GIS Analyst-Developer-Technical Lead
State of Montana 53 reviews - Missoula, MT

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Job Listing Detail

Position Title:
GIS Analyst-Developer-Technical Lead

  • Applications must be received by Midnight Mountain Time on the closing date.
Listing Number: 9302-133


For more information contact:
State Agency:
Natural Resources and Conservation

PO Box 201601

Helena , MT

Phone: (406)444-6673

Fax: (406)444-1357

TTY: (406)444-0517


  • OR -
Local Montana Job Service Workforce





Job Status:
Full-Time Permanent


Date Posted:

Closing Date:

Natural Resources and Conservation

Office of Information Technoloby



Bargaining Unit:


State Application Required:

$47,000.00 - $54,050.00

Salary Unit:

Additional Salary Information: The normal salary received for employees new to state government is $47,000 - $54,050 DOQ per year with raises granted by the legislature. State employees scheduled to work at least halftime are also provided paid health, dental, and life insurance.

Applicant Pool: If another department
vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may
be used for the selection.

Special Information:
The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s (DNRC) mission is helping to ensure that Montana’s land and water resources provide benefits for present and future generations. This position is located in beautiful Missoula, MT .

The DNRC believes employees are their most valuable asset. The DNRC empowers employees to exercise professional judgment in carrying out their duties. Employees are provided with the training tools necessary to achieve the DNRC’s mission. Both team effort and individual employee expertise are supported and sustained.

Are you interested in making a difference in this mission-driven agency? The DNRC Office of Information Technology provides network and client support, application development, data and systems management, and GIS development services, as well as coordinating department operations with the State Information Technology Services Division. Reporting to the Geographic Information Systems Manager, this position serves as technical lead for Forestry Division and Trust Lands Management Division GIS services as well as providing support for other DNRC GIS services as necessary, including all aspects of developing and maintaining agency GIS databases, web resources, and related applications.

In your cover letter we ask that you address the following:
  • Please describe how your skills and experience meet the qualifications for the position.
  • Please describe your experience with managing GIS data and conducting spatial analysis to address program management questions and support operational decisions.
  • Please describe your experience with and approach to developing GIS applications for desktop, web, and mobile platforms.
Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.

The GIS Analyst/Developer is responsible for all aspects of developing and maintaining the agency’s geographic information systems (GIS) databases, web resources, and related applications. The position’s duties include overseeing data management, systems administration, application development, technical consulting, training, data analysis, cross-division and cross-agency collaboration, and external contractor oversight. The GIS Analyst/Developer serves as an interface between functional users and technical resources, ensuring GIS architecture, application design, and management are aligned with business requirements while providing robust, scalable, efficient, and coordinated services that comply with state and agency policies. This position serves as technical lead for Forestry Division and Trust Lands Management Division GIS services as well as providing support for other DNRC GIS services as needed. Job description available upon request.

  • Extensive experience with GIS applications, tools, and resources, including familiarity with both raster and vector resources, geodatabase configuration and management, and common APIs and tools, particularly ESRI ArcGIS (desktop, mobile, and server), ERDAS, and Google Earth.
  • Extensive experience with geospatial analysis techniques such as the use of map overlays, buffering, filtering, map algebra, spatial statistics, surface analysis, network analysis, geovisualization, remote sensing, and the use of image processing software; experience with natural resource management applications a plus.
  • Strong data and information management skills. Familiarity with managing relational multiuser spatial databases, consuming and publishing GIS web services, and common web mapping APIs and platforms.
  • Experience with cartographic design principles and standards.
  • Experience with data conversion techniques.
  • Familiarity with GPS principles, hardware and software, field data collection techniques, and interfacing GPS and GIS.
  • Experience with software architecture principles including multi-tier application architecture and design.
  • Experience with data modeling principles and database driven application design; functional knowledge of SQL.
  • Experience with software development lifecycle methodologies including agile principles.
  • Experience with requirements engineering techniques including business analysis, requirements elicitation, UML, and use cases.
  • Knowledge of software estimation principles.
  • Experience with a variety of programming languages using both procedural and object-oriented development techniques, particularly Python, Java, C#, VB, and Objective C.
  • Experience with web application technologies and design, including SOAP/HTML protocols, REST, XHTML and HTML5, .Net, JSP, Javascript, CSS, XML and related technologies, web services, and rich internet application development using AJAX.
  • Experience with mobile technologies and development including web-based applications and native development on iOS and Android platforms.
  • Exhibit a commitment to stay up-to-date in the IT and GIS professions.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complexity.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage conflict.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large, dynamic workload and prioritize projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to think analytically, problem solve, and work out of comfort zone.
  • Demonstrated intellectual curiosity and drive to constantly learn.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Exhibit personal accountability and ownership of decisions.
  • Demonstrated collaborative approach and willingness to share information.
  • Build trust and credibility in working relationships.
  • Willingness to work long, irregular hours.
  • Exhibit commitment to the State and the mission of DNRC.
  • Bachelor’s degree in geographic information systems, geography, natural resource management, computer science, or related field, and four years of job-related work experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including ability to communicate program requirements to diverse levels of management and customers.
  • Strong aptitude for learning new skills, adapting to new technologies, and implementing new methodologies.
  • Knowledge of natural resource management concepts and strategies.
  • Ability to build consensus among a group of varying stakeholders.
  • Strong technical background and experience. Advanced knowledge of GIS principles, software, data management, analysis methodologies, and applications.
  • Knowledge and experience with project management principles and best practices.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects under tight timelines.
  • Ability to work both independently and effectively as a member of a team.
Supplemental Questions: None Required

Additional Materials Required:
Cover Letter
Other Required Materials (see Job Listing)

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