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MLS Manager (Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Manager, Grade M3

Montgomery County Government

Job detailsSalary$82,068 – $148,607 a yearJob TypeFull-timeFull Job Description

About the Department
The mission of the Department of Technology and Enterprise Business Solutions (TEBS) is to be responsive, collaborative, and innovative in providing technology solutions and services to facilitate the delivery of a wide range of services in all branches of government.
The Office of Digital Transformation provides a strategic digital vision for the County to meet its priority objectives, enhance the value of services provided to stakeholders, and lower the overall cost of service delivery. The office is responsible for ensuring that the enterprises business strategy is optimal, given the current and evolving digital realities, opportunities, and threats.

What You Will Be Doing
TEBS is looking for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Manager to lead the Geographic Information System (GIS) team with knowledge and experience in designing, developing, and implementing systems and databases to access and store geospatial data, and apply data-centric GIS methods, manage day-to-day activities of the team and optimize with a human centered approach. The role is expected to have experience with ESRI, strategically plan and continuously improve workflows, operational metrics, internal staff skills and ensure GIS best practices. You will oversee the GIS section and be accountable for the quality and efficiency of GIS staff, products and data.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Envisioning and communicating the business impact of GIS and applying innovative solutions to the County, while ensuring staff development and Customer Satisfaction for clients.
Developing and providing monthly operational metrics on workflow and customer satisfaction.
Providing technical and maintaining best practices and expertise to team in Geographic Information Systems, Data Maintenance, Mapping and Scripting Languages
Maximizing ESRI as a resource to continuously learn and innovate.
Optimizing workflows, data, metrics, resources, and quality assurance of projects.
Leading the strategy and tactics of GIS project plans and ensuring objectives are met on time, with high quality.
Ensuring GIS data, maps, applications, and services comply with established policies, procedures, standards and updating to remain contemporary.
Serving as a GIS vendor liaison for the proper acquisition, installation, operation, and maintenance of GIS-related resources.
Collaborating with other departments or outside agencies regarding future GIS projects.
Performing other related duties as assigned.

How You Will Contribute
The position requires a manager with professional-level expertise in Geographic Information Systems, Data Maintenance, Mapping and Scripting languages. You must have the ability to envision and communicate how GIS impacts the business, lead from a best practice, data-driven, innovative solutions perspective, have experience in designing and analyzing spatial and non-spatial information, implementing systems and databases to access and store geospatial data within an ever-changing environment.
Your knowledge, skills and abilities will include:

Envisioning and strategically planning how GIS theory and human centered approaches can be optimized to ensure continuous staff development and Customer Satisfaction for clients.

Overseeing GIS staff and vendors, including staff performance evaluations, coaching, development and adherence of operational metrics and quality assurance. In addition, provides GIS-related technical guidance, assistance to project teams and oversight of database including maintenance and enhancements.

Ensuring GIS data, maps, applications, and services comply with established policies, procedures, and standards.

Collaborating with County departments to identify geospatial data, maps, and application requirements using a human-centered approach, as well as integration with other systems within the County.

Developing, managing and maintaining relationship with industry experts to ensure best practices and ensuring digitally transformative tactics are maximized for the GIS team.

A criminal background and credit history check will be conducted on the selected candidate prior to appointment and will be a significant factor in the hiring decision Additional Employment Information
Effective August 30, 2021 all new hires will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus prior to their first date of employment. Individuals who are unable to be vaccinated should contact to discuss possible accommodations.
OHR reviews the minimum qualifications of all applicants, irrespective of whether the candidate has previously been found to have met the minimum requirements for the job or been temporarily promoted to the same position. This evaluation is based solely on the information contained in the application/resume submitted for this specific position/IRC.
Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to . Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws.
Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference .
All applicants will respond to a series of questions related to their education, relevant experience, knowledge, skills and abilities required to minimally perform the job. The applicant’s responses in conjunction with their resume and all other information provided in the employment application process will be evaluated to determine the minimum qualifications and preferred criteria status. Based on the results, the highest qualified applicants will be placed on an Eligible List and may be considered for an interview. Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are the same grade will be placed on Eligible List as a “Lateral Transfer” candidate and may be considered for interview.
If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.
Montgomery County Ethics Law : Except as provided by law or regulation, the County’s “Public Employees” (which does not include employees of the Sheriff’s office) are subject to the County’s ethics law including the requirements to obtain advanced approval of any outside employment and the prohibitions on certain outside employment. The outside employment requirements of the ethics law can be found at 19A-12 of the County Code . Additional information about outside employment can be obtained from the Ethics Commission website. Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications
We are seeking a candidate with Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in GIS technology. A bachelors degree from an accredited college or university will also be required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. Candidates with a degree in GIS degree, or a GIS Certification are desirable. Preferred Criteria

Preferred Criteria :

The applications of those individuals meeting the minimum qualifications will be reviewed to determine the extent, relevancy of training, and experience in the following areas::

Expert in the business impact of GIS and related principles, experience with ESRI, leading or extensive years of designing and analyzing spatial and non-spatial information, implementing systems, building python scripts and databases to access and store geospatial data

Technical expert in Geographic Information Systems, Data Maintenance, Mapping and Scripting Languages

Expert in Analysis, Cartography, Data Management and Project Management

Working knowledge of Centered approach, Agile/Scrum

Minimum Salary 82068 Maximum Salary 148607 Currency USD
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