Job Description: GIS Analyst/Programmer – Local Government

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Briefly describe a typical day:
Work on developing databases for use with GIS layers. Create GIS applications with GUI for data collection – field & office. Analyze data needs and requirements. Create customized reports.

How do you use GIS to help your company?
I design and implement user-friendly GIS applications which make it easy for our cutomers to collect, analyze, display and maintain the necessary data.

GIS software used:
ArcView, ArcPad.

What skills do you need to be successful in your position?
Skill in programming languages and tools such as Visual Basic, JavaScript, SQL, HTML, MS Access & ASP. Database development knowledge, requirements analysis skills.

What do you particularly enjoy about your position?
I get to create cool applications and to work with cutting edge technology.

What don’t you like about your position?

How did you get started in GIS?:
I have a engineering background but I enjoy building applications and programming so I moved over to GIS where I create GIS database applications.

How did you find out about your current position?:
Job Posting on Company website.

What parting words of advice to you have?:
GIS is an exciting field which utlilizes a lot of cutting edge technology, so you should keep up with the latest developments in software & programming languages/tools.

Job Title Industry Location
GIS Analyst/Programmer Local Government California
Years of Experience Education
Salary Range
($ USD)
3 M.S. in Civil Engineering $50,000 – 70,000/year

Submitted March 20, 2001.

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