[ To skip navigation click here ]

GIS Analyst

This job is closed and is displayed for reference only. 

Job summary

£30652 - £35110
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
17 June 2020 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a GIS Analyst within the Digital Directorate  based in Edinburgh. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

The Geographic Information Science and Analysis Team (GI-SAT) sits within the Data, Statistics and Digital Identity Division (Digital Directorate), aiming to enable the Scottish Government to use data systematically and innovatively to improve outcomes saving time, money and lives. GI-SAT forms part of the corporate GIS specialism providing a dedicated corporate geospatial information support service of robust analytical evidence to all business areas of the organisation. The team also manage and drive the use of the corporate geospatial data, analysis and software ensuring it effectively supports collaboration and strategic decision making across the organisation and the wider Scottish public sector.

Qualifications Required
Postgraduate qualification in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) or relevant work experience using GIS.
Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. Proven evidence of carrying out complex spatial analysis involving a range of data sources, such as investigating geographic accessibility.
2. Proven evidence of working within a relational database environment (e.g. SQL, PostgreSQL etc) providing spatial data management support (e.g. data loading, quality assurance, transfer, processing, archiving etc).
3. Proven evidence of automation of spatial data management and analytical tasks with a relevant coding language (e.g. Python, R).
4. Proven evidence of publishing and sharing geospatial information and communicating concepts via the publication of web services and applications.

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply for this post, you will need to provide the information requested below via the online application process. These must be combined into one document as the system can only accept a single document upload per application. A CV (no longer than two pages) setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Add to your CV your personal statement (no longer than 750 words) explaining why you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience suitable for this role, with particular reference to the criteria in the person specification.Failure to submit a single combined document (CV and personal statement) will mean the panel only have limited information on which to assess your application against the criteria in the person specification.When considering how your experience relates to the role, please tailor your CV and personal statement to reflect the role and the essential skills/criteria as described in the job description/person specification. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Kate Newton who can be reached at Kate.Newton@gov.scot.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact Recruitment@gov.uk


Get Acrobat Reader You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDF documents. To download it for free please click on the logo.