GIS Analyst

Location: Livingston, MT
Posted: 05/08/2024



Work Unit:    Park County and City of Livingston GIS

Supervisor:    Park County GIS/IT Director


Current Classification:

Pay Grade: 16 (Range  $27.22 – 33.65)                    Title:   GIS Programmer - Analyst

Non-Exempt             Permanent                 Full Time                                                                   



Position overview:  Under general supervision of the GIS/IT Director, this position performs a variety of routine and complex GIS tasks; Creates and maintains City of Livingston and Park County geospatial data and databases, web applications, and scripting operations.


All duties below are essential functions unless otherwise indicated.  Job duties are not all inclusive and subject to change.

 A.   Utilizes principles as it relates to GIS of computer science, geography, cartography, programming, land surveying, engineering, statistics, and projections and coordinate systems.

 B.    Designs, develops, implements, and maintains geospatial -  data layers, databases, tabular data and metadata, of both county/city data in addition to documenting, scripting, model building, and performing quality control operations of GIS workflows to meet high standards for completeness, accuracy and utility of all data

 C.   Designs, develops, implements, and maintains a variety of multi-platform (desktop, mobile, web) GIS applications/solutions including but not limited to maps and map series, CAD/E911 data, web applications, web maps, REST/SOAP services, tables and reports, and other spatial data derivatives to meet on-going needs by the GIS, other departments, and the public

 D.   Develops, refines, and standardizes analysis methodologies including concepts of geoprocessing, geocoding, linear referencing, imagery, and statistics

 E.    Responsible for managing/updating GIS applications including but not limited to ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS online organization, databases, scripting processes and desktop products.

 F.    Assists external customers with rural addressing needs – addressing structures, (re)naming roads, ordering/mailing road and address signs

 G.   Assists internal customers with the design, development, testing, training, implementation and support of GIS products and environments

 H.   Researches and corrects data using spatial and logical analyses, legal descriptions and other source documents, and/or other authoritative data sources

 I.     Communicates and maintains an effective, professional, and responsive working relationship, with the public, fellow employees, supervisors, and other agencies

 J.     Operates and maintains large format plotters and scanners.

 K.   Serves as education and outreach individual on behalf Park County GIS dept.


OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED:  This position performs other duties as assigned by    supervisor.  This includes special projects and a variety of other functions as needed.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required.

  • Knowledge of ESRI’s GIS software products including ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS extensions, ArcGIS for Server, ArcGIS Online, Collector, API’s and SDK’s
  • Solid understanding and experience with principles, practices, and methods of enterprise-level GIS database design, management and maintenance, and geodatabase versioning utilizing the Esri suite of GIS software products.
  • An advanced understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Geographic Positioning Systems (GPS) is needed.
  • Expertise in programming languages particularly Python, SQL, JavaScript.
  • Experience in using GIT
  • Considerable knowledge of geo-processing, cartographic principles and procedures, data projections, data formats, data integration, data display
  • Strong understanding of GIS analysis methods and tools
  • Knowledge of data conversion, translation and transfer techniques especially in regards to engineering and surveying data
  • Knowledge of municipal and county government, the activities and process involved in the delivery of City/County services and the interaction of departments and workflow to provide those City/County services.
  • Ability to manage, coordinate, organize, implement programs and maintain accurate records working with diverse staff from multiple departments.
  • An advanced understanding of computer systems operations and software such as Microsoft Suite.
  • Ability to prepare and deliver presentations effectively.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


Education and Experience:  B.S. in GIS, Geography, or related field (can be substituted for demonstrated experience). Must have the ability to read and understand computer science, geography, cartography, programming, land surveying, engineering, and statistics as applicable to this position.


Valid Montana Driver’s License


Ability to safely operate 4-wheel drive vehicle in adverse conditions.  Ability to learn, understand, and use ESRI software products (desktop, web, and mobile).  Ability to operate Trimble GPS and other GPS Software.  Ability to use scanner, copier, fax, printer, large map plotter, calculator, PC and related word processing, database and spreadsheet software.



This position is accountable for carrying out and coordinating standardized GIS and GPS practices and procedures by applying established criteria to problems, questions, or scenarios. Requires the interpretation and application of well-defined Park County policies to recurring GIS operations.



The position requires handling non-public confidential information.  This position acknowledges the confidential nature of non-public information regarding county employees and elected officials.  Consistent with applicable police and guidelines, the person in the position will respect and safeguard the privacy of employees, elected officials and Park County and the confidential nature of information in accordance with Montana state law.  Without limiting the general nature of this commitment, the person in the position will not access or seek to gain access to confidential information regarding any past or present employees, elected officials, and Park County in the course of fulfilling job responsibilities.  The person in the position hereby acknowledges that the person understands that in this context, confidential information is considered all non-public information that can be personally associated with an individual. 

If in the course of executing job responsibilities, the person in the position accidentally access information that others might consider inappropriate for this position to access, the person in the position will notify the person’s supervisors of the date and time of the access.  If a question arises at a later time, it will be understood that the access was accidental.  The person in the position will not disseminate any such information.

By signing this Position Description, the undersigned hereby acknowledges reading and understanding this section regarding confidentiality and agrees to abide by the terms and conditions set forth herein.  Violation of confidentiality may warrant disciplinary action, up to and including, suspension, demotion or termination of employment



This position plans and carries out most assignments independently, and uses judgment and initiative to progress the directives of the GIS dept.  Work assignments require this position to interpret and adapt agency guidelines to fit unusual circumstances and specific problems. Work objectives and priorities are defined by the GIS/IT Manager.



Contacts occur regularly with other department employees and the general public to coordinate work activities, and conduct GIS work.  Contacts are typically cooperative.  The information communicated may require some interpretation, clarification, or explanation in order to be responsive to questions or to be applicable to specific situations (e.g., incumbent explains technical GIS & GPS software problems to county personal to ensure resolution.) 



The physical demands described here 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 functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and use hand to finger, handle or feel.  The employee occasionally is required to stand and walk on uneven ground. Lifting requirement is occasional lifting up to 50 pounds.

The position requires the following special vision requirements: close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), and the ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is occasionally exposed to non-weather wet, humid conditions as well as to outdoor weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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