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GIS Database Analyst

Chicago Department of Aviation

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Location: Chicago, IL
Type: Full Time
Posted: 11/07/2018
Deadline to Apply: Open - no deadline given by employer
More Information: City of Chicago Jobs Page

Job Summary:

Under direction, assists the GIS Manager in the analysis and creation of various Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases for the Department of Aviation’s GIS system, and performs related duties as required.


  • Uses GIS and other database technology to analyze and assess various data sets for accuracy, completeness, and usability in the Department of Aviation’s GIS system
  • Manipulates GIS and departmental databases to generate tabular and cartographic output
  • Develops procedures for converting data into GIS format
  • Assists departments in converting, building, and maintaining graphic and non-graphic databases for GIS applications
  • Documents the analysis of data sets for future reference, using various software applications and diagramming tools
  • Develops and maintains standards for GIS databases to ensure the integrity and agreement between GIS data sets
  • Oversees the operation and maintenance of GIS servers, applications, web services, and program design, development, and testing
  • Develops protocols for integration and extraction of GIS data
  • Resolves issues related to conflicting data by restructuring or developing new data sets
  • Troubleshoots problems encountered by users related to GIS database operations
  • Verifies compliance of data sets with the Department of Aviation’s requirements
  • Researches new GIS technology and recommends changes to ensure the City’s GIS system operates efficiently
  • Trains users on GIS applications
  • And, other job related duties as assigned


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences, Information Technology/Systems, Geography, Urban Planning, or a directly related field, plus three years of experience working with GIS data sets, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience, provided that the minimum degree requirement is met.

Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

  • Previous work experience in various GIS applications and hardware configurations
  • Previous work experience in analyzing and troubleshooting GIS databases
  • Previous work experience updating databases using ESRI (or similar) GIS software
  • Previous work experience requiring knowledge of geographic data processing and cartographic principles and procedures
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

Apply online at link included using job #311534