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GIS Technician II

City of Portland

Portland,  Oregon
GIS Technician

Grow your career with the City of Portland!
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 would have familiarity with land use and permitting processes.

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

Join us for an Optional Information Session to learn more about this position and the qualifications (see below for details.

Please note: This classification is represented by COPPEA. To view this labor agreement, please go to https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bhr/27840 and click on the appropriate link.

To Qualify

Applicants must be full or part-time, permanent, temporary (does NOT include contract workers), limited-term or seasonal/casual City of Portland employees by the closing date of this announcement OR must have an effective lay-off date with recall eligibility (See HRAR 7.06) from the City of Portland within 12 months of the opening date of this announcement. Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in their supplemental question responses and resume how their education, training and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:

  • 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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