Recruitment #1903-1833DC-001


Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without the big city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are welcoming. Milwaukee has evolved through the years, bringing together its unsurpassed old world charm with a breathtaking Art Museum, top-flight arts and cultural attractions, professional sports, lakefront festivals, recreational opportunities, and great restaurants.


Under the direction of the GIS Developer-Project Leader, prepare and deliver maps to requesting City departments as well as prepare and maintain land use related graphic information for the City.

Essential Functions

  • Provide custom map products and plots as requested. Document procedures used to prepare maps and related data sets.
  • Assist in maintaining City parcel and address data using and interpreting primary source data from the Office of the Assessor, the Department of Public Works (DPW) Environmental Engineering Section, and the Department of Neighborhood Services (DNS).
  • Provide software support for City GIS users, including assisting with questions related to software usage, installing software, and troubleshooting problems.
  • Maintain City land-use maps, tax maps, the City’s DIME file (Milwaukee’s street centerline dataset), and other administrative and political boundary files using both ESRI ArcMap and Bentley MicroStation.
  • Acquire, assess, validate, process, and maintain geographic information and prepare data for displaying in presentation-quality maps; perform data extracts by writing database queries.

Reasonable accommodations requested by qualified individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Minimum Requirements

1. Associate’s degree with significant coursework in GIS, automated mapping, geography, cartography, land engineering, or a closely-related field from an accredited technical college or university.

IMPORTANT NOTE: College transcripts are required and must be received by the application period closing date. Transcripts should be attached to your online application. Applications without transcripts attached will be considered incomplete and will be rejected. Student/unofficial copies are acceptable; however, your transcript must be legible and include your college/university name, your name, the degree completed (if applicable) and the date completed.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience in Microstation or AutoCad.
  • Experience writing SQL queries.
  • Experience using basic Python or Visual Basic Scripting Edition (Vbscript) functions.

Knowledges, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics

  • Knowledge of GIS, automated mapping, and geography principles and practices.
  • Expertise in the use of ESRI ArcMap software and extensions.
  • Ability to learn ArcGIS online.
  • Ability to capably perform various mapping and data assignments.
  • Skill in using standard computer applications such as the internet, word processing, spreadsheet, and database.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical work-related documents.
  • Knowledge of basic mathematics and ability to make accurate calculations.
  • Interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and fairly with coworkers whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment and carry out routine assignments without detailed supervision.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Oral and written communication skills, including the ability to produce correspondence and reports.
  • Ability to provide training and clearly explain complex GIS concepts to non-technical users.
  • Ability to provide thorough and accurate documentation and reporting of work processes.
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work effectively under pressure while handling multiple tasks.
  • Ability to provide thorough and accurate documentation and reporting of work processes.
  • Ability to stay abreast of best practices in GIS and automated mapping through on-going continuing education activities.

Current Salary

The starting salary (Pay Range 3FN) for city of Milwaukee residents is $38, 508 annually, and the non-resident starting salary is $37,563.

The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program that includes the following:

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Onsite Clinic Services
  • Onsite Employee Assistance Program
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave and other paid leaves
  • Flexible Spending Arrangement
  • Commuter Value Pass

For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit

Selection Process

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and performance examinations. Oral examinations may include written exercises. Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.

INITIAL FILING DATE - The examination will be held as soon as practical after Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Receipt of applications may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice. However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative test administration. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.

Additional Information

  • APPLICATIONS and further information may be accessed by visiting,
  • If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or
  • The Department of Employee Relations is located at City Hall, 200 E. Wells St., Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.


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The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.