GIS Analyst – Information Systems Specialist 4 (ODOT17-0009oc)



 $3,931.00 – $5,676.00 Monthly
 Salem, OR
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Announcement: ODOT17-0009oc
GIS Analyst – Information Systems Specialist 4
Transportation Development Data

ODOT’s Transportation Data Section is recruiting for a GIS analyst to provide expertise in the integration and use of spatial transportation data using geographic information system (GIS) processes to produce high quality analysis and output. This position:

  • Participates on the GIS application team and provides analysis, spatial data, and GIS project resourcing.
  • Provides input to ensure enterprise wide consistency in business practices as they relate to spatial data and GIS.
  • Evaluates GIS project requests and works with staff to define scope and meet customer needs.
  • Evaluates new and existing software to verify it meets ODOT transportation data needs and requirements.

We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.

Additional Details:
This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for April 3, 2017 at 7:30 am, but we may close the announcement at any time when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after the first screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.

This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU/OPEU).

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Participate on agency teams producing custom GIS projects by assisting in project planning, application, and data development.
  • Assist in developing project specifications and procedures while reporting project status to project managers.
  • Produce publications, technical reports, internal communications, and community presentations using spatially enabled data, ArcGIS, and presentation software.
  • Support field data collection technology and projects.
  • Coordinate data collection and production processes necessary in the production of the Official State Map of Oregon.
  • Perform spatial data analysis, providing graphics and reports whose results affect decisions including construction and funding.
  • Ensure spatial metadata standards are met and are compatible with enterprise data systems. Create appropriate metadata using appropriate metadata tools.
  • Test database performance and make design modification recommendations based on analysis of physical database models.
  • Develop and conduct formal and informal training in the use of GIS applications, spatial data systems, processes, and standards.
  • Provide agency-wide GIS user support to help resolve data and software issues.
  • Analyze new and proposed GIS software, evaluating its ability to be modified and used to meet business requirements.
  • Support spatial data security by managing access to sensitive or protected GIS data.

Working Conditions:

  • Working with a visual display terminal 75% of the time
  • Working in a typical office environment 95% of the time.
  • May be required to lift up to 60 pounds.
  • May require overnight travel.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

Minimum Qualifications:
Two years of professional information systems experience which includes analyzing, developing, maintaining, installing and providing support for information systems and users. Experience must include activities in:

  • Software: Software means the programs, procedures, rules, and associated
    documentation concerned with operating a system and covers both applications and operating software.
  • Data: Data means data bases and associated master files;

(a) at least 30 quarter (20 semester) credits in computer science.
(b) Two more years of geographic information systems experience.
Special Qualifications:

  • Driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s).

Preferred Attributes: We may show preference to candidates whose application materials demonstrate the following.

  • Education, technical skills, and work experience related to producing cartographic and analytic output from a GIS system.
  • Experience using web based GIS technologies, workstation GIS, automated mapping, computer programming, surveying, math, geography, natural or cultural resource GIS analysis and/or spatial system development.
  • Experience editing spatial data and joining data from different sources to conduct spatial and tabular queries.
  • Experience delivering GIS technical support or training.

Additional Information

We appreciate your interest in this position. To apply, please follow these steps.

  1. Complete the application. We will not accept a resume or position description in place of a completed application. There is no need to attach a resume or cover letter to your application. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we do not review any attachments we do not ask for.
  2. The work experience and/or education section of your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet all of the minimum and special qualifications listed above. If it does not, we are required to disqualify it.
  3. Complete the supplemental questions.

Caution: If you fail to follow these instructions, we will have to disqualify your application. We cannot consider incomplete or late applications.
Pre-employment Checks:
We will conduct criminal background checks on final candidates including current ODOT employees. All applicants are subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS, and/or education verification as required for the position.
Veteran’s Points:
Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be give veterans’ preference. To receive preference, veterans must attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website: Veterans Resources. Please title your DD214 like this, “[Your Last Name] DD214” and your disability letter “[Your Last Name] Disability Letter.” Veterans may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.
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