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GIS Coordinator -IT Specialist 4
Job Location :
658 Cedar Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155
United States
State of Minnesota
658 Cedar Street
Saint Paul, MN 55155
United States
https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/
Employment term : Full Time
Degree : Bachelors
Travel : Yes
Job level : Mid Level 2-6 yrs.
Work Authorization :
  • Authorized to work
  • As the GIS Coordinator you will provide the overall administration and leadership for the design, development and accountability of enterprise level Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases and applications for the agency, its partners and the general public. This position is instrumental in the overall development of GIS components and applications for use in enterprise level tools and products.  You will develop functional GIS databases and services on more than one platform (SQL and Oracle). You will also administer agency enterprise level GIS software and licenses, K12 GIS enterprise level GIS software and licenses and set GIS policies and standards within the agency. You will also represent MNIT Education with MnGeo and other statewide GIS groups.

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications:

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

    This position requires a minimum of four (4) years of experience in performing advanced IT Geographic Information Systems concepts, analysis, design, development, and support using geographic data sources, geo-referencing approaches, and complex GIS data structures.

    .  Experience must include:

    • Advanced GIS concepts and techniques including spatial analysis techniques.
    • Esri ArcGIS software and other GIS software such as ArcGIS Desktop Suite, ArcGIS Server Suite, Esri Spatial Database Engine (SDE) and ArcGIS Online (AGO).
    • Customized application development using object-oriented programming and scripting languages such as Python and Javascript.
    • Markup and schema languages such as HTML and XML.
    • Relational Database management systems, such as SQL and Oracle 

    A Master’s degree in Information Technology or a related field substitutes for three years of experience, OR 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 the 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
    • Education Verification
    • Other legally required records checks

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Concepts of cartography, including map design, coordinate systems, projections, scale, map classification schemes and resolution.
    • Statistical analysis techniques and quantitative geographic analysis methods.
    • Database design and management approaches and techniques.
    • Statistical analysis techniques and quantitative geographic analysis methods.
    • Communication and interpersonal skills are essential to communication and project delivery.
    • Public presentation skills, sufficient to represent MNIT Education capabilities to a wide audience of diverse professionals, technical staff and school districts and their teachers.
    • Project management and group facilitation skills sufficient to lead meetings.
    • Ability to interpret internal and external client needs and the translation of those needs into data collection and application development work plans and projects.
    • Analysis, conversion and synthesis of a wide range of complex data types.
    • Ability to assist MNIT Education employees in incorporating GIS applications, as well as solving technical problems.
    • Ability to write clear, concise reports, promotional material, and documentation.

    Application Details

    Why Work For Us

    Minnesota IT Services offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, defined benefit pension plan, tax-deferred compensation plan (457), generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. In addition, at the management’s discretion, Minnesota IT Services offers flexible work scheduling, telework options, mentorship opportunities, employee recognition and reward programs, and paid training and development. Join Minnesota IT Services now and stay for a career!

    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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