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GIS Technician

Boston, MA, USA
The Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) seeks a full-time temporary geographic information system (GIS) technician.

The technician will be responsible for editing, updating, and performing quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) on attribute data for very large GIS vector data sets.

While the following sections describe “required” and “desirable” qualifications, CTPS is open to candidates who believe that their particular experience and skills can replace some of the requirements.

Candidates must have at least six months’ experience using Esri's GIS desktop applications, ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro, and be familiar with the editing features of these applications.

Additional desirable skills and qualifications include knowledge of and/or experience working with linear referencing systems, online orthophotography, and street-level photography resources, such as Google Maps and Bing Maps.

Additional Information
This is a full time position and the candidate will work 37.5–40 hours per week during regular business hours (Monday–Friday, 8:00 AM–5:00 PM). The pay rate is $17.00–$18.50 per hour, contingent upon qualifications.

CTPS offers excellent Massachusetts state employee benefits; a flexible, supportive, and family-friendly work environment; and a commitment to ongoing professional development. Our office is located in downtown Boston in a transit-oriented and bicycle-friendly environment. Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is the fiduciary agent for CTPS and legally employs its staff. MAPC and CTPS are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employers that take pride in the diversity of their workforces and encourage all qualified persons to apply.

About the Central Transportation Planning Staff
CTPS is a passionate group of transportation planners, analysts, modelers, programmers, and engineers working to address Boston region’s transportation challenges. The deep transportation knowledge and expertise of this close-knit team is a critical asset to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, regional transit authorities, cities and towns within the region, and other agencies and stakeholders.

How to Apply
This position is open until filled and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. A review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume online at or

Apply online here

Central Transportation Planning Staff
10 Park Plaza
Boston, MA, 02116 USA
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