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State of Minnesota GIS Application Developer - ITS3 in St. Paul, Minnesota

Job Summary Job Summary This position provides GIS (Geospatial Information System) application development support to a portfolio of Ecological & Water Services (EWR) applications, especially the Watershed Health Assessment Framework (WHAF) application. These services include working with EWR staff to collect and analyze user requirements, design, develop, test, and deploy high quality web services and applications for internal and external use. Support includes documentation, analysis, and troubleshooting, with data management and stewardship duties. Responsibilities include: * Software Development – Design, develop, test, deploy, and maintain geospatial applications. * Analysis – Participate in the design, development, and deployment of spatial data and related web services to support applications. * Testing – Work with SMEs to develop and conduct user tests and focus groups to evaluate the effectiveness of applications to communicate and achieve business objectives. * Research – Research, investigate and prototype emerging geospatial information and social networking technologies to determine their relevance to assigned applications. * Maintain up-to-date knowledge of GIS technologies and database design and development. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications Candidates must clearly demonstrate all of the following qualifications in their resume. This position requires a minimum of three (3) years of experience providing GIS data management, analysis, development, and reporting in an enterprise environment. * Applied skills with web programming languages, most importantly JavaScript and the ESRI JavaScript API. * A strong conceptual background of geospatial analysis techniques. * Four years of experience using ESRI desktop software suite of tools and extensions. * Thorough understanding of JSON, HTML5, CSS, and other web languages and data structures. * Experience using RESTful APIs (preferably ArcGIS REST API and Flask). * Experience using source code management and version control (preferably GitLab and/or GitHub). * Experience with application deployment on IIS. * Experience with responsive web design, UI/UX design and usability testing. * Demonstrated experience authoring and publishing spatial data services using ESRI ArcGIS Server and related products. * Experience building web applications that deliver information for natural resource or ecosystem management. * Knowledge and experience in natural resource management especially as it relates to ecosystem science and systems-level thinking and approaches. * Experience with GIS data used in natural resource fields. Knowledge and experience with user interface and user experience design for web applications. * Experience and aptitude for working within a team on a highly visible, evolving product. * Excellent digital cartographic skills, including web accessibility techniques. * Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills for communication and training. A Master’s degree in Information Technology or a related field substitutes for three years of experience, OR related Bachelor’s degree substitutes for two years, OR related Associate’s substitutes for one year. Successful candidate must pass past-employer reference checks and a criminal history verification It is the policy of the Minnesota IT Services that all employees submit to a background investigation prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components: SEMA4 Records Check (applies to current and past state employees only) Criminal History Check Employment Reference Check Social Security and Address Verification Education Verification Driver's License Record Check DHS Vulnerable Adult Check Licensure and/or Certification Verification Other legally required records checks Personal Reference Check Credit Check Tax background check Minnesota IT Services will not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US. Preferred Qualifications * Practical experience with web frameworks (preferably Angular). * Practical experience with Python and other scripting and server-side automation tools. * Experience with SQL and PostgreSQL. * Experience creating RESTful APIs (preferably Flask or FastAPI). * Knowledge and ability to deploy accessible maps to the web leveraging Section 508 and WCAG 2.0. * Ability to administer complete web server stack including database, GIS, and web servers. * Experience with open-source GIS software tools such as MapServer, GDAL, Leaflet, and PostGIS. * Experience with SQL and PostgreSQL. * Knowledge of cartography and digital cartography standards. * Experience building web applications that deliver information for outdoor recreation-based activities, natural resource management, ecosystem science, and systems-level thinking and approaches methods and principles. * Experience in project management methods and principles to plan work, set goals, monitor, and evaluate accomplishments. Application Details Why Work For Us Minnesota IT Services offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, defined benefit pension plan, tax-deferred compensation plan (457), generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. In addition, at the management’s discretion, Minnesota IT Services offers flexible work scheduling, telework options, mentorship opportunities, employee recognition and reward programs, and paid training and development. Join Minnesota IT Services now and stay for a career! How to Apply This vacancy is open for bids and all qualified applicants simultaneously. Contractual obligations will be considered prior to filling the position via other means. Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637. For additional information about the application process, go tohttps://mn.gov/mmb/careers/. To be considered for any Veteran’s Status, you MUST indicate this on your application. RECENTLY SEPARATED VETERANS (RSV): Effective July 1, 2009, legislation provides that the top five RSV applicants who apply and meet the qualifications for a vacancy shall be granted an interview. To qualify, you must meet the following: 1) have separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the United States; 2) have served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or more or for the full period ordered to active duty or have separated by reason of disability incurred while serving on active duty; 3) be a United States citizen or resident alien; and 4) have served in active military service at any time on or after September 11, 2001, as shown on your DD-214 form. To be considered under this legislation, you must: 1) meet all Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting; 2) meet all of the above RSV criteria; and 3) submit a copy of your DD-214 form by the closing date to: MNIT.Recruitment@state.mn.us. Failure to submit your DD-214 form will affect your consideration for an interview under this legislation. CERTAIN DISABLED VETERANS: Effective August 1, 2012, legislation provides state agencies with the option to appoint certain disabled veterans on a noncompetitive basis if you: 1) meet service requirements and have a verified service-connected disability rating of at least 30%; 2) provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability; and 3) meet all Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting. To be considered under this legislation you must submit all documentation by the closing date to: MNIT.Recruitment@state.mn.us. Contact If you have questions about the position, contact Mai Vang at mai.n.vang@state.mn.us. * * * AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Minnesota IT Services is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. Minnesota IT Services recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. It is the policy of Minnesota IT Services to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified candidates and employees. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need. To request an accommodation for an interview, please contact ADA.MNIT@state.mn.us. Job Title: GIS Application Developer - ITS3 Location: St. Paul Job ID: 47298 Regular/Temporary: Unlimited Full/Part Time: Full-Time Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers Date Posted: 07/21/2021 Closing Date: 08/04/2021 Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota IT Services Hiring Agency: Minnesota IT Services Division/Unit: Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Work Shift: Day Shift Work Hours: Day Shift Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift Days of Work: Monday - Friday Travel Required: No Salary Range: $28.39 - $46.66/hourly; $59,278 - $97,426/annually Job Class Option: Geographic Info Systems Tech Classified Status: Classified Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE Job Class: Information Technology Specialist 3 Working Title: GIS Application Developer - ITS3