South Central Arc User Group

Established 1990

GIS Manager

Salary : Depending On Qualifications
Job Type : Full-Time
Location : Midland, TX

Reporting to the Engineering Services Director, this position oversees the development and management of the City of Midland Geographic Information System (GIS). This includes staff supervision, budgeting, training, etc.


Manages the GIS Division budget and recommends budget request for new harddware and software as appropriate.

 Essential Job Duties:
  • Supervises all phases and implementation of the City Enterprise GIS.
    • Supervises GIS Division staff.
    • Provides planning and direction for GIS growth to serve the City and Public.
    • Provides general customer service; responds to concerns and inquiries related to Division services.
    • Negotiates and reviews contracts provided by consultants for GIS services, e.g. LiDAR, ortho-mosaic imagery, Cityworks, etc.
    • Develops policies and standards for the GIS Division.
    • Manages the setting of priorities for projects, software, database, and application development.
    • Oversees development of GIS applications, web services, and tools to ensure they are current and within industry standards and practices.
    • Oversees the GIS Division in managing ArcGIS Server installation, maintenance, upgrades and use.
    • Provides recommendations to the Director of Engineering Services regarding annual GIS Division budget, priorities for projects, and resources required to complete them.
  • Provides user-training services, as requested.
  • Independently prepares and delivers reports and presentations to City Councilmembers, City Management, and outside agency officials. Serves as representative of GIS (or the City) to other departments and outside agencies.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 Physical and Environmental Conditions:
  • Incumbent works in an office, automobile, and in the field.
  • Subject to traffic hazards, decrepit buildings, and inclement weather or extreme temperatures.
  • Ability to sit, stand, bend and kneel is required.
  • Must have sufficient strength to lift and carry equipment as necessary.
  • Be able to work at computer monitors up to seven plus hours per day.

 Required Qualifications:
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with employees within and outside the department, and with outside agencies; and to respond to questions from Councilmembers, City Management, constituents, vendors, businesses, and other governmental agencies or staff.
  • Proven ability to plan, organize and manage multiple concurrent projects with minimal supervision. Willingness to work in a team environment and learn new skills to help improve systems and procedures. Ability to supervise and manage other staff with a variety of skills and abilities.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Esri ArcGIS software (ArcGISDesktop, ArcGISOnline, ArcGISPro). Solid understanding of database design/management and programming is desirable.
  • Knowledge of land surveying, municipal governmental operations, acquisitions and procedures is desirable.
  • Bachelor's degree in GIS, Geography, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical or business field required. Minimum of five years' experience using Esri GIS software required. Master's degree in a related field preferred. Valid Texas driver's license required.

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