Job Description

Overall Job Objective


The City of Littleton is a vibrant community south of Denver and is consistently voted as one of America's best small cities. Home to a charming and historic downtown, a variety of shopping venues, restaurants, parks and trails, there is a lot to offer to the wonderful people who live and work here. The City of Littleton offers outstanding benefits and perks including a comprehensive benefit package with $0 deductible medical, a dedicated employee clinic, excellent retirement matches, generous paid time off, flexible schedule options, and wellness programs, just to name a few. To learn more, visit:  City of Littleton Careers.
The Information Technology Department of the City of Littleton is seeking a highly skilled Geospatial (GIS) Technician. This position is responsible for developing and maintaining standard cartographic (map) products for use by city departments and staff, and the general public.
The Geospatial (GIS) Technician reports to the GIS Supervisor, however; serves a broad range of customers in other departments including Community Development and Public works. The selected candidate will be collaborative and customer service oriented.
Upcoming projects and initiatives including building foundational layers for our asset management system including data collection, conversion, and QA/QC methods. In addition, there are efforts to increase our spatial analysis footprint by increasing user adoption though trainings, understanding user requirements, and through application deployment.
The City of Littleton believes in attracting and retaining the best talent and our strategies include hiring in at or above market pay and career development opportunities. We also provide a generous benefit package.
Starting pay at or near $24.88 per hour.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities


  • This position performs data capture using a variety of methodologies to maintain and update city GIS databases.
  • Responsible for development of special mapping projects to support a variety of city departments and functions.
  • Assists GIS Supervisor with project and change management activities related to data acquisition and system integration.
  • Designs, prepares, tests, debugs and documents computer programs, and prepares instructions to guide users.
  • Troubleshoots software problems and applies corrective measures and remedies identified failures or deficiencies.
  • Designs and produces custom maps for city departments and others based on user requirements, available data, and available system resources.
  • Provides instruction, training and technical support to users of city GIS system, custom software applications and various GIS related hardware (i.e. plotters, scanners, GPS data collection system, etc.)
  • Operates various city GIS computer systems and assists with monitoring of such systems to ensure proper function and output of computer system and peripheral equipment.
  • Devises and implements strategies for maintaining GIS information efficiently, reducing or eliminating redundant data entry/acquisition efforts.
  • Converts existing graphic and non-graphic documents and map data into digital Geographic Information System formats and enters and/or updates GIS database with information.
  • Integrates new information into GIS database, using a variety of source documents including deeds, subdivision plats, aerial photography, GPS surveys and land survey plats.
  • May serve as an Emergency Worker.
  • Performs other similar assignments and projects as required.


Minimum Qualifications


  • AA / AS degree in geography, GIS, or a related field; and
  • A minimum of three (3) or more years of experience in GIS database design, application development, user support and training, or similar duties in a directly related field; or
  • An equivalent combination of administrative, training, or work experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential functions of the position.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience providing GIS related training and creating instruction guides for end users.
  • Experience designing and producing custom maps.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities


  • Knowledge of a variety of GIS technologies including multi-tiered client-server computing environments, imaging, and Windows operating systems, spatial and relational database systems and development tools.
  • Principles and technologies of geographic information systems design, spatial and relational database design, and spatial analysis.
  • Understands complex spatial analysis methodology and applies them to specific projects and issues.
  • Basic knowledge in the following databases: Microsoft SQL, DB2, and Microsoft Access.
  • Knowledge and understanding of, and the ability to stay current with, the changing field of GIS, including its applications and current practices and uses.
  • Requires possession of a valid Colorado driver's license.
Physical activities include occasional lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling objects weighing up to 40 pounds with or without assistance.

Review of applications will begin 11/15/19 and interviews will be scheduled if a qualified pool has been established. 

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