GIS Manager

at Bannock County in Pocatello, Idaho, United States

Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Manage GIS System

  • Supervises and administers the operations of the GIS mapping system;
  • Develops and maintains standards for GIS deployment and use, including data audits and quality control measures;
  • Maintains and administers ESRI ArcSDE geodatabase, ESRI ArcGIS, and web applications;
  • Works with departmental customers and central agency staff in planning, design, development, configuration, testing, implementation and maintenance of large-scale GIS applications and web portals, backend processing modules and associate data layers and databases;
  • Administers, produces, and maintains the maps, data layers, tables and/or other records to be used for permitting, zoning, transportation, environmental, and land management decisions;
  • Creates GIS-related documents, including maps, charts, graphics, and related products and analyzes trends in data to inform management and aid in decisions;
  • Develop data layer update schedules/plans and coordinate execution of this work in conjunction with other departments;
  • Reviews maps, charts, surveys, plats, deeds, aerial photographs, and related documents to obtain data;
  • Reviews legal records including surveys, deeds, plats, maps, etc. to identify and map county right-of-ways;
  • Designs, develops, installs, and maintains computer programs, systems, databases, and interface systems for assigned departments and individual users of the County network system;
  • Designs reporting, data entry screens, processes and related systems for users;


Support & Training

  • Writes documentation, including technical/user manuals, for new programs and systems; Provides technical training and support to County employees;
  • Provides technical expertise and training to employees with mapping software, GIS equipment operations, download of data, and reporting.
  • Hiring or recommending the hiring of GIS staff and related personnel; Supervising, monitoring and evaluating the work of GIS staff;
  • Ensure that staff using GIS has training and technical support as needed;


Tech Support & Contracts

  • Monitor GIS operations, troubleshoot, diagnose and solve performance issues, and work with the appropriate resources to resolve them; Analyzes and recommends system upgrades and equipment;
  • Manages external vendor relationships with contract administrators to review/negotiate/revise relevant contracts and service level agreements;


Other Duties and Responsibilities

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  • Prepares informational newsletters, brochures, and presentations;
  • Prepares letters and other mailings;
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with County policies, procedures, and safety practices;
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Competency Requirements

Knowledge of:

GIS Software, Tech, and Concepts

  • GIS concepts and analytical techniques and/or developing complex applications to display land use, environmental, economic, and/or demographic data in multiple formats;
  • GIS database administration and management principles, methods and techniques, including quality control methods and practices;
  • Must be proficient in GIS database planning, design, and implementation; Mapping and property description terminology; Aerial photography interpretation;
  • Knowledge of GIS software tools and applications including but not limited to ESRI ArcGIS, ESRI ArcSDE, and AutoCAD suite;
  • County geography and GIS mapping; County, state, and other applicable codes, ordinances;

General Tech & Support

  • Operation of a personal computer and associated software for computer mapping software, GIS, spreadsheets, word-processing, and other required applications;
  • Customer service procedures, techniques, and objectives; Contract administration methods and techniques; Train others in the use of GIS applications;
  • Effective team-building and staff management skills; excellent written, oral, and interpersonal abilities; Business and technical writing;

Ability to:

  • Use a variety of legal descriptions, surveys, property descriptions, maps, plats, and aerial photographs to create computerized maps using the GIS or other specialized computer mapping system;
  • Create, maintain, and update a GIS map and database system;
  • Use experience & judgment to plan & accomplish goals;
  • Lead others;
  • Organize, plan and complete projects efficiently;
  • Analyze complex problems, evaluate alternatives, and make sound, well-structured recommendations;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of work;
  • Communicate effectively with the public and other employees including in sensitive situations;


Acceptable Experience and Training
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in GIS, GIScience, Cartography/Geography, Earth Science/Geology, Engineering, Computer Science, Urban Planning, or Civil Engineering with an emphasis in GIS; and
  • Significant experience in the GIS profession with progressively responsible experience leading complex GIS application and database projects and analytical assignments to meet broad scale business, information and decision-support requirements;
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  • OR an equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work;
  • GISP Professional Certification is preferred;


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Job Posting: 1606885

Posted On: Nov 19, 2021

Updated On: Dec 19, 2021