Recruitment #2401-1859DC-001


Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without the big city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are welcoming. Milwaukee has evolved through the years, bringing together its unsurpassed historic charm with a breathtaking art museum, top-flight cultural attractions, professional sports, lakefront festivals, recreational opportunities, and great restaurants.

The City of Milwaukee is proud to employ a diverse workforce that is committed to providing exemplary service to the City’s residents. If you have a passion for being a part of an inclusive team of public servants, please consider the following opportunity.


The CADD and GIS Technician 3 performs tasks related to the update and maintenance of Milwaukee Water Works (MWW) mapping and the Geographic Information System (GIS) as well as prepares and designs engineering construction drawings and plans using Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) software for the MWW Capital Improvements Program (CIP).

The Milwaukee Water Works is a national leader in providing high quality, healthy drinking water.

Essential Functions


  • Edit and update MWW geodatabase and water system maps using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software.
  • Review, check, and revise inspector reports for water system changes.
  • Enter data and maintain the accuracy of the attributes and feature classes.


  • Use current CADD software to prepare and design capital improvement projects, including water main replacement, lead service line replacement, and water plant facility projects such as electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and process systems.


  • Perform permit review using the City of Milwaukee computerized permit system. Review Department of Neighborhood Services (DNS) Building Permits and Department of Public Works (DPW) Right-of-Way Permits to ensure completeness and to protect MWW infrastructure from encroaching/conflicting structures, proposed installations, and construction methods.


  • Perform tasks related to preparing as-built plans and records and water service connection reports; respond to Digger’s Hotline requests.
  • Utilize City of Milwaukee and MWW records to perform research on MWW’s infrastructure and facilities.

We welcome qualified individuals with disabilities who are interested in employment and will make reasonable accommodations during the hiring process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Conditions of Employment

  • The CADD and GIS Technician 3 must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, perform repetitive motions, and lift up to 10 pounds occasionally.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Four years of municipal or utility engineering technician experience as an Engineering Technician or Engineering Drafting Technician, including two years of experience using CADD and/or GIS software performing drafting, design, and GIS map update duties related to the essential functions of the position.
  2. Valid driver’s license at time of appointment and throughout employment.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered.

NOTE: College-level engineering curriculum courses, for which an average grade equivalent to “C” was earned, may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience. Substitution will be made on the basis of five credits equals three months of experience and no substitution will be made for fewer than five credits.

NOTICE: Please do not attach your academic transcripts to your employment application. The hiring department will verify candidates’ education as part of the background screening process prior to extending any job offers.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Associate degree in Civil Engineering Technology.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics


  • Ability to train and familiarize new CADD and GIS technicians with various types of drafting and mapping work assignments.
  • Skill in effectively utilizing Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) software.
  • Skill in effectively utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software.
  • Ability to utilize and understand City mapping layers and GIS data sets and understand legal descriptions.
  • Knowledge of mathematical calculations used for drafting and design.
  • Knowledge of construction practices.
  • Ability to prepare drawings for various types of construction projects.
  • Skill in updating and maintaining engineering records, engineering databases, and plat pages.
  • Proficiency using standard computer applications, including Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to produce accurate and detailed plans, drawings, maps, and diagrams using CADD and GIS software.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical job-related documents such as construction drawings, technical drawings, and specifications.


  • Written communication skills, including the ability to write technical reports and business correspondence.
  • Verbal communication skills in order to effectively communicate with internal and external customers.
  • Interpersonal and teamwork skills to be able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with managers and colleagues.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and fairly with coworkers and residents whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.
  • Ability to provide a high level of professional customer service.


  • Problem-solving and analytical skills, including the ability to evaluate options and find the best solutions.
  • Planning, organizational, and time management skills, including the ability to prioritize work with varying deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records.
  • Honesty, integrity, and the ability to use City resources responsibly.

Current Salary

The current salary range (Pay Range 3TN) is $63,648-$85,182 annually, and the current resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $65,557-$87,738 annually.

 The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program that includes the following:

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Onsite Clinic Services
  • Onsite Employee Assistance Program
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave and other paid leaves
  • Flexible Spending Arrangement
  • Commuter Value Pass

For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit

Selection Process

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: an evaluation of education, experience and/or responses to supplemental questions; a written or performance test, a structured interview, or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to structured interviews and performance examinations. Structured interviews may include written exercises. Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.

INITIAL FILING DATE - The selection process will be held as soon as practical after the deadline listed above. Receipt of applications may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice. However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the selection process components. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative selection process dates or times. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.

Additional Information

  • APPLICATIONS and further information may be accessed by visiting
  • Applications should be submitted no later than the deadline listed above.
  • If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or
  • The Department of Employee Relations is located in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.


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The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.