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GIS Administrator

Town of Mooresville

Mooresville,  North Carolina
GIS Coordinator

General Statement of Duties
Supervises the GIS office, performs professional and technical GIS mapping work, assists various departments with mapping needs, and manages GIS database and servers for the Town.

Distinguishing Features of the Class
An employee in this class supervises GIS staff and performs a variety of specialized GIS mapping and technical work. Maintains GIS data base information for multiple departments and provides staff support in this area. Creates and maintains Town web maps and applications. Work is performed under general supervision.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of the Planning and Community Development Director, the GIS Administrator is responsible for the development and maintenance of a comprehensive, Town-wide geographic information system (GIS), including the design and production of mapping products for both Town and public use.
  • Supervises GIS staff, assigns tasks, reviews work, and provides leadership to ensure opportunities for employee development.
  • Responsible for both short-term and long-term strategic planning, GIS software and server
    administration, database administration, procedures, research and data collections using global
    positioning system (GPS) equipment, desktop software support, and providing user training.
  • Works closely with end users to identify GIS requirements, technical issues, and training needs; finds solutions for issues; creates and provides training to a wide variety of Town staff members.
  • Identifies opportunities for GIS integration in Town processes and software systems; explores
    opportunities for workflow automation and implements as needed; and evaluates effectiveness
    of GIS integrated processes.
  • Performs complex cadastral and GIS data maintenance, manipulation, analysis, extraction and
    generation assignments; performs data research, investigation and verification; codes and
    digitizes maps and geographical feature data into various layers; prepares projects and data for archival storage; performs record keeping and inventory; documents and files data sources and map files for future reference; responds to requests from the public for mapping data; responds to emergency mapping and information requests.
  • Works closely with the Technology and Innovation Department staff to resolve network, server,
    hardware, and/or software issues related to GIS functionality.
  • Tests new and revised programs and interfaces to ensure accuracy and efficiency; develops and executes test plans and forwards to users for user acceptance testing.
  • Coordinates and conducts user application training classes and develops training materials and
  • Manages GIS consultants and contracts, as appropriate.
  • Designs, develops, and maintains Map Books for Engineering and Fire Departments.
  • Designs, develops, and maintains Police Department maps and provide data and integration with the E-911 CAD system.
  • During emergencies and disasters affecting the Town of Mooresville, employee may be
    required to report to work as part of a disaster operations team.
  • Performs other duties as requested.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of GIS database systems and ability to update and create maps using
    GIS software.
  • A general understanding of unmanned aerial vehicles and using them to obtain data for GIS
  • Experience with local government GIS applications, including planning, public works, utilities, fire, EMS, and police.
  • Working knowledge of computers, GIS software/hardware and applications, servers, plotters,
    scanners, and office machines.
  • Basic knowledge of drafting/design techniques and procedures.
  • Understanding of programming languages including Python, SQL, and Javascript.
  • Skill in preparing documents and maps with accuracy and ability to proof documents for
    thoroughness and accuracy.
  • Ability to read tax maps, surveys, design plans, and other site-related drawings; document and
    complete required records and reports; and communicate effectively in oral and written forms.
  • Ability to supervise and train professional staff members.
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships across all Town departments and staff levels.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, balancing,
    kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, and hearing.
  • Must be able to perform medium work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds frequently, and or up to 10 pounds of forces constantly to move objects.
  • Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, operate a computer
    terminal, operate a motor vehicle, perform field site inspections, and use measurement devices.

Minimum Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in planning, geography, GIS, or related
field and three to five years of experience with GIS software; or an equivalent combination of
education and experience. GISP certification and supervisory/leadership experience preferred.

Special Requirements
Possession of a valid NC driver’s license

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