Employment Opportunity: GIS Coordinator

Town of North Providence


JOB TITLE: GIS Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Communications Division

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Director of Communications

WAGE: $49,019.74

Bi-Weekly: $1,885.37

JOB OBJECTIVE: To develop and maintain a Geographic Information System (GIS) for the Town of North Providence as directed by the Communications Director.


  • Develops and maintains GIS system for the town
  • Develops specifications for additional GIS and GPS related hardware and software
  • Proficient operation with ESRI ArcGIS Software Suite
  • Guides users in creating requirements for GIS Software
  • Creates new computer programs or edits existing programs in order to produce maps, data, and automate procedures (designs, codes, tests, and documents)
  • Writes documentation to support software · Prepares training materials and gives presentations to users
  • Maintains inventory of system maps as related to GIS (converts from CAD when necessary)
  • Reviews developer plans for water, wastewater, and stormwater and coordinates with other City/Town and State Agencies.
  • Prepares, updates, and distributes GIS maps and new information as they become available · Provides GIS (and other) database development, management, and maintenance
  • Provides general public information services · Collects data and performs analyses as needed
  • Provide Help Desk IT tasks to Town Departments to support IT Tech Staff.
  • Provide Videotaping and productions for town meetings, events, and WEB sites.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Candidate must have knowledge of principles and practices of GIS systems, data collection, databases, and mapping. Computer proficiency and the ability to review and interpret job related plans are necessary. Demonstration of oral and written communication is necessary. Job requires the ability to quickly comprehend a wide range of technical concepts and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. The ability to install, troubleshoot, and maintain desktop and laptop computers that work on a server environment.


At least one year of FULL TIME GIS working experience.

At least one year of IT experience in Desktop computer support. (PREFERRED).

Must be able to use ArcMap Version 9.2 and Higher), IDRISI, GRASS GIS Ability to use GIS hand tools for field work.

Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and ability to create Excel databases.


Candidate must be able to stand for long periods of time.

 Must be able to perform field work in both hot and cold weather, rain and or snow.

Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time.

Must be able if needed to work beyond an 8-hour work day, ability to be called in for nights, weekends, or holidays if needed for emergency.

Must be able to lift items up to 25 pounds.


Upon condition of employment the candidate must pass a general physical exam given by a licensed physician that will also include a hearing test and sight test.

Also upon condition of employment the candidate must pass an extensive Police Background check conducted by North Providence Police Department.

Upon Employment applicant will become a member of Laborers International Union of North America (LUNA Local 1033).               

Complete town application located here

 Send Application and Resume to
Director Ralph Nahigian