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GIS Technician

Salary Range:$29.85 To 36.56 Hourly

Want a dynamic and exciting career in Information Services and Geographic Information Systems while impacting multiple facets of local government and helping the public? Think you have what it takes to excel in one of Kansas City’s most sought after communities? The City of Leawood is in search of a motivated, capable leader with experience in working with geographic information systems and web mapping technologies to flourish as our GIS Technician. The successful individual has a self-starter mindset, problem solver, team player attitude, and strive for excellence in their work!

 THE CITY OF LEAWOOD, KANSAS is looking for a
 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician  

Are you the ideal person to become the GIS Technician with the City of Leawood?

  • Are you a self-starter who likes to work in a team as well as working individually?
  • Do you enjoy solving problems, applying geographic information systems principles across multiple facets?
  • Proficient with database programming languages such as SQL and Python?
  • Are you experienced with GIS software and web mapping technologies such as ArcGIS, QGIS, and OSPInsight.?
  • Do you like working with cross-functional teams on GIS projects?
  • Possess the ability to communicate technical concepts and findings to non-technical stakeholders?

Summary of the Position: The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician helps design, implement and operate the City’s Geographic Information System (GIS). The GIS Technician primary focus is on supporting GIS Data and mapping projects City-wide and will act as support to other city department on GIS related projects.   

General Overview of Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the collection, input and updating of geospatial data, verifying the accuracy and completeness of data entered and the organization.
  • Responsible for maintaining the City’s GIS database and related files. Duties include entering, updating and maintaining geographic and attribute files, records, documents.
  • Responsible for maintaining user information in the City’s Geographic Information System (GIS) including entering and removing users, editing database user privileges.
  • Responsible for installing, configuring, and updating City wide GIS software and tools.
  • Creates maps and visualizations using the City’s GIS software based on project specifications. Ensure maps are aesthetically pleasing, informative, standardized and easy to understand.
  • Maintains and continuously updates GIS processes and workflows including preparing documentation and reports for GIS related projects.
  • Works with the Asset Management Coordinator in the integration and ongoing maintenance of the City’s comprehensive asset/work management systems with the GIS software.
  • Provides data and reports for city wide GIS programs including but not limited to data related to the strategic planning, performance measures, fixed assets, monthly, quarterly, and annual activity reports.
  • Acts as City wide support contact for other city departments on GIS related programs, data and mapping.
  • Works with the Asset management Coordinator in customization of applications to increase productivity, generate reports, and improve maps and support business processes.

Minimum Requirements:  Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Environmental Science or related field and three (3) years of experience using GIS software and tools. Preferred qualifications: Certification in Geographic Information systems and working knowledge of municipal infrastructure and assets, familiarity with web mapping technologies including ArcGIS.  Experience in municipality information technology, preferred. Must possess a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record per the City’s drivers Use of Vehicles for City Business policy throughout employment with the City.

 Accepting Applications through June 3, 2024 
 Targeted Rate of Pay: $29.85 - $36.56 / hour, DOQ

In addition to a competitive salary, the City provides generous benefit opportunities – more info can be found at  We understand that a healthy work-life balance is essential for the success and well-being of our employees. Therefore, we have established the New Hire 40-Hour Vacation Program designed to give our newest team members the chance to recharge, explore, and connect with their passions outside of work.  From day one, enjoy the luxury of 40 hours of fully paid time off.  

The City of Leawood offers career development opportunities in which the employee could increase their experience, training, and pay.  The position is eligible to receive merit-based pay increases every year (merit increase up to 5% increase).  Employees also receive a Time In Service Bonus every three years of employment on their anniversary date equal to 5% of their annual salary.   

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