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GIS Director

Lancaster County

Lancaster,  South Carolina
CADGIS AnalystGIS Developer

Compensation: $51,000 or DOQ

Deadline: Open until filled

Duties and Responsibilities:

Lancaster County, South Carolina is one of the fastest growing counties in South Carolina and the nation, and seeks a creative and technically proficient individual to create and maintain GIS as a robust tool for decision-making and communication.  The County borders Charlotte, North Carolina to the north, and is located in the Catawba Regional COG area of service.  The County is seeking a GIS Director for the newly restructured position who is experienced in reviewing operational and technological arrangements for ease of use and efficiency. This position requires coordination and communication with other county departments and outside agencies.

The GIS Director maintains and administers applicable GIS systems, with the exception of the Assessor’s Office mapping program. This includes developing and implementing Countywide and departmental GIS functions, services, policies, and strategies, and implementing standards and procedures for GIS database and basemap maintenance and administration. Departments directly served include but are not limited to Planning, 911 Communications, Public Works and Parks & Recreation.  

Desirable Training and Experience:

Qualified candidates should possess a Bachelor's Degree in GIS, geography, computer science, planning, engineering, cartography, or related field, and five years of experience in the use of ArcView, ArcInfo,  and ArcEditor, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Additional two years directly related experience may substitute for each year of education (up to two years of education) if there is demonstrated knowledge, ability and skills to perform the work.

GIS certification preferred. Prior experience in building a new GIS Department or comprehensively introducing GIS into an organization is preferred.

Key skills include comprehensive knowledge of geographic information systems, processes and techniques; comprehensive knowledge of GIS concepts, theory and practices; extensive knowledge of computers and other related GIS automated tools, systems, software and applications; proven and comprehensive skill in the use/application of various manual cartographic techniques; solid familiarity with and proven experience in working with traditional map production processes; excellent evaluative skills and the ability to develop organizational- and mission-specific applications and uses for GIS; extensive knowledge of and experience with aerial photography, surveying and mapping standards; good administrative and communication skills; good analytical skills; ability to prepare comprehensive reports and to present information effectively in both oral and written form; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other County departments, units of government, the public, and outside vendors and their representatives; ability to work independently with minimal instruction and direction; ability to express or translate complex technical information into non-technical, user-friendly terminology; ability to maintain accurate records; good organizational and planning skills; proven skills in the development and delivery of training; good public speaking skills; proven leadership and team-building skills.CAD or other related computer experience required; and prefer exposure to personnel and budget management and project planning.

Apply online at or send resumes to:

Lancaster County

HR Department

PO Box 1809

Lancaster SC 29721


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