&S Enterprise. Development and use of GIS information to support capital planning, operation and maintenance functions and integration and use of various maintenance software applications in the field for the Division. Serve as quality assurance and quality control for data collected in support of the GIS related functions. Provide analysis, custom reporting and application integration with a variety of systems to provide an advanced understanding of operational performance and efficiencies and capital planning and replacement needs. Oversee collection of new data by other maintenance staff and troubleshoot and ensure data integrity or improvement in existing and new GIS data layers. Duty 2: Work order management, Data Integration and Support 30% Time Essential Tasks: Assist and oversee the development, integration and maintenance of the GIS information, Cityworks Software Systems and other software systems within the City of Helena and the Department. Provide implementation, database administration, and training and support for all related maintenance management applications as required. Support other divisions in the maintenance and upkeep of software systems that rely on GIS. Assist in the integration of system data for field application software and equipment. Duty 3: Program Development, Database Integration and Support 15% Time Secondary Duties Tasks: Advise and recommend direction for continued development of GIS functions and software for related programs within the Division and other Divisions of the Department as needed to support established missions and data needs. Oversee development and implementation of related databases to support required operation and maintenance functions and support a robust GIS system for the benefit of essential Department functions. Work Schedule Daily Shift: _8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.____ Work Schedule: ___Su __x_M __x_T __x_W __x_Th __x_Fr ___Sat Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Related to this Position: - Knowledge of: GIS software, databases and related applications, and of GPS hardware and software Database design and development, working with relational database systems, and in the creation and maintenance of the systems Mobile devices such as smart phones, tablets, and ruggedized data collection equipment Principles and methods of training and instructing others in appropriate computer use and operation Microsoft SQL servers ESRI ArcGIS products including ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server, ArcSDE, and asset management systems Object-oriented programming languages and web technologies Skill or ability to: Effectively manage all aspects of GIS and Cityworks with related technical staff Lead projects to successful completion Analyze, interpret, and develop solutions in a timely manner Visualize abstract concepts and effectively communicate them to others Utilize critical thinking and logic in dealing with systems problems Exercise sound, independent judgment and work with minimal supervision Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information and data Establish and maintain effective working relationships with assigned supervisors , other City employees, elected officials, vendors, and the general public Interpret and apply Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations Communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language Effectively lead and train staff on job-related tasks and safety procedures Create queries, expressions, and formulas to write effective technical reports, flowcharts, topological data and other related data Prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations Operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks Follow proper safety procedures and take proper care of City-owned equipment and tools Quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology Ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks. Consistently performs assignments in accordance with the City’s Core Values of Integrity, Leadership, Service and Teamwork. License and/or Certificate Requirements Must possess a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record at the time of hire and have the ability to obtain a valid MT driver’s license within six months of hire. Minimum Qualifications (Education, Experience, and Training): Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Computer Science or a related field in combination with GIS related experience. Proven achievement in GIS project leadership, GIS-related software application, GIS-related database management, and GPS hardware, software and mapping. Other relevant combinations of education and work experience may be evaluated on an individual basis.
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