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GIS Specialist

City of Albuquerque

Albuquerque,  New Mexico
GIS AnalystGIS Developer

Position Summary
Design and implement assigned GIS projects supporting the generation of customized maps and geographic analysis reports; maintain and update geographic data in the City's Geographic Information System (GIS); and provide geographic information to City departments, outside agencies and the public.

Job descriptions are intended to present a general list of tasks/duties performed by employees within this job classification. Job Descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Minimum Education, Experience And Additional Requirements

  • Education and experience directly related to the minimum requirements below may be interchangeable on a year for year basis.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in geographic information systems(GIS), computer science, geography, planning or cartography.
  • GIS editing, cartography or urban geography experience preferred.


  • Possession of a valid New Mexico Driver’s License, or the ability to obtain by date of hire.
  • Possession of a City Operator’s Permit (COP) within 6 months from date of hire.

Preferred Knowledge

  • Transportation logistics and/or urban planning
  • Basic knowledge of RouteSmart logistics software if position requires
  • Principles and practices of geographic information systems including hardware and software applications
  • Computerized information systems and analysis techniques
  • Basic principles and practices of cartography
  • Methods and techniques of drafting
  • Principles of records management as pertaining to maps, plats and legal survey documents
  • Modern office procedures, methods and equipment including computers and printers
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products

Preferred Skills & Abilities

  • Principles and practices of GIS Software applications
  • Read and interpret technical documents including plats, deeds, bounds descriptions as well as a wide variety of construction documents and record drawings
  • Train or instruct end users in the use of GIS computer equipment and software
  • Maintain GIS computer systems and databases
  • Perform map reproduction activities according to established techniques
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Respond to requests and inquiries from City departments, outside organizations and the public
    Communicate clearly and concisely
  • Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

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