GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGER                              1104




An employee in this class is responsible for planning, assigning and supervising the work of a substantial number of technical employees engaged in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) related programs, projects and plans.  A primary responsibility of the work is to supervise and participate in feasibility and other research studies designed to bring new GIS technologies to continue the advancement of existing systems to enhance productivity for all Town related activities.  The incumbent works with considerable independence in formulating work methods and putting them into effect.  Direction is received from an administrative supervisor who confers on the results of research studies and the planning of new operations.  Does related work as required.



Manages the GIS system and all its components including, but not limited to, all interdepartmental GIS applications and GIS online services;

Supervises all GIS staff including GIS Supervisors, GIS Technicians, and delegates and oversees all GIS mapping projects and applications;

Delegates GIS projects to GIS personnel;

Provides advanced training and technical support for GIS staff and end users who utilize GIS applications;

Works directly with Information Systems personnel to integrate GIS and Land Information databases;

Researches and implements new GIS technologies to continue the advancement of existing systems;

Prepares GIS division budget, controls expenditures and maintains supply inventory;

Directs and participates in the development of manuals and system and programming documentation

Evaluates GIS personnel and recommends disciplinary action if needed;

May attend department head meetings;

Makes GIS presentations to the Town Board, civic groups and other organizations.



Comprehensive knowledge of Geographic Information Systems principles and practices; comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of map drafting; thorough knowledge of data file management; ability to read and interpret maps, charts plans and survey notes; ability to think in abstract terms and apply such reasoning to the operation of Geographic Information Systems; ability to follow complex written instructions and procedures; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and managerial personnel, ability to plan, assign, supervise and evaluate the work of others in a manner conductive to full performance and high morale; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.




Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's degree and four (4) years of experience in the application of Geographic Information System technology, at least one (1) year which must have been in a supervisory capacity.



          Experience in computer-aided drafting, computer-aided design, computer-aided map drafting, or with a Geographic Information System may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

          Education beyond high school in computer science from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State may be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of one (1) year.



          Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as a Geographic Information Systems Supervisor.



Suffolk County