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GIS Technician II

City of Portland

Portland,  Oregon
GIS Technician

GIS Technicians II are responsible for performing specialized and detailed GIS mapping and analysis duties. Incumbents develop, implement and maintain GIS data, prepare and produce maps and other graphic representations, and perform various complex spatial analysis.

Duties include:

  • Creating and maintaining GIS data and relational databases
  • Performing complex vector and raster-based spatial analysis;
  • Performing statistical analysis of GIS data
  • Developing analytical tools and models for performing spatial analysis
  • Developing and maintaining web-based maps and tools
  • Using cartographic and graphic design techniques to represent spatial data as maps, charts and graphics
  • Packaging, documenting and distributing GIS data to other agencies and the public.
  • An ideal candidate will have the ability to manage time and workload in an independent manner.

The current vacancies are with the Portland Bureau of Transportation, although other bureaus may use the list generated from this recruitment to fill future vacancies.

Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland is committed to offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and long term disability coverage that provides quality care, support and value to eligible employees and their family members. Additional benefits such as flexible spending accounts, supplemental life insurance and employee assistance program coverage is available to ensure employees have the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their family.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation is a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides people and businesses access and mobility. We keep Portland moving. For more information about the Portland Bureau of Transportation, please visit www.portlandoregon.gov/pbot. The Portland Bureau of Transportation embraces diversity, models inclusivity, and promotes equity through its service delivery, internal operations, organizational culture, and in its work with partners and the community.

To Qualify
The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

  • Knowledge of geographic information system concepts, practices and techniques, such as: computer mapping and attribute data conversion, transfer, manipulation and analysis.
  • Experience applying the methods and techniques used in maintaining and editing GIS data and records
  • Experience using GIS software, computer-aided drafting, graphics and/or other applications to carry out assigned responsibilities. (Please list specific software)
  • Experience performing spatial analysis and creating data queries using a variety of data querying tools.
  • Experience interpreting engineering maps, graphs, detailed plans, legal descriptions, satellite and/or aerial images.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with bureau staff and management, members of the public and others encountered in the course of work.


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