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GIS Developer

City of Milwaukee

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Location: Milwaukee, WI
Type: Full Time
Posted: 07/09/2018
Deadline to Apply: 07/24/2018
Payrate: $70,827- $99,154/yr
More Information: City of Milwaukee Job Posting

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Systems Integration Manager, the GIS Developer-Project Leader leads work within the GIS team to provide mapping and data services to all City of Milwaukee departments. The GIS Developer-Project Leader is responsible for Map Milwaukee development and support.
  • Creates project plans to manage assigned projects within the GIS group; responsible for project completion (on time, within budget) and for managing resources assigned to project.
  • Leads development of applications and services for the ArcGIS Server environment and ArcGIS Online using GeoCortex and ESRI App Builder.
  • Coordinates and manages resource allocation.
  • Plans and organizes GIS projects from their inception to completion.
  • Administers and maintains Enterprise ArcGIS Server environment.
  • Assists departments with implementation of ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Server applications and projects.
  • Works closely with customers, following up on issues and concerns. Coordinates maintenance of Map Milwaukee, including troubleshooting problems, assisting users, and responding to questions from users.
  • Documents procedures, best practices, training materials to further enhance the ongoing operations of the systems.



  • Bachelor’s degree with coursework in programming, geography, land engineering, automated mapping, or GIS from an accredited college or university.
  • Four years of progressively responsible experience in a GIS developer role, one year of which must have been at the GIS Develop-Senior level, or comparable.
  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered.


  • A related master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • GIS Developer experience related to the ArcGIS Server environment and ArcGIS Online.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of automated mapping/GIS principles and practices, geographic information system theory and application, and computer programming and development.
  • Knowledge of ESRI Server development.
  • Ability to write complex algorithms and to perform a variety of difficult mapping/ data assignments.
  • Knowledge of mathematics, geometry, and logic used in computer programming and spatial information systems.
  • Ability to resolve complex technical problems and estimate resource requirements.
  • Ability to read and interpret complex technical documentation, policies and procedures, and periodicals.
  • Ability to use sophisticated programs to produce charts, maps, and reports for presentation.
  • Leadership ability and the ability to foster teamwork, foster collaborative environments, train and inspire others.
  • Ability to design a GIS project, set timelines for each team member, and delegate tasks.
  • Skill in oral and written communication to assure accuracy of information conveyed and to be able to explain technical concepts to non-technical staff.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and fairly with coworkers and patrons whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work effectively under pressure while handling multiple tasks.
  • Critical thinking skills, including analytical and problem-solving abilities as well as sound judgment.
  • Initiative, honesty, and integrity.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • A commitment to professional development in the GIS field.

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