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GIS Manager

City of Hobbs

Hobbs,  New Mexico
GIS Coordinator

Provides planning and direction for GIS growth to serve multiple departments and end user needs.

Essential Duties

  • Coordinates and maintains the City of Hobbs Geographic Information System. Manages, evaluates and implements City-wide GIS applications for city utilities and infrastructure.
  • Plans, coordinates, prioritizes, and performs GIS/GPS solutions in the operation of City-wide GIS applications. Designs, creates, edits, updates, and maintains shared databases, shape files, geodatabases, coverage's, scripts, extensions, and metadata, for numerous projects.
  • Conducts technical research in GIS and other relational databases to produce supporting documentation for use in a variety of situations.
  • Designs and develops tools for displaying or retrieving GIS information from relational databases using modern database utilities and software; recommends hardware upgrades with assistance and cooperation of IT Department.
  • Acts as a liaison to other departments to determine current automated and manual systems, defining their needs, coordinating system integration and defining required output and user documentation.
  • Develops and documents GIS file management standards.
  • Prepares, manages and implements divisional budget.
  • Coordinates and communicates with outside organizations and agencies to exchange, collaborate, and integrate data and information, on a local, regional, and national scale, including but not limited to 911 addressing, MSAG centerline, LUCA/Census.
  • Supervises, directs and evaluates the activities of assigned staff.
  • Trains staff responsible for systems design, analysis and planning of City-wide GIS applications.
  • Plans and organizes workloads and employee assignments.
  • Interviews potential employees and makes recommendations for hiring and disciplinary actions.


Bachelor's degree in geographic information systems, planning, architecture, civil engineering, computer science or related field plus two years of experience working with geographic information systems. An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.


  • Working knowledge of municipal utility infrastructure and systems including but not limited too; sanitary sewer, water, traffic, and storm water.
  • Working knowledge of municipal E911 addressing, MSAG, and emergency response processes, standards, and systems.
  • Knowledge of geography, geographical measurement, civil engineering and computer science fundamentals.
  • Knowledge and experience with ESRI ArcGIS environment, geo database, software including data models, software functionality and application development environment.
  • Knowledge of digitizing and data manipulations procedures for geographic information systems.
  • Knowledge and work related experience and proficiency with GIS/CADD software and concepts, GIS programming, and use of spatial and relational database such as Microsoft Access.
  • Knowledge and experience with GPS equipment and GPS field data gathering.
  • Knowledge of web design, web page management, web mapping and other web-based technologies including but not limited to; HTML 5, CSS 3, ArcGIS online & JavaScript.
  • Working knowledge of land surveying techniques and legal descriptions.
  • Ability to read and use zoning maps, quarter-section maps, plat maps, land use maps, single line maps, aerial maps, blueprints and engineering plans.
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations using algebra, geometry and trigonometry.
  • Ability to research, obtain, manipulate and manage various data resources locally, state, federal levels and from other resources and outlets.
  • Knowledge of symbols and terminology used in civil, architectural or engineering drawing.
  • Ability to lead and supervise working staff, as well as work independently on project design, implementation and management.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other City Department staff, contractors, surveyors, and general public.


Valid state issued drivers license.


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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk, hear, or reach with hands and arms from a standing position. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, kneel or twist and use hands and fingers to handle feel or operate objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to travel across rough uneven or rocky surfaces.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move heavy objects up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works outdoors. The employee is occasionally exposed to adverse weather conditions, fumes or airborne particles, raw sewage, pressured water and blood-borne pathogens. While performing the duties the employee is occasionally working in moving traffic and moving construction equipment.

The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud, depending on duties performed.

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