The GIS Technician connects people to trees using maps and data. The incumbent supports the Tree Operations department on a range of initiatives from grant reporting to administrative functions.

Salary Range: Starts at 26/hour with competitive benefits upon hire

Essential Functions

  • Coordinates with Urban Foresters and Managing Arborist to deliver mapping products in a timely and accurate manner
  • Works in a team environment to produce, maintain and share geospatial data
  • Assists Data Technician with administrative tasks in preparation for and reconciliation of tree installations
  • Assists with tracking and ordering of Tree Operations materials
  • Answers and directs phone calls to the appropriate staff within Tree Operations Department
  • Performs maintenance updates on annually published public-facing maps and other cartographic resources
  • Leads grant reporting in Tree Operations department by creating appropriate queries and report numbers from GIS database to GIS Analyst and Tree Operations Director
  • Assists with preparation and execution of Survival Study, Pruning Maps, and Watering Maps
  • Connects people to trees
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

The incumbent will not have any direct reports.

Working Conditions

The incumbent works in the office and in the occasionally in the field to collect data. Must be able to use equipment such as (not an exclusive list): desktop computer, printer/plotter, smart phones, iPad, and other mobile devices.

Physical Demands:

  • While this is primarily a desk job, all CT employees may engage in tree planting/related activities in outdoor environments, year-round in the heat, cold and inclement weather and must have suitable clothing. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to talk, hear, stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The incumbent is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, lift files, open filing cabinets, bend or stand on a stool, etc.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a fulltime, nonexempt position, averaging 40 hours a week. The incumbent must be able and willing to work evenings, weekends, and extended hours when needed.


Travel is primarily local, although some out of the area travel and overnights may be expected.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Systems, Environmental Science, Forestry, or related field; or equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Intermediate proficiency in ArcMap and/or ArcPro (including running geoprocessing tools, working with geodatabases, and creating map layouts) and strong cartography skills
  • Experience with ArcGIS Online and ESRI StoryMaps
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills