Minneapolis, MN
Full Time

GIS Analyst

The GIS Analyst will apply Geographic Information Science (GIS) principles to identify sites suitable for solar and aid in the development of solar projects. This position will work closely with other GIS Professionals implementing and improving established workflows while also addressing acute, demand driven tasks from other teams that require GIS support. This position will produce high quality deliverables in a fluid and fast paced environment for multiple internal and external stakeholders. Interested applicants should be excited to join a team proliferating solar through the application of GIS.

Key Responsibilities

• Utilize Esri and Open-Source GIS Software to capture, display, manage, query, and analyze geospatial data
• Create custom maps and charts
• Perform tabular data analysis
• Interpret and effectively use zoning/local ordinance documents
• Create detailed documentation of workflows
• Stay abreast of new geospatial trends and technologies
• Research and analyze publicly available datasets for geospatial analysis
• Delineate, digitize, and maintain datasets from written description or unclear requirements
• Identify and automate routine tasks using Python
• Research and compile data for special studies, environmental reports, and internal memos
• Assist in the creation and management of geospatial web applications
• Perform other duties as assigned

Core Proficiencies

• Able to translate spatial requests into technical deliverables
• Able to implement new automations where manual responsibilities can be replaced
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
• Detail-oriented with excellent organization
• Completes work in a timely and professional manner
• Effective working individually as well as with a team
• Able to react quickly and problem-solve in changing environment
• Able to think critically about the source of data and information
• Experience working with both internal and external stakeholders
• Working understanding of technical requirements of GIS software and workflows
• Able to troubleshoot technology related issues independently
• Design and implement methods of QA/QC for own work as well as others’


• Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Geography, GIS, Environmental Science, Computer Science, or a closely related field.
• Experience and proficiency with Python and other scripting tools
• Experience with ArcMap and/or ArcGIS Pro
• Experience with ArcPy and/or other geospatial libraries
• Experience with Pandas or similar tabular data analysis toolset
• Experience and proficiency with geodatabase administration
• Experience and mastery of Microsoft 365 apps
• Knowledge or interest in the solar marketplace, technology, and industry

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience with ArcGIS Online
• Proficient with HTML, CSS and JavaScript
• Knowledge of web map tools like Leaflet, MapBox, etc.
• Experience with Conda/Anaconda

About US Solar

US Solar is a developer, owner, operator, and financier of solar and solar + storage projects, with a focus on emerging state markets, community solar programs, distributed generation and small-scale utility projects nationwide. US Solar is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We believe diverse teams and diverse perspectives lead to better outcomes and breakthrough thinking, which are differentiators in any business and fundamental to our long-term success.

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Please email cover letter and resume to: careers@us-solar.com Email subject should read “GIS Analyst”.

Email subject line should read "GIS Analyst".
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