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GIS Technician

City of Gallup

Gallup,  New Mexico
GIS Technician

The incumbent assists in the collection, creation, and maintenance of GIS mapping records, GPS field data, ESRI ArcGIS data bases, layers, and shape files for multiple departments in the City of Gallup. This will include updating and maintaining City of Gallup base map, zoning atlas, and street maps, etc. Incumbent will scan, catalog and maintain all records in the plan vault, which contains annexation plats, subdivision plats, as-built drawings, and construction plans, etc. Incumbent assists and will be the designated backup for the assigning, maintaining and issuing of City of Gallup postal street addresses. This includes tracking the correspondence, maintaining the NaviLine land management system, and the ESRI ArcGIS data bases, layers, and shape files for the Metro dispatch E911 system. Incumbent will assist GIS personnel in other departments with software and data updates, helpdesk functions, developing procedures and creating data structures for new projects. Perform occasional field work utilizing GPS equipment to collect data. Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Information


  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED); supplemented by college level courses in computer applications, data base creation, geometry, engineering drafting and/or technical writing.
  • Three (3) years of experience with office software such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.
  • As well as creating/using Adobe Acrobat PDF file formats.
  • One (1) year of experience with the utilization of network drives for file storage and backup.
  • One (1) year of experience with scanning/copying of documents.
  • Valid New Mexico Driver’s License. Must meet city’s insurability requirements.

Other Conditions:

  • Must pass a background check.


  • Proficiency with ESRI geographic information system and mapping software.
  • Proficiency with drafting techniques.
  • Proficiency with Autodesk Auto Cad drafting software.
  • Proficiency with GIS database planning, design, and implementation.
  • Proficiency with large format scanning, tagging, and organizing.
  • Two (2) years hands on experience with ESRI ArcGIS software. Certified training beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of Autodesk AutoCad may be substituted for one (1) year of Autodesk AutoCad experience. Certified training for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of ESRI ArcGIS may be substituted for one (1) year of ESRI ArcGIS experience.

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