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GIS Supervisor

City of Columbia

Columbia,  Missouri
GIS AnalystGIS Developer

Summary
Supervise the GIS staff workgroups and projects to administer and maintain GIS mapping systems, databases, and applications.

Essential Job Functions

  • Supervise, organize, schedule, assign, train, counsel, and evaluate the work of assigned staff.
  • Ensure GIS databases and software are available, reliable, functional, and secure to benefit the appropriate users.
  • Develop, maintain, analyze and support geospatial data and projects, ensuring data used by staff is accurate, reliable, and timely.
  • Oversee, administer and maintain GIS databases and software. Complete routine maintenance and processing to ensure system integrity. Prepare data, records, dependencies, permissions, and procedures. Maintain data integrity and troubleshoot concerns.
  • Manage GIS projects. Ensure communication and meetings, timelines, and project milestones. Synthesize data into actionable information for end-users and customers.
  • Design and build GIS applications based on customer needs and best practices.
  • Maintain the integrity of mapping systems and data through checking the work of staff and assessing the performance of data systems.
  • Support outside departments and provide technical information, cost/benefit analysis, user training, solutions, explanations, and advice in response to user requests.
  • Develop and improve information flow between engineering and field operations by developing standards, synthesizing data into decision-making information, and GIS application development.
  • Perform team leader functions for GIS projects: manage deadlines, provide status reports, and facilitate final testing and project sign-off.

Ancillary Job Functions

  • Prepare and present oral and written reports, presentations, and recommendations. Provide clear written instructions and documentation on system procedures.
  • Review literature and other resources in order to keep informed of new technology advances that may affect base-level support and/or development toolkit.
  • Research new technologies, including mobile devices, and maintain high industry knowledge.
  • Respond to off-hours requests or data emergencies.
  • Attend city meetings.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience - An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Geography, GIS, Engineering, Information Technology, or related field.
  • Minimum of five years of practical experience in a similar field, including supervisory experience.
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities which may be representative, but not all-inclusive of those commonly associated with this position

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of GIS data resources and systems management.
  • Ability to communicate and understand practical applications of GIS to local government.
  • Knowledge of ESRI suite of products.
  • Knowledge of database architecture.
  • Skills in Python Javascript, SCC, IOS, and Android Application Development.
  • Knowledge of personal computer operation and ability to use standard word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Ability to determine ties across platforms.
  • Ability to manage projects.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Ability to coordinate contracts for services and to prepare and recommend long-range plans and policies.
  • Knowledge of effective supervisory practices and techniques; ability to plan, assign, coordinate, and evaluate the work of subordinate employees.
  • Ability to proactively identify inefficient processes and to make recommendations for increasing efficiency and/or effectiveness of operations.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other City employees and the general public.

Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job

  • General office conditions with moderate noise levels.

Physical Abilities that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below 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 essential functions

  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Regularly required to talk and listen.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, drive, and reach with hands/arms.
  • Must be able to have repetitive wrist, hand, and/or finger movements to type and work on the computer.
  • Must have clarity of vision, three-dimensional vision, ability to identify and distinguish colors, and precise hand-eye coordination.
  • May be required to lift up to 10 pounds.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.


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