City of Portland - Engineering Archivist


Public Works Department – Engineering Division – The Department of Public Works seeks a highly-motivated team member with strong customer service and technical skills. This position is responsible for digital and paper format archiving, record-keeping, and survey/engineering research assignments of a difficult and legal nature. Customers within the City family and community at large depend on this employee to provide responsive & professional service for a wide variety of public information requests. The successful candidate will compile data and perform records research necessary for public improvement projects, land development planning, and sale or transfer of public property. They may also prepare boundary survey plans, deed descriptions, and reports under the supervision of a Licensed Land Surveyor. This position is expected to utilize ESRI GIS software, create and maintain digital databases and indexes of City engineering records, assign street addresses, and utilize AutoCAD software to update engineering, surveying, and as-built records.

Requirements: Candidates must have an Associate Degree or Technical Degree in Information Technology, Engineering, Surveying, or Geographic Information Systems (GIS); or any equivalent combination of certification, experience, education and training. Must have excellent customer service and communication skills. Must possess a valid State of Maine Class C Motor Vehicle Operator’s license; must have and maintain a good driving record. Must be capable of climbing both stairs and ladders; must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.

Desired Training & Experience: Prior experience as a Vital Records Clerk; prior experience in municipal engineering record keeping; prior experience as a GIS or mapping professional with strong ESRI and Autodesk product skills. Professional licensure or certification in the State of Maine (PE, PLS, FE, LSIT, or GSIP). $809.63/week, starting pay rate.

Accepting applications for this position only until Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

Permanent, full-time employees receive a generous benefits package which includes 12 ½ paid holidays; paid employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental and income protection insurances; and tuition reduction programs with Kaplan University and the University of Southern Maine. Part-time employees may receive a pro-rated benefits package which may include some, but not all, of the benefits listed above.

To download the City’s application form, log on to the Job Opportunities page of the City’s website,

The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.
Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.
We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Apply at/send cover letter and resume to the
City of Portland, Maine
Human Resources Office
389 Congress St., Room 115
Portland, ME 04101
Tel. (207) 874-8624, Fax (207) 874-8937
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