Technician II, GIS

City of Fort Collins

Fort Collins, Colorado

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Why Work For the City of Fort Collins?

  • Medical, dental, vision (for self, spouse, children) – eligible on the 1st of the month following date of hire
    Paid vacation, paid holidays, sick leave, and additional one-time bank of 40 PTO hours for new, full-time,
  • Classified and Unclassified Management hires 
  • Retirement + company contributions – after 6 month probation period and immediate vesting
  • Flexible spending: Medical expenses FSA, dependent FSA or both
  • Employee Assistance Program: counseling, legal, financial assistance 
  • Life insurance, short-term and long-term disability 
  • Wellness program, workout facilities 
  • Employee/family onsite health clinic 
  • Learning and development opportunities at all levels in the organization with opportunities for career mobility
  • Collaborative work environment
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Job Summary

Work related to the creation and maintenance of Geographic Information System (GIS) data including complex data models such as; geometric networks, utility networks and parcel fabrics. Creates, maintains, and manipulates geographic data, for analysis and decision-making using GIS software.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive.

  • Performs research as necessary to perform data maintenance tasks.
  • Performs creation and maintenance of GIS data in versioned geodatabases, using techniques such as coordinate geometry, keyboard entry of tabular data, manual digitizing of maps, scanning or conversion of other sources of digital data.
  • Review existing or incoming data for currency, accuracy, usefulness, quality, or completeness of documentation.
  • Maintains data integrity of mapping system through QA/QC processes.
  • Maintains the associated Metadata
  • Designs and produces paper, PDF, or interactive portal maps and regulatory maps for city departmental projects; creates map books for customers.
  • Analyze GIS data to identify spatial relationships and/or display results of analyses, using maps, graphs, or tabular data.

Management Responsibilities


City Competencies

  • Demonstrated cultural competence to effectively interact, work, and develop meaningful relationships with people of diverse identities, perspectives, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Strong learning orientation. Leverages all resources and is creative in ways of learning for self to continue adapting to changing issues and trends.
  • A desire and ability to understand the diverse needs of internal and external customers, and to create experiences and deliver services that exceed their expectations.
  • A desire and ability to utilize digital tools for organizational information, individual, and teamwork.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS) and functionality.
  • Knowledge of complex data models such as the Utility Network or Geometric Network
  • Ability to create mapping standards and procedures.
  • Ability to interpret data and translate it to integrate with existing systems.
  • Proficiency in computer operations and standard systems.
  • Ability to conduct spatial analysis.
  • Knowledge of specialized software such as ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcFM, Survey123, ESRI Field Maps.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical users.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with GIS users, other city departments and staff, and outside agencies.

High School Diploma or GED and or functionally related licenses or certificates     Bachelor's degree in Geography, computer science or related field from an accredited college or university

Experience Requirements

Two to three years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they can perform every job description task. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may come from a less traditional background. The City may consider an equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.



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Category GIS Technician