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The City of Rochester, MN

Rochester, MN

GIS Coordinator - RPU

LocationRochester, Minnesota 55901
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2023-02-16
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Valid Through2023-11-21

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GIS Coordinator - RPU

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GIS Coordinator - RPU


$81,197.00 - $119,409.00 Annually


Rochester MN 55906, MN

Job Type

Regular FT


Rochester Public Utilities

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The City of Rochester welcomes applications for:

GIS Coordinator - RPU

Rochester Public Utilitieswww.rpu.org

RPU, a division of the City of Rochester, MN, is the largest municipal utility in the State of Minnesota. RPU serves over 57,000 electric customers and 41,000 water customers in a 60 square mile service area and has revenues nearing $161 million annually.

Vision- "We Will Set the Standard for Service"

Our vision is based on six core values which are Safety, Integrity, Service, Stewardship, Accountability, and Skill.

Nature of Work

This position involves developing, operating, and maintaining the enterprise GIS systems. Responsibilities include coordination of departmental GIS activities, GIS program planning, management and coordination, GIS and infrastructure mapping and database management, GIS application development, coordinating department training on GIS software, and maintenance of the GIS internet/intranet sites. Work involves creating and updating public and associated private infrastructure GIS datasets; map production using ESRI's ArcGIS software suite; database manipulation and data entry; and maintaining records of installed infrastructure. This position also provides technical support for computer users, assists others in the department relating to project scheduling, budget preparation and infrastructure management and is also responsible for departmental support of system administration for both software and hardware, including maintenance and installation.

2022 Starting Salary

$81,197 to $95,527 year, depending on qualifications, with advancement to $119,409.

This figure will be adjusted when the 2023 contract is executed.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with application review beginning on March 1, 2023.

The City of Rochester is committed to a community where all members feel a sense of belonging. We commit to recognizing the diversity of our community members, listening to ALL voices and providing equitable services to create an inclusive place to live, play and work.

We believe EQUITY should be at the center of all our work. We strive to represent our community in our teammates, as we know that diverse and inclusive teams are more innovative, and have an empowering impact on the work, progress and culture of our community.

It takes us all working together


The work below is representative of the scope of work performed within this job classification. Individual job duties will vary based on work assignment or location.

*Be responsible for plans and procedures for the development and use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to meet the needs of the Department:

  • Implement, operate, and maintain an enterprise-wide GIS.

  • Prepare functional description of the system, including application specification, identification of user interfaces, documentation of data sources, database design, data flow diagrams, project cost and schedule planning and reporting resource requirements.

  • Assist in the development, maintenance, and administration of a departmental GIS work plan.

  • Acts as liaison between department and outside agencies or other departments in accomplishing system applications.

  • Maintain and enhance databases for all areas of the Department; Develop GIS applications to enhance efficiency and use of the GIS.

  • Coordinate integration of internal and external GIS with other departments, divisions, systems, and functions.

*Develop, maintain, and update GIS databases for the Department:

  • Plan, develop and administer spatial and attribute data sets.

  • Create and update public and associated private infrastructure GIS datasets.

  • Prepare and edit map layers for electronic and printed maps to meet requirements for staff and others.

  • Establish and apply quality control and quality assurance policies and procedures to maintain accuracy of GIS data.

  • Develop and implement databases and applications for department records.

  • Perform database management, design SQL queries and perform data entry.

  • Support the management of departmental infrastructure using field inventory data.

  • Maintain and improve current department GIS databases and applications.

*Provide public service to consultants, developers, citizens, and other agencies:

  • Work with other departments and governmental offices in developing and maintaining GIS databases for multiple users.

  • Respond to inquiries and requests for information about Department infrastructure.

  • Coordinate with other governmental GIS groups.

  • Prepare technical information for Boards, Councils, City staff agencies, Commissions, neighborhood groups, and professional organizations.

*Coordinate GIS workload, training/guidance to department and division personnel on GIS, design or other mapping requirements:

  • Provide recommendations for implementing new and maintaining existing software and hardware systems for use in GIS program.

  • Coordinate training and technical support to internal GIS customers and other users of GIS data and applications.

  • Select, install, and support computer hardware and software.

  • Coordinate and prioritize GIS workload and provide work direction to temporary/seasonal staff.

Assist with other items needed by the department or division regarding GIS.

  • Assist with the development of budgets and schedules involving GIS applications, computer hardware and software.

  • Update, modify and expand GIS related intranet/internet sites including ArcGIS Portal.

  • Collaborate with IS team to insure hardware maintenance, software installation and maintenance, and troubleshoot system problems.

  • Administer user access and security for various departmental software applications.

Perform other duties as assigned or necessary.



Education and Experience

A Bachelor's degree in geographic information systems (GIS), geography, planning, civil engineering, computer science or related field and 3 years of professional GIS experience. Experience with ESRI ArcGIS software applications is required.

Licenses and Certifications

Valid MN driver's license

Desirable Qualifications

Master's degree in geographic information systems (GIS), geography, planning, civil engineering, computer science or related field.

Experience with Microsoft server and client operating systems and Microsoft Office programs

Python and/or .Net programming skills

SQL Server and/or Oracle database administration

ArcGIS Sever and Portal administration experience

ArcGIS Pro and Utility Network experience

Experience with Trimble mapping and/or survey grade or similar GPS units

Experience with Schneider Electric’s ArcFM, Designer, Responder, and Fiber Manager Products



Knowledge of : principles, theories, and methods of Geographic Information Systems as applied to designing, planning, and maintaining information files; municipal engineering practices; current developments, trends, and technologies within the GIS field; procedures for obtaining permits for construction projects; database management concepts and structures and legal aspects of data management and data privacy; software/hardware needs and capabilities for developing recommendations on computer associated purchases; networking and server virtualization (i.e. VMWare); computer hardware/software installation and support; computer systems design and programming and computer aided drafting techniques; surveying and engineering practices.

