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GIS Specialist I/II

Gaithersburg, MD, USA
The City of Gaithersburg Department of Information Technology is seeking a talented full-time GIS Specialist to create, maintain, and/or analyze data in support of the City’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program. The position's duties include data analysis and visualization, map creation, application creation, report creation, GIS project management, user training, technical consultation and technical writing. This position could be filled at the GIS Specialist I or II level, depending on qualifications.

We are looking for a well-organized and self-motivated individual who knows how to manage competing deadlines on multiple simultaneous projects and can adapt when needed to re-prioritize. A successful candidate will operate with minimal direction, work in a team environment, handle a wide range of tasks, demonstrate attention to detail, communicate effectively with organizational stakeholders, and possess excellent professional relationship skills.

Representative projects that this position might be assigned include: Assist in deployment of ArcGIS Pro; map and analyze non-profit service recipient data for Community Services’ presentation to the Mayor and City Council; prepare and deliver annual Stormwater Program Fee; perform GIS related tasks in implementing Asset Management System; assist in coordinating and hosting activities and producing maps for annual GIS Day. Other key responsibilities and the full class specifications can be viewed on our website.

The hiring range starts at approximately $60,000 for the Level I position up to approximately $85,000 for the Level II position; starting salary negotiable depending on qualifications. We provide top-notch insurance benefits (medical, dental, vision, long-term care, life), paid time off, generous retirement contributions, health and wellness programs, tools to assist with paying down student loan debt and managing student loans, training and professional growth opportunities, and excellent work/life balance.

Qualifications: Proficiency with ESRI ArcGIS Desktop; competence in ArcGIS Pro; strong cartographic skills; experience automating tasks with Python; familiarity with Parcel Fabric or Cadastral data preferred; familiarity with ArcGIS Dashboard, ArcGIS Insights, Microsoft PowerBI preferred; proven track record of successfully managing and delivering multiple, concurrent projects, activities, and tasks on time; excellent organizational, presentation, analytical, and written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated ability to cultivate effective working relationships within the organization and with external partners and stakeholders; valid driver's license.

Education, Training & Experience:
GIS Specialist I - Graduate of a GIS certificate program or relevant Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university with significant course work in Geographic Information Systems and at least 2 years of relevant experience performing routine to intermediate duties and assignments related to the uses and operations of GIS, including the entry, editing, and retrieval of geospatial data in GIS databases.

GIS Specialist II - Bachelor's Degree in Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Earth Science, Computer Science or closely related field, and at least 5 years of professional experience performing difficult to complex duties and assignments related to developing systems utilizing GIS platforms or GIS modeling and spatial analysis. (Two or more years of responsible professional GIS experience and Associate's Degree may substitute for a Bachelor's Degree; Master's Degree in GIS may substitute for one year of required full-time experience.) Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) and ESRI technical certifications preferred.
Or any acceptable equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Interested applicants must submit a complete online application with attached resume to be considered.

The position will remain open until filled; however, please submit your application before Monday, October 25, 2021, for best consideration. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of qualified applications are received or all hiring decisions have been made.

For more information about the position, please contact Yeon Kim, GIS Division Manager, at or 240-805-1065. Questions regarding the online application process may be directed to the Department of Human Resources at or 301-258-6327.

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City of Gaithersburg
31 South Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD, 20877 USA


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