Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors
Filter by Categories
Print Category 1
Print Category 2

GIS Specialist – ITS3

State of Minnesota

Job detailsSalary$29.83 – $49.03 an hourJob TypeFull-timeBenefitsPulled from the full job descriptionDental insuranceDisability insuranceEmployee assistance programFlexible spending accountHealth insuranceLife insuranceShow 6 more benefitsFull Job Description

Innovation * Opportunity * Work that Matters
Join the 2,000+ professionals who are bringing strategic vision to state government as part of Minnesota’s information technology agency. Work for Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) and be part of a cutting-edge organization that is emerging as a national leader in government IT. This position exists to serve our partners at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). The MNIT MPCA team provides technical expertise crucial to monitoring environmental quality, offering technical and financial assistance to companies and organizations, and enforcing environmental regulations.
Our culture promotes collaboration, demands continuous improvement, and encourages innovation in IT delivery. Be a part of something bigger than yourself, something to be inspired by; come to work for MNIT MPCA.

Job Details

Working Title: GIS Specialist Job Class: Information Technology Specialist 3 Agency: Minnesota IT Services

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 02/15/2023
Closing Date: 03/08/2023
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota IT Services
Division/Unit: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday – Friday
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $29.83 – $49.03 / hourly; $62,285 – $102,374 / annually
Job Class Option: Geographic Info Systems Tech
Classified Status: Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 – MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Telework Eligible: Yes
Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.
The work youll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Job Summary

This position exists to provide Geographic Information System (GIS) services, support and training to business areas, projects, and users. To assist them in their use of the technology, provide spatial analysis, develop data, maps, products, and applications. The position assists staff with the development and maintenance of GIS data, end-user applications and tools, interactive mapping web sites, and documentation of GIS data sets. This person conducts GIS programming and documentation tasks related to GIS application and data development, spatial analysis, database management and map production activities.

At this time, this position is eligible to work full-time teleworking, hybrid or full-time in the office depending on the needs of the business unit and with supervisor approval. Telework is a work arrangement that allows an employee to perform work on a scheduled regular, recurring basis at a remote telework location.


Minimum Qualifications
Candidates must clearly demonstrate all of the following qualifications in their resume.
Position requires a minimum of three (3) years of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) related experience.
Experience must demonstrate the following:

Experience with ESRI GIS Software products
Experience with Python programming language
Experience with relational databases such as SQL Server, Oracle or PostgreSQL, including the ability to write SQL queries
Working knowledge and skills in cartography, coordinate systems, and spatial analysis

A masters degree in Information Technology or a related field substitutes for three (3) years of experience, OR a related bachelors degree substitutes for two (2) years, OR a related associates degree substitutes for one (1) 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 checks

Minnesota IT Services will not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.
Preferred Qualifications

Advanced education and training in GIS
Knowledge of project management processes and best practices
Knowledge of source code management with Git
Experience with Javascript
Experience with ESRI Enterprise (Portal), ArcGIS Online, and ArcGIS Server products
Experience developing field applications using ESRI Survey 123, Collector, and Field Maps products
Experience with open source geospatial software like PostGIS, QGIS, OGR/GDAL, Leaflet

Application Details

How to Apply
This vacancy is open for bids and all qualified applicants simultaneously. This vacancy will be filled in accordance with applicable union contract provisions. Current employees of Minnesota IT Services who are currently in an Information Technology Specialist 3/Geographic Info Systems Tech position and who are eligible to bid and apply within the seven (7) day bidding period will be considered prior to filling the position via other means.
Current State Employees: Please note that employment provisions (including but not limited to seniority and leave accrual) vary among the three branches of Minnesota State Government, you are highly encouraged to explore these differences. For assistance, please direct questions to your current or anticipated Human Resources office.
Select Apply for Job at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email For additional information about the application process, go to
If you have questions about the position, contact Sarah Christenson at
To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Sarah Christenson at
To be considered for any Veterans Status, you MUST indicate this on your application.
RECENTLY SEPARATED VETERANS (RSV): Effective July 1, 2009, legislation provides that the top five RSV applicants who apply and meet the qualifications for a vacancy shall be granted an interview. To qualify, you must meet the following: 1) have separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the United States; 2) have served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or more or for the full period ordered to active duty or have separated by reason of disability incurred while serving on active duty; 3) be a United States citizen or resident alien; and 4) have served in active military service at any time on or after September 11, 2001, as shown on your DD-214 form. To be considered under this legislation, you must: 1) meet all Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting; 2) meet all of the above RSV criteria; and 3) submit a copy of your DD-214 form by the closing date to: Failure to submit your DD-214 form will affect your consideration for an interview under this legislation.
CERTAIN DISABLED VETERANS: Effective August 1, 2012, legislation provides state agencies with the option to appoint certain disabled veterans on a noncompetitive basis if you: 1) meet service requirements and have a verified service-connected disability rating of at least 30%; 2) provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability; and 3) meet all Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting. To be considered under this legislation you must submit all documentation by the closing date to:
Why Work for Us
Diverse Workforce
We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.
A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:

95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agencys mission
91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

Comprehensive Benefits
Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:

Public pension plan
Training and professional development
Paid vacation and sick leave
11 paid holidays each year
Paid parental leave
Low-cost medical and dental coverage
Prescription drug coverage
Vision coverage
Wellness programs and resources
Employer paid life insurance
Short-term and long-term disability
Health care spending and savings accounts
Dependent care spending account
Tax-deferred compensation
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Tuition reimbursement
Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.

Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email and indicate what assistance is needed.

Health insuranceHiring InsightsJob activityPosted 9 days ago

Tagged as: