GIS Specialist - Duluth, MN

Job Posting:


GIS Specialist - Duluth (Open)


Salary  $26.07 - $30.15 Hourly

Location  Duluth, MN

Job Type Permanent, Full-Time

Department Auditor's

Job Number 21-047/166

Closing 5/19/2021 11:59 PM Central


Kind of Work

The salary range reflected above is the normal hiring range for 2021. The full salary range, including longevity pay, is $26.07 - $36.23 per hour. 


This position is part of the Civil Service Basic Union Contract represented by Council 5 of AFSCME.

Specialized technical work providing geographical information systems products, services, analysis, and support to meet user needs. 

Distinguishing Features of Work

An employee in this class applies GIS technology and programming tools to design and support geographical information systems and applications. Duties include consulting with GIS users to determine needs; developing and supporting customized applications, data, web services, and documents to meet user specifications; and participating in the assessment, implementation, and maintenance of GIS technology and techniques. The work is performed independently within the limits of general operating policies, procedures, and program objectives, and under the general direction of assigned staff. 

Work Environment

These work environment factors are general in nature and may vary depending on the specific position being filled. CONSTANT: Near vision; maintain posture; sit; work around others; and work inside. FREQUENT: Field of vision; visual accommodation; color vision; hear within 5 feet; bend neck; feel; use fingers; grasp; handle; reach; rotate neck; static neck; and work alone. OCCASIONAL: Lift and carry up to 10 pounds; midrange vision; depth perception; hear within 20 feet; move about; stand; talk/speak; walk; work with others; and customer/public contact. 

Selection Process


Possession of a Bachelor's degree in Geographical Information Systems (GIS), geography, computer science, information technology, or related field of study (all degrees must include course work in GIS) AND two years of direct GIS experience.

Possession of a valid driver's license.

RATING SYSTEM - Supplemental Questions will be 100% of the scoring process:
Points will be awarded based on the applicants answers to supplemental questions 5-9.

Experience beyond ten years may be included on the application for purposes of meeting minimum qualifications or informing the hiring authority of your complete employment history.

Please Note: When answering the supplemental questions on the website, the webpage may time out after 30 minutes. It's recommended you draft your answers in a Word document and copy/paste the answers into the application when you're finished writing. Failure to answer all of the questions on the "Supplemental Questions" page within 30 minutes may result in the deletion of your answers by the application system.  


May 6, 2021 - Applicant screening will begin.

Week of May 24, 2021 - Supplemental question scoring to be completed

Week of June 7, 2021 - Interviews to be conducted 

The essential functions for this position are listed under the "ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK" on the specification, available in the Human Resources Department or online at

If you are eligible to apply for Veterans Preference, please attach to your application a copy of document(s) listed for the option that applies to you:

Veteran: DD214 noting character of service

Disabled Veteran: DD214 & compensable disability award letter issued within the last 6 months.

Spouse of Disabled Veteran: DD214 & compensable disability award letter issued within the last 6 months & marriage certificate. (Eligible only if Veteran is unable to qualify because of the disability.)

Spouse of Deceased Veteran: DD214, Marriage Certificate and Death Certificate.

Please refer to Minnesota Statute 197.455 for additional requirements. Click Here.

Qualified applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Applicants selected must meet the physical requirements for the position.

Applicants selected for appointment must take and pass a drug test.

Applicants selected for appointment to a position with St. Louis County are subject to a background investigation.

All new employees must submit documentation verifying identity and employment eligibility within three days of their first day of employment.

Appointees to the position must successfully complete at least a six month probationary period prior to being certified for permanent employment.

St. Louis County is an equal opportunity and veteran-friendly employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, disability, genetic information, veteran status or activity in a local Human Rights Commission or any other characteristic protected by law.