As a GIS Support Specialist, you will support the design, documentation, data, and maintenance of complex GIS (Geographic Information Systems) including analysis, modeling, research and development for the Metro District of the Department of Transportation. In addition, you will provide GIS technical assistance and problem solving support to MnDOT staff, including awareness of enterprise GIS services, applications, and architecture. Join a team dedicated to innovation and enhancing the way our communities travel for family, work, education, entertainment and more!
## **Minimum Qualifications:**
Candidates must clearly demonstrate all of the following qualifications in their resume.
This position requires a minimum of three (3) years of GIS support experience with ESRI desktop software ArcGIS (ArcMAP and ArcCatalog).
A Master's degree in Information Technology or a related field may substitute for three years of experience, related Bachelor's degree may substitute for two years, or related Associate's degree may substitute for one year.
**Successful candidate must pass past-employer reference checks and a criminal history verification**
It is the policy of the MN.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
**MN.IT will not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.**
## **Preferred Qualifications:**
* Knowledge of MN.IT's services, standards and processes.
* Broad knowledge of MNDOT's delivery system and considerable knowledge of the Department's structure, mission, and vision.
* A four (4) year degree in Geography or closely related field, where GIS technology has been a key component to the curriculum.
* Thorough working knowledge of the Python programming language in an ArcGIS environment;
* Experience with SQL language in an Oracle, PostgreSQL, or SQL server environment;
* Experience with MapServer;
* Experience with GeoMoose;
* Experience with Oracle or PostGIS Spatial functions and operators;
* Web development using ASP.NET or PHP;
* Any application platform system administration (IIS, Apache, ArcGIS Online)
### **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!
## **How to Apply**
This vacancy is open for bids and all qualified applicants simultaneously. Contractual obligations will be considered prior to filling the position via other means.
Click \"Apply\" at the bottom of this page. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.###.####.
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**To be considered for any Veteran's 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: ...@state.mn.us. Failure to submit your DD-214 form will affect your consideration for an interview under this legislation.
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AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Minnesota IT Services is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. Minnesota IT Services recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
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*Job Title:* GIS Support Specialist - ITS3
*Job ID:* 30582
*Full/Part Time:* Full-Time
*Date Posted:* 02/27/2019
*Closing Date:* 03/11/2019
*Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit:* Minnesota IT Services
*Hiring Agency:* Minnesota IT Services
*Division/Unit:* Department of Transportation (DOT)
*Work Shift:* Day Shift
*Work Hours:* Day Shift
*Work Shift/Work Hours:* Day Shift
*Days of Work:* Monday - Friday
*Classified Status:* Classified
*Bargaining Unit/Union:* 214-Professional/MAPE
*Connect 700 Program Eligible:* : Yes
*Job Class:* Information Technology Specialist 3
*Working Title:* GIS Support Specialist