Skill in: database management including Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL Server ; understanding of the structure, systems, and functions of local governments; good communication skills with an ability to express ideas clearly and concisely; demonstrated experience and competence using the following software: ArcGIS Desktop Applications (ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro), ArcGIS Server, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, and other programs).

Ability to: comprehend and problem-solve complex land based data systems involving interdepartmental interaction; coordinate systems, functions, and personnel to meet user needs and produce cost effective products; effectively coordinate database management practices and use associated software; create reports and recommendations using word processing and spreadsheet software; do technical research and make recommendations on GIS projects; think conceptually, analyze data, and prepare recommended courses of action; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; effectively manage workload and time commitments; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other departments, jurisdictions, employees, consultants and federal, state, and local officials.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the following represents the physical and environmental demands for this position. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions with or without accommodation.

In consideration of the overall amount of physical effort required to perform this position, the work is best described as Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Physical demands that may be required continuously (2/3 or more of the time), frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time), and occasionally (up to 1/3 of the time) are noted below:

Climbing of stairs is sometimes required while movements such as stooping, kneeling, crouching, bending, and reaching are sometimes required. Repetitive movements of the hands are often required.

Sensory requirements necessary in the performance of the essential functions of this position include: Audio, visual, and verbal functions are essential functions to performing this position.

Environmental conditions that may exist in the performance of the essential functions of this job include:

The majority of the workday is indoors but may sometimes involve exposure to outdoor environmental conditions such as:

Extreme cold (below 32 degrees)

Extreme heat (above 100 degrees)

Noise (need to shout in order to be heard)

Vibration (exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body)

Exposure to dust/gas/fumes/steam/chemicals

Work outdoors (no effective protection from weather)

Walk on uneven ground (gravel, rocks, mounds, construction sites)

Work at heights (such as on scaffolding or ladders)

Working around moving machinery (fork-lifts, tractors, mowers)

Protective equipment required (respirator, mask, earplugs, gloves, eyewear, etc.)



Revised 2/12/2023

EMPLOYEE BENEFIT AND RETIREMENT SUMMARY (https://www.rochestermn.gov/home/showdocument?id=36371&t=637988555643816877)


The following supplemental information may be used as a scored evaluation of your knowledge, skills and experience. Be certain that the choices you make correspond to the information you have provided in your application and resume. You must be honest and accurate in answering the supplemental questions and do not type "see resume". You may also be asked to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in a work sample or during an interview for this position. By completing this supplemental questionnaire you are attesting that the information you have provided is true and accurate. Any information provided may be reviewed by the hiring manager. Any misstatements or falsification of information will eliminate you from consideration or may result in dismissal. Do you understand and agree with this statement?

  • Yes

  • No


    Which of the following best describes your level of education?

  • High school diploma or equivalent G.E.D.

  • Less than 2 years post-secondary training

  • Completion of a 2 year program or degree

  • Completion of a 4 year program or degree

  • Completion of a Master's degree or higher

  • None of the above


    Other than your High School diploma/GED, which of the following best describes the field of study for your degree?

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

  • Geography

  • Planning

  • Civil Engineering

  • Computer Science

  • A field of study closely related to the above

  • My degree is in an area NOT RELATED to any of the above

  • N/A - I do not have a degree


    Which of the following best describes your years of full-time employment experience with geographic information systems, ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Enterprise (Server and Portal), mapping and database management?

  • No experience

  • Less than 1 year

  • More than 1 year, but less than 2

  • More than 2 years, but less than 3

  • More than 3 years, but less than 4

  • More than 4 years, but less than 5

  • More than 5 years, but less than 7

  • More than 7 years, but less than 10

  • 10 or more years


    Describe your GIS employment experience with geographic information systems, ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Enterprise (Server and Portal), mapping and database management. Please include certifications or designations that you possess and the actual duties you performed. Do not type "See Resume". If no experience, type "N/A".


    Does your employment experience using GIS include hands-on experience in any of the following areas? (Select all that apply)

  • Data acquisition

  • Data analysis and interpretation

  • Spatial Analysis

  • Vectorization

  • Aggregation

  • Visualization and reporting

  • Creating GIS data

  • Querying data

  • Geocoding

  • Map composition

  • Utilization of global positioning systems (GPS)

  • Utilization of photogrammetric outputs and technology

  • Remote sensing

  • Quality assurance/quality control

  • Data validation

  • Geometric Networks

  • Tracing

  • Utility Networks

  • UAS/Drone Operations

  • N/A - none of the above


    Does your employment experience include using the following Utility specific tools for GIS? (select all that apply)

  • ArcFM

  • Responder Outage Management System

  • Designer

  • N/A – I have no experience with these tools


    Describe your GIS employment experience using "Utility" specific tools for GIS. Please include the actual duties you performed. Do not type "See Resume". If no experience, type "N/A".


    Which of the following best describes your years of full-time employment experience providing GIS support and training?

  • No experience

  • Less than 1 year

  • More than 1 year, but less than 3

  • More than 3 years, but less than 5

  • More than 5 years, but less than 7

  • More than 7 years, but less than 10

  • 10 or more years


    Do you have a valid driver's license or valid driving privileges in Minnesota?

  • Yes

  • No


    OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Describe any other special training you've completed or skills and experience you currently possess that you feel would make you the best-qualified person for this position.


    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected as a finalist, are you willing to undergo a background investigation which may include, but not limited to: verification of employment and educational records, identification verification, driver's license record and a criminal history?

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question


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