GIS Coordinator

City of Mandan

Mandan, North Dakota

Summary of Position: 

Plans for and implements all aspects of the City’s GIS-related projects across several City departments. Assists in a variety of complex paraprofessional surveying, engineering, planning, and investigation work.

Major Duties:

  • Assists in the development and management of GIS system including defining requirements, tasks, and resource assignments, ensuring that approved quality levels and deadlines are met.
  • Ensures accurate maintenance of infrastructure records.
  • Manages GIS-related teams of City staff and vendors to ensure that GIS projects objectives and timelines are met.
  • Provides GIS-related technical guidance and assistance to project teams.
  • Maintains Expertise in GIS-related software and technologies and provides guidance on GIS-related standards, equipment, software and procedures.
  • Ensure that City staff using GIS has training and technical support as needed.
  • Performs duties related to City projects, including, but not limited to, research, design estimates, field layouts, redlining, surveying, asset creation, and data analysis.
  • Perform all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies and procedures. 
  • Performs related work as required.

Knowledge required:

  • Understands the basic principles of municipal engineering and planning practices.
  • Understands the principles of computers and job-related software programs.
  • Understands the principles of GIS record management.
  • Skill using drafting software and equipment.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering plans and specifications.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of two years of college with course work in basic engineering or two-year technical school graduate with course work in basic engineering or related field.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, namely coursework or on-the-job experience with GIS.


Applicants who are residents of North Dakota and eligible to claim veteran’s preference must include Form DD-214. Claims for disabled veteran’s preferences must also include Form DD-214 and a letter less than one year old from the Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs indicating disability; claims for preference as the eligible spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran must include Form DD-214, a marriage certificate, and a letter less than one year old from Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs indication disability, or the veteran’s death certificate.
Applicants who may need additional job information or may require accommodation or assistance with the application or interview process should contact Human Resources at 701-667-3217.
Applicants are subject to pre-employment drug testing and background checks. 
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
The City of Mandan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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Category GIS Coordinator