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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 1457 - Manager of Geographic Information Systems

Job Description

GRADE: 315

Under general direction; performs work of considerable difficulty in supervising the operation of the County's Geographic Information System unit of Information Technologies; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class manages the telecommunication function for the County and acts as a liaison with user departments, and outside agencies in a 24x7 environment. Work involves analyzing, recommending and implementing voice/data infrastructure. General direction is received from the Infrastructure Manager; however, work allows for considerable independent judgment. Supervision is provided for approximately four (4) employees.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Supervises work of subordinate personnel engaged in the operation of the County's Geographic Information System and Survey Control Network including the production of tax assessment and election mapping
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
• Supervises the installation and maintenance of new programs
• Develops proposals for services to municipalities within DuPage County
• Develops mapping and surveying standards for the County
• Monitors usage of the GIS by County, township, municipalities and private agencies
• Develops and maintains new mapping geographic information and land survey applications
• Coordinates the enhancement and maintenance of the Survey Control and Engineering Networks
• Supervises the land survey work performed for the county
• Reviews plats and surveys for compliance with legal and technical standards
• Prepares and monitors budget
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Geographic Information Systems cartographic and technical systems and management analysis procedures
• Analysis and design of systems software
• Management and leadership principles
• Land surveying practices and standards
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
Skill in:
• Analysis, design and implementation of large scale mapping and surveying projects
• Planning and supervising the work of others
• Planning, scheduling and supervising the work of others
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office

Ability to:
• Monitor and evaluate employees
• Prioritize and assign work
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality

Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Systems; seven years of experience in the operation of geographic information system and land survey control network with two years of supervisory experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.