Senior GIS Analyst

City and County of Denver

Denver, CO United States

Are you an innovative and detail-oriented GIS professional with interest and/or experience working in land use and transportation planning? Are you looking to utilize your skills and expertise to help your team create vision and strategy to become the model for GIS planning departments across the country? If so, this may be the role for you! The City and County of Denver’s Community Planning and Development Department (CPD) is seeking to hire a highly motivated and creative Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst to join our Performance and Operations team. This position offers the opportunity to support a variety of exciting departmental initiatives, such as neighborhood planning projects, and impact citywide regulatory and policy changes. This is an excellent opportunity for a passionate GIS expert wanting to make a difference in their community. Apply today!


With competitive pay, great benefits, and endless opportunities, working for the City and County of Denver (CCD) means seeing yourself working with purpose — for you, and those who benefit from your passion, skills and expertise. Join our diverse, inclusive and talented workforce of more than 11,000 team members who are at the heart of what makes Denver, Denver. Click here to find out about all the amazing benefits and reasons to work for CCD!  


What We Offer 


The City and County of Denver offers a competitive salary commensurate with education and experience. The starting salary range for this position is $65,523-86,818/year, based on education and experience. We also offer generous benefits for full-time employees which include but is not limited to:

  • Four (4) Medical Plans, Dental, Vision Insurance

  • Pension Plan for Life (Employee contributes 8.45%, Employer matches at 17.95%)

  • 457 (b) Retirement Plan (no early withdrawal fee!)

  • PTO (over 3 weeks in your first year) and 12 paid holidays

  • Yearly Merit Increase

  • STD, LTD, HSA, FSA, Life Insurance

  • CARE Bank, Family Leave Benefits

  • Employee Assistance Program, Employee Volunteer Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement (up to $2000/year), We Qualify for Student Loan Forgiveness Program

  • Learning and Development Opportunities; Courses and Career Development Resources

  • EcoPass (unlimited free RTD bus/train rides)




This position is located at the Wellington Webb Building, located at 201 W Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80202. The Webb building is currently going through construction, so you may also work from Republic Plaza located at 370 17th St. Denver, CO, 80202 during construction periods.


The City and County of Denver supports a hybrid workplace model. Employees work where needed, at a job site several days a week and off-site as needed. In this position, you can expect to work Monday through Friday, in office 3 days per week, and off-site 2 days per week. Employees must work within the state of Colorado on their off-site days.



What You’ll Do


BUILDING COMMUNITY: Denver Community Planning and Development is responsible for visionary city planning and ensuring safe, responsible, sustainable building. CPD regulates planning, zoning, development and maintenance of private property in Denver. We're working hard to make Denver a great place to live, work and play! Visit


As the Senior GIS Analyst, you will provide enterprise-wide GIS solutions using the latest ESRI technology and techniques.  This work is essential to the Department to inform important citywide policy decisions; process and regulatory improvements; and educating and engaging our stakeholders in conversations about trends, opportunities, and concerns in our community.   


Key Responsibilities include: 

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate GIS with other systems and data sources, enhancing overall data utility and interpretation

  • Creates, compiles, edits, integrates, digitizes, and updates GIS data from many sources

  • Works with the GIS Supervisor in the development and maintenance of base maps, data layers, programs, models, and system integrations relating to Community Development functions

  • Perform advanced spatial analyses and modeling to support planning and decision-making processes.

  • Collecting and researching necessary information/data or methods

  • Generating GIS mapping or databases to convey results of analysis and exploring new methods of representing data to the CPD team, the public and other audiences

  • Reads maps, interprets maps, and uses coordinate systems to position and process geographic information such as existing land uses, building coverage/setbacks, and tree canopy

  • Prepares reports, maps and charts of data to the public, City Council, and other departments and agencies

  • Stay abreast of the latest GIS technologies and methodologies, incorporating them into departmental practices


About You


Our ideal candidate will have some or all of the following skills and experience:

  • Proficient in ESRI’s ArcGIS suite, including ArcGIS Pro

  • Experience with ArcSDE (Enterprise Geodatabases) and editing in a multi-user versioned environment; Experience with ArcGIS Online (AGOL), Web Apps, Experience Builder, AGOL Dashboards, and Storymaps

  • Experience with conducting complex spatial analysis via geoprocessing tools

  • Strong data management and problem solving skills - can envision various outcomes and plan accordingly to reduce project risk and issues

  • Experience developing and maintaining Python scripts using ArcPy and pandas for automating GIS processes, enhancing data workflows, and improving efficiency. Experience with Excel and tabular data analysis

  • Experience with documenting technical information and with creating quality control methods to improve data integrity, such as topology

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills and the ability to communicate effectively – verbally and in writing

  • Strong attention to detail and highly organized


Required Minimum Qualifications


  • Education requirement: Bachelor's Degree in Geography, Urban Planning, Engineering, GIS, Geology, Computer Science, Information Technology, Cartography, Landscape Architecture, Remote Sensing or a related field

  • Experience Requirement: Three (3) years of professional hands-on GIS analyst experience

  • Education/Experience Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education

  • Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements


Application Deadline


To be considered for this position, you must include the following on your job application (upload the attachment(s) to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab):

  • Cover Letter

  • Work samples or link to portfolio


Please submit your application as soon as possible and no later than May 23rd, 2024, at midnight to ensure consideration.

Experience Level
Mid II (4-8 years)
AICP Level
GIS, Geodesign, or Urban Informatics
Salary Range

Contact Information

Tracy Stauffer
201 W Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO
United States
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