GIS Analyst (JL-19822)
Job Details
Nespelem - , WA
4 Year Degree
$24.30 - $28.17

CLOSING DATE:         Open Until Filled

POSITION:                  GIS Analyst

SALARY:                      $24.30-$28.17

REPORTS TO:             

LOCATION:                 Nespelem, WA 

Basic Functions:      The GIS Analyst is the third and senior level in a multi-level career path encompassing computer-aided mapping, drafting, and related data communication.  The GIS Technician requires the ability to apply GIS technology to produce and perform data and coordinate entry and drafting and digitizing, producing documentation and integrated maps for users.  The Analyst must also be able to write macros and construct queries to support central programming, access information, and produce certain map elements.  The GIS Analyst also requires the ability to lead a small team and integrate GIS into wide-area computer networks used for data communications.   

Education and Training:

  • The position typically requires a Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Geology, Civil Engineering or Information Systems and two years of progressive experience in programming, digitizing, and drafting maps using GIS applications. 
  • May require a valid driver’s license.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Requires specialized professional knowledge in geography, geology, GIS, or related field. 
  • Requires considerable specialized knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of geographic information systems. 
  • Requires well-developed knowledge and programming skills using ArcGIS or equivalent products, programs and languages, database query and other programs/tools used by the Tribe. 
  • Requires considerable knowledge of current trends and principles, techniques, and standards for base mapping, cadastral mapping, GIS technologies, assessment (valuation), and permitting. 
  • Requires advanced technical knowledge of spatial analysis, data generation, and mapping. 
  • Requires sufficient human resources skill to communicate technical concepts to internal and external customers, facilitate small group processes, and conduct training. 
  • Requires advanced math skills at least to the level of geometry and trigonometry.
  • Requires the ability to perform all aspects of the position within managerial guidance.
  • Requires the ability to lead a small team, establish, prioritize and sequence projects.
  • Requires the ability to establish geographic information system standards, plan and organize application development projects, and provide technical support. 
  • Requires the ability to apply advanced GIS techniques and geo-processing applications to design, write, and maintain GIS software. 
  • Requires the ability to apply computer programming languages and utilities to maintain local area networks and troubleshoot problems with data storage, retrieval, and communications.  
  • Requires the ability to work as contributing member of a team, work productively and cooperatively with other teams and external customers, and convey a positive image of the Tribe and its services.
  • Requires the ability to function primarily indoors in an office environment engaged in work of primarily a sedentary nature. 
  • Requires sufficient ambulatory ability to move about to office and remote locations. 
  • Requires auditory ability to carry on audience, ordinary, and telephonic conversation.  Requires near and far visual acuity to read detailed maps, drawings, other printed material, computer screens, and observe multi-dimensional physical layouts. 
  • Requires manual and finger dexterity to write and to operate microcomputers and other office equipment. 
  • Requires the ability to alternatively sit and stand for sustained periods of time to perform desk and counter work.


Note: Pursuant to Tribal Policy, if this position is safety sensitive it is subject to pre-employment drug testing. In addition, this position is subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident drug testing.




If required of this position, you must possess and maintain a valid Washington State driver’s license and be eligible for the Tribes’ Vehicle Insurance.  In addition, this position may be subject to pre-employment background clearances.  If applicable, these clearances must be maintained throughout employment.


INFORMATION: Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Human Resources Office, P.O. Box 150, Nespelem, WA 99155, (509) 634-2846