GIS Technician – An Post (12 month contract)


GIS Technician – An Post (12 month contract)


An Post maintains a Central Address Database (CAD) of over 1.9 million buildings across Ireland with their geo-coordinates and various other attributes. These spatially enabled datasets combined with digital mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology enables a range of advanced internal uses including operational planning, optimisation and asset management.


The Job


  • Work within a team to provide specialist digital mapping technical support & data provision services.
  • Maintenance of GIS datasets.
  • Support the route optimisation project through data cleaning, digitising and validation.
  • Ensure the production and supply of GIS datasets and mapping within schedule and to the agreed standards that are fit-for-purpose for the business.
  • Write technical and end-user documentation.
  • Assist with the implementation and maintenance of web based GIS solutions within An Post.


The Person


The ideal candidate must:

  • Hold a Degree qualification in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or an equivalent qualification that has GIS as a significant module within it.
  • Have 1 year satisfactory relevant GIS experience.
  • Have demonstrable knowledge and experience in the following areas;
    • ArcGIS desktop.
    • Spatial databases and database management.
    • Data extraction, conversion, cleaning and analysis.
    • Map design and production.
    • Experience in the creation, maintenance and interrogation of spatial datasets.
    • Knowledge of data quality issues, standards and metadata.


Candidates must also:

  • Have strong IT and graphic skills and proven ability to present maps and documents to a high standard.
  • Possess excellent problem solving and analysis skills.
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to explain complex GIS technical concepts to non-technical users.
  • Be a good team player.
  • Be results orientated and be flexible in a changing environment.



Location: An Post, G.P.O., O’Connell Street, Dublin 1


Closing Date & Application: Please apply by sending a CV and a cover letter to and reference GIS Technician in the subject line. The closing date for application is 5pm on 9th January 2019.

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