State of Maryland

GIS Analyst Lead/Advanced (#001280)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $53,214.00-$85,398.00 Yearly


GRADE

18

CLASS ATTRIBUTES

SKILLED SERVICE     BARGAINING UNIT: G

NATURE OF WORK

The GIS Analyst Lead/Advanced is the lead level or advanced level of work in the field of data analytics related to geographic information systems. Employees in this classification conduct research and prepare analyses, studies or background reports on issues relating to Agency objectives and can include trend analysis, performance metric analysis, and data stewardship. Employees in this classification specialize in such areas as physical design, data analytics, data production, survey and research, geographic information systems, geomatics, or geospatial analytics work.   Employees in this classification that perform advanced level work are responsible for the most complex geospatial projects as the sole analyst on multi-disciplinary team or as the sole analytics advisor for a cabinet level department.  Employees in this classification that perform lead level duties assign, review and approve the work of and train lower-level GIS Analysts and clerical positions.  Employees in this classification do not supervise other positions.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a higher-level designated administrator.

Positions in this classification are evaluated by using the classification job evaluation methodology. The use of this method involves comparing assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria defined in the Nature of Work and Example of Work sections of the class specification.

The GIS Analyst Lead/Advanced is differentiated from the GIS Analyst III in that the GIS Analyst Advanced performs the most complex geospatial analytics projects as the sole analyst on a multi-disciplinary team or as the sole analytics advisor for a cabinet department and the GIS Analyst Lead assigns, reviews and approves the work of and trains lower-level GIS Analysts, while the GIS Analyst III performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

                                                               GIS Analyst Advanced

Serves as the sole subject matter expert in geospatial analytics for a specific discipline (e.g., agricultural, land use, growth management, or transportation planning) at the departmental level or in an independent agency;

Serves as a technical consultant to managers, senior officials and the public through mediums such as presentations, documentation and discussions;

Provides various phases of data analysis and GIS applications of projects related to land use, population, water, environment, transportation, housing, urban renewal, zoning regulations, comprehensive plan support, community or natural resources, or other complex Agency projects or programs and analyzing information concerning demographic, socio-economic, political, cultural, geographic and land-use trends;

Interprets and evaluates the results of data science community’s methods, models, and/or algorithms, understanding the meaning, limitations and scope of results;

Provides technical advice and assistance to support the Agency’s programmatic responsibilities;

Prepares reports on proposed legislation affecting the Agency’s programmatic responsibilities;

Develops methods, tools, and algorithms, including preliminary data exploration, data visualization and preparation, model calibration and algorithm validation using a comprehensive range of technologies (e.g. software packages, programming languages, computational environments);

Produces well-articulated data science products (e.g. GIS datasets, forecasts, technical articles, visualizations, and graphics) with accompanying documentation discussing the methods and results;

Develops books, manuals, charts, maps or pamphlets for publication and distribution by using GIS data and disseminating to interested individuals and persons concerned with Agency responsibilities;

Conducts meetings and performs presentations to community organizations in an effort to stimulate interest in the creation or promotion of data analysis and/or geographic information systems in local development and Agency programs;

Performs other related duties.

                                                                    GIS Analyst Lead

Leads the collection, creation, maintenance, and distribution of GIS and statistical data and associated products such as maps, graphics, and tabular data;

Assigns, reviews and approves the work of, and trains lower-level GIS Analysts;

Provides various phases of data analysis and GIS applications of projects related to land use, population, water, environment, transportation, housing, urban renewal, zoning regulations, comprehensive plan support, community or natural resources, or other complex Agency projects or programs and analyzing information concerning demographic, socio-economic, political, cultural, geographic and land-use trends;

Interprets and evaluates the results of data science community’s methods, models, and/or algorithms, understanding the meaning, limitations and scope of results; Provides technical advice and assistance to support the Agency’s programmatic responsibilities;

Prepares reports on proposed legislation affecting the Agency’s programmatic responsibilities;

Develops methods, tools, and algorithms, including preliminary data exploration, data visualization and preparation, model calibration and algorithm validation using a comprehensive range of technologies (e.g. software packages, programming languages, computational environments);

Produces well-articulated data science products (e.g. GIS datasets, forecasts, technical articles, visualizations, and graphics) with accompanying documentation discussing the methods and results;

Develops books, manuals, charts, maps or pamphlets for publication and distribution by using GIS data and disseminating to interested individuals and persons concerned with Agency responsibilities;

Conducts meetings and performs presentations to community organizations in an effort to stimulate interest in the creation or promotion of data analysis and/or geographic information systems in local development and Agency programs;

Performs other related duties.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of the principles, practices, and objectives of data analysis or geographic information systems;

Knowledge of methods and procedures of data collection and production, related to land use, population, water, environment, transportation, housing, urban renewal, zoning regulations, comprehensive plan support, difficult projects or other Agency programs;

Skill in performing complex analytical methodologies in support of Agency programs, through the use of statistical and/or geographic information system tools;

Skill in using GIS applications, MS Excel, other database software, and generally accepted programming languages for data analysis and reporting;

Skill in GIS systems design or web mapping application development;

Ability to plan a proposed data analysis and/or geographic information systems analysis;

Ability to coordinate the various phases of a project and compiling findings;

Ability to lead a group of GIS Analysts and technical employees engaged in Agency projects;

Ability to prepare and present findings and recommendations in clear, concise reports; Ability to make sound recommendations;

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, community representatives and the general public.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university including 30 credit hours in Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Economics, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Planning, Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, or Information Technology.

Experience: Three years of experience in geospatial analysis.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university accompanied by a Geographic Information Systems Professional Certificate (GISP) from The GIS Certification Institute for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in the specified educational fields for one year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute the possession of an additional Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in the specified educational fields for one additional year of the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in the specified educational fields for two years of the required experience.

5. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Logistics, Architect, Geospatial Intelligence Analyst, or Cryptologic classifications or Logistics, Architect specialty codes in the Architect field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

NOT APPLICABLE.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

This is a Skilled Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions.  Some positions in Skilled Service classifications may be designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.

This classification is assigned to Bargaining Unit G- Engineering, Scientific and Administrative Professionals classes.  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded from collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Date Established

July 1, 2019

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 001280; EST: 7/1/2019; REV: ;

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