The GIS Manager, under general supervision, performs geographic information system project management and related technical work in the administration of Union County's geographical information system. Work involves managing geographical data layers consisting of both vector and raster data that are used in geographic information system applications and maps to provide data and map access to both County personnel and the public; managing cost of projects and works with vendors to ensure projects are on time and data is accurate; facilitating the sharing of geographic information system data with other departments, local municipalities and County agencies; nd handling the responsibility for training County personnel.
Coordinates various initiatives in the Union County Geographic Information System Department.
Leads projects for new data acquisitions and applications.
Coordinates and assists Geographic Information System staff.
Manages geographical data layers consisting of both vector and raster data.
Resolves problems relating to geographic information system information.
Provides vital information for decision making by County Manger and other County personnel.
Oversees development of new geographic information system software.
Manages cost of vital projects.
Ensures deadlines are met.
Facilitates the sharing of information across different departments and municipalities throughout Union County.
Assists multiple municipalities with geographic information system information.
Acts as a liaison with different agencies.
Explores new geographic information system information applications to help keep Union County current with software for use in geographic information system information.
Trains County personnel on GIS applications.
Ensures that information is current as possible on the geographic information system information website.
Works with multiple vendors exploring new applications or enhancements to current applications for use in geographic information system.
Writes specifications for large projects to include ortho photography and planimetric data for Union County.
Creates maps for public and County personnel.
Updates and creates geographic information system information data layers.
Assists the public and county personnel with questions about geographic information system information web application.
Assists Information Systems as needed with personal computer installation, configuration, and troubleshooting.
Attends conferences, workshops, and classes to further knowledge of geographic information system information related issues.
Receives and/or reviews various records and reports including budget, request for proposal/request for quote submittals from vendors, orthophotography, planimetric data, and municipal annexations.
Prepares and/or processes various records and reports such as request for proposal for projects, maps, reports, electronic mail, and data layers.
Refers to software desktop help, online help support, class materials, North Carolina Geographic Information Systems list serve, knowledge, policy and procedure manuals, codes / laws / regulations, publications and reference texts, etc.
Operates a vehicle and a variety of equipment and machinery such as calculator, copy machine, printer, desktop computer, server, scanner, plotter, printer, etc.
Uses a variety of tools such as maps, plats, deeds, etc.; and a variety of supplies such as plotter paper, plotter ink, general office supplies, etc.; and a variety of computer software such as ESRI ArcGIS, ESRI ArcServer, ESRI ArcMap, ESRI ArcCatalog, ESRI ArcGisDesktop, ESRI ArcGlobe, ESRI ArcScene, ESRI License Manager, Microsoft SQL, Windows Server and Windows desktop operating systems, etc.
Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals including Director, Information System/Geographic Information System staff personnel, County personnel, County Commissioners, municipal agencies, and the general public.
Performs general administrative/office duties as required, including typing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data, copying and filing documents, sending and receiving faxes, answering the telephone, establishing and maintaining filing systems, etc.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience:
Requires a Bachelor's Degree in GIS, Geography, Planning, or related field and seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in GIS system design, programming, and/or mapping; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred Qualifications Education and Experience:
Union County NC Profile:
Union COunty, North Carolina