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City of Reno, NV Senior GIS Analyst in Reno, Nevada

Senior GIS Analyst

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Senior GIS Analyst

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$81,268.88 - $103,710.03 Annually

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Classification Description Summary

Under general direction, performs a wide variety of highly responsible and complex technical work designing and developing Geographic Information System (GIS) applications and performing analytical modeling in support of City maps and mapping functions; and performs a variety of analytical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.


This is the advanced journey level professional class distinguished by responsibility for programming, testing, and implementing applications associated with GIS.

Essential Functions

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Plan and sequence processing steps for creating data base applications and displays.

Manage digital map layers and data files within project work space; perform geographic system duties involving the maintenance of systems including geographic design.

Perform complex computer processing functions including analytical modeling, three dimensional renderings, and plot creation to create visual representations of data base contents.

Design and operate complex and simple analytical processes including slope analysis.

Educate City staff in the use of the City's internet map server and various GIS software; create and maintain a 3D model of the City.

Maintain and publish maps for E911 dispatch.

Utilize GIS software and techniques to perform specialized spatial analysis to produce data layers, maps, tables, charts drawings and other geographic information.

Prepare technical documentation, reports, summaries and memoranda using GIS applications.

Provide information to the public, contractors, developers, engineering firms and other City agencies regarding maps and service requests.

Participate in various committees; attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new developments in GIS and related applications.

Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Methods and techniques of geographical research.

Principles and practices of municipal operations, cartographic composition, geographic simulation, computer aided design, systems development, and GIS.

Principles of computer aided design.

Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.

Ability to:

Perform complex administrative and analytical activities for assigned programs.

Utilize various GIS software programs.

Understand the organization and operation of the assigned department.

Research, analyze and evaluate programs, policies and procedures.

Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems.

Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.

Conduct extensive research, analyze data and prepare clear and concise reports.

Work in a team based environment to achieve common goals.

Coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously.

Meet the physical requirements to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, engineering, computer science, or a related field.


Three years of professional level experience in developing and implementing automated geographic information.

Supplemental Information


The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with some travel from site to site.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Other Requirements



Last Update: 9/2018

JD 11/2018

**Existing benefit package is currently under review. Benefits are subject to change.

No state income tax.

Nevada PERS retirement plan. Vesting in 5 years.

No social security participation, but Medicare deduction required (1.45%).

City paid medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage; paid 100% for employee and 55% for dependents.

City paid life insurance and long term disability insurance.

Twelve paid holidays.

Deferred compensation plans 457 and 401(a) available, with up to a 5% City match.

Vacation leave accrued at 5 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Sick leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period.


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