GIS Analyst Job Description

A GIS analyst (geographic information systems analyst) is a person that applies geographic information and technology to support an organization’s goals.

GIS analysts, as the title implies, utilize geographic information as well as GIS applications (computer-aided design), for completing tasks.

GIS analysts support not only an organization’s daily operations, but are also involved in strategic planning and policy-making.

GIS analysts are also involved in managing and employing ESRI’s ArcGIS software suite, as well as using web-based GIS platforms.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for GIS Analyst to fill a position within our company. The right candidate will have a strong background in GIS and be able to hit the ground running. If you have a passion for GIS and want to join a company that is making a difference, then this is the role for you!

GIS Analyst Duties:

  • Analyze information according to GIS standards
  • Conduct GIS analysis to help inform business decisions
  • Ensure quality control of and compliance with GIS data
  • Describe methods of acquiring, analyzing, and presenting GIS data
  • Understand geographic information systems (GIS) and geographic information science (GISS) concepts
  • Use GIS data to provide strategic direction to departments in an enterprise
  • Use GISS tools to manipulate, prepare, and display GIS data
  • Develop and maintain GIS databases, maps, and reports

GIS Analyst Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain GIS databases for tracking construction activities
  • Maintain CAD drawings, GIS data, and database structure using ESRI ArcMap
  • Perform field data collection and inspections, and create 3D topographic models using laser scanners
  • Assist with image and data analysis for construction activities
  • Maintain and update all construction-related data including planning, permit applications, and project documents
  • Use ArcGIS Pro to create and maintain GIS maps and reports

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Proven ability to work with geospatial data
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of ArcGIS
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and tasks at once

[Company Name] is an organization that is dedicated to providing equal opportunity for all employees, regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, , or age. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team that reflects the communities we serve.

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