GIS Analyst

HILGARTWILSON is seeking a GIS Analyst to become a part of our growing team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for collecting and inputting data into GIS software from a variety of sources to create exhibits, maps and reports. This role requires a demonstrated proficiency of GIS terms and software and map reading, plus Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, Excel and Access, and Google Earth. This role also requires possessing effective communication skills and showing proficiency with time management.


The GIS Analyst or GIS Coordinator position will be responsible to compile, manipulate and analyze geospatial data and design, develop, and maintain databases and systems of GIS data. You will create reports, maps, and static and dynamic visualizations conveying results and analyses. You may create applications for data collection and retrieve and synthesize data collected from GPS, tablets, or other field data. In addition, you should have a solid understanding of coordinate systems and projections. You should be adept to implement and refine GIS standards and workflows. Ideally you would be able to organize, prepare, and maintain web based mapping applications for internal and/or client use. This position will support the environmental/permitting and planning teams regularly and will collaborate with and support engineering teams. As your level of experience grows, additional job duties and responsibilities will be given.


  • Assist with formulating and reviewing GIS plans.
  • Download, convert and upload GIS data available from internal and external sources to make them usable.
  • Perform GIS data quality control, including reviewing data for completeness and accuracy; identifying and correcting errors or omissions in the data.
  • Catalog and inventory GIS data; maintain effective metadata.
  • Input, update and maintain GIS databases, including backups and also maintaining linkages to other databases.
  • Perform GIS spatial analyses.
  • Develop new applications and train others in the use of these applications.
  • Utilize GIS techniques to understand variables in a given geographic areas.
  • Extract data from GIS software and use varying analysis methods to arrive at results.
  • Create maps and graphics to depict inter-related data in a way that draws attention to a range of information.
  • Create map layouts and views, and generate maps and reports.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Geography or related field, with training in GIS technology.
  • 4+ years of relevant GIS experience, preferably in an engineering setting.
  • Demonstrated ability in GIS software, plus Acrobat, Word, Excel & Access, and Google Earth.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD.
  • Skill in reading and interpreting plans, specifications, and contract documents.
  • Displayed analytical and quantitative skills.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation includes competitive salary commensurate with experience and an attractive benefits package that includes:

  • Health Insurance – Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Paid Time Off/Paid Sick Time (PTO/PST)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Annual Profit Sharing Bonuses
  • Annual Reviews with Possible Merit-Based Pay Increases
  • Short Term Disability (STD)
  • Long-Term Disability (LTD)
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Term Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Supplemental Term Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Corporate Partnership Discounts
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement for Management Level
  • Participation in Professional Memberships/Affiliation Costs
  • Financial Reimbursement for Professional Testing Costs
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