GIS Technician

GIS Technician

  • Full Time
  • Concord

Website Town of Concord, MA


The Town of Concord is seeking a 19 hour per week Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician to perform field data collection, work with geospatial datasets, and administrative work in support of the daily operation of the Town of Concord’s departments. Duties include updating and maintaining geographic data sets for the Town and occasionally working on digital maps with geographic data and various other data sets. Position requires knowledge of Esri ArcGIS software and working with file geodatabases; experience using ArcGIS Online applications is desirable.  Great opportunity to gain experience in supportive and stable work environment.  Willing to provide on-the-job training for less experienced candidates with the right skill set.  Must have good communication and interpersonal skills and be proficient with MS Office.  This position is funded through June 30 and potentially beyond. 

Hourly salary range: $30.99 – $37.19; starting salary based on qualifications.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The most highly qualified candidates will be invited to one or more interviews and/or other assessments.  All applicants will be notified of their standing in the process as soon as a decision has been made regarding their individual application. 

Appointment of the final candidate will be contingent upon the results of pre-placement conditions including criminal background, motor vehicle checks as well as a drug screening.  Costs of these pre-placement requirements will be borne by the Town.

The Town of Concord, MA is an EEO Employer.  We value diversity and welcome candidates of all backgrounds to apply.


Under the general supervision of the Town Engineer, responsible for field GIS data collection, geodatabase feature class updating and maintaining, and map creation. Primary duties include data collection using GPS and other GIS equipment, maintaining geographic data sets for the Town and designing digital maps with geographic data and various other data sets, using ArcGIS and associated software. Responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under the direction and control of the position. Performs varied and responsible duties requiring a thorough knowledge of departmental operations and the exercise of judgment and initiative in completing tasks, particularly in situations not clearly defined by precedent or established procedures. Incumbent is called upon to handle a significant amount of details, each varying from the other in substance and content, requiring flexibility in approach to workload.




External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who are or become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.


¨       Provides project and program support to various departments through the use of GIS and databases, including but not limited to: data maintenance, verification of data accuracy, maintenance of metadata and maintenance of websites.


¨       Collects GIS data in the field using GPS and other GIS software, in coordination with other Public Works staff, ensuring spatial accuracy of datasets.


¨       Creates and maintains the maps for the Town, primarily using a combination of ArcGIS Desktop software (ArcCatalog, ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro) and ArcGIS Online. Works with both vector and raster datasets.


¨       Uses online GIS platforms (primarily ArcGIS Online) to create custom web maps and applications for various Town projects. Applications may need to be used by staff in the field.


¨       Trains employees in using GIS applications and collecting GIS data in the field. Provides guidance to employees in starting new data collection projects.


¨       Works with IT Department staff to ensure all data and metadata is maintained in formats consistent with adopted Town-wide standards.


¨       Provides technical review for GIS components and receives digital data submissions for data maintenance.


¨       Performs special projects and related responsibilities as initiated and requested.


¨       Performs other related duties as required, directed or as the situation dictates.


¨       Regular attendance and punctuality at the workplace is required.







¨       Bachelor’s degree in geography/cartography, GIS, civil engineering, land surveying, or a related field, plus 1 or more years of progressively responsible experience in the creation or maintenance of a Geographic Information System or in civil engineering; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Municipal experience preferred.


¨       Valid motor vehicle operator’s license.




¨       Proficiency in Esri software products, including ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, and ArcGIS Online, is required.


¨       Experience with Esri data collection applications such as ArcGIS Collector, Field Maps, and Survey123 are desirable.


¨       Experience in Autodesk AutoCAD Map 3D software is preferred.


¨       Experience in GPS and conventional surveying equipment and methods, including total stations and GPS measuring devices is preferred.


¨       Computer literate, including experience with MS Word, Excel, Access, and related software, and ability to troubleshoot computer systems and software. Experience with website development and maintenance and/or various proprietary GIS software products is desirable.


¨       Ability to interface and communicate effectively and professionally with the public, coworkers, Division Managers, etc. Ability to speak and give presentations to large groups.


¨       Ability to work with a high level of detail and prioritize multiple tasks. Ability to change direction and rearrange tasks according to deadlines and circumstance.




External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who are or become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the physical demands (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.


Performs site inspection/observation and survey responsibilities outdoors and is occasionally exposed to variable weather conditions and hazards associated with construction sites and facilities projects.


Regularly required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear. Uses hands to finger, handles, feels or operates objects, tools, or controls and reaches with hands and arms as in picking up paper, files, and other common offices objects. May infrequently lift and/or move objects weighing up to 30 pounds such as tools, equipment, supplies, etc.. Regularly operates an automobile/light truck. Must be able to access all levels of a construction site and traverse uneven terrain. Vision and hearing at or correctable to normal ranges.


Administrative work is generally performed in a normal office environment, not subject to extreme variations of temperature, noise, odors, etc. Work is performed in a moderately noisy work environment, with constant interruptions. Frequently subjected to the demands of other individuals and the volume and /or rapidity with which tasks must be accomplished.


Operates computer, printer, video display terminal, keyboard, calculator, telephone, copier, facsimile machine, and all other standard office equipment requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity. Balancing, crouching, grasping, pulling, reaching and stooping may also be required.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.


This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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