Job Detail

Organization: City of West Monroe
Title: GIS Administrator
Location: West Monroe LA

Posted: 2022-04-06
Application Deadline:

Position Description:


GIS ADMINISTRATOR

Job Summary
Under general supervision of the Information Technology Director, perform GIS administrative work in managing and directing all GIS activities for the City of West Monroe.

Essential Functions
• Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Manage and coordinate all programs and activities of the City’s GIS functions including providing technical assistance and enhancement of programs to meet the needs of various City departments, government agencies, volunteer groups, and the public.
• Act as the City’s primary point-of-contact for GIS related issues; represent the City in interactions with other agencies and software providers regarding GIS matters and make presentations to boards and commissions as required.
• Supervise, plan, coordinate, and direct the work of GIS functions including developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and GIS work standards.
• Conduct and oversee training for City employees in GIS procedures and software.
• Oversee the design and maintenance of the City’s GIS database which serves internal GIS functions as well as multiple external agencies; implement, manage, and document GIS database standards and metadata.
• Perform regular data audits of GIS data and ensure quality control measures are in place concerning GIS data generation and maintenance.
• Negotiate and monitor contracts with technical specialists aiding in the development of the GIS including the acquisition, storage, and dissemination of current and historical aerial imagery.
• Oversee the development of customized GIS applications and tools that extend access of GIS technologies to City departments and the public including web-based GIS applications.
• Design, program, and oversee the programming of custom applications and tools for use in entry of geographic information, data analysis, map production, report production, and enhancement of existing programs to meet current requirements using various object-oriented, scripting, and web-based markup programming languages.
• Perform and oversee GIS system technical and administration duties; collaborate with supervisors to secure server hardware access to achieve City-wide availability, reliability, and scalability of GIS applications to meet City business needs and demands.
• Gather, manipulate and analyze land data, make maps and manage data entered into the GIS database.
• Perform GIS data collection in the field up to survey grade accuracy.
• Conduct research on the availability and usefulness of GIS-related hardware and software in support of procurement and system development efforts; recommend and execute modifications to GIS software to improve efficiency, reliability, and performance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of computer programming and design techniques, languages and object-oriented programming tools
Knowledge of civil engineering, cartography, cartographic principles, surveying and drafting
Knowledge of supervisory techniques
Knowledge of administrative principles relating to goal setting, and program development coordination
Knowledge of laws, codes, and regulations related to the development and implementation of a Geographic Information System
Knowledge of ESRI’s current lineup of GIS database, mapping and analysis software and GIS application development packages
Skilled in document composition
Skilled in reading, writing, and advanced math
Skilled in making verbal presentations
Skilled in database architecture, data modeling, data normalization, data factoring, and data archiving
Skilled in utilizing geographic information systems
Ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with elected officials, GIS committee, department heads, and other stake-holders contacted during the course of work activities
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
Ability to maintain files and detailed and accurate records and reports
Ability to prioritize and coordinate and multiple tasks efficiently
Ability to supervise and train others effectively

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment, but field work will be performed outdoors. Work may expose the incumbent to possible bodily injury while performing field work. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as a laptop, desktop, smartphone, and shredders. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to use manual dexterity to handle, feel, and operate objects, tools and controls, and reach with hands and arms. This employee is frequently required to stand, talk, and hear. Specific vision abilities by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Works for sustained periods of time maintaining concentration and attention to detail. The employee is required to type, file and lift supplies up to thirty (30) pounds. The employee regularly drives a motor vehicle.

Position Type/ Expected Hours of Work
Incumbent must work eighty (80) hours each pay period to maintain full-time status. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Travel
Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected, up to five (5) percent.

Required Education and Experience
1. Bachelor’s degree in geographic information systems, geography, engineering, or a related field.
2. Two (2) years of experience in GIS database management of an ArcGIS and/or AcuGIS database enterprise system.
3. Must have experience using ESRI enterprise products (ArcGIS Online, Desktop, extensions and GIS Server products).
4. Equivalent combination of education (4 years) and experience (2 years) may also be considered.

Preferred Education and Experience
1. Master’s degree in geographic information systems, geography, computer science, or a related field.
2. Two (2) years of GIS database management in a supervisory capacity.
3. GIS program administration
4. Experience in public utilities
5. SQL or PostgreSQL database knowledge

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
1. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license or obtain a valid State driver’s license within sixty (60) days of employment.
2. Selected applicants may be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

AAP/EEO Statement
It is the policy of the City of West Monroe to assure equal employment opportunity to its employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, genetic status or gender identity.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee of this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time.

The City of West Monroe is a drug-free workplace.

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