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GIS Analyst
Title:GIS Analyst
Salary Range:$89,098- $111,372 (DOE)
Application Deadline:01/30/2023
Position Status:Full-Time


Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) is a not-for-profit, community-owned water utility, overseen by elected officials and citizen appointees from Reno, Sparks and Washoe County. TMWA has a highly skilled workforce who ensure the around-the-clock treatment, delivery and availability of high-quality drinking water for more than 400,000 residents of the Truckee Meadows.

We are looking to hire a GIS Analyst, to join our Business Information Systems Department.


Under general supervision the GIS Analyst perform highly complex professional GIS assignments in developing, enhancing, and maintaining GIS and CMMS (Computer Maintenance Management System) applications, tools and utilities to support departmental planning and decision-making needs, operational productivity goals and customer service requirements.

We believe that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications, and job scope, but not limit the incumbent nor TMWA to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.

· Configures, tests, implements, and supports agency GIS and CMMS

· Plans, oversees, and controls GIS data collection activities.

  • Develops logic and writes complex programs, using applicable programming languages, to geoprocess, manipulate, and analyze spatial datasets.

· Plan, organize and develop complex relational database projects efficiently to meet user needs.

  • Analyzes, develops, implements, and maintains processes for enhancing the utilization of GIS/CMMS technologies to support engineering, research, facilities management, water transmission and distribution, conservation and other business and customer service functions.
  • Designs, develops, tests, installs, enhances, and maintains GIS and CMMS applications, scripts, tools and utilities to deliver products and services consistent with the Truckee Meadows Water Authority GIS strategic plan.

· Perform quality control and assurance testing on applications and data.

  • Ensures the accuracy and reliability of GIS products and services in accordance with established standards.

· Writes standard operating procedures and system configuration documentation.

· Identifies system/network shortcomings and proposes solutions to resolve issues.

· Recommends new hardware and software required to support system enhancements.

  • Develops and presents support for new enhancement requests, including evaluation of alternatives and cost benefit analyses.

· Provide GIS and CMMS training and support for agency staff.

· Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the minimum requirements is:

Experience:   At least three to five years professional experience in GIS and computerized databases.

Education & Training: At least three to five years professional experience in GIS and computerized databases.

Other combinations of education/experience may be considered.

Must have working-level knowledge of the English language including reading, writing, and speaking English.


A valid Nevada (or California – depending on state of residency) Driver License at time of hire and continuing thereafter and ability to maintain insurability under TMWA’s vehicle insurance policy.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation during hire and periodically thereafter during employment.

This position is considered a safety sensitive position and employment is contingent upon the results of drug and/or alcohol testing which includes screening for marijuana. The presence of marijuana or other screened for substances on any employment related substance test may result in a refusal to hire or termination of employment.


  • Geographic information system concepts, principles, development tools and analytical techniques, including computerized mapping and attribute-data conversion, manipulation, and analysis
  • Principles, practices and methods of GIS design and administration
  • Understanding the nature and functionality of GIS/GPS technologies as applied to water utility operations
  • Understanding the nature and functionality of GIS-centric CMMS technologies as applied to water utility operations
  • Conducts Global Positioning System (GPS) surveying and data post-processing for GIS database development
  • Principles, practices and techniques of mapping and computer-aided design and drafting
  • Civil engineering design concepts, methods and terminology applicable to the display of spatial relationships of facility data
  • Advanced analytical techniques using computer science and GIS technology
  • Basic principles and practices of systems and network administration
  • Drafting/mapping peripheral equipment operations
  • Methods and techniques of project management
  • Systems analysis methods and techniques applicable to GIS applications development
  • Global positioning system concepts, principles, equipment and analytical techniques, including RTK data collection and attribute-data capture, GPS measurement manipulation and analysis and principles, practices and methods of field GPS data collection.
  • Truckee Meadows Water Authority standards for water system design and construction.
  • Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.
  • Identify information management issues and opportunities, analyze problems and alternatives and develop sound conclusions and recommendations
  • Assess GIS and CMMS user needs
  • Set priorities and carry out assigned projects to most effectively meet needs in a timely manner
  • Use AutoCAD, ArcGIS, ArcSDE, FME, Oracle or equivalent software as required in carrying out GIS development and data conversion assignments
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing; prepare clear, concise and accurate documentation, project reports and other written materials
  • Exercise sound independent judgment within established guidelines
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Determine and develop alternative applications for new and existing technology.
  • Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public.
  • Be punctual regarding work hours established by TMWA.
  • Be mentally and physically alert during working hours.

TMWA is an equal opportunity employer. It is TMWA’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race (including traits associated with race, such as hair texture and protective hairstyles), color, gender, religion, age, national origin, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, military and/or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. TMWA’s commitment to equal opportunity includes all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, job placement, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, advancement, and termination.

All decisions affecting any terms and conditions of employment, including recruitment, hiring, assignment, training, compensation, promotion, salary, disciplinary action, and an employee’s caregiving responsibilities, will be made without regard to race (including traits associated with race, such as hair texture and protective hairstyles), color, gender, religion, age, national origin, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, military and/or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

TMWA complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Human Resources at or 775-834-8294.

TMWA is committed to providing a safe work environment and to fostering the health and well-being of our employees. That commitment is jeopardized when any of our employees illegally use drugs at home or at work, comes to work under the influence, possesses, distributes, or sells drugs in the workplace, or abuses alcohol on the job. As part of our commitment to safeguard the well-being of our employees and to provide a safe environment for everyone, TMWA has established a drug-free workplace policy.