GIS Manager

GIS Manager

Website City of Thornton

Under administrative direction, manages and directs the geographic information system (GIS) activities and operations.  This includes understanding City processes and workflows, and how unique GIS solutions can be applied and utilized across all City departments.
(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)

Oversees the management and day-to-day operations of GIS services, including development and implementation of GIS goals, objectives, policies, procedures and long-range strategies.

Stays up-to-date with current GIS technologies and how they can be applied to customers.

Coordinates with Information Technology to acquire, implement and maintain hardware, software programming and database services.  Determines necessary preventive and corrective equipment maintenance.

Manages, supervises and directs the activities of assigned staff and functions; makes recommendations regarding hiring, discipline, termination or advancement of employees.  Schedules employees, assigns work, and monitors progress; guides, trains and develops employees in the accomplishment of their duties and professional growth; evaluates performance.

Provides direct support to City Development and the systems used in their processes.

Engages in outreach to City Development to understand their workflows and how to apply GIS to streamline their processes.

Provides support to other City departments as needed.

Directs the design and maintenance of various GIS databases.  Develops standards and methods for the creation and quality control of new data and applications.

Plans, coordinates and documents special projects and ongoing program workflows to ensure efficiency and best practices are incorporated into the final product.

Develops budget; participates in the forecast of necessary funds for staffing, material and supplies.  Submits budget recommendations and justifications.  Monitors expenditures against approved budget.

Attends and/or conducts a variety of meetings such as staff meetings and employee briefings.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Systems or related field from an accredited college or university; six years of GIS experience preferably within local government with specific working knowledge of the business operations and responsibilities associated with city/community development; and three years of supervisory experience.  Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Licensing/Certification Requirements:
Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) certification obtained through Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) preferred.

May need the ability to travel to various locations in a timely manner as the job requires.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the policies, procedures and goals of the city of Thornton and the department.
Knowledge of the theory, principles, practices and methods of computer mapping programs, including ESRI ArcGIS 10.x to an advanced level of expertise including extensions.
Knowledge in the collection and application of GIS resources used in building and maintaining geographic data supporting the city’s GIS Enterprise.
Knowledge of administering a citywide parcel and address master database and associated data layers to maintain accuracy and reliability supporting citywide goals, projects and programs.
Knowledge of PC-based programs used in creating and manipulating databases and producing reports including Access, Excel, Word, the Hansen Information Technologies data system and equivalent programs.
Knowledge of ArcGIS, Spatial Analyst, Network Analyst, SQL, web–based mapping applications and web service.
Knowledge of RDBMS technology.
Knowledge of HTML and JAVA.
Knowledge of city of Thornton personnel policies and procedures.
Knowledge of state and local statutes, ordinances, resolutions, and charter relating to area of assignment.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration, including organizational development, management, budgeting, employee supervision and training.
Skill in coordinating and managing the organizational, staffing, operational activities, and services of a GIS section.
Skill in using computer mapping programs at an advanced level with the ability to produce and maintain complex spatial data and map compositions.
Skill in managing others’ use of computer mapping systems.
Skill in managing the use of PC-based programs used in creating and manipulating databases and in reports produced using Access, Excel, Word, and ArcGIS.
Skill in managing the development and maintenance of both internal and external data sources using databases and database programs.
Skill in supervising the application of municipal mapping requirements in terms of the types of data collected, managed and displayed, and the policy issues related to the distribution and release of such data.
Skill in negotiating computer hardware, software and other equipment purchases.
Skill in coordinating the installation of new equipment.
Skill in determining and implementing necessary corrective equipment maintenance.
Skill in preparing and presenting staff reports and other necessary documents or correspondence to appropriate boards, groups, and/or committees.
Ability to supervise, direct and train employees.
Ability to consistently exercise discretion, independent judgment and decision making.
Ability to interpret, understand, and follow complex statutes, manuals, regulations, standards and guidelines.
Ability to draft policies and procedures.
Ability to develop and/or monitor departmental budgets.
Ability to operate in a PC work environment.
Ability to use materials and equipment in accomplishing work assignments including computers, plotters, scanners, copiers, and other office equipment.
Ability to listen well and communicate effectively orally and in writing with various audiences.
Ability to research, develop and lead formal and informal presentations and discussions with diverse groups.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with city employees, consultants, other agencies and the general public.

Physical and Mental Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, talk, hear, and see.  The employee is also required to perform light lifting.  The majority of work tasks are performed in an office environment.  Work tasks performed under field conditions may involve walking over rough terrain, and visually checking land uses and property characteristics.
Examinations may include but are not limited to application screening beyond minimum qualifications; written, oral, practical exercise or any combination thereof or other job related assessment deemed appropriate by Human Resources.

Your application will be used as a screening tool. Completeness and accuracy are important! Any false or untrue statements or material omissions in the application and related paperwork or during the selection process could disqualify you from consideration.

As a condition of employment, the city of Thornton conducts background investigations for all positions which may also include a review of credit report and/or driving record. A drug screen, physical, and/or psychological examination administered by a city-designated provider will be required for pre-determined positions.

4/2/2021 5:00 PM Mountain

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