GIS Technician

Job Locations US-MN-Eagan
Full-Time Regular

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GIS Technician
Pay: $31.64 - $40.08 per hour, DOQ
Full-Time, Non-Exempt, Benefit Eligible


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The GIS Technician supports the ongoing daily GIS needs of the Utilities Division and Public Works Department. Responsibilities include the design, layout, and generation of customized GIS based maps, charts, and report and meeting graphics; data entry and maintenance of GIS and related databases and related information for Utilities Division; maintenance of data and creation of information using work management applications; and running of computer jobs and reports using a report generator. This position will assist with City GIS needs as necessary and directed and will provide requested information to the public.


Application Deadline: Monday, September 26th @ 7:00am (CST)

Job Summary


  • GIS Tasks and Data: Perform Geographic Information System (GIS) development tasks including digitizing, drafting and related activities in the operation of a GIS as it pertains to Utilities, as well as other departments in the development and maintenance of GIS projects. Create and update maps and databases, check work for completeness and accuracy, tabulate and document work
    • Organize and extract data and perform complex geographic analysis. Store, retrieve, and exchange information between databases and organizations
    • Run appropriate computer programs to effectively perform mapping, charting, and graphing tasks
    • Work with consultants, other government agencies, and City departments on related City projects. Supply and receive data to/from consultants, other government agencies, and City Departments
    • Perform field work as necessary, such as field verifying data, Global Positioning System (GPS) correction of features, collecting new data, testing mobile applications, and other activities needed to support Utilities
    • Create, update and maintain project and process documentation related to tasks and projects

  • Asset Management: Manage data collection and development of historical records within the City’s GIS and work order management programs

  • GIS Development: Assist the GIS team in the maintenance, creation, and administration of the enterprise GIS database
    • Assist in developing and maintaining City and department web-mapping applications
    • Assist in software implementation, development, and maintenance throughout Utilities

  • GIS Project Management: Collaborate with GIS team and other staff to manage projects as they relate to the GIS work plan
    • Attend and participate in city-wide GIS committee

  • Training and Troubleshooting: Assist in supporting Utilities staff in the use of all GIS software and applications as they relate to GIS implementation
    • Provide support and training to occasional GIS users in Utilities

  • Office Support Functions
    • Provide backup office support services to Utilities
    • Enter detailed information into software programs; manipulate data as needed
    • Accurately generate correspondence, reports, memos, and spreadsheets

  • Other Position Functions
    • Assist other departments and divisions with GIS needs as directed
    • Communicate and develop and maintain positive and effective work relationships with all customers and City staff
    • Perform other duties as assigned




  • Bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Geography, Computer Science, Urban Studies or related field with at least 2 years of professional ESRI/GIS experience 
    Bachelor’s degree plus a degree minor or certificate in GIS, with at least 2 years of professional ESRI/GIS experience

    Associate's degree in GIS or related field with at least 8 years of professional ESRI/GIS experience

  • One year of experience with GPS technology and operation and related applications
  • Two years of experience with Microsoft Office Suite of application and reporting
  • One year customer service experience
  • Valid Driver’s License



  • One or more years experience working with GIS in the Public Sector
  • One or more years experience in Local Government GIS programs by being employed by a local government or working as a consultant
  • One or more years of experience in municipal utility GIS programs
  • One or more years of experience with relational databases and ESRI geodatabase management
  • One or more years of experience with work management or Asset Management applications
  • One or more years of experience working with Microsoft SQL Server and relational database management systems (RDBMS)
  • Two or more years of experience with GPS technology and operation


Knowledge of:

  • ArcGIS, ESRI Products and other supporting software programs
  • Industry standard software and processes
  • Work/asset management data
  • GIS concepts

Skilled in:

  • Oral and written communications including research and preparation of reports and studies
  • Creating and maintaining effective working relationships
  • The operation of all hardware and software associated with the GIS workstation including networking

Ability to:

  • Draft plans/graphics, and operate GIS databases
  • Transform digital information within varying software formats
  • Develop and maintain databases necessary for GIS operations
  • Maintain quality control of GIS projects
  • Work independently in a group setting, make decisions, and follow projects through completion as required by the position’s job description



Located in the Twin Cities metro area, Eagan is home to about 68,000 people. The City operates under a Council-Administrator form of government, employing 300 regular full-time employees, and up to 400 seasonal and part-time employees. Regarded as a great place to live, work and play, the City of Eagan prides itself on exceptional customer service and employs a stable workforce with experienced and professional staff. Areas of employment include finance, engineering, law enforcement, fire safety, parks and recreation, forestry, public works and utilities, community development, sports and fitness, arts and preschool education, etc. Visit our website to learn more at!


The City of Eagan is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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