Supervising GIS Planner- RI Division of Statewide Planning

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: To plan, organize and coordinate a variety of professional and technical activities associated with the development and maintenance of a collective GIS database of comprehensive geographically related information; to act as a principal liaison with other agencies cooperating with and contributing to the GIS program; as required, to provide staff support to appointed boards/committees charged with GIS oversight; and to do related work as required.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Plans, coordinates, supervises and reviews the work of assigned staff engaged in professional, technical and/or clerical activities associated with the GIS operation.

Illustrative Examples of Work Performed

To plan, organize and coordinate a variety of professional and technical activities associated with the development and maintenance of a collective GIS database of comprehensive geographically related information.

To act as a principal liaison with other agencies cooperating with and contributing to the GIS program.

As required, to provide staff support to appointed boards/committees charged with GIS oversight.

To be responsible for the effective utilization of GIS technology.

To act as the system administrator for GIS equipment and GIS databases.

To prepare an annual work program and estimate of costs for the development and use of GIS programs and technology.

To manage GIS projects to conform with budget and schedule constraints.

To coordinate actions with the various participants in the GIS effort concerned with database development, including the insurance of compatibility of technologies and the encouragement of sharing data.

KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND CAPACITIES: A thorough knowledge of the functions and applications of geographic information systems as related to land use, natural resources and/or transportation planning; a thorough knowledge of cartographic principles, aerial photo gram metric interpretation techniques, automated mapping principles, and relational database applications; a thorough knowledge of computer software utilized in the maintenance of GIS databases; the ability to provide guidance, supervision direction to subordinate technical personnel; the ability to plan and administer program and project movement functions; the ability to meet and consult with federal, or related technologies; the ability to prepare clear, sound, accurate and informative reports; the ability to communicate effectively with subordinates, superiors, departmental personnel and other GIS users; the ability to prepare concise and accurate reports; and related capacities and abilities.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Education: Such as may have been gained through: graduation from a college of recognized standing with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography Information Systems, Geography, Engineering, Computer Science, a Physical or Natural Science; or Planning; and

Experience: Such as may have been gained through: considerable employment with project responsibility in designing, creating, and maintaining digital maps and database information for use in the professional planning process.

Or, any combination of education and experience that shall be substantially equivalent to the above education and experience.

Supplemental Information:

— Coordinating updates of existing geospatial data and associated metadata, as well as the acquisition of new geospatial data such as statewide imagery and the development of a statewide parcel dataset;

— Finding and coordinating funding to support various data acquisition and development efforts;

— Supporting the ongoing work of the University of Rhode Island in providing access to RIGIS data by the general public through direct data access and web mapping services;

— Participating in the Rhode Island Department of Administration (RIDOA) in the State of Rhode Island Enterprise GIS, and having a voice in decisions pertaining to hardware, software, and geospatial data maintenance;

— Representing the interests of RIGIS and the Division of Statewide Planning at a state, regional (NorthEast Esri User Group {NEARC} and Urban and Regional Information Systems Association {URISA}), and national level (National States Geographic Information Council {NSGIC});

— Overseeing geospatial data development and supporting GIS use within the Division of Statewide Planning; and

— Participating on, and providing leadership and direction to, the various subcommittees of the RIGIS Executive Committee.

Salary: $74,438.00 – $84,265.00 Annually

Full job description and application are here.

Closing: 11/10/2022 11:59 PM Eastern