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GIS Specialist/Developer
Job Location :
658 Cedar Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155
United States
State of Minnesota
658 Cedar Street
Saint Paul, MN 55155
United States
Employment term : Full Time
Degree : Bachelors
Travel : Yes
Job level : Mid Level 2-6 yrs.
Work Authorization :
  • Authorized to work
  • As a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist/Developer, you will develop and administer enterprise level geographic information systems, web based and mobile enabled applications, web services, spatial databases, and systems and products for MnGeo and its customers.  This position aids in maintaining a functional library of enterprise GIS processes, applications, services and databases, as well as maintaining and administering enterprise software such as ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online.  The position provides mid- level problem solving support to supervisors, architects, and developers that work with enterprise systems. You will also create documentation related to GIS applications, data maintenance, and automated processes and procedures.  

    Responsibilities to include:

    GIS Solution development - Design, build and maintain geospatial solutions such as web mapping applications, services, geodatabases, base maps and automated processes

    Database Development – Design and build enterprise level GIS databases that support customer business processes.  Automate data maintenance tasks using technologies such as Python, FMLE and SQL

    Geospatial System Administration – Program and administer services utilizing Server GIS software, including ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Online, MapServer, ArcSDE, PostGIS and other technologies in order to meet customer goals

    Outreach, Research & Development - Participate in both internal and external GIS information management committees, workgroups, and meetings in order to guide statewide GIS usage, applications, and data architecture decisions

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Candidates must clearly demonstrate all of the following qualifications in their resume:

    Position requires a minimum of three (3) years of experience in the development and delivery of Geographic Information Systems that includes:

    Understanding of geographic data sources, geodatabases geo-referencing approaches and complex GIS data structure

    GIS experience in modeling, requirements gathering application development, and analysis techniques

    Experience with Esri products and other GIS software

    Geodatabase design and management approaches in systems such as ArcSDE, PostgreSQL, Oracle or SQL Server

    Experience configuring web mapping applications with ArcGIS portal or ArcGIS Online

    Scripting process automation in one or more languages, such as Python

    A Master's degree in Information Technology or a related field substitutes for three years of experience, related Bachelor's degree substitutes for two years, or related Associate's substitutes for one year.

    **Successful candidate must pass past-employer reference checks and a criminal history verification**

    It is the policy of Minnesota IT Services that all employees submit to a background investigation prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:


    SEMA4 Records Check (applies to current and past state employees only)
    Criminal History Check
    Employment Reference Check
    Social Security and Address Verification

    State of Minnesota Profile:

    Minnesota state government is the largest employer in the state of Minnesota, with over 50,000 employees in more than 100 state agencies, boards, commissions, colleges, and universities across the state.

    We offer a variety of benefits designed to support your skills and career development, and provide you with the tools and resources for a healthy personal life.

    We believe Minnesota government should reflect the diverse population that calls our state home. With that in mind, our mission is to attract, hire, and retain the best workforce. That means offering a respectful and inclusive workplace and embracing diverse ideas.

    When you bring your career to the State of Minnesota, the work you do affects the quality of life of millions of Minnesotans. From those who shape policy, to those who keep us safe, preserve our environment, or take care of our most vulnerable populations, we take our responsibilities to the public seriously. We need diverse and talented individuals – like you – to serve our great state and build a better Minnesota.

    Minnesota is ranked one of the healthiest and most livable states in the nation. From culture and recreation to economic diversity and strong education systems, we have it all!


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