Spatial Analyst (Fixed term)

Applications closing on 10 December 2021, 09:00 AM

Fixed Term (12 Months) | Full time

  • Shape the future of Upper Hutt
  • Deliver tangible outcomes
  • Work as part of a dedicated team

Our city is one of a kind.  Upper Hutt is recognised as a great place for families and for people who enjoy the best of the outdoors. The team at Upper Hutt City Council work together to enhance the quality of life in Upper Hutt by providing leadership, support and services to our community.

The Digital and Information Solutions Team has embarked on a large programme of change within Upper Hutt City Council which means variety is guaranteed. You will work as part of a cohesive and supportive team to ensure efficient and effective spatial services, project delivery and advice to Upper Hutt City Council staff and external customers.

Spatial data, systems and mapping play a crucial role in decision making at Council by enabling effective communication of ideas and opportunities within the organisation and to the public.

We’re looking for an experienced Spatial Analyst to join our Digital and Information Solutions Team.

You will be responsible for creating and maintaining Council’s spatial, asset and property data. This includes providing user support and training, undertaking administrative tasks in council’s core systems, and working across departments on projects and initiatives. You will be mentored and supported by an experienced wider team, and will have access to career development opportunities and training.

Please note, this role is fixed-term (12 months) maternity cover (January 2022 – January 2023).


Key responsibilities in this role include: 

  • Maintaining and supporting spatial (GIS) enterprise applications, including supporting the ArcGIS Enterprise environment.
  • Creating and maintaining spatial, asset and property data.
  • Contributing to spatially-orientated projects across departments, specifically in the planning division.
  • Developing and maintaining procedures and documentation.


To be considered for this role we are ideally looking for:


  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Spatial Science or equivalent. Post-graduate qualification is desirable.
  • Proven experience using ESRI’s ArcGIS suite, including ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online.
  • Experience using Python, SQL, FME or AutoCAD is desirable.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills – especially Microsoft Windows applications.
  • Sound understanding of Property and Asset Management principles and practices.
  • Sound understanding of the RMA and other essential legislation.
  • An understanding of information management standards, principles and practices.


If you would like to be considered for this role then please apply online:

All applications must include a cover letter, CV and a completed online Upper Hutt City Council application form.

Applications close: 9am 10 December 2021


It is important for applicants to know that Council is currently undergoing a health and safety risk assessment to determine the risks of COVID-19 in our workplace and whether vaccinations are inherent to ensuring the health and safety of our team and customers. This role is subject to the risk assessment and depending on the outcome, may need to be completed by a fully vaccinated individual. We will update all shortlisted candidates as soon as this information is available.