IT Analyst II – AGRC

Job #:    19435

State Jobs Site
Opening Date/Time:      Mon. 04/01/19 12:00 AM Mountain Time
Closing Date/Time:       Sun. 04/14/19 11:59 PM Mountain Time
Salary:    $25.92 – $41.11 Hourly
Job Type:    Full Time
Location:    Salt Lake County, Utah
Department:    110 Department of Technology Service
Number of Openings:    1

Benefits:    This position is eligible for a full benefits package including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, a retirement plan, plus paid leave to include annual, sick, and holiday pay. The State requires employees to receive their pay through direct deposit. If selected, you will receive more information about these benefit options and enrollment information through our onboarding process and during your first week or two on the job.
Criminal Background Check:    You must successfully pass a criminal history check.
Physical Address:    State Office Building 350 N State Street SLC, Utah
Recruiter Contact Information:    Kris Haslam – 801-537-9104 –
Overtime Exempt:    No
Schedule Code:    AT – Executive/Professional Employees of Technology Services – At will: Employees in this position serve at the pleasure of the appointing officer in an at will status and may be terminated at any time without cause. This is not a career service position.
EEO Statement:    The State of Utah is an equal opportunity employer. Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability. Reasonable accommodations provided to known disabilities of individuals in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For accommodation information or if you need special accommodations to complete the application process, contact the Dept. of Human Resource Mgmt. at 801-538-3025 or TTY 801-538-3696.
FMLA Notification:    FMLA Compliance: The State of Utah complies with the Family Medical Leave Act that entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave. Information is available at or (Spanish)

The Department of Technology Services (DTS) seeks a highly motivated individual to work at its Automated Geographic Reference Center (AGRC) as an IT Analyst II for geographic information system (GIS) solutions. AGRC has been recognized as a national leader in implementing and facilitating impactful State-level geographic information systems (GIS) and map technology resources.

Primary Duties:

  • Geospatial data integration projects;
  • Process design and implementation;
  • High-level analysis, multi-agency, county and local government initiatives related to Utah’s enterprise State Geographic Information Database;
  • Stakeholder and customer engagement, presentations, and other communications/outreach.

The successful candidate must work effectively on the AGRC team and with representatives of AGRC customer agencies that include the areas of natural resources, environmental, transportation, and other government services. The IT Analyst II position will lead and/or support the completion of a portion of AGRC’s externally and internally funded GIS projects.  The ability to creatively problem solve, prioritize workload, communicate engagingly with customers, and work across several projects to ensure desired, timely outcomes will be paramount.Experience in at least several of the following areas is preferred:

  • Management of map data web services;
  • Coordination and geospatial ETL integration of widely sourced data;
  • Mobile field data collection solutions;
  • Spatial data analytics; and geospatial data quality controls; and
  • Written, verbal, and digital media communications related to map technology.

The IT Analyst II will participate in the development and execution of project plans with specific milestones, tasks, requirements and business rules; ensure stakeholders needs are well-developed; prioritize assignments; and collaborate with peers to deliver solutions.  The IT Analyst II will be responsible to ensure DTS and other applicable policies, procedures, and standards are complied with during all projects.

Examples of other Duties:

  • Implements innovative GIS technical solutions from concepts, to analysis and design
  • Communicates information effectively through the development of digital map and web map products, including authoring of blog posts, resource pages, and presentations
  • Efficiently designs and implements GIS data models appropriate for enterprise use or specific tasks at hand
  • Performs advanced editing functions on linear and polygon geographic features
  • Performs advanced spatial analysis (geoprocessing) and delivers meaningful results to customers and other decision makers
  • Automates geospatial tasks through the development of scripts in python, javascript, .net or other programming languages
  • Provide support as a member of web application development project teams
  • Plans and manages large geospatial data collection and integration projects to include engaging and assisting data stewards in the sharing and aggregation of GIS layers into statewide datasets
  • Contributes to formal project proposals including setting goals, defining tasks through statements of work, establishing priorities, schedules, and budgets.
  • Ensure adequate administrative controls, quality, and procedural efficiencies.
  • Provide technical assistance to customers on issues related to map technology services, program(s), and/or software issues, etc.

Typical Qualifications:

  • Minimum three years experience preferred in coordinating and/or supporting enterprise geospatial IT business processes
  • Highly motivated, thrives when asked to self-manage challenging tasks and is a self-learner of new and emerging technology
  • Spatial problem-solving, data analysis and critical thinking skills are important. Must be able to understand problems, propose solutions and facilitate the problem-solving process between project stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate, verbally and in writing, complex technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences including to large audiences
  • Possess a professional level understanding of existing state government geospatial data resources and activities
  • Experience and skills with GIS Software (ESRI ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, QGIS) geospatial database and server environments (ArcSDE, PostGIS, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Server) or equivalents
  • Design experience with automated processes for GIS data sharing or data integration using custom ESRI Web AppBuilder, python scripting, or equivalent tools and code.
  • Possess general understanding in the areas of application programming, database, and system design
  • Must be able to write project reports and user documentation for software programs and infrastructure projects
  • Must be able to establish objectives and specify strategies, business rules, and actions to achieve objectives
  • Comfortable and effective at coordinating the activities and tasks of people, groups, and agencies
  • Familiar with principles, theories and practices of management: business cases, return on investment, meeting leadership, project management, budget management, strategic and operational planning, conflict resolution, and administration

Why join our team?

We host a variety of applications offering a challenging work environment and an opportunity to work with the newest technology the State of Utah has acquired. Come work in a fast-paced ever-changing environment. This is an opportunity to make a difference in the technology field, along with the satisfaction of helping the agency you serve. You will receive great health and retirement benefits, such as, generous paid time off so you can spend more time with your family and have a positive work life balance. Click here to view a summary of all the benefits we offer.
The Agency:

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 Supplemental Information:
  • Employment contingent on passing a drug screening and a background check.
  • Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
  • Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.