Job Detail

Organization: Metropolitan Council
Title: GIS Specialist 2
Location: St Paul, MN 55101

Posted: 2019-04-17
Application Deadline: 2019-05-02

Position Description:

We are the Metropolitan Council, the regional government for the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area. We plan 30 years ahead for the future of the metropolitan area and provide regional transportation, wastewater, and housing services. More information about us on our website.

Our Information Services Department provides the technology, innovation, and best practices that support the security, operations, maintenance, and development of the Metropolitan Council's data systems and networks.

The GIS unit is part of Information Services that provides technology services to all operating units of the Council. GIS employees help Council staff use geospatial technology in innovative ways to efficiently and accurately analyze and communicate issues of concern to the Council and its stakeholders. They produce products such as web applications, datasets, maps and analytical reports; they empower Council employees to analyze geospatial data to create plans and make decisions; they research innovative ways to use geospatial technology to meet the Council's needs; and they promote GIS data sharing and collaboration among government organizations in the region.

The GIS Specialist 2 will work with Metro Transit, Environmental Services, Community Development and other parts of the Metropolitan Council to develop new and innovative GIS applications and databases. This position will also lead GIS projects; create cartographic products and reports, perform spatial analyses and processing tasks; develop and maintain GIS datasets, utilize GIS programming techniques; and collaborate with other internal and external GIS professionals to efficiently deliver GIS products, applications, and services. Work tasks are varied and provide challenging and rewarding opportunities.

Minimum Requirements:
BA degree in geography, geographic information systems, or closely related field AND three (3) years of full-time, professional related work experience using Esri software and other geospatial technologies WITH experience designing and creating high quality cartographic products in various media formats (print, press, digital presentation, web, etc.) AND experience creating geoprocessing solutions to support customers INCLUDING experience developing geospatial datasets and metadata.

Desired Qualifications:
Master's degree in GIS or closely related field
More than three (3) years of full-time experience as a GIS Professional using Esri software
Experience organizing and leading geospatial projects with multiple stakeholders
Experience directly supporting ArcGIS desktop software users
Experience programming and scripting within the Esri software environment (particularly with Python)

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