Senior GIS Developer | Minnestar

Minnesota IT Services

Working Title: Senior GIS Developer
Job Class: Information Technology Specialist 4
Agency: Minnesota IT Services

This position was previously announced on 04/05/2024. If you already applied for this job, you do not need to reapply.

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 04/24/2024
  • Closing Date: 05/07/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota IT Services
  • Division/Unit: Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day
  • Days of Work: Monday – Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $34.95 – $57.65 / hourly; $72,975 – $120,373 / annually
  • Job Class Option: Geographic Info Systems Tech
  • Classified Status: Unclassified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 – MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • End Date: 2 Years
  • FLSA Status: Exempt – Administrative
  • Telework Eligible: Yes
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: No

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Join the 2,500+ professionals of Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) who connect Minnesotans to services that will improve their lives. This position serves our partners at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The MNIT MDH team provides services for over 250+ applications and delivers the information technology to drive one of the leading public health systems in the nation. You will support an agency that works to protect, maintain, and improve the health of all Minnesotans.

Job Summary

*This position is temporary and includes full state fringe benefits; it is currently anticipated to last for up to two years.

As the Senior GIS Developer at Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), you will provide leadership and support in developing and administering enterprise level Geographic Information System (GIS) databases, web based and mobile enabled applications, web services, and products for MNIT MDH and its customers. You will be responsible for developing a functional library of enterprise GIS processes, services and databases, as well as maintaining and administering enterprise software such as ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online. You will provide high-level problem-solving support to business, supervisors, architects, and developers that work with GIS systems, as well as create documentation related to GIS server administration, maintenance, and procedures. In addition to expanding the GIS Community of Practice within MDH, you will also serve on MnGeo GIS and IT committees and provide leadership, consultation, and support to MDH divisions on their GIS/Geocoding needs.


This position is currently eligible for full-time telework:

  • Telework for Minnesota IT Services allows an employee to perform work from a telework location and an employee may be required to be in the office based on business needs and other dependencies in St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Only candidates located in Minnesota and bordering states (Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin) are telework eligible.


Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must clearly demonstrate these qualifications in their resume:


Position requires a minimum of four (4) years of experience in the development and delivery of Geographic Information Systems.


Experience must include:

  • Advanced knowledge of and experience with Esri product suite including ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise and their associated API’s or interfaces.
  • Programming languages and application development tools experience, including SQL, .NET framework, and C# or Visual Basic.
  • Relational databases experience, such as PostgreSQL, Oracle or SQL.
  • Experience leading GIS projects, working with mid to entry level staff.
  • Ability to deliver effective verbal or written messages that facilitate a mutual understanding on both parties.
  • Customer service skills that include active listening, empathy, and problem-solving.

A master’s degree in Information Technology or a related field substitutes for three (3) years of experience, OR a related bachelor’s degree substitutes for two (2) years, OR a related associate’s degree substitutes for one (1) year.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 2 years of experience leading GIS projects, working with mid to entry level staff.
  • Advanced working knowledge of Web API development and Web Application Development including CSS, HTML5, and/or JavaScript.
  • Advanced working knowledge of geographic data structures and organization.
  • Advanced working knowledge of and experience working with various JavaScript frameworks.
  • Leadership skills to seek out innovative solutions to complex problems.
  • Ability to analyze complex and interrelated issues regarding technical design and implementation.
  • Ability to communicate and share complex ideas and technical information with colleagues, managers, and business partners, both orally and written.

Additional Requirements

It is the policy of Minnesota IT Services that a successful candidate must pass all legally required checks prior to employment which may consist of the following:

  • SEMA4 Records Check (applies to current and past state employees only)
  • Criminal History Check
  • Reference Check
  • Social Security and Address Verification
  • Education Verification
  • Other legally required checks

Minnesota IT Services will not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: $34.95 - $57.65 / hourly - $72,975 - $120,373 / annually
Compensation Type: Hourly
Location: St Paul, Mn - Telework
Posted by Karla Larson on April 27, 2024