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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Geospatial Analyst in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Reference #: 4364487 THE POSITION

Are you adept at collecting, analyzing, and presenting geographic information system (GIS) data? The Pennsylvania Game Commission is looking to hire a Geospatial Analyst to work out of our Harrisburg Headquarters. Get involved with the entire System Development Life Cycle and work closely with the Technical Services and Data Resources divisions in the Bureau of Automated Technology Services (BATS), to lead and coordinate agency-wide and bureau-focused GIS projects. Innovate, excel, and succeed with our team!


As a Geospatial Analyst, you will serve as a lead in GIS support to the Pennsylvania Game Commission bureaus with your robust knowledge of Esri ArcGIS and other related software. System Development Life Cycle processes in this position include spatial data design and engineering, spatial analysis and geoprocessing, creating a variety of data visualizations, producing reports and technical documentation, and more! With BATS you will help provide design, development, and support for GIS server architecture and infrastructure, ensure GIS data and server security and compliance, spatial and non-spatial database administration, and support software applications as appropriate. You will collaborate closely with regional Geospatial Specialist 2 staff to lead and coordinate agency-wide, bureau-focused GIS projects as well as provide backup support, technical training, and quality control training for GIS and other staff as needed. Join us and take your career to the next level!

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the .

Work Schedule and Additional Information: Full-time employment Work hours are 7:45 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday, with a 45-minute lunch. Salary:In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable. You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.   REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY

QUALIFICATIONS Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: One year as a Geospatial Specialist 2 (commonwealth title); or Two years of technical experience utilizing geospatial programs to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, maintain and present geospatial data; and an associate's degree in geographic information systems, geography, geospatial technology, cartography, computer science, natural science, or related STEM field (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), including or supplemented by six (6) credits in geospatial coursework; or An equivalent combination of experience and training, which includes or is supplemented by six (6) credits in geospatial coursework.

Other Requirements: You must meet the . For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the  and click on Residency. This particular position requires two or more years of full-time professional experience using ArcGIS Pro. This particular position requires two or more years of full-time professional experience using ArcGIS Enterprise or ArcGIS Online. This particular position requires one or more years of full-time professional experience developing automated scripts using Python or R for ArcGIS Pro. You must be able to perform essential job functions.

How to Apply: Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education). If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. Your application must be submitted by the po ting closing date. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted. Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.

Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. *7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to  and click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at .

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If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.


Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam). Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions. Your score is valid for this specific posting only. You must provide complete and accurate information or: your score may be lower than deserved. you may be disqualified. You may only apply/test once for this posting. Your results will be provided via email.

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.