GIS Analyst - Chicago, IL

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GIS Analyst

Application  Chicago, Illinois


SDI is a leading systems integrator that delivers advanced technology systems and infrastructure for organizations with public-facing, critical operations, specializing in public safety and homeland security solutions. With substantial public sector experience, SDI provides vendor-independent advisory services, technology delivery and SmartSourcing (SM) long-term support to our nation's critical environments to achieve a higher level of security, increase productivity and reduce operating costs. For more than 20 years, SDI embodies the technical breadth, depth of talent, and complex systems experience of a national, top-tier systems integrator - with a reputation of sticking with our projects until our obligations are met and our clients are successful.  Visit us at

Under general supervision, the GIS Analyst performs skilled technical and professional work in the design, development, and maintenance of the Geographic Information System (GIS) and mapping applications. Produces spatial and non-spatial data/information relevant to public safety analysis and is an integral part of the Emergency Dispatch System Administration team. Employee requires strong organizational skills with the ability to carry out a variety of directed tasks. Position reports to the Application Services Manager.


Enhances, expands, and maintains the Geographic Information System (GIS) in GeoMedia and ArcGIS as it relates to airport public safety and 911-dispatch

Utilizes GIS and associated software to produce, display, and analyze geographic information; creates case maps to internal customers in various departments

Prepares, updates, and maintains geographic databases, reports, statistical information, and maps as requested

Interprets various information from applications to GIS files, e.g., survey drawings, site development plans, subdivisions plans, plats

Organizes, creates, manipulates, enters, and retrieves GIS data for reporting, analysis and

presentation purposes

Performs related duties as directed, including desktop support, video system support (basic break-fix), and other duties

Provides on-call support for client


Bachelor’s in GIS-related coursework or 4 years’ experience preferred

Demonstrate superior analytical capability and current technical knowledge

Ability to interpret and work from blueprints and technical documentation

Basic desktop support skills (loading applications, troubleshooting PC issues)

Excellent Interpersonal and organizational skills

Computer proficient- Familiar with Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Outlook, Excel etc.)

Good written and verbal communication skills

Able to interact with others in a team environment

Excellent analytic ability

Open-minded / willing to learn – good attitude

Ability to travel from time to time, if required

Required to work on call and extra hours as needed

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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