GIS Analyst Job: Central Hudson Gas & Electric

GIS Analyst
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Employment Duration: Full Time
Central Hudson Gas & Electric is a regulated transmission and distribution utility serving approximately 372,000 residential and business customer locations in eight counties of New York State’s Mid-Hudson River Valley, and delivering electricity and natural gas in a 2,600 square-mile service territory that extends from the suburbs of metropolitan New York City north to the capital district at Albany.

  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with substantial company match
  • Life and Travel Insurance
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Wellness Reimbursement Program
  • Paid Holidays and Vacation

What is a GIS Analyst

A GIS Analyst updates and maintains data and data models for several systems whose data sets reside in the company’s enterprise GIS.  The Analyst’s duties will require working closely with vendors of the existing software systems, the in-house owners of these systems and the IT staff in support of the applications. This position will also be involved in implementing future integrations with new systems and software packages that will interface with the enterprise GIS.

What does a GIS Analyst do?

  • Assist current GIS and IT staff in the architecture and configuration of Oracle and SQL Server relational databases.
  • Duties will include creation & maintenance of python geoprocessing scripts, task automation and tools/add-ins for ArcGIS Desktop.
  • Responsible for maintaining and updating GIS data obtained from external and internal sources on a regular basis with reconciliation and QA/QC.
  • Handling of requests for spatial analysis, map publishing and managing versioned updates to the GIS database.
  • Assist with the configuration of web servers/services of the enterprise GIS. Aid in the customization of the various web accessible components.
  • Direct supervision of GIS technicians performing updates to the GIS database and associated data sets.
  • Training and assistance of users in various company groups working with the GIS software and data. The analyst will act as a knowledge expert on matters pertaining to the geo-database and the data stored within.


What does it take to be a GIS Analyst?

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required. A Geography or a related field of study is preferred.
  • At least 3 years related experience with ESRI ArcGIS suite of products is preferred.
  • Familiarity with relational database systems is required.
  • Experience with Python, SQL and other programming/scripting languages for automating tasks are required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and innovative problem solving ability is required.
  • Experience with GPS field data collection, enterprise level GIS, multi-user versioned editing, versioning concepts, and prior experience with gas & electric utilities are desired.
  • Experience creating geoprocessing tools/add-ins for ArcGIS Desktop is required.
  • Experience with ESRI’s JavaScript API and HTML is a plus.
  • Experience with Portal for ArcGIS or ArcGIS Online is a plus.
  • Pervious direct supervision / project lead experience is a plus.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.


Applications will be accepted until April 12, 2019.  Please go to Click the “Search Career Opportunities” button. Follow the directions to submit an application and upload your resume for the desired position. Applications sent via e-mail and US Mail will not be accepted.  No phone calls or agencies, please.  All replies will be held in strict confidence.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status.  Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.