This is a provisional appointment.
Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):
Under supervision of the Commissioner and Chief Landscape Architect, the Principal Research Analyst (Planner for Park Assets and Facilities) performs work of moderate difficulty in the planning, management and review of park assets and facilities.
This is a professional planning role requiring training, education and knowledge of urban planning, open space and environment planning issues, GIS, written, oral and graphic communication skills.
Conducts planning projects of varying complexity for park facilities expansion or replacement.
Develops and maintains the Department's GIS-based Asset Management database and associated GIS data, consistent with goals and objectives of the Department, incorporating data updates from the parks inspections program and other sources. Develops systems and analysis for programs including:
Coordinates GIS data to support planning related projects; develops standards and implement procedures for GIS creation and maintenance of maps and complex databases.
Develops graphic representations of geospatial data; produces maps, charts and other graphic information displays; develops written reports of data; develops, maintains and updates a variety of map resources.
Researches data sources, digitizes data and collects geospatial and attribute data in coordination with the City's IT department (DoIT). Works with the DoIT department in mapping park facilities on the Parks website.
Synthesizes multiple perspectives and understand the impacts and implications of complex problems and decisions.
Works constructively in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment and establishes and maintains effective working relationships.
Acts as technical advisor to department staff on questions or problems related to GIS and mapping.
Communicates with other city departments about BPRD planning work.
Performs related work as required.
BOSTON RESIDENCY REQUIRED.
CORI/SORI background check required.
Union/Salary Plan/Grade: SENA/MM1-6
Hours per week: 35