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GIS Specialist


McKenzie County Public Works

Public Works is currently accepting applications for a full time GIS Specialist


  • Bachelors Degree in GIS, geography spatial information, or degree with a minor in GIS
  • Minimum of two years related work experience
  • Experience in creating, editing, and managing GIS data, relationships, and topologies in an ESRI-compatible RDBMS as well as data, maps and apps in ArcGIS Enterprise and/or ArcGIS online
  • Advanced knowledge of geographical data principles and; current scripting languages (Arcade, Python, VB script, SQL)
  • Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously, with little direction
  • Extensive knowledge of computers, computer programs, scanning equipment, plotters, and various office machines as well as GPS technology and collection methods
  • Excellent organization skills, attention to detail, and customer service


  • Edit spatial and tabular data, relationships, and topologies within the ESRI enterprise environment in order to meet various departments needs
  • Provide a variety of GIS services to county employees and the public
  • Work closely with county staff in the development and maintenance of maps, field applications, and web apps
  • Keep department records, create appropriate metadata, maintain good file management practices, and help maintain efficient GIS data storage practices
  • Operate a county vehicle and GPS technology to field check information

  Salary Range $27.47 to $29.73 per hour, DOE         

Position open until filled

McKenzie County offers an excellent benefit package including:

Health Insurance – Health & Child Care Flexible Spending Program Group Life

Insurance – Retirement – Optional Deferred Comp Plan 

Vacation – Sick Leave – Paid Holidays

An applicant who is a resident of North Dakota and eligible to claim veterans’ preference must abide by the Department of Veterans Affairs guidelines available at and submit any documentation with an otherwise complete application.

Human Resources
201 5th St. NW Suite 700
Watford City, ND 58854


Equal Opportunity Employer

McKenzie County

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