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GIS Supervisor VI

State of Utah

Salt Lake County,  Utah

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is looking for a motivated person to translate the Central Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) vision into reality by creating new applications, data interfaces and streamlining processes for the division. You will develop or modify established policies, guidelines, practices, etc. You will also assist UDOT in communication and coordination on geospatial matters.

You will work with a high level of autonomy and discretion with little to no supervisory controls and errors in data/recommendations may have significant impact to the agency, local governments, and the public at large.

Principle Duties

As the GIS Supervisor VI, you will:

  • Manage a research program; direct the research and/or analysis of projects by establishing priorities, setting goals, and developing research standards.
  • Regularly consult with and make presentations directly to agency executives, local and statewide elected officials, legislators, and multi-state or national organizations.
  • Perform analysis of complex and critical issues impacting UDOT.
  • Form conclusions, and develop recommendations for policy, programs, regulations, etc; determine goals and objectives, determine appropriate methodologies, information sources, sampling strategies, data collection tools, etc.
  • Provide high-level expertise in research design, geospatial analysis, and geospatial data needed to examine issues, trends and program evaluations; recommend policy options based on project findings and provide detailed cost allocation plans and impact analyses, and facilitate the use of research data to improve existing programs.
  • Develop and implement procedures in response to agency policy, state and federal laws, etc.
  • Develop approaches for implementation of an idea, program or change in operations.
  • Evaluate all aspects of research projects, project findings, and operational data regarding technical merits and implications.
  • Facilitate the use of research data to improve existing programs and utilization of resources.
  • Participate in conferences on technical improvements; review literature pertinent to research objectives, design, data-collection, and project implementation.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable federal and/or state laws, regulations, and/or agency rules, standards and guidelines, etc.
  • Provide consultation, make recommendations, give appropriate advice, and/or facilitate decisions related to public information.
  • Supervise and/or lead subordinate personnel.

The Ideal Candidate

  • The best person for the position will have:
  • A Bachelor's degree, or higher, in GIS or a related field
  • At least 8 years of professional GIS, or related, experience
  • Position may be filled as a GIS Supervisor V for those who have less than 8 years of experience. In order to fill the position at the level V, the best candidate will have a Bachelor's degree, or higher, in GIS or a related field AND at least 6 years of professional GIS, or related, experience.


  • Preference may be given to those with at least one of the following:
  • Experience using Esri desktop software, ArcGIS Online, and Enterprise
  • Experience with the design and development of geospatial web sites
  • Experience using FME for data ETL
  • Transportation experience
  • At least four years of GIS database management experience (Master's degree and/or PhD may be substituted for up to two years of experience)
    GISP Certification

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Here are some of the knowledge, skills and abilities that are typically associated with the job, though not all-inclusive:
  • Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
  • Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
  • Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  • Knowledge in GIS principles; including, but not limited to, map design, projection and coordinate systems, linear referencing systems, cartography, and GIS data management
  • Familiarity with GIS technology solutions and GIS best practices
  • Knowledge of the current trends in the GIS and transportation industries

Supplemental Information
Here is some information you should be aware of:

  • Position is eligible for telework
  • Working Conditions - Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
  • Physical Requirements - Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.
  • Employee may be reassigned to a different location as deemed necessary by the Region Director/Group Leader.

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