The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is looking for an individual with strong analytical and critical thinking skills to be part of UDOT's GIS team that provides GIS tools, data and training to support the planning, design, and delivery of UDOT's roadway projects. You must be able to work closely with UDOT's other GIS professionals, region staff and others who have an interest in applying GIS technologies to their work. You must also be able to communicate with UDOT management from time to time.
As a GIS Program Manager, you will:
- Coordinate with application user communities, gather requirements from system users and business owners and identify improvements and new functionality that will address the needs of the various user communities they support
- Perform spatial analysis to support department wide needs at all levels
- Manage GIS development projects and work with programmers to ensure successful delivery of the requested functionality including assisting in testing, training, and implementation
- Oversee and review the work of consultants retained to work on Division projects and programs
- Maintain enterprise GIS infrastructure such as UDOT's geospatial data repository, web services and ArcGIS Server and SDE environments
- Oversee the implementation and use of GIS tools and applications and assist in improving department business processes to create efficiencies, particularly web and mobile-based applications
- Supervise or lead GIS personnel
- Monitor system performance
- Work with Department of Technology Services (DTS) to ensure infrastructure resources will meet business need
- Recommend GIS visions, goals and strategies
- Define, coordinate and document GIS standards and best practices in order to create a consistent implementation throughout the department
- Research, investigate, and make recommendations for the use of GIS technologies including web, mobile and other new or emerging technologies
- Assist in establishing, documenting and sharing out GIS standards.
- Assist in the development of work plans, budgets and schedules.
- Manage and direct GIS development, provide training and support for a variety of COTS and UDOT developed GIS applications, tools and utilities.
- Work with user communities and UDOT Region staff to understand their needs and requirements.
- Participate in UDOT's GIS technical team.
- Coordinate and assign projects; provide assistance in resolving problems and establishing project priorities.
- Clearly communicate system requirements to software developers and support personnel.
- Perform hands-on GIS technical work in support of projects and UDOT's Senior Management Team.
- Participate in studies, quality improvement teams and other process improvement activities.
- Participate in identifying training needs and assist in the development and delivery of training programs.
- Handle other duties as assigned.
The Ideal Candidate
The best candidate will have:
- A Bachelor's degree, or higher, in GIS or a related field.
- At least 3 years of professional experience as a GIS Analyst.
Preference may be given to those with at least one of the following:
- Experience using Esri desktop software, ArcGIS online, and web services
- Experience with the design and development of geospatial web sites
- Experience using FME for data ETL
- Knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into position and/or trainable after entry into position:
- Strong knowledge and understanding of the challenges of implementing GIS solutions at multiple levels of an organization.
- A strong understanding of information technologies including web services and database, networking, and storage technologies.
- 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.
- Ability to solve complex problems by exploring alternatives, proposing quality solutions, and making decisions.
- Strong communication skills with the ability speak clearly, concisely and effectively convey technical information to others and the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas.
- Able to effectively communicating technical information, ideas or workflows clearly and concisely in writing and with schematics.
- Comfortable directing meetings, delivering presentations or training, and working with cross functional teams.
- Strong team skills and the ability to work independently.
- Knowledge of and experience with local and county government partners.
- Knowledge of and experience with state government.
- Knowledge of and industry experience with transportation.
Here is some information of which you should be aware:
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.
Why Should You Join Our Team?
Aside from working for a cutting edge agency that is leading all other transportation departments in the nation, you will receive great health and retirement benefits. Working for the State of Utah provides a positive work-life balance. Click here to view a summary of the benefits we offer.
Utah Department of Transportation employees make a positive difference to the lives of Utah residents and they get to enjoy seeing the difference they make every day when they travel on Utah's roads. They help the State of Utah and its traveling public to get to where they are going safely and in the most efficient way possible. As a UDOT employee you will help reach our goal of Zero Crashes, Injuries and Fatalities, which is a great goal for everyone.
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