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10 Dec 2020

Permanent Unemployed and ambitious GIS Analyst wanted

DLK – Posted by JobLink24 Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Job Description

Unemployed and ambitious GIS Analyst wanted

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Job Type: Permanent

Company/Employer: DLK

Job Title: GIS Analyst (Principal)

Reference Number: GPA-SA


Job Description

We are looking for a suitable and experienced GIS Analyst (Principal)

Responsibilities and Job Function

  • To act as the centre of excellence for all GIS analysis related functions in the business
  • To analyze all GIS user requirements to improve Municipality’s usage of GIS applications
  • To make recommendations regarding standards, policies, procedures, guidelines and technical manuals, and participate in geodatabase design activities
  • To train and provide technical direction to users and operators on GIS Software, and/or custom applications. Write procedures for utilizing GIS software and applications
  • To identify need and analyze GIS data, data processing procedures and applications to ensure that operational, project and user needs are addressed
  • To take a lead on the standardization of the effective presentation of information and appropriate cartographic elements, including, map projection, scale, color, shading, symbols, images, graphs, tables, and overlays
  • To interpret complex information from recorded maps
  • To design custom products such as reports, maps, diagrams, exhibits and displays using GIS software and related equipment (workstations, plotters, and digitizers)
  • To use GIS software to make queries and perform informational analysis of location, relationships, trends, patterns, adjacency, containment, and proximity of complex features and data
  • To review and evaluate new software applications to determine ease of use, functionality and potential problems.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • GIS and cartographic principles and spatial analysis
  • Computer systems
  • Database management administration
  • Security
  • Geographic information systems, such as ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Pro
  • Data architecture
  • Data modeling; and Cadastral and spatial data concepts.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Must have demonstrated expert ability in designing and building GIS databases, as well as programming languages and applications
  • Must have in depth knowledge of GIS and cartographic principles and spatial analysis
  • Must have expert knowledge of computer systems, database management administration, security, networking and telecommunication concepts
  • Must have excellent written and facilitation skills
  • Must have ability to work independently in a fast-paced, quickly changing and sometimes unstructured environment

Technical skills required for this position are:

  • Must have basic internet and client/server architecture understanding skills
  • Must have proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Must have post-graduate degree with courses in GIS, geography or other related field(s) or equivalent combination of education, experience and training
  • Must have minimum of Fifteen (15+) years designing and building GIS databases, as well as relevant programming languages.


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