- Microsoft Word
- Health Insurance
- Paid Time Off
To be considered for any DPHHS Agency position, applicants must complete and submit their application online, as well as upload any required application materials. Successful applicant(s) are required to successfully pass all DPHHS specific background check(s) relevant to each position.
Materials Required of Applicants:
(To be considered in this pool, please submit the following)
3 Professional references
Supplemental question(s): Please describe your experience developing geospatial products including web applications including any experience specific to public health.
(Please type responses in a Word document and attach to application. HELPFUL HINT: When attaching a document, you much check the “relevant document” box to ensure your attachments are uploading correctly to the specific application. Please do not attach more than requested. If you have more than 25 attachments in the system you will need to email these to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Failure to attach the required material will conclude in an incomplete application. You must also keep those relevant boxes checked once you submit your application; if you uncheck the box with an active application it will delete the attachment.)
These positions are funded for 5 years, with the possibility of additional funding becoming available.
The GIS Programmer/Analyst is responsible for all aspects of developing, maintaining, and disseminating the content of the agency’s geographic information systems (GIS) databases, web resources, and related applications. The position’s duties include overseeing GIS system administration, data management, application development, technical consulting, training, data analysis, mapping application development, map production and cross-division and cross-agency collaboration and support.
The GIS Programmer/Analyst serves as an interface between functional users and technical resources, ensuring GIS architecture, application design, and management are aligned with business needs while providing robust, scalable, efficient, and coordinated services that comply with state and agency policies. Overall support and coordination with the CDPHPB Programs is responsibility of this position.
Major Duties or Responsibilities:
Data and Systems Development and Management
Participates as a lead on the development of data delivery systems and end user tools.
Conducts analysis for new computerized GIS applications, enhancements to existing applications, maintenance, and correction of bugs or defects.
Determines the feasibility of automation and makes recommendations to management for solutions that will effectively meet informational and user requirements.
Participates in all aspects of system design, development, and implementation activities; enhances code to make the code more efficient and effective.
Assesses interrelationships between available databases, data sources, and users’ intended use of the data; determines the most effective methods for acquiring data or establishing links to new data sources; enters data into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases.
Coordinates the design of spatial datasets and databases to ensure efficient and effective collection, conversion, access, and analysis of geographic resource data for all user types.
Coordinates quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC), data conversions, maintenance, and troubleshooting; ensures compatibility, consistency, and effective integration with other DPHHS systems.
Actively monitors and evaluates new technologies, resource information management strategies, industry trends, system capabilities, limitations, and requirements; researches appropriate new information and makes recommendations for integration into Section business practices.
Serves in a lead capacity on technical teams for GIS application development and infrastructure design, including development of GIS architecture, data management, development processes, coding, testing, documentation, migration of GIS applications to the production environment, security, and maintenance standards.
Identifies agency and end-user requirements, goals and constraints; recommends technical and process solutions; develops and implements GIS application specifications.
Data Analysis and Processing
Documents spatial and tabular attribute definitions and criteria, data development methods, data querying processes, and automated and customized procedures. Manages data types as assigned.
Conducts advanced statistical and spatial analyses of tabular and geospatial data to provide analytical products to address and inform CDPHPB management questions, decisions, and actions.
Performs geospatial data building and modeling using advanced spatial analysis, and data manipulation, including the use of scripting languages such as Python to automate repetitive tasks.
Designs, develops, and implements processes to automate geospatial analyses and produce cartographic products depicting the analyses.
Coordination and Support
Coordinates between Divisions and Data Services to ensure priority GIS and Data Management needs of the Divisions are met. Advises and demonstrates to Agency staff the utility of data management and GIS technology so they understand those capabilities and how to leverage them to meet Agency goals and objectives.
Designs or prepares graphic representations of GIS data, using ESRI software applications; develops and/modifies computer programs.
Assists in DPHHS planning initiatives including soliciting, reviewing and finalizing project priorities from the Divisions, on an agreed upon schedule.
Provides technical support to Division users of GIS databases, equipment, or applications and aids and support for demonstrations at meetings or other relevant gatherings.
Leads, trains, or supervises technicians or related staff in the conduct of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analytical procedures.
Physical and Environmental Demands: Typical office work environment. Occasional overnight travel to locations across the state or out of state for meetings or events may be required (10%).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Behaviors):Required for the first day of work:
Knowledge of Windows, Microsoft office, Oracle relational databases, Oracle PL/SQL, Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, and Outlook.
Knowledge of GPS principles, hardware and software, field data collection techniques, and interfacing GPS and GIS.
Knowledge of public health or epidemiology principles, practices, and methods.
Knowledge of geospatial analysis techniques such as the use of geospatial data overlays, buffering, filtering, spatial statistics, surface analysis and network analysis.
Knowledge of cartographic design principles and standards.
Skill in using Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) and associated SQL techniques for accessing, analyzing, and managing data stored in multiple systems and databases.
Extensive experience with data conversion techniques.
Ability to assess complex problems and to exercise sound judgment for analyzing, appraising, evaluating. And solving difficult problems.
Ability to develop clear understandable procedures, policies, and system documentation
Ability to communicate effectively and provide accurate information both verbally and in writing.
Ability to maintain a high level of professional and technical expertise, anticipate future technological needs, and determine how new methods and technologies may affect users.
Required Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in geographic information systems, information management, public health or health sciences, geography, computer science or a related field.
Two years of job-related work experience in geographic information systems, geographic analysis,
Public health work experience is preferred.
Other combinations of directly related education and experience may be considered on a case by case basis.
Applicant Pool Statement: If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.
Training Assignment: This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.
Salary: $ 47,008.00 - 58,760.00 Yearly
Benefits Package Eligibility: Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan
Number of Openings: 1
Employee Status: Temporary
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Primary Location: Helena
Agency: Department of Public Health & Human Services
Union: Montana Education Association and Montana Federation of Teachers (MEA-MFT)
Bargaining Unit: 061 - MEA-MFT-DPHHS-Central Off
Posting Date: Nov 7, 2018, 3:03:53 PM
Closing Date (based on your computer's timezone): Ongoing
Required Application Materials: References, Supplemental Questions (Refer to Job Posting)
Contact Name: Deparment of Public Health and Human Services | Contact Email: email@example.com | Contact Phone: 406-444-3136