Geographic Information systems manager
Tarrant County 9-1-1 District
Pay Range: $72,000 to $86,000
Tarrant County 9-1-1 District is recruiting for the position of Geographic Information System (GIS) Manager in the agency’s Operations group. This manager reports directly to the Director of Operations and has a key role in the 9-1-1 Operations Leadership Team. The Manager provides critical leadership, oversight and accountability in planning, implementing, and directing programs, projects, and activities that consistently deliver high-quality GIS related data and service primarily focused on mission critical functions of 9-1-1. This position is responsible for maintaining the highest levels of GIS data integrity, quality and accuracy to support life-saving functions such as the routing and delivery of 9-1-1 calls and the locating of persons calling 9-1-1 from wireless phones and other devices. The Manager coordinates with designated contacts in member jurisdictions to obtain and incorporate the most recent geographic data throughout the service area. This position supervises a staff of GIS analysts who process the data and conduct quality assurance activities based on sound GIS practices and established 9-1-1 standards and procedures. The Manager interacts with various officials and authorities including city management, law enforcement, fire/rescue, emergency medical service (EMS) and other public safety agencies to promote updating, refining, and ensuring the accuracy and applicability of the GIS databases. The Manager also coordinates with Managers of internal departments and various team leaders within the Operations Group, and participates in projects to implement services and technology in 9-1-1 answering Points (PSAPs). This Position prepares and administers the GIS budget, and participates in standards setting and process planning for the evolution and development of 9-1-1 addressing, call delivery and data display.
The Tarrant County 9-1-1 District serves approximately 1.9 million citizens in the north central Texas area, including but not limited to, the cities of Fort Worth, Arlington, Irving and Grand Prairie. The District does not employ call-taking personnel, but instead administers the 9-1-1 network and wireless integration services for the area served through 42 PSAP’s.
The ideal person will be detail-oriented, with strong business, technical and communications skills, possess a Bachelor’s degree in applicable discipline (Masters Degree preferred but not required), have a minimum 5 to 7 years experience with data management and administration, project management and data analytics with a minimum of 3 years of experience in supervision and oversight of GIS applications and personnel. Experience with GIS applications in 9-1-1 or other public safety applications is preferred.
Interested applicants should submit an application, resume and cover letter to Wanda McCarley, Tarrant County 9-1-1 District, 2600 Airport Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76111. Alternatively, this information may be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please. The required application is available at the end of the announcement. Deadline for applications is October 30, 2016.
The Tarrant County 9-1-1 District is an equal opportunity employer. Previous employment and any additional qualifications will be subject to verification. Criminal background and driving records may be verified. All employees are subject to random drug screening.