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GIS Analyst


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Position Summary
This position performs technical assistance work associated with the development and maintenance of the City’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related technology.

Position Description
Essential Job Duties

  • Produces, maintains, and updates City geospatial data; customizes data to reflect specific information of requesting parties; assures accuracy of data; and maintains metadata.
  •    Prioritizes projects in order to meet deadlines; and produces routine documents to include, but not be limited to, maps and materials for distribution to City departments and to the public.
  • Provides operational support to City departments through the production of maps, reports, spatial analysis, and other geographical-related information.
  • Develops and maintains web and/or mobile mapping applications for use by City departments and the public; publishes GIS web services; and assists in maintaining GIS website.
  • Digitizes, scans, or otherwise converts maps, plats, plans, surveys, and similar paper documents into electronic and/or GIS format.
  • Performs tasks associated with routine operation and application of the GIS such as: assisting with design and development of databases; creating and editing data; researching problems to find solutions; and documenting procedures.
  • Provides assistance to end users of GIS applications and technology; troubleshoots issues; and provides basic training as needed.
  • Manages, produces, and/or distributes according to need and purpose a variety of media including various forms, reports, correspondence, technical reports, graphs, presentations, database records, technical manuals, maps, policies, procedures, manuals, reference materials, and/or other documentation.
  • Utilizes word processing, database, mapping, geographical information system (GIS), or other computer programs to enter, retrieve, review, or modify data; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections; performs routine set-up, installation, and troubleshooting for computers and software; and provides assistance to other computer users in the department.
  • Attends meetings as needed.
  • Maintains a comprehensive awareness of new technologies, methods, trends and advances in the profession; participates in training and develops new, relevant skills; reads professional literature; maintains knowledge of applicable laws and regulations; maintains professional affiliations; and attends workshops, conferences, and professional meetings as appropriate.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge required by the position

  • Knowledge of relational database management, data creation, spatial analysis, and metadata documentation.
  • Knowledge of cartographic design principles, datums, projections, coordinate systems, and other relevant geographic principles.
  • Knowledge of addressing standards.
  • Knowledge of department standard operating procedures.
  • Skill in using Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) ArcGIS software, including ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Desktop, ArcCatalog, ArcGIS Online, and ArcGIS Enterprise.
  • Skill in maintaining accurate records.
  • Skill in reading and interpreting surveys and deed information.
  • Skill in collecting and recording data.
  • Skill in preparing maps.
  • Skill in problem solving.
  • Skill in prioritizing and planning.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

Supervisory Controls
The GIS Administrator assigns work in terms of department goals and objectives. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.

Guidelines include federal, state, and local laws; city and county ordinances and regulations; USPS addressing guidelines; and city and department policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.

Complexity/scope of work

  • The work consists of varied administrative and technical duties. The unique nature of each request contributes to the complexity of the position.
  • The purpose of this position is to provide assistance with the city’s GIS database and mapping functions. Successful performance helps ensure accuracy of maps and other geographic data.


  • Contacts are typically with coworkers, supervisors, surveyors, developers, post office, state/federal agencies, other city/county personnel, USPS employees, 911 staff, and members of the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to exchange information, resolve problems, motivate persons, provide services, or to justify or settle matters.

Physical demands/work environment

  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light objects, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and distinguishes between shades of color.
  • The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather.

Supervisory and Management Responsibility

Minimum Qualifications

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of an associate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • Possession of the appropriate certification(s) for the type of work conducted.
  • Experience with Stormwater and/or Power utilities highly desired.

The qualifications listed above represent the credentials necessary to perform the essential functions of this position. To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Application Information
Applications must be submitted online at:


                       * * * * The City of Acworth is an Equal Opportunity Employer * * * *

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