Mapping & GIS Supervisor

City of Portland

Portland, Oregon

This position plans, organizes, and supervises the work of professional and technical staff responsible for the development and conversion of engineering maps and records to digitized and electronic formats to be used in geographical information systems (GIS) and various programs and projects, including database administration.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the workload of GIS-related activities; 
  • Assigning work and ensuring the tasks and duties assigned to subordinate staff are completed; 
  • Leading structured query language (SQL) database administration, software, and application testing; 
  • Developing complex GIS applications for use by Bureau/Office engineering and maintenance staff; 
  • Leading the development of Bureau/Office user applications related to land use and zoning, facilities, and infrastructure information.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Develop practices, policies, and procedures for day-to-day operations of GIS programs and projects; establish goals and direction and communicate expectations to staff.
  • Direct, supervise, and participate in the development, management, and evaluation of GIS and information systems’ programs and activities; supervise the development, maintenance, and enhancement of engineering maps; direct priorities and schedules and oversee production of standard and specialized maps; perform database analyses and create reports.
  • Supervise and participate in the development, modification, and upgrading of integrated mapping systems, applications, and databases; perform and monitor tests for deployment of software upgrades and configuration; review and test applications developed by Bureaus/Offices to provide feedback.
  • Provide database administration; perform software upgrades; maintain database security and user access; design, create, and maintain physical objects including tables, files, libraries, and indexes to support computer applications; monitor database performance and troubleshoot problems; ensure all database servers have replication plans to meet emergency recovery objectives.
  • Manage unit programs and projects; develop scope, budget, and schedule; prepare cost estimates; coordinate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Recruit, hire, schedule, assign work to, and supervise staff including interns, part-time staff, consultants, and casual/seasonal employees.
  • Set and evaluate performance requirements and personal development targets; provide instruction for performance improvement and development; evaluate performance and complete annual performance reviews; recommend discipline as necessary; organize and lead staff meetings.

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