Geographic Information System Technician I

County Of Maui
Full Time, Permanent $3,884 Per month HI Maui County Environmental Management, 2200 Main St STE 100, Wailuku, HI 96793, United States


Performs skilled technical work using Geographic Information System (GIS) software and applications under the supervision of higher-level staff; creates, enters, verifies and edits GIS data and other related datasets; digitizes, scans, processes, georeferences and orthorectifies maps, imagery, remote sensed data and other documents; creates maps, plans, exhibits and other GIS products; and performs other related duties as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This Geographic Information System Technician series is distinguished by its responsibility for performing skilled technical work in maintaining and ensuring the accuracy of the County's geographic information, utilizing GIS software to create and maintain a wide variety of maps, plans, exhibits, drawings and other illustrative products. This class differs from the Geographic Information System Technician II in that the Geographic Information System Technician I performs basic GIS tasks under the direct supervision of higher-level staff, whereas the Geographic Information System Technician II uses GIS software and applications to independently perform the full range of highly-skilled and difficult technical work in support of the County's GIS program.  

Examples of Duties

(The following are examples of duties and are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in this class.  The omission of specific duties statements does not preclude management from assigning such duties if such duties are a logical assignment for the position and are consistent with the class concept.)

· Prepares, inputs, edits and maintains the integrity of County GIS data; 

· creates, customizes and revises a variety of GIS products such as maps, plans, exhibits and other illustrative presentations using GIS software and applications; 

· assists in researching and interpreting information from a variety of sources, including field visits and site inspections where necessary; 

· maps, aerial or satellite imagery, in order to create and maintain GIS data;

· digitizes, scans, processes, georeferences and orthorectifies maps, imagery, remote sensed data and other documents; 

· sets up hardware and software such as computers, plotters and scanners; copies files onto various forms of digital media for distribution.  

This is an amendment to the specification for the class, 
which was approved on September 1, 2003; re-established effective December 1, 2018.

APPROVED: March 25, 2019

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Training and Experience:  A combination of training and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from high school and two (2) years of GIS, cartographic or drafting experience, at least one (1) of which shall have included using GIS software and other related software or applications.

License Requirement:  Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license (Type 3).

Knowledge of:  Characteristics, capabilities and requirements of GIS software and related equipment such as plotters and scanners; GIS concepts including the layering of information and the basic understanding of point, line and polygon features; GIS terminology, commands and codes; principles cartography and map production using GIS; general sources of information and procedures, practices and policies.

Ability to:  Utilizes GIS software and applications to create, enter, verify and edit GIS data and other related datasets; create maps, plans, exhibits and other illustrative products; research and interpret information from a variety of sources and to explain these findings to others; follow oral and written instructions; deal tactfully and effectively with the general public and others.

Health and Physical Condition:

Persons seeking appointment to positions in this class must meet the health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper for performance of the duties.

Physical Effort Grouping:  Light


If you have never applied for a job using the NEOGOV system, you must create an account.  You will need a username, password, and working email address to create your account. Your detailed work history is required on the application. A resume submitted in lieu of an application will not be sufficient. Furthermore, "See resume" is NOT an acceptable response under the "Work Experience" section. An application containing this response may be deemed incomplete. Applications may be rejected if they are incomplete.


The above examination is being given on an open-competitive basis to establish an eligible list which shall be effective for not more than one year unless extended by the Director of Personnel Services.


The County of Maui does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, disability, marital status, pregnancy, arrest and court record, assignment of child support, national guard participation or any other basis covered by state or federal laws governing non-discrimination

Pre-Employment/Post-Offer Drug Screening Test: All applicants, who will enter a safety sensitive position or certain designated categories that the Personnel Services Director has established or who are required by law to be drug tested must pass a pre-employment/post-offer drug screening test as a condition of employment. There is no retesting or re-evaluation process. Cost for the drug screening test shall be borne by the County of Maui.

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