Jul 04, 2022

Geographic Information Systems Manager

$85,826 - $122,817 yearly
  • City of Commerce City
  • Commerce City Civic Center, East 60th Avenue, Commerce City, CO, USA
Full-Time Information Technology

Job Description

An image without descriptionThe GIS Manager manages GIS services to City staff and citizens, including day-to-day activities, tactical and strategic planning, and development of services.  The GIS Manager oversees the GIS Division and is accountable for the quality and efficiency of GIS products and data.

The hiring range for this position is $85,826 - $122.817 per year ($41.2627 - $59.0471 per hour)

The City of Commerce City has adopted a hybrid work environment that includes remote (telework) and in-person duties. This position offers primarily remote work and is required to be on-site when needed, this position will also have flexible schedule options. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversees all division staff including performance evaluations, coaching, and work products
  • Coordinates plans and manages the activities of the GIS team
  • Manages large technical projects with a broad and long range of City impact utilizing PMI methods
  • Prepares annual budget requests and manages budget expenditures for the division
  • Oversees the division workplan in alignment with the IT Strategic Plan
  • Researches new GIS Technology and implements appropriate technologies per industry best practices
  • Responsible for working with City departments to identify geospatial data, maps, and applications requirements, as well as interfaces to other systems within the City and various local, regional, state, and federal jurisdictions as required
  • Develops and manages all data quality assurance activities related to the enterprise GIS
  • Implements short and long term strategic planning, goals, and priorities for GIS services in alignment with City goals, mission, and vision
  • Facilitates installation, maintenance, and upgrades of GIS hardware and software on personal computers and servers
  • Ensures GIS team meets all service level objectives
  • Ensures GIS data, maps, applications, and services are in compliance with established policies, procedures, and standards
  • Actively evaluates and updates policies, procedures, and standards for the division
  • Provides hands-on tier 3 GIS support to internal and external users
  • Provides GIS training to GIS staff and other city employees as necessary
  • Oversees database maintenance and enhancements
  • Oversees publication of data in the form of digital and static maps and reports
  • Oversees publication of data to ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Server
  • Identifies organizational and departmental GIS requirements; translates requirements into the technical process and system solutions
  • Participate in on-call after the hour's support team
  • Document all work products and progress in the IT Service Management System
  • Ensure service level commitments are met to internal and external customers
  • All employees must model and demonstrate the City Values at all times during the course of employment; to include: Integrity, Collaboration, Innovation, Respect, and Excellence.

 Essential Supervisory Duties

  • Prepares timely performance evaluations that clearly define expectations  
  • Documents performance highlights and provides regular feedback to employees  
  • Mentors staff and identifies training opportunities to maximize performance  
  • Monitors training outcomes based on established training standards and requirements 
  • Trains, supervises, schedules, and evaluates the employees assigned to the GIS Division 
  • Plans and manages team workload effectively, ensuring transparency and visibility into the division operations. 
  • Leads regular team meetings and confers one-on-one with direct reports regularly 

Performs other duties as assigned

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications. Employees are accountable for all duties associated with this position.

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Database Development-Administration, Enterprise Software Implementation & Consulting, General-Other: IT-Software Development, IT Project Management, Project Management




$85,826 - $122.817 per year

Security Clearance

NO Security Clearance

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor in Computer Science, Geography, Planning, Engineering or Natural Sciences with an emphasis in Geographic Information Systems or related field and six years of progressively responsible related experience including GIS, Esri, and customer service.  Experience with current Microsoft desktop operating systems, Microsoft Office suite, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft Server. Previous Supervisory or lead worker experience. Certification in one or more Esri certification programs desired. Experience and training in ITIL with ITIL Foundations Certification preferred. CJIS certified or able to obtain certification within 30 days of employment.  An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Expert knowledge of the theory, principles, practices and methods of GIS and Esri's versioned enterprise database as well as ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS for Server
  • Strong knowledge of the principles and practices of ITIL
  • Strong knowledge of local government business practices, processes, and challenges
  • Advanced knowledge of the terminology, principles and methods utilized within GIS and IT including nomenclature, symbols, principles and mathematics of mapping; map interpretation;
  • Strong knowledge of RDBMS technology that includes Microsoft SQL Server or similar RDBMS
  • Expert knowledge of geographic, cartographic, and geodesy principles.
  • Working knowledge of computer programming principles, specifically object-oriented
  • Programming
  • Strong knowledge of project management methodologies and practices
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Windows server and desktop operating systems.
  • Working knowledge of ArcPy
  • Working knowledge of web application languages including JavaScript and HTML
  • Skill in identifying and clarifying problems with strong problem solving skills
  • Skill in analyzing and synthesizing large volumes of data
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong customer advocacy and customer relationship skills
  • Group facilitation, mediation, and conflict resolution skills
  • Skill in organizing resources, establishing priorities, and delegation
  • Leadership ability to develop and support a team with cooperation, trust, collaboration, and ownership
  • Ability to analyze complex problems, interpret operational needs, and develop integrated, creative solutions

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