GIS Analyst

Geographic Information Systems, GIS, ESRI, ArcGIS, GISCI, Apache, Tomcat, Mogrel, IIS, AutoCAD
Full Time
Depends on Experience

Job Description

One Water, One Team

It’s an exciting time to be at the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA)! GLWA employs hundreds of technical and administrative staff, all working to ensure effective wastewater treatment and to provide our award-winning drinking water to more than 127 wholesale customers in Michigan. GLWA received AMWA’s 2017 Gold Award for Exceptional Utility Performance and in 2019 became part of the Leading Utilities of the World.


We are looking for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst to perform data editing, database design, application development, server architecture and configuration, and implementation services for interpersonal users utilizing GIS technology. Intelligent water management is enhanced with GIS and mapping and goes well beyond locating pipes and facilities. At GLWA we use GIS to analyze system performance, optimize work, easily collaborate, and tell our story. Come join our dynamic GIS team who are achieving exciting results using geospatial technology!

Responsibilities (not all-inclusive)

You will develop and deliver information products: maps, charts, reports and other exhibits; maintains enterprise and workgroup-level GIS services, services, applications and databases, building spatial analysis procedures and producing mapping products in response to business unit needs. You will collect information from databases; complete analyses for business partners; craft processes and scripts for use in importing data; data collection in the field; develop improvements to existing GIS software configuration; configure GIS servers and related software, and perform quality assurance activities with regard to GIS data. Our team of GIS Analysts identify, build, and apply GIS data and applications and are responsible for data management, systems maintenance, and performance management of one or more systems. We expect you to develop GIS system and cartographic mapping elements, integrate GIS elements with other technology and coordinate GIS integration with other application software. You will transpose and transform complex data from spreadsheets, records maps, CAD drawings, and other source documents into GIS and/or related databases. You will also maintain spatial data to reflect current assets and infrastructure for water and sewer. All of our team members perform related work duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience

  • Associate's or Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Geospatial Sciences, Information Technology; or combination of related work experience, education and certification
  • A minimum of one (1) to three (3) years of experience; or combination of related work experience and education, education and certification
  • Entry level or Advanced Domain-specific certification (i.e. Esri ArcGIS certificate, GIS, GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) GISP, Asset Management, or similar) ; or combination of related work , education and certification

Knowledge of:

  • General concepts and procedures in one or more IT disciplines (i.e. networking, database administration, systems or applications support, GIS or project management) such as:
    • Web Server (such as Apache, Tomcat, Mongrel, IIS)
    • System Development Lifecycle and Agile development methodologies
    • COBIT and ITIL, including Software/Systems Development Life Cycle for application development and management
    • Principles and practices of the functions performed by IT Services
    • Principles and techniques of systems analysis, design and development lifecycle
    • Installation and maintenance of hardware, software, application, database, and network components
    • SQL, PostgreSQL and/or related RDBMS skills including development skills
  • GIS architecture including design and configuration of Esri GIS-related server software
  • Esri GIS software including ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Pro application suites and ArcGIS Enterprise (ArcGIS Enterprise)
  • Autodesk AutoCAD and Bentley Micro-Station software and data formats
  • Photogrammetry, including interpretation and manipulation of digital aerial and satellite imagery
  • Water and wastewater business functions and operations
  • Michigan’s geographic coordinates systems
  • Interpretation of legal descriptions

Skill to:

  • Use of advanced technology to perform in a busy environment, with frequent interruptions and still be able to prioritize and resolve conflicting requests
  • Install, remove, configure and make modifications to software
  • Work in a professional manner with access to confidential and other data types and a team environment that provides the capacity for IT project delivery
  • Exercise good judgment, discretion, maintains confidentiality, and work with independence, initiative and professionalism
  • Resolve technology and user issues to end-users of varying computing skills
  • Deliver quality written documentation and presentations, including the ability to make technology understandable to end-users
  • Understand and translate the needs of dynamic users into IT system requirements

Ability to:

  • Demonstrate willingness and ability to actively and successfully configure GIS-related server software, develop GIS applications, and modify GIS databases including joining, transforming and analyzing spatial data
  • Work independently, and as part of a team, providing timely and high-quality customer-focused services
  • Demonstrate critical thinking ability
  • Define appropriate technical approaches and solutions to projects and business initiatives
  • Determine critical project criteria to ensure project completion
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and understanding of IT principles and procedures
  • Organize, perform and or oversee technology tasks and projects
  • Install, remove, and make modifications to technology
  • Instruct groups or individuals on technology
  • Interact and communicate with IT staff and business users
  • Write technical and non-technical documentation
  • Apply IT policies and programs in a manner aligned with the GLWA’s and GIS mission, goals, values, and strategies
  • Learn new application software packages, operating systems, and IT processes and procedures
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Understand and follow verbal and written instructions
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others, and l====team activities or to work as a team member
  • Communicate frequently with team members and other units across the Organization about process, equipment or potential problems
  • Develop proficiency in unit specific operations and software

Essential requirements:

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

This position requires the ability to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, finger, grasp, feel, talk, hear see, and perform repetitive motions. Essential duties require the mental and/or physical ability to work in a standard office environment; r====fine print on blueprints and display terminals; converse by telephone, two-way radio and in person using writing instruments, calculators, and personal computers; and strength to lift and carry up to 40 pounds. The work requires the ability to distinguish colors and to hear audible alarms. Incumbents may be subject to potentially hazardous physical conditions, atmospheric conditions, extreme temperatures, intense noise, and/or vehicle traffic. Employees will also be required to pass a bio-mechanical physical.

Environmental Working Requirements:

Work is performed within an office, plant environment, remote sites, or other locations within the GLWA Service Area. Employees within this classification may be exposed to dust and electrical connections, and frequent work with computer equipment.

Other Requirements:

  • Valid Michigan Driver’s License
  • Ability to work irregular hours, to commute to GLWA facilities and work sites, and respond to after hour emergencies and on-call responses

GLWA offers competitive pay, opportunity for advancement, on the job training, ongoing professional development, tuition assistance and a career in a sector that safeguards public health, supports and strengthen communities, and protects the environment. To learn more about us and our mission go to

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Dice Id : 90888226
Position Id : 6697861
Originally Posted : 1 month ago
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