Geographic Information System Coordinator - Research Analyst Intermediate

State of Minnesota Brainerd, MN
What drives you?

At MnDOT, we are driven to find talented, innovative employees for Minnesota's nationally recognized transportation system. We work to build the best team in the transportation industry to ensure that Minnesota thrives with a safe, sustainable and leading edge transportation system. You will be surrounded by a diverse community of experts, each driven by challenging work and motivated by the greater good. You will understand the impact of the work you are doing and be able to see the benefit you are providing to the citizens of Minnesota. You can set your sights high and use your strengths to grow within the organization. MnDOT offers superior health and retirement benefits as well as a solid commitment to work-life balance, which provides you the tools to thrive both at work and outside of work.

Job Details

Job Class: Research Analyst IntermediateWorking Title: Geographic Information System Coordinator

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 06/12/2018

Closing Date: 06/26/2018

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Transportation Dept / Transportation-MAPE

Division/Unit: District 3A - Brainerd / Planning Baxter or St. Cloud

Work Shift/Work Hours: Not Applicable Shift

Days of Work: Monday - Friday

Travel Required: No

Salary Range: $20.37 - $29.58/hourly; $42,532 - $61,763/annually

Job Class Option: Geographic Info Systems

Classified Status: Classified

Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE

FLSA Status: Nonexempt

Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

The position may be located in either Baxter or St. Cloud.

This position will establish and maintain a comprehensive, robust Geographic Information System (GIS) capability in District 3 that supports the needs of all functional groups. This position is responsible for establishing processes and procedures for identifying, prioritizing and supporting the District's GIS data and mapping needs. The employee will be responsible for maintaining various spatial and thematic databases, providing analytic research to support management and functional group priorities, and developing a range of cartographic products to be used for internal and external purposes. The employee will also support the development of District 3's 10-year Capital Highway Investment Plan and the Central Minnesota Area Transportation Partnership's 4-year Area Transportation Improvement Program; and participate in statewide and District GIS coordination/deployment and asset management planning efforts.


Minimum Qualifications:

Position requires a bachelor's degree in Geography, GIS, Surveying, Engineering, Transportation Planning, Computer Science and one year of GIS and CAD systems professional experience as described below.


Two years of professional experience demonstrating:

* Knowledge of (GIS) & computer generated cartography;

* Experience in cartographic principles and techniques including map datum, projections and coordinate systems;

* Broad technical knowledge of the inter-related elements and automation of surveying, mapping, cartography and land survey;

* Experience researching, interpreting, assisting and/or training others in cartographic techniques, the interpretation of municipal corporate boundary descriptions and other land descriptions, USGS products, aerial photography, road construction plans, highway R/W maps, land survey data;

* Written and oral communication skills sufficient to develop procedures, solicit info and provide training; and

* Experience capturing and converting geographic data through operating GIS and CAD systems.

Additional Requirements

This position requires successful completion of the following:

MnDOT's policy requires that all candidates submit to a background investigation prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:

SEMA4 Records Check (in our payroll database)

Criminal History Check

Employment Reference Check

Education / License Verification - if you are seeking reimbursement for driving your own car or if you would like to take a state vehicle, a driver's license check will be conducted.

Application Details

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

How to Apply

Click "Apply" at the bottom of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.

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If you have questions about the position, contact Joan Theisen at or 320/223-6503.


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) encourages participation in all its programs, services and activities and does not discriminate against qualified applicants with disabilities. Anyone who believes they may need a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate in the job application, interview or selection processes may contact any agency official with whom application has contact in the processing of their employment application to request an accommodation. Applicants may also contact the MnDOT Affirmative Action office to request an accommodation by: E-Mail:; or by calling Janet Miller at 651/366-4720; or using MN Relay 711.

MnDOT's Reasonable Accommodation policy can be found at:

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