Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

GIS Coordinator

(Associate Research Analyst)

Recruitment #221102-6856AR-001


About Us
At the State of Connecticut, Office of Policy and Management (OPM), we report directly to the Governor and provide information and analysis that the Governor uses to formulate public policy for the state. We also assist state agencies and municipalities in implementing the law and public policy on behalf of the people of Connecticut. We prepare the Governor’s budget proposals; implement and monitor the execution of the enacted budget; and oversee the executive branch agencies that report to the Governor.

The Data and Policy Analytics Unit (DAPA) was established to serve as a resource for data analysis and data-related projects at the Office of Policy and Management. The DAPA unit directs and manages activities related to the collection, analysis, sharing, coordination and dissemination of data and is responsible for the development and implementation of the State Data Plan, the Open Data Portal, administration of P20 WIN, the State’s integrated data system and development of the State’s GIS Office for geospatial data. The use of data across agencies facilitates a system-wide perspective and is a critical component of Governor Lamont’s statewide performance and results agenda to implement a data-driven and informed policy agenda in state government that is user-friendly, cost-effective, data-informed, and results-driven.

The Role
This is an exciting opportunity to help executive branch agencies use data to inform state policies and programs. Working as a GIS Coordinator (Associate Research Analyst) as part of the Data and Policy Analytics unit at the Office of Policy and Management (OPM), alongside the state’s Geographic Information Officer, you will be directly involved in leveraging the power of data and analytics to help solve some of the state’s most challenging problems. The position will work on projects related to the collection, analysis, sharing, coordination and dissemination of data, and production of maps for the GIS Office. The GIS Office is responsible for coordinating the collection, compilation, and dissemination of GIS data across the state, setting up and maintaining a geospatial data clearinghouse, administering a statewide imagery and lidar program, broadband mapping, performing technical data processing to aggregate and organize datasets, and supporting other agencies with their GIS related project needs.

The GIS Coordinator will be based in the GIS Office within the Data and Policy Analytics group of OPM and will also be expected to work with other state agencies on GIS-related projects. The analyst will have a supporting role in furthering GIS Office priorities related to the way GIS and geospatial data is used throughout the state. The analyst will learn the primary data sources and systems at agencies and for GIS data across the state, and will be trained on the privacy, security and confidentiality considerations for state administrative data. 

This is a full time (40 hours per week) position conveniently located in Hartford, CT.  

As a State employee you will enjoy: 
  • Flexible work hours and telecommuting arrangements.
  • Outstanding medical and dental benefits supporting your health and wellness.
  • The ability to begin planning for your future with excellent retirement plans and defined contribution plans.
  • Paid time off including vacation, sick time, and thirteen paid holidays.
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In a state agency, this class is accountable for performing the most complex tasks in the development and implementation of research projects.


  • Assist in coordinating the collection, compilation and dissemination of geographic information systems data across the state, including from and to state agencies, councils of government, municipalities and other constituencies;
  • Manage a geospatial data clearinghouse for public access to such information through the online repository, described in section 4-67p of the general statutes;
  • Administer the creation and acquisition of GIS data, including project management and resources for aerial imagery, elevation and parcel information;
  • Prepare materials for reports, presentations and other resources about statewide GIS progress and planning efforts;
  • Assist in stakeholder engagement and coordination to support use and dissemination of geospatial data; and
  • Perform other related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of research methods and techniques; considerable knowledge of principles, concepts and methods of statistical analysis; knowledge of agency related policies and procedures as related to research; considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; considerable ability to analyze data; ability to develop programs and use prepackaged computer programs to perform data analysis.


Seven (7) years of professional experience in research, data analysis or economics.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been conducting research at the level of Research Analyst.


  1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
  2. A Master's degree in economics, statistics or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


  • Experience with one or more professional GIS applications, such as ArcGIS, QGIS, etc;
  • Experience with GIS project management including timeline planning, documentation, personnel and technical resources, stakeholder engagement, QA/QC, and preparation of deliverables;
  • Experience in project management, including developing project timelines, goals, budgets and reporting; 
  • Experience conducting requirements gathering, interpreting needs, designing solutions and managing expectations;
  • Experience with data discovery, dissemination and conditioning (i.e. spatializing non-spatial data, schema transformations, error correction, etc.);
  • Experience with data search and acquisition; and 
  • Experience with ETL processes and scripting and query languages (SQL, Python, R, JavaScript).



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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