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GIS Manager

City of Thornton

Thornton,  Colorado
GIS Coordinator

Under administrative direction, manages and directs the graphic information system (GIS) activities and operations, including completing computerized mapping projects and database management for the city of Thornton. Specifically this position is responsible for maintaining the master address database for the city. This position also requires the coordination of a multitude of external governmental agencies.  

(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. 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; writes and conducts evaluations. 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. Utilizes complex computer mapping programs and produces and maintains complex spatial data and map compositions. Provides GIS support including, but not limited to, E-911 Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), CityView and VueWorks web-based services and applications. Develops budget; participates in the forecast of necessary funds for staffing, material and supplies. Submits budget recommendations and justifications. Monitors expenditures against approved budget. Oversees mapping assistance provided to departments. 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 progressively responsible GIS experience preferably within local government with specific working knowledge of the business operations and responsibilities associated with city/community development; and three years supervisory experience. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Licensing/Certification Requirements:
Valid Colorado driver's license with a safe driving record. Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) certification obtained through Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) preferred. 



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