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Under direction of the Director of Information Services the GIS Manager will coordinate and manage GIS applications and projects; will oversee and direct County-wide conversion efforts and applications development; will work with and coordinate GIS activities between various groups, agencies, departments, or individuals; will represent the County GIS functions at the local, regional, state and federal levels and do other work as required.


This single class position is responsible for planning and managing the County’s Geographic Information System.  The position will act as a liaison with Information Services for technical support, and the various other County departments utilizing GIS or requiring GIS services.  This classification is distinguished from other decentralized information systems managers by the specialization in geographic information systems.  The classification is also distinguished by the necessity to provide GIS services to all County departments, other government agencies and the private sector.


Coordinates among the various County departments to promote and maximize the use and activities of GIS technology.  Insures the quality of County’s GIS data, to include currency, geographic and content accuracy, completeness, and registration amount the various map layers.  Directs, through subordinate GIS staff, the activities associated with the maintenance of the County’s GIS technology.  Provides written and oral progress reports and updates to department head, oversight committees, and the Board of Supervisors.  Staffs Departmental Liaisons, and other groups established to coordinate GIS activities.  Insures adherence to accepted GIS data standards (e.g. the FGDC data standard).  Controls access to County’s GIS data as appropriate.  Oversees distribution of GIS data to County departments, other government agencies, and the public.  Directs and participates in the analysis and design of new or revised GIS applications.  Monitors and supervises the development and implementation of such systems by subordinate GIS staff.  Develops and implements GIS strategic, long term, plan for the County.  Develops, directs, and coordinates the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, standards, and work programs for the GIS unit.  Participates in regional GIS data development and sharing efforts.  Directs GIS Service Bureau staff.  Develops and administers GIS budget; administers billing for GIS services; pursues alternate funding sources for GIS.  Promotes use of GIS by County departments and insures that the geographic information needs of all County departments are met with maximum utilization of existing resources.  Assigns requests for GIS services to subordinate GIS staff, according to complexity and technical difficulty.  Administers licensing agreements, memorandum of understanding, marketing agreements, and use agreements.  Reviews and upgrades system hardware and software as system design and requirements change.  Responds to public information requests, and develops public information policies and procedures. 



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Any combination of education and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


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Bargaining Unit: 11 
EEOC Job Category: 03  
Occupational Grouping: 25 
Workers' Comp Code: 0053