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GIS Analyst

Location: Fayetteville, AR, United States
Job ID: 33773
Date Posted: Jan 10, 2022
Salary: $69800 to $104800 annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

Support the Esri GIS platform and associated applications and databases.  This includes assisting in application & database maintenance, database design, application configuration, user administration, end-user training, technical literature management, and using scripting for process/workflow automation.  This position also favors a detailed understanding of the gas utility industry and GIS’s role in adhering to its inherent regulations and operational needs.

SALARY RANGE:   $69,800 - $104,800 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Gas GIS Applications and Integrations Supervisor

LOCATION: This position can be located in Denver, CO, Fayetteville, AR, or our Company Headquarters in Rapid City, SD.

  • A Comprehensive Relocation Plan is offered for this position! Our benefits include but are not limited to: home finding trip, transportation of household goods, temporary housing expenses, destination apartment search assistance, paid time off to move, transition and spousal career support, home finder and purchase assistance, relocation adjustment allowance, destination new purchase closing costs. Depending on individual circumstances, our benefit may also include trips home during temporary housing, renter’s lease cancellation assistance, or home marketing and sale closing cost assistance and/or purchase closing cost assistance. Contents of our relocation program are subject to change and may vary based on position.


  • Work under direction of the GIS Supervisor of Applications & Integrations to support the Esri GIS platform and other related applications primarily used to conduct gas utility mapping and associated applications and workflows.
  • Support both Gas GIS’s Esri Portal and Desktop environments with system administration, user management, upgrades, application configuration and development. 
  • Support all Gas GIS SDE Geodatabases with tasks including, but not limited to, schema changes, version management, SDE administration/tuning, user access management, and database performance.
  • Support Gas GIS’s digital as-built solution with backend needs including both LocusView integration and production posting. 
  • Acquire feedback from end users to improve application functionality and to evaluate training needs.
  • Perform sophisticated GIS reporting and analysis.
  • Assist with process improvement initiatives.
  • Conduct GIS application trainings.


  • Work closely with IT GIS and database teams with a clear understanding of the separation of duties.
  • Work with other IT departments to ensure compliance with security and internal audit rules and policies.
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • Minimum of (5) five years of configuration, administration, and development experience with the Esri platform stack required. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in geography or geographic information systems, CAD or computer science required, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  


  • Strong functional knowledge of GIS/GPS technology and concepts.
  • Ability to handle, configure, and regulate Esri ArcGIS Online. 
  • Knowledge of relational database management systems (RDBMS) with the capability to design and run both file and SDE geodatabases. 
  • Ability to automate tasks with Esri’s Modelbuilder and/or Python.
  • Strong computer and programming skills with a solid grasp of the latest IT concepts, technologies and terminology (including Esri technology). 
  • Understanding of APIs and other system interface techniques.
  • Basic knowledge of electric and gas utility business processes, operating standards and construction standards with the ability to understand gas operational and regulatory requirements in order to design, introduce and apply GIS tools to assist in accommodating those needs.
  • Excellent presentation/training abilities, and outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effective project management, planning and scheduling skills, while working with multiple departments. 
  • Ability to work and problem solve independently.

The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in an office job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental descriptions: Understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously accesses, inputs, and retrieves electronic information and communicates regarding the information.  Employee frequently moves about the office space. Employee may occasionally: push, pull and reach. Employee must be able to operate routine office equipment including computers and similar equipment. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 6-8 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include:  Light work. The employee is continuously moving about the job site or office space. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of reaching and moving controls exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

Work environment:  Routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level. Willing to travel occasionally (less than 10 days per year) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2900 employees and serve 1.2 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package: annual incentive program (based on percentage of eligible earnings), 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, military leave differential pay, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Corporation does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

Black Hills Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

Wage: 69800 to 104800
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GIS Analyst

Fayetteville, AR, United States