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Geographic Information Systems GIS Analyst

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The City of Richmond

Richmond, VA

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst




The purpose of the position is to support the City of Richmond's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program. The position is responsible for GIS applications development, maintenance, management and use of the City's Geodatabase. The position works within a general outline of work to be performed, and develops work methods and sequences under general supervision.



Classification typically does not supervise.


Note: Other reporting relationships may apply

Example of Duties:

The City of Richmond Department of Public Works is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst. The incumbent is responsible for providing support and maintenance to the City's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) programs.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Conductingto mid-level spatial analysis using ESRI's ArcGIS Desktop, geodatabase and various database platforms to support business and project needs, including the City's asset management system

Responding to requests for specific information by using spatial analysis skills with existing or by constructing new layers for GIS, data conversion, database design, and using analysis results to produce reports, maps and supporting documentation

Defining requirements for new layers or applications of GIS

Ensuring compatibility of new initiatives and efforts with the existing geodatabases and interfacing with other departments and Enterprise GIS

Providing technical support, test plans and training to all internal customers

Assisting with identifying GIS project costs and budgets

Implementing knowledge of application development processes

Conducting business process analysis or reengineering and proposal development

Automating analysis routines using GIS-based object-oriented programming or scripting languages

Providing general direction for assigned programs and major responsibilities


Only City of Richmond government employees will be considered._

Qualifications, Special Certifications and Licenses:

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Geography, Earth Sciences, Information Systems, or a related field, with a concentration in GIS technology

Requires three (3) years of work experience

An equivalent combination of training and experience (as approved by the department) may be used to meet the minimum qualifications of the classification

No special certification or license required

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in Cityworks software is essential to this position

Three (3) or more years of experience developing and implementing new GIS applications and tools

Two (2) or more years of programming experience using Python

Three (3) or more years of experience managing and maintaining an SDE geodatabase

Skill in maintaining and incorporating enhancements to existing GIS applications and tools

Proven project management experience

Ability to work with information from a relational database such as SQL

Experience in providing a detailed inventory and summation of software products

Americans with Disabilities Act Requirements:


Physical and dexterity refers to the requirement for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Requires sedentary work that involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time; requires little or no dexterity.


Environmental hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

The job risks exposure to no known environmental hazards.


Sensory ability refers to hearing, sight, touch, taste, and smell required by the job.

Requires normal visual acuity, field of vision, depth perception, hearing, and speaking.


The City of Richmond, Virginia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the City to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

Job Title:

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst

Closing Date/Time:

Sun. 04/29/18 11:59 PM Eastern Time


$21.46 - $35.26 Hourly $1,717.15 - $2,820.62 Biweekly $44,646.00 - $73,336.00 Annually

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City Hall, 900 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia


Public Works

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The City Government of Richmond, Virginia. Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the United States. It is the center of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and the Greater Richmond Region; since 1871 Richmond has been an independent city.

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