Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Administrator - Information Systems


Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Administrator - Information Systems

Department: Information Systems
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: Salary Range $60,588.53 - $68,192.91/yr. - plus comprehensive benefits package
Status: Open until filled
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Job Description

Grade 21

General Statement of Duties:

Administers Geographic Information System (GIS) information technology systems; develops specifications for design, implementation and support of related software; ensures GIS technology and integration needs are met; performs related work as required.

Examples of Essential Work:

  • Serves as main point of contact for all Geographic Information System (GIS)-related inquiries and activities for both internal and external customers;
  • Manages GIS-related activities including development, integration and maintenance of the City's GIS resources;
  • Identifies and provides recommendations regarding GIS staffing and training requirements and needs;
  • Develops GIS-related policies and procedures, and promotes cross-organizational sharing of GIS-related data and activities;
  • Provides appropriate guidance and advice in projects involving GIS, in accordance with City IT policies and best practices, functional requirements, and system design;
  • Establishes standards for and performs quality control for all GIS data and applications;
  • Administers installation and operation of GIS infrastructure including server software, databases, cloud-based resources, and client software;
  • Supervises and manages data in the City's enterprise-wide GIS data repositories;
  • Supervises the day-to-day delivery of the City's GIS data over internal network and internet/intranet;
  • Maintains and updates the GIS portion of the City's internal/external website(s);
  • Supports the formulation of project objectives and system development requirements for GIS-related activities including preparing specific project plans for scope, budget, and schedule;
  • Produces, develops, monitors, manages, and performs GIS data editing tasks, processes and workflows;
  • Utilizes GIS analysis tools to solve spatial problems resulting in maps, graphs and/or reports;
  • Troubleshoots and resolves GIS data issues and processes;
  • Manages GIS-related contractor activities including contract specifications, budgeting, progress tracking, and deliverables;
  • Supervises and prepares technical documents and instructional materials, including status reports and requests for continuing GIS projects and funding;
  • Prepares budget recommendations for GIS-related activities;
  • Provides GIS functional and technical support and advice to City GIS users;
  • Recommends and coordinates training activities and resources for City GIS users;
  • Acts as GIS technical liaison/advocate for City users with third-party software vendors;
  • Applies GIS technologies for related software systems as appropriate for computing systems, software environments, infrastructure, and equipment currently in use by the City;
  • Participates in system design and testing for new or modified systems in coordination with other IT staff;
  • Performs troubleshooting, file recovery, and debugging as needed;
  • Participates in training programs;
  • Prepares progress reports and other documents in conformance with assigned procedures; and more...

Acceptable Experience and Training:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in GIS, Computer Science or related field; and
  • Some experience with enterprise GIS administration, including GIS servers, database management, and GIS-related projects for both desktop and internet/intranet, preferably with experience in government or urban settings; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.


City of Manchester
Close Date: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023
Salary Range $60,588.53 - $68,192.91/yr. - plus comprehensive benefits package