South Central Arc User Group

Established 1990

Senior GIS Analyst

Frisco, TX


Senior GIS Analyst




Information Technology




GIS Manager




Summary: Under general supervision of the GIS Manager, the Senior GIS Analyst is the foremost expert in the use of Esri ArcGIS Desktop software and related extensions as well as an expert operating within the Esri platform.


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 complex analysis of spatial and related data.
  • Builds and automates processes to maintain, distribute, and consume spatial data.
  • Creates analytic tools for specific inter-departmental functions.
  • Creates, maintains, and supports customized web maps and web mapping applications.
  • Functions as the foremost expert in the use of the ArcGIS suite of products and extensions.
  • Formulates methodologies to ensure data quality standards are met by staff.
  • Designs, updates, and maintains complex enterprise spatial data layers.
  • Provides advanced technical support to GIS staff in overcoming GIS challenges.
  • Provides expertise in the implementation of GIS software and GIS-related programs.
  • Maintains an elevated level of technical skills and knowledge to maintain proficiency in the latest geospatial technologies.
  •  Assists GIS Manager and GIS Data Administrator with developing methodologies to improve overall effectiveness of the GIS program.
  • Mentors and participates in the professional development of GIS staff.
  • 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.


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 working within the ArcGIS platform and knowledge of various ArcGIS extensions.
  • Proficiency integrating, analyzing, and evaluating data to produce GIS-based decision support tools. 
  • Demonstrated ability creating and customizing web maps and web applications in an enterprise GIS.
  • Demonstrated ability using tools and programming languages for task automation and product integration using Python and SQL scripting.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects.
  • Skill in resolving customer complaints and concerns.
  • Skill in effective oral and written communications.
  • Knowledge of technical support and computer training methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of cartographic procedures and practices.
  • Knowledge of computer hardware, software and peripherals.
  • Knowledge of City policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of departmental and city rules, regulations and procedures relevant to information systems and service.


Preferred Education, Experience, and Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in GIS, Geography, Computer Information Systems, or related field, and five (5) years of progressively responsible 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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