Job Description

Overall Job Objective


The City of Littleton has a great opportunity for an experienced GIS Manager.
The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Manager supports enterprise use of geospatial technologies through individual leadership and contributions to the analysis, design, development, validation, maintenance, enhancement, and support of various GIS related products, data, services, and solutions.
The ideal candidate is relationship focused, collaborative and able to ensure