Job Description

Title: IT GIS Support Coordinator

State Role Title: Info Technology Specialist II

Hiring Range: $36.64 - $59.54

Pay Band: 5

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: Annex Building

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G


Job Duties

The position you are applying for is an Hourly/Wage position. Hourly (wage) employees may not work more than an average of 29 hours a week and cannot exceed 1500 hours the wage employment year (5/1 - 4/30). This position does not include health insurance, retirement or paid leave benefits.

What drives you? Whether it's knowing the work you do makes a difference, having a great work/life balance, working on exciting and challenging projects, leading innovation and championing change, or simply working with a great group of people who are committed to professionalism. At the Virginia Department of Transportation, we have something for you. Are you ready to be VDOT's next IT GIS Support Coordinator?

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is excited to announce an opportunity to serve as an IT GIS Support Coordinator in our Information Technology Division. The IT GIS Support Coordinator is responsible for providing technical support and assistance for GIS systems within the IT department. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of GIS principles and technologies, proficiency in GIS software such as ArcGIS or ArcGIS Online, and excellent problem-solving and communication skills. They should also have knowledge in GIS data management and analysis techniques. This position is located in Richmond, Virginia.

In this role as an IT GIS Support Coordinator, you will troubleshoot technical issues, and provide timely resolution to ensure the smooth operation of GIS systems. With a focus on user satisfaction and system efficiency, you’ll play a key role in ensuring that GIS technology meets the needs of the organization.

This position’s specific responsibilities and duties will include, but are not limited to:

Python Scripting: Develop and maintain Python scripts for automating GIS workflows, data processing, and geoprocessing tasks.

Web Development: Design, develop, and maintain web-based GIS applications, interactive maps, and spatial data visualization tools using web development technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and various GIS APIs (e.g., ArcGIS JavaScript API).

Mobile Development: Create mobile GIS applications and tools for data collection, field mapping, and asset management using platforms like Esri's ArcGIS Runtime SDKs, or other relevant mobile development frameworks.

GIS Analysis: Conduct spatial analysis, geospatial modeling, and data manipulation using GIS software (e.g., ArcGIS) to support project objectives.

Database Management: Manage spatial databases, including data storage, organization, and retrieval, utilizing databases like PostgreSQL/PostGIS or SQL Server Spatial.

System Integration: Integrate GIS solutions with other systems and applications within the organization's IT infrastructure, ensuring seamless data exchange and interoperability.

Project Support: Collaborate with project teams to understand GIS requirements, provide technical expertise, and contribute to the successful implementation and completion of GIS-related projects.

Research and Innovation: Stay updated on emerging GIS technologies, trends, and methodologies, and explore innovative approaches to enhance GIS capabilities and address business challenges.

Documentation and Reporting: Document GIS workflows, procedures, and project deliverables, and prepare technical reports, documentation, and presentations as required.

VDOT employees serve the citizens of the Commonwealth and traveling public daily through our mission to plan, deliver, operate and maintain a transportation system that is safe, moves people and goods, enhances the economy, and improves quality of life. VDOT is the third largest state-maintained highway system in the country, maintaining over 58,000 miles of roads, bridges, and tunnels, and employing over 7700 people through a diverse workforce. Our culture includes teamwork, transparency, nimble learning, creativity and collaboration that values differences.

We are a “Virginia Values Veterans” (V3) official certified company and state agency that provides hiring preference to Veterans and Members of the Virginia National Guard in support of Executive Order 29, (2010). If you are a Veteran or Virginia National Guard Member, we urge you to respond accordingly on your state application.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is an Equal Opportunity Employer by both policy and practice. For more information about our employment practices, please visit “Information for VDOT Employees and Applicants”:

We have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics. Your success in our organization depends upon modeling these values, therefore visit to review them and, if in agreement, we welcome you to apply.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Skill in IT coding and testing.

  • Knowledge of databases (management and coding).

  • Skill in the use of troubleshooting tools and managing and administrating desktops and wireless devices.

  • Knowledge of contract terminology and contract administration.

  • Ability to prepare, maintain records and reports.

  • Knowledge of Excel.

Additional Considerations

  • A combination of training, experience, or education in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field desired.


Special Instructions

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

This position requires a fingerprint based Criminal History Background Check, DMV Record Check and Work History Verification with references.

VDOT is an emergency operation agency. Positions physically working within Central Office locations may be designated upon request and coordination among the respective District Engineer or Administrator and Chief. Assignments are updated annually. Not all designated employees are provided an emergency operations assignment.

Once onboarded, this position may be eligible for telework opportunities; availability, hours, and duration of telework shall be approved as outlined in the Commonwealth telework policy.

VDOT utilizes a market based pay program, which has been approved by DHRM. Therefore, advertised rates of pay may or may not align with the Commonwealth pay bands.


Contact Information

Name: Logan Sanchez

Phone: (804) 807-3482



In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their AHP Letter (formerly COD) provided by the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Service-Connected Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their AHP Letter. Requesting an AHP Letter can be found at AHP Letter or by calling DARS at 800-552-5019.

Note: Applicants who received a Certificate of Disability from DARS or DBVI dated between April 1, 2022- February 29, 2024, can still use that COD as applicable documentation for the Alternative Hiring Process.


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Richmond, VA USA

Job Overview
Job Posted:
3 days ago
Job Expires:
9mos 2w
Job Type
Full Time

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