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GIS Manager

Glynn County

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PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION: The purpose of this classification is to supervise activities involving development, implementation, and maintenance of geographical information system (GIS) technology in Glynn County.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.
  • Coordinates daily work activities; organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff, assists with complex/problem situations, and provides technical expertise.
  • Ensures division compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; ensures adherence to established safety procedures; monitors work environment and use of safety equipment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.
  • Develops and implements long and short term strategic plans, goals, and objectives for the division; develops and enforces data standards.
  • Develops and implements division budget; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget; makes budgetary recommendations for other departments in relation to GIS/GPS computers and equipment.
  • Provides technical support services to GIS staff and departmental users; provides training in GIS/GPS technology; trains GIS staff and departmental users in the principals of GIS systems, to include quality control procedures, data development, design, maintenance, and cartographic principals; provides GIS/GPS expertise to the City of Brunswick and to state/federal agencies as needed.
  • Oversees, coordinates, and assists with GIS operations and activities; supervises design/development of spatial/tabular databases and topological editing; supervises maintenance of GIS datasets; supervises sophisticated analytical analysis, GIS application programming, complex cartographic design and production, complex spatial and database queries, and three-dimensional modeling; creates data dictionary according to established standards.
  • Oversees, coordinates, and performs various technical functions in support of computer operations; serves as GIS database administrator and develops, maintains, and designs county-wide GIS database; serves as systems administrator for numerous computers, servers, plotters, print servers, and related components; serves as NT network administrator; serves as software administrator; trains GIS and departmental staff in operation of various software programs utilized within the division.
  • Designs enterprise GIS systems for the county and deploys technology.
  • Oversees and supervises coordination of infrastructure assessment project; develops and designs GPS/GIS operations, methods, and extensive databases to collect storm, sewer, and water features in order to map the county’s infrastructure system; trains county staff in GIS/GPS procedures; oversees development of field manual and technical manual.
  • Delivers pre-defined products and services within scope, on time, and within budget.
  • Coordinates purchasing activities; coordinates purchase or contracting of hardware, software, supplies, or maintenance services; monitors inventory of equipment/supplies and ensures availability of adequate materials to conduct work activities; initiates orders for new/replacement materials for GIS division and other departments using GIS systems.
  • Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, annual reports, budget documents, grant applications, performance appraisals, technical reports, systems flow charts, graphs, presentations, standards, or other documents.
  • Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, annual reports, grant reports, attendance reports, job applications, production reports, system flow charts, GIS datasets, database records, technical manuals, zoning maps, tax maps, policies, procedures, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.
  • Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections; utilizes word processing, spreadsheet, database, mapping, cartography, geographical information system (GIS), web page, Internet, email, or other computer programs; performs basic maintenance of computer system and office equipment, such as backing up data or replacing paper, ink, or toner.
  • Operates a variety of specialized/general equipment and tools, which may include a GPS unit, plotter, printer, blueprint machine, scale, planimeter, measuring instruments, or drafting instruments.
  • Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, county officials, customers, surveyors, realtors, title searchers, attorneys, post offices, state/federal agencies, the public, outside agencies, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, resolve problems, or give/receive advice/direction.
  • Attends various meetings, makes presentations as appropriate, and serves on interdepartmental and interagency committees as needed.
  • Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new technologies, methods, trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.


Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Planning, Geographical Information Systems, Public Administration, or  closely related field; supplemented by five (5) years previous experience and/or training that includes progressively responsible geographical information system (GIS) operations, drafting, street addressing, database administration, and computer hardware/software operations; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.


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