South Central Arc User Group

Established 1990

GIS Analyst

Frisco, TX


GIS Analyst




Information Technology




GIS Manager




Summary: Under general supervision of the GIS Manager, performs research and analysis of spatial and related data within the Enterprise GIS.  Edits, assembles, and modifies spatial data while ensuring the data is available within the Enterprise GIS and other existing applications and integrations.  Creates, maintains, and supports standardized and customized web maps and web mapping applications.


The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbent(s) in this position. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties in this description and incumbent(s) may be required to perform position-related tasks other than those specifically listed in this description.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Conducts geographical research and analysis.
  • Updates complex enterprise spatial data layers within established GIS guidelines.
  • Ensures that updated spatial layers are available to users through the Enterprise GIS.
  • Creates, maintains, and supports customized web mapping application(s).
  • Develops and documents common GIS procedures and methodologies.
  • Performs various geoprocessing functions.
  • Prepares and performs quality checks on data used in the Enterprise GIS.
  • Prepares presentation-quality maps.
  • Fulfills spatial data information requests.Provides technical support to city staff for GIS and related programs to accomplish and support intra-departmental and inter-departmental projects and programs.
  • Continually updates skills and knowledge to maintain a high level of proficiency in the latest technologies in GIS.
  • Provides input regarding computer hardware/peripheral/software acquisition, installation, configuration, maintenance, and support.
  • Prepares written and oral reports on programs, analyses, and studies.
  • Creates tutorials and training materials to aid in GIS product usefulness.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Other Important Duties:

  • Travels off site to present training or to attend meetings, conferences and training.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Proficiency using editing tools, topology rules, geocoding, and geoprocessing tools within the ArcGIS platform.
  • Proficiency in producing cartographically appealing mapping products.
  • Demonstrated ability analyzing and evaluating spatial data
  • Ability to create web maps and web applications in the ArcGIS Online environment.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to resolve customer complaints and concerns.
  • Skill in effective oral and written communications.
  • Knowledge of various extensions within the ArcGIS platform.
  • Knowledge of geodatabase structure and SQL querying techniques.
  • Knowledge of Python customization, SQL scripting, and database integration.
  • Knowledge collecting field data using GPS data.
  • Knowledge of technical support and computer training methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of computer hardware, software and peripherals.
  • Knowledge of City policies and procedures.



Preferred Education, Experience, and Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in GIS, Geography, Computer Information Systems, or related field, and two (2) years ArcGIS, HTML, SQL, Microsoft Office Products, LAN, WAN and Python experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, criminal background and motor vehicle record check.
  • Must possess State of Texas Driver’s License.


Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Work is performed in an office environment.


Physical Demands

This work typically requires the following physical activities to be performed.  A complete description of the activities below is available upon request from Human Resources.

(X = Required to perform essential job functions)

Physical Activities

Physical Activities

Balancing – maintain equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing, or crouching.


Pushing – use upper extremities to press against objects with force, or thrust forward, downward, outward.


Climbing – ascending, descending ladders, stairs, ramps, requires body agility.


Reaching – extending hands or arms in any direction.


Crawling – moving about on hands, knees, or hands, feet.


Repetitive Motion – substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers.


Crouching – bending body forward by bending leg, spine.


Speaking – expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely.


Feeling – perceiving attributes of objects by touch with skin, fingertips.


Standing – for sustained periods of time.


Fingering – picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand.


Stooping – bending body downward, forward at waist, with full motion of lower extremities and back.


Grasping – applying pressure to object with fingers, palm.


Talking 1- expressing ideas by spoken word


Handling – picking, holding, or working with whole hand.


Talking 2 – shouting to be heard above ambient noise.


Hearing 1 – perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information.


Visual Acuity 1 - prepare, analyze data, transcribing, computer terminal, extensive reading.


Hearing 2 – receive detailed information, make discrimination in sound.


Visual Acuity 2 - color, depth perception, field of vision.


Kneeling – bending legs at knee to come to rest at knees.


Visual Acuity 3 - determine accuracy, neatness, observe facilities/structures.


Lifting – raising objects from lower to higher position, moving objects side to side, using upper extremities, back.


Visual Acuity 4 - operate motor vehicles/heavy equipment.


Mental Acuity – ability to make rational decisions through sound logic, deductive reasoning.


Visual Acuity 5 -close acuity for inspection of small defects, machines, use measurement devices, or fabricate parts.


Pulling - use upper extremities to exert force, haul or tug.


Walking - on foot to accomplish tasks, long distances, or site to site.




 Work Environment     


Work performed is primarily:


 (X = Primary type of work performed)

Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.


Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects.


Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force  occasionally,

and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


Heavy work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally,

and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects


Very heavy work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.




Equipment and Tools Utilized:

Equipment utilized includes personal computer, copier, calculator, fax machine, and other standard office equipment.

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