Accesses the Chicago Department of Aviation GIS data repository to obtain base map data and data layers
Gathers and updates field data using Global Positioning System (GPS) and other surveying instruments
Assists in the creation of new data layers for inclusion in the department’s database
Prepares maps and reports with appropriate data layers illustrating requested data in geographic format to meet users’ needs (e.g., use in Web applications)
Reviews data sets provided by department staff for use in creating GIS maps
Uses spreadsheets and GIS software to convert data sets to a GIS format
Geocodes data files and manipulates data layers
Assists in monitoring data files on the server and managing file storage disk space
Assists departmental GIS users in accessing GIS data and using the software to produce maps
Uses scripting language and processing workflow modeling to create user interfaces and to automate time consuming or complicated tasks
Assists in the design and maintenance of GIS databases and the department’s centralized GIS repository
And, other job related duties as required
Location: Aviation Administration Building, 10510 W. Zemke Road, Chicago
Division: Airport Planning and Development
Shift: Monday thru Friday
Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

NOTE: This is a 24/7 on-call operations, will be subject to over-time based on operational needs.



Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Sciences, Information Technology/Systems, Geography, Urban Planning, or a directly related field, plus one year of experience using GIS software, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Education & Employment Verification: Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.


Under direction, manages the development and maintenance of the Chicago Department of Aviation Geographic Information System (GIS), and performs related duties as required. The position assists in the planning and design of all airport capital improvement projects and leverages mapping industry and aviation industry best practices.

The position involves planning and development to support the O’Hare 21 and capital improvement projects. The role will assist the planning team with the development of airport master plans, terminal planning, airport layout plans, implementation plans and project definition documents. The position will also assist in research and development for planning studies and reports for the Chicago Department of Aviation. The project size ranges from considerable scope and complexity to small scale renovation work and from airfield runway projects to large scale facility projects.