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Geographic Information Systems Specialist Trainee

Title: Geographic Information Systems Specialist Trainee

Posting Number: CSRRP-2023-16

Workweek: NL (35-hour) Workweek

Salary: (P95) $53,050.20 (Non-Negotiable)

Opening Date: March 15, 2023

Closing Date: March 29, 2023

Existing Vacancies: One (1)


Department of Environmental Protection
Contaminated Site Remediation & Redevelopment Program
Enforcement, Technical & Financial Support
Bureau of Information Systems
401 East State Street, 6th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625

Scope of Eligibility: Open to applicants who meet the requirements below.

Description : Under close supervision of a higher-level Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist or other supervisory official, learns and/or assists in professional GIS work relating to geographic analysis of environmental parameters and/or other factors, image processing, interpretation, and application of geographic data digitizing; operates all computer hardware/software associated with the GIS; does other related duties.

Specific to the Position: Extensive knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS software for both desktop-based systems and web- based applications is required. The appointee will provide GIS technical support to the Contaminated Site Remediation & Redevelopment Program (CSRRP) that will include GIS data development for the creation and maintenance of CSRRP GIS feature classes through the integration of both spatial and non-spatial digital data. Additional job duties will include geocoding of various datasets with location verification/revisions; geo-referencing of scanned maps and aerial photography to assist in data creation/updates; interaction with various NJDEP database systems such as NJEMS and Masterfile; and providing GIS mapping support for CSRRP.

Preferred Skill Set: Proficient in ESRI ArcGIS 10.x software and ArcGIS Pro for creating and editing data and map production and Microsoft Office including Access and Excel. Experience with ESRI web maps/web mapping applications; ESRI story maps and dashboards and ESRI Field/Data Collection Apps. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in Python and/or JavaScript; Model Builder; structured query language (SQL) and Arcade scripting; and relational database management systems (RDBMS).

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Geography, or Environmental Science including or supplemented by twelve (12) semester hour credits in computer mapping/GIS which shall have included spatial programming and digital image processing.

NOTE: A Master's degree in one of the above disciplines including or supplemented by the additional credits as shown may be substituted if the applicant holds a Bachelor's degree in another field.

NOTE: All U.S. degrees and transcripts must be from an accredited college or university. All foreign degrees and transcripts must be evaluated for accreditation by a recognized evaluation service by the closing date of this posting. Failure to provide documentation may result in ineligibility.

License: Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

Residency: All persons newly hired on or after September 1, 2011 have one year from the date of employment to establish, and then maintain principal residence in the State of New Jersey subject to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L.2011, Chapter 70), also known as the "New Jersey First Act".

Authorization to Work: Selected candidates must be authorized to work in the United States per the Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations. Note: The State of New Jersey does not provide sponsorship for citizenship to the United States.

Per Executive Order 253, all State employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing. Please do not submit proof of vaccination at this time; instructions will be provided if an offer of employment results from this NOV.

Veteran's Preference: To qualify for New Jersey Veteran's Preference/status, you must establish Veteran's Preference through the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs. Please submit proof of your Veteran's Preference along with your resume as indicated below. For more information, please visit Civil Service Preference for Veterans (

Submit Letter of Interest, Resume, Unofficial Transcripts (if college degree is required), and the Personal Relationship Disclosure Statement by 4:00 p.m. on the closing date .

SAME applicants: If you are applying under the NJ SAME program, your supporting documents (Schedule A or B letter) must be submitted along with your resume by the closing date indicated above. For more information on the SAME program, please visit, email, or call CSC at (833) 691-0404.

Posting Authorized By:
Phiroza Stoneback, Manager
Division of Human Resources

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to inclusive hiring and a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. Accommodations under ADA will be provided upon request.