Purpose and Summary
Responsible for managing spatial geographic databases and the design and development of GIS applications, both web-based and in a traditional “desktop” sense. Manages and guides a variety of GIS initiatives and analyses. Applies the strategic and tactical application of GIS, GIS software and web enabled GIS technologies throughout the County organization.
Analyzes problems to determine if the use of GIS would be advantageous to the solution of the problem. Manages and supports Sheboygan County’s Land Record applications, including but not limited to geospatial, taxation, permits, maps and surveys. Manages Land Record systems lifecycle, including installs, applying patches, updates, upgrades, restoration and decommission. Ensures application documentation is up-to-date. Manages application accounts, permissions and apply application security best practices. Meet with appropriate personnel in County departments to identify computer needs of the individual systems. Works with County departments in designing, implementing, maintaining and analyzing department information into/in the GIS system. Manage major information system development projects where integration is the key element for GIS system development. Manage, maintain and improve the County’s online GIS capabilities and applications. Improve the County’s use of GIS field tools for data capture. Improve the County’s use of GIS data for analytical purposes. Works with Information Technology staff on projects when appropriate. Clearly and effectively presents recommendations and proposed procedures to management. Work with Information Technology and Planning & Conservation staff to resolve incidents and problems related to GIS applications. Improve systems already in use by developing better procedures or adapting the system to handle additional types of data. In coordination with the Sheriff’s Department, manage, maintain, and troubleshoot pertinent dispatch software. Support the geographic database or geofile to ensure the right resources, in a dispatch event, are directed to the correct locations. Stay current with new computer technologies, GIS, digital techniques, remote sensing satellite, security compliance, and web development. Perform work in accordance with production and statutory schedules. Perform other tasks as required by department.
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, GIS or related field, with at least seven years of GIS experience. Seven or more years’ experience in system development and database techniques and practices. Advanced GIS technical knowledge. Experience in developing, managing, and validating GIS data using ESRI software, maintaining geospatial standards. Leadership abilities and interpersonal skills and abilities to express ideas in a clear and concise fashion, and display effective problem-solving techniques. Knowledge and experience in client and server technology, web development and emerging GIS technologies. Ability to interact with appropriate County personnel to resolve management problems through computer applications. An understanding of database architecture design and logic. Ability to work a flexible schedule as necessary. The desire and the ability to engage in continuing education and skills upgrading. Knowledge of current computer equipment and terminology, experience working in a client server and PC WAN/LAN environment. Knowledge of programming languages and databases for GIS and web development and client server technology. Ability and interest to apply the technologies of cooperative processing and client server technologies to the County’s Information Systems environment.