GIS Analyst 1
This entry level position applies standard practices and techniques and may: gather/convert/analyze GIS data; prepare data documentation or metadata for GIS projects; prepare maps and exhibits with GIS data sets; participate in client-needs analysis; and develop current knowledge of GIS technology and software. Directly supervised by senior analyst or department head and exercises limited judgment on assignment details. Makes preliminary selections, minor modifications, and adaptations of alternatives while adhering to prescribed methods. May coordinate work of Technicians and/or Drafters. Requires B.S. or B.A. in Geography, Computer Science or related field with some minimal experience of up to 1 year.
GIS Analyst 2
Performs work involving conventional analyses to carry out diversified projects or project phases with relatively few complex features where there are precedents. Responsible to: gather, convert, and analyze spatial data using computerized GIS; prepare data documentation or metadata for GIS projects; prepare maps and exhibits with GIS data sets; monitor quality control on assigned tasks; participate in client-needs analyses; and continue development of technical knowledge and proficiency in GIS field and use of GIS software. Will coordinate and/or guide work of Technicians, CADD Operators and others on specific assignments. Requires B.S. or B.A. degree in Geography, Computer Science or related field with 2 to 3 years experience.
GIS Analyst 3
Under direction of technical leader/manager applies full competency in GIS studies related to functional area of assignment. Plans and conducts GIS work related to detailed phases of major projects. Conducts data gathering, conversion, analysis, manipulation and processing of spatial data using computerized GIS. Develops and evaluates plans and criteria in quality assurance/control. Recommends solutions to assignment problems. Works as GIS Analyst as needed/required on projects. Maintains and develops growing knowledge of technological advances in GIS field. Coordinates, guides and reviews work of less experienced GIS Analysts, Technicians, and CADD Operators who assist specific assignments. Interfaces with senior professional staff and project managers to receive direction and discuss project criteria and requirements. Requires B.S. or B.A. degree in Geography, Computer Science or related field with 4 to 6 years experience.
GIS Analyst 4
Under direction of technical leader, provides expertise of fully competent GIS practitioner to all conventional aspects of functional area and applies advanced concepts/techniques to unconventional problems. May serve as lead GIS consultant on projects. Carries out complex or novel assignments requiring development of new or improved techniques and procedures. Responsible to analyze technical problems and devise new approaches and alternative solutions. Work assignments involve considerably complex GIS studies, and require advanced techniques and modification and extension of theories, precepts and practices. Supervises and reviews work of GIS Analysts, Technicians, CADD Operators assigned to specific projects. Will represent firm in conferences with clients and sub-consultants to resolve technical project questions. Requires B.S. or B.A. degree in Geography, Computer Science or related field with 7 to 10 years experience. May require Professional Certification within certain disciplines.
GIS Analyst 5
Under general direction of technical manager, provides technical expertise within area of specialization for diverse activities related to incumbent’s field of GIS, throughout a region, business unit or company-wide. This level may serve as firm’s lead GIS consultant. Has full responsibility for interpreting, organizing, and executing all types of GIS assignments. Conducts quality control checks, reviews calculations, tests, and reports for accuracy and completeness on projects. Plans and organizes work of GIS specialists. Recommends changes and improvements to GIS studies, plans and programs. Work involves research and problem solving on a variety of projects requiring GIS analysis and support on unique or controversial problems whose solutions have important effects on major company programs. Supervises and coordinates work of all levels of other professional staff, GIS Analysts, and Technicians. Requires B.S., B.A., or M.S. degree in Geography, Computer Science, or related field with generally more than 10 years experience. May require Professional Certification within certain disciplines.