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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Manager
 
JOB CODE:102700
 
PAY GRADE:2280
 
SALARY RANGE:$54,017 - $74,772
 
LOCATION OF WORK
Information Services Department
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of a technical or administrative supervisor, performs highly technical work designing, developing, programming and maintaining enterprise Geographical Information Systems (GIS) databases, applications and interfaces to various systems on personal, mid-level and mainframe computer platforms. Duties may include assigning and checking mapping work of subordinates; writing GIS programs; and developing and implementing GIS computer applications in an online, real-time environment utilizing multiple operating systems, databases and programming languages. The incumbent also coordinates activities with all City-Parish departments and Information Services to meet overall objectives. The employee of this class is required to work in the Information Services Department. Performs other work as requested.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Manages city-wide activities in the GIS program area; implements the GIS program in order to ensure optimum performance of the GIS and to ensure that customers receive up-to-date, reliable information. Develops short and long range plans and goals for the overall direction of the GIS program to include developing, implementing, and monitoring policies and procedures in accordance with current professional standards. Supervises geographic information system (GIS) personnel and activities, including GIS database acquisition and management. Supervises acquisition, implementation and management of all GIS data generated by or acquired from outside departments, including quality control; supervises computer system administration for GIS. Supervises development of city-wide technical standards for data and project production to ensure GIS project quality is met. Develops, programs and maintains new GIS programs, applications and systems as well as interfaces between various new and legacy databases; maintains and updates databases using GIS, computer aided drafting and other software. Conducts mapping research, in the field and in the office to resolve conflicting information and ensure the accuracy of the data. Coordinates training sessions for GIS personnel and GIS users; trains others on the use of new applications.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of GIS software, operating systems, databases and programming languages currently used by the City/Parish Government. Knowledge of symbols and terminology used in civil, architectural or electronic engineering drawings. Knowledge of industry-specific (i.e., wastewater, engineering, planning and zoning) terminology and symbology. Knowledge of database design, computer systems design, and geography. Knowledge of digitizing and data manipulation procedures for geographic information systems. Skill in the use of a variety of computers and computer-aided design software. Ability to use graphic instructions such as blueprints, layouts, or other visual aids. Ability to read and use zoning maps, quarter-section maps, plat maps, land use maps, single line maps, aerial maps, blueprints, and engineering plans. Ability to present facts clearly and accurately in graphic form. Ability to organize and perform technical research, and present findings clearly and in an interesting manner to various groups and the general public. Ability to communicate, establish and maintain effective working relationships, with other employees, officials, and the general public. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in geographic information systems, geography, planning, civil engineering, computer science or a related field, and four years experience in geographic information systems, including one year supervisory experience.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
Position(s) of this classification may require a valid Louisiana driver's license. If license is required, must maintain throughout employment in this position.
 
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.
 
NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the job.