Agency GIS Technology Coordinator - 6365

Maine, United States | Geographic | Full-time | Partially remote

Apply by: Dec. 9, 2022

Agency GIS/Technology Coordinator

Opening Date:
Closing Date:
Augusta, Bangor, or other
Position Type:
Full Time – Limited Period
Class Code:
 25   $49,836.80 - 67,024.80


The Bureau of Parks and Lands (BPL) is recruiting to fill a Limited Period position through October 23, 2024 for an Agency GIS/Technology Coordinator in Augusta, Bangor or other agreed on location in Maine. The position will be extended beyond 2024 as funding permits.


BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION: This is advanced work in coordinating BPL Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and technology. This position will be responsible for leading the development of technology, application support and GIS tools.  A commitment to craftsmanship is expected. The position requires a high level of organization and attention to detail in maintaining knowledge of tools for ESRI and Microsoft and designing or assisting in the design for maximum utilization within programs. In addition, the position uses other GIS and graphics software to combine figures, diagrams, and images with text for map and report publications. It will also assist with natural resource geospatial analysis and database application management and development. Work is performed under general supervision and in collaboration with other technology and program staff.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  A six (6) year combination of education, training, and/or experience directly related to the operation, development, and/or maintenance of technology, GIS systems or project coordination.


The candidate would need strong interpersonal and collaboration skills, enjoy being part of a team, learning, researching tools, and troubleshooting.  The ideal candidate would also have an undergraduate degree in a natural science and/or at least three (3) years of relevant GIS or technology work experience. Preference will be given to candidates with experience using ArcGIS to display complex natural resource data features, and a strong knowledge of cartography and map design. Work experience and/or education in GIS development using Python and database design using Esri’s ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, file geodatabases, and enterprise geodatabases (SQL Server) is highly desired.  BPL is transitioning to a mobile, spatially enabled workforce so experience with ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise Portal, Field Maps, Survey123, and ArcGIS Hub is preferred.  Additionally, BPL makes broad use of the Microsoft Office applications – Power Apps, Power Automate, Access, Excel, Word and PowerPoint – so experience with these tools is desired. Any experience with GIS software and/or database support, ad hoc querying using SQL, spatial data presentation using Esri’s Dashboards or Experience Builder applications is also a plus.


This position may be able to work a hybrid (remote/office) schedule based on operational needs.

No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto—"Dirigo" or "I lead"—as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce's health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

  • Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leaveVacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave. 
  • Health Insurance Coverage– The State of Maine pays 85%-100%of employee-only premiums ($9,893.52-$11,057.52 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costsfor you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.  
  • Health Insurance Premium Credit– Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements
  • Dental Insurance– The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value). 
  • Retirement Plan– The State of Maine contributes 13.16% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.  
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement– Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense. 
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts– Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses. 
  • Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness– The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office
  • Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.
  • Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child—including fathers and adoptive parents—receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act.  
  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation– Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions. 
  • Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness


Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.