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GIS Technician

MSA Professional Services

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Location: Dubuque, IA (or other locations in Iowa)
Type: Full Time
Posted: 04/10/2024
Deadline to Apply: Open - no deadline given by employer
More Information: GIS Technician


MSA has an opportunity for a GIS Technician at any of our Iowa office locations (Bettendorf, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, or Dubuque). This is a full-time, hourly position and you will have the opportunity to see, and contribute in, projects from start to finish. The various projects you’ll be working on make a significant and positive impact on the communities you serve.

Our GIS professionals work alongside our engineers, environmental scientists, funding experts, urban planners and surveyors to provide a full suite of professional services to our clients. From bike trails and interstate highways to drinking water and wastewater, we have supported municipal and private projects from start to finish since the 1930s.


The work you will do

  • Provide a wide variety of GIS solutions from asset management, utility mapping, web-based GIS solutions for mobile devices and office
  • Provide GIS services to both internal staff and external clients
  • Present GIS project requirements, solutions, and scope details
  • Develop and implement GIS project solutions in a team setting
  • Collaborate with other GIS professionals innovating new applications of GIS
  • Create engineering, planning, and analysis exhibits working with local, county, and client data in web and desktop environments
  • Serve as internal liaison for use of a variety of Trimble GPS equipment
  • Support local team leaders and engineers with daily data conversion and mapping needs


What you bring
Skills & Knowledge / Education & Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • A valid driver’s license required
  • Minimally the candidate should have a good understanding of basic GIS data development principles including coordinate systems, map projections, database schemas, and map production
  • Prior experience with ArcGIS desktop and ArcGIS Pro software recommended
  • Prior experience with ArcGIS Online, mobile solutions, apps and web GIS technologies recommended
  • Prior experience with Trimble GPS equipment preferred
  • Candidates with any developer experience in python and/or arcade languages are encouraged to apply
  • Candidates with prior municipal consulting and project management experience are encouraged to apply
  • This position requires you to have authorization to work in the United States for any employer. We will not provide sponsorship for this position.


Why MSA? We’re glad you asked!

  • Better Together – A collaborative work environment that promotes open doors, new ideas and honest opinions.
  • Multi-disciplinary Opportunities – As multi-talented people in a multi-disciplinary firm, we encourage everyone to follow their interests, seek new experiences and apply their skills where they feel most impactful.
  • We’ve Got Your Back – Support when you need it, independence when you don’t. We’re 400+ team members strong, operating as one cohesive MSA.
  • Passion & Purpose – We’re passionate about what we do and proud of it! Join us to share inspirations, “geek out” and think big.
  • Pay & Perks – We offer competitive industry pay and a variety of perks — just a few of the things that make us uniquely MSA.
  • Communities of Practice – Our CoPs are our company think tanks and idea generators, the perfect means to regularly share, collaborate and learn together.
  • Work-Life Integration – Life doesn’t stop when the work day begins. MSA supports our employees as professionals, parents, citizens and friends — with the understanding and flexibility to meet your obligations and balance your time.
  • Commitment to Learning – We support the professional aspirations of our employees with ongoing training options, tuition reimbursement opportunities, and the technology to keep us connected, creative and competitive.
  • Community Engagement – We give back to the communities in which we live, work and play. MSA employee owners are volunteers, educators, STEM outreach participants and event attendees, supported by dedicated corporate sponsorship and donations initiatives.

There’s more! Eligible employees will also enjoy the following benefits:

  • Quality Insurance Options – Medical, dental and vision coverage for you, your spouse or domestic partner and eligible dependents
  • Paid Time Off – All full-time employees will receive, at minimum, 17 days (that’s 3+ weeks!) of paid time off in the first year alone.
  • Paid Holidays – MSA offers time off pay for 8 holidays in every calendar year.
  • Paid Parental Leave – Both parents will receive 2 weeks of paid time off and birth parents are eligible for additional paid time off under MSA’s Short Term Paid Leave. The paid 2 weeks of time also applies to adoption and foster care placement.
  • Supplemental Insurance – MSA pays 100% for all employees to have life insurance, long-term disability insurance and short-term disability insurance.
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) – MSA is an ESOP S-Corporation, which means that our company is 100% owned by us! Through the ESOP, eligible employees receive MSA stock in the form of company shares as a percentage of compensation, at no cost to the employee.
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan – Employees can also choose to participate in a 401k plan, with a generous employer match that is immediately 100% vested.
  • Short Term Incentive (STIP) – This program rewards employees who meet performance goals with a one-time annual STIP payment as a percentage of their eligible compensation — recognition of individual accomplishments and achieving organizational goals. STIP payments are awarded if MSA reaches its corporate financial plan for the year.