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GIS Technician

This position produces and maintains data for and performs quality control duties related to the City’s enterprise geographic information system.

Job Type Regular Job Status Full-time
Job Designation Non-Exempt Pay Rate Salary
Pay Frequency Monthly Starting Pay $3,621.44 to $4,324.19/month



  • Maintains enterprise GIS data and produces GIS documents. (45%)

    • Creates GIS data and custom map documents for use in City projects, on the City’s website and in other City departments.

    • Maintains, modifies and updates City enterprise GIS data.

    • Performs analysis and manipulation of existing GIS data for use in studies, proposals, presentations, projections and inventories.

    • Converts GIS data to requested formats for use in grants, studies and projects; generates reports and graphs based on GIS data.


  • Ensures data quality and collaboration among City departments on GIS projects. (20%)

    • Works with other City departments to develop and maintain enterprise GIS datasets.

    • Performs quality control of database designs and monitors the City’s quality control program for enterprise GIS data; notifies employees in other departments of errors and requests corrections.

    • Provides technical GIS support to other City departments.


  • Develops and maintains enterprise GIS databases. (15%)

    • Designs and implements new database structures.

    • Executes change management plans against databases.

    • Moves existing GIS data to new database schema designs.


  • Analyzes data for spatial relationships and other miscellaneous projects. (10%)

    • Writes programming code for the optimization of both routine and complex tasks.

    • Performs nearest neighbor searches.

    • Executes cluster analyses.

    • Calculates statistics.

    • Solves optimization problems.


  • Makes GIS Manager aware of any problems and equipment software and training needs. (5%)

    • Conducts studies, surveys and data collection to determine GIS equipment software and training needs.

    • Keeps GIS Manager informed of issues and problems; provides feedback concerning problems and makes recommendations for possible solutions.


  • Performs related duties. (5%)

    • Participates in training sessions.

    • Demonstrates punctual, regular and reliable attendance.

    • Completes required reports.

    • Performs other related duties as assigned.





  • Knowledge of geographic information systems as applied within a municipal environment.

  • Knowledge of job-related hardware and software, particularly Microsoft Office and ESRI products.

  • Knowledge of relational database management.

  • Knowledge of cartographic design.

  • Knowledge of graphic design.

  • Knowledge of GIS programming languages.

  • Knowledge of engineering principles and practices

  • Knowledge of surveying principles and practices.

  • Skill in performing advanced mathematical calculations.

  • Skill in the operation of computers and job-related software programs.

  • Skill in the operation of standard office equipment.

  • Skill in decision making and problem solving.

  • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.

  • Skill in oral and written communication.

  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.

  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing information and/or technology.




    The GIS Manager supervises this position and assigns work in terms of goals and objectives, requiring the use of independent judgment. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for accuracy and the nature and propriety of the final results.




    Guidelines include federal map accuracy standards, City and department policies and procedures, project guidelines for individual assignments and City of Auburn Core Values. These are generally clear and specific, though they may sometimes require interpretation and judgment in application.




  • The work consists of varied administrative and technical duties requiring specialized skills. The need to focus on different projects at the same time and having to balance user needs against the City’s enterprise GIS objectives contribute to the complexity of the work.

  • The purpose of this position is to assist in the development and maintenance of the City’s geographic information system datasets. Success in this position contributes to the accuracy and effectiveness of multiple City operations.




  • Contacts are typically with co-workers, users of GIS in other City departments, professionals from outside the City and members of the general public.

  • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services for joint projects.




  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light objects weighing less than 24 pounds.  The work requires the ability to distinguish between shades of color.

  • The work is typically performed in an office.








  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.

  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for a year or more.

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