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GIS Technician – Merrimack Valley Planning Commission

Merrimack Valley Planning Commission (MVPC) seeks a qualified professional for the position of GIS Technician.  Working within the GIS Program, the selected candidate will focus on integrating GIS and technical skills into a planning environment.   The successful candidate will deliver professional planning and technical expertise through services such as creation of maps, spatial analysis, and data development and interpretation.

Required Education & Experience:

The qualified candidate will possess a thorough understanding of GIS concepts, knowledge of relational databases, and demonstrated proficiency using ArcGIS (version 10.5 preferred).

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Cartography or other relevant field with coursework in Geographic Information Systems plus 2 years experience is desired.
  • Strong organizational and file management skills, a positive attitude, and ability to multi-task.
  • Able to commute daily to and work from MVPC’s office in Haverhill, MA.
  • Able to communicate information and instructions clearly – verbally and in writing.

Primary Responsibilities:

Provide GIS mapping, spatial analysis, data development and interpretation, and technical support services for local and regional planning activities.

  • GIS layer maintenance: Digitize mapping information to update and maintain mapping layers; verify digitized data for accuracy, interpret detailed plans, photographs, maps and legal descriptions to update GIS layers, GIS data and map products.
  • Perform spatial analysis and data manipulation to generate maps and reports.

Additional Desired Experience

Candidates with additional skills in the areas listed below are highly desirable:

• Design, create, maintain, and automate map products and writes scripts for automation of tasks (particular focus on Python scripting is helpful)

  • Helps maintain and develop web-based products including ArcGIS Online, web maps and web applications.
  • Provides web development support using WordPress and HTML5 and has familiarity with web architecture such as cascading style sheets (CSS).

Application Submission

Please reply with a cover letter and resume.  Submit materials to gis@mvpc.org using the subject line “GIS Technician”.  As an alternative use the mailing address below. Applications will be accepted through July 20th, 2018.

Merrimack Valley Planning Commission
160 Main Street
Haverhill, MA  01830

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