Are you seeking a career that allows you to utilize your GIS skills within a collaborative organization that creates a high-quality, lasting & manageable developed environment for the local community? If so, consider applying for the City of Harrisonburg's Department of Planning & Community Development GIS Analyst position!
The GIS Analyst:
Creates, compiles, integrates, digitizes, and updates map data from many sources;
Performs field work as necessary, including operating a GPS device and related surveying equipment in locating, collecting, and processing field data;
Works with the GIS Administrator in development and maintenance of data layers, programs, models, and system integrations relating to Community Development functions;
Maintains GIS base maps and fundamental layers;
Prepares simple to complex system models, processes, methods and procedures;
Reads maps, interprets maps, and uses coordinate systems to position and process geographic information;
Works with departmental staff to develop GIS tools, including creating maps, charts, graphs, and other related information;
Researches and conducts miscellaneous planning project assignments;
May coordinate with other localities to ensure uniform data exchange formats;
Responds to City departments and public requests for standard or custom maps, charts, graphs, GIS analysis, GIS projects, and related information.
Undergraduate degree in geographic/information systems, engineering, or a related field with some experience in the use of geographic information systems, local government applications, or equivalent combination of education & experience.
Valid driver's license, required.
Some experience supervising or leading the work of others, preferred.
Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP), preferred.
To find out more information & to apply, visit (https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/employment). All candidates must complete a City of Harrisonburg online employment application in order to be considered. The position may close at any time after 10 calendar days. (posted 08/20/2019)
The City provides an excellent benefits package including health insurance, retirement (VRS & ICMA-RC), life insurance, paid leave and holidays.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or veteran status. EOE.