South Central Arc User Group

Established 1990

GIS Manager

City of Plano, TX

Applicant must apply via the City of Plano website –

Summary of Duties: Under general supervision, the GIS Manager provides supervision and direction to assigned staff and oversees the maintenance, availability, and analysis of the City’s land records and locational data through a geographic information system (GIS).



Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Supervises, instructs, schedules, reviews and evaluates work activities of professional and supervisory staff; makes hiring, dismissal, and disciplinary recommendations; maintains staff work programs including staff assignments, benchmarks, and procedures for completing division activities.
  • Assumes the responsibilities of the department head in his/her absence.
  • Recommends and presents proposals for projects; prepares budgets for accepted proposals; monitors projects to ensure completion within set timeline.
  • Provides recommendations to the Director of Planning regarding annual budgets, priorities for projects and activities and determines resources required to complete them.
  • Manages and supervises all phases of operations and planning within the GIS division.
  • Acts as lead contact for GIS on implementation of the City IT systems with a GIS component; ensures all systems requiring GIS information are integrated
  • Plans and designs GIS systems and changes consistent with industry standards
  • Coordinates the development and operation with user departments and the overall GIS program of the City.
  • Serves as back up GIS Administrator.
  • Provides general customer service; responds to concerns and inquiries; provides division-related information; resolves problems related to division services.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Typical Decisions: Incumbent makes recommendations and presentations for project proposals. The incumbent develops solutions to specific project and personnel management issues.  The incumbent assigns staff to projects and determines the requirements and scheduling of the division’s activities and projects. The incumbent resolves issues concerning the interpretation and application of procedures and technical requirements. The incumbent prepares budgets and timelines in accordance with approved project proposals. Incumbent leads and monitors the GIS activities of the division

Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge of: GIS programming languages; statistical and geographic analytical techniques; spatial analysis; budget management and development principles and practices; GIS concepts and applications, databases and information systems as they relate to GIS; language and format used in legal property records; project management

Skill in: Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; directing interactions with elected and appointed officials and senior management; managing and supervising subordinate staff; communicating effectively both verbally and in writing for formal and informal settings; communicating technical ideas to a non-technical audience; demonstrating proficient analytical ability using GIS applications; managing and prioritizing multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in GIS, Planning, or related field.

Experience: Five (5) years of GIS experience, preferably within a local government which includes some supervisory experience.

Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements

Licenses and Certifications: GIS Professional Certification.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions: This is primarily an office classification although standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

Employees work primarily in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Occasionally, employees work in the field where incumbents may be exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, and mechanical and/or electrical hazards. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required. The position also requires meeting the essential requirements of the Physical Demands and Working Conditions, with or without reasonable accommodation.


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