City of Aurora

The City of Aurora is accepting applications for the position of GIS Analyst in the Information Technology Department.

Under the direction of the GIS Manager, the GIS Analyst provides user support and training in the Land/Parcel Management (LX) modules, the ESRI ArcGIS (Geographical Information System) suite of applications, and the interface between these two systems.

Duties of this position include but are not limited to: Supervise daily activity of the GIS technicians; Collect and verify data from a variety of different sources; Maintain LX and GIS information databases; Establish and revise GIS, LX, and other software documentation for accurate recordkeeping; Assist with administering the ArcGIS Online application; Respond to requests from users on various land/parcel modules and systems; Work with user departments to design and implement related data and applications; Serve as an IT liaison and representative to various user groups; Perform programming and analysis to maintain established systems; Recommend new systems and create programs and systems; Serve as backup for other GIS staff; Other related duties as assigned.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Geography, Computer Aided Design, Planning, Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field. This position also requires a minimum of five (5) years of experience working in a related field, preferably in a municipality. Computer experience in ERP Land/Parcel Management Modules and/or the ESRI ArcView GIS system, Microsoft Access and SQL Server databases, and skills in the interrelated use of database mapping, drafting, surveying, and Geographic Information System software applications is required.  Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) or related certification is preferred. Must possess a valid Illinois driver’s license.

Must successfully pass pre-hire requirements including but not limited to a physical, drug screen, and background check.

This is a full-time, union represented position. Starting hourly pay is $36.47/hr., depending on experience and qualifications.

The City of Aurora offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time and eligible part-time employees in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement:

– Annual pay increases (in accordance with Labor Agreement)

– Health, dental, vision, and life insurances

– Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

– Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF)

– Paid vacations, holidays, floating holidays, personal days, and sick leave

– Gym membership reimbursement

– Interpreters Stipend

– Tuition Reimbursement

– May be eligible for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program (if requirements are met)

Applications should be submitted online: Position will remain open until filled.

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