boston planning & development agency

(GIS) - GEOSPATIAL DATA ANALYST

Job ID
2020-1533
Category
Management Information Systems
Grade Level
I
# of Hours
35
Salary Range
$55,500 - $$69,400

Summary

boston planning & development agency

 

 **BOSTON RESIDENCY IS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT**

 

TITLE:           (GIS) - GEOSPATIAL DATA ANALYST

 

GRADE:        I                                                                                               STATUS:       EXEMPT

 

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:  MIS/MIS

 

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Manager; Office of Digital Cartography and GIS, produce maps for various BRA, City of Boston Departments, and other agencies or individual’s uses. Provide spatially related data, analysis and reports for use by third party clients. Produce, manage and maintain GIS data in the form of spatial datasets for use in mapping and analysis as ESRI shape files, geodatabase feature classes, or SDE feature classes.

 

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The general duties and responsibilities of the position are included in but not limited to the information listed below.

 

  • Receive requests from Planners and other agency staff, other City of Boston Departments, and other agencies or individuals for maps and/or geospatial data including demographic, land use, assessing, Zoning, Article 80, topographical, political or other various types.
  • Works on multiple projects concurrently including all tasks, schedules, and deliverables while communicating progress and eventual delivery with client who requested the materials.
  • Utilizes ESRI GIS Desktop software suite (ArcMap, Advanced Editing, Geostatistical Analyst, Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst and Maplex and ArcGIS Online, using Web App Builder) in an Enterprise environment, and/or other desktop publishing.
  • Perform geographic analysis to create maps and databases needed for decision making using a variety of modules of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Develop creative options for displaying geospatial data in a layout and standards for clear and informative legends
  • Develop creative options to present information in effective manner using GIS tools and other graphic design and publishing software.  Prepare a variety of maps, illustrations and other graphic presentations depending on project/client needs
  • Use of SQL for building and implementing advanced queries on GIS datalayers or labeling statements.
  • Publish Map services in ArcGIS server or ArcMap.
  • Understanding of Python scripting also used for queries.
  • Manage, edit, and maintain various spatial datasets using ArcMap, ArcCatalog, or other SQL management products in a geodatabase and SDE environment.
  • Strong understanding of all relevant GIS data formats, both vector and raster, to include shapefiles, geodatabases, and SDE, image formats such as PDF, TIFF, JPG etc., ESRI grid rasters such as DEMs, and familiarity with LIDAR derived point clouds.
  • Use ESRI’s online mapping environment, ArcGIS Online, to create internal or public mapping applications.
  • Maintain and contribute to the GIS section of the Agency’s website in CMS environment.
  • Assist in design and implementation of a 3-dimensional digital model of the City of Boston using GIS, ESRI City Engine, and database tools.  Integrate 3d model in to web based applications. Work with terrain and raster related datasets using MassGIS LIDAR and other City imagery.
  • Experience with standard and advanced spatial analysis tasks/geoprocessing and modelbuilder
  • Perform other related duties as required.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Work requires completion of a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography or related field or equivalent plus more than three years experience in the field. 
  • Proficiency in GIS required specifically ESRI products such as ArcGIS Desktop 10.x and extensions, ArcSDE, CityEngine. 
  • Familiarity with Adobe products (Acrobat Pro, Illustrator, Photoshop) and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint).
  • Proficient in ArcGIS Geoprocessing with Python
  • Understanding of remote sensing analysis
  • Spatial/statistical modeling and Statistics knowledge

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Normal, fast-paced office environment.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Little or no exertion; may spend extended periods at terminal.

 

SCOPE:

Not applicable.

 

 **BOSTON RESIDENCY IS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT**



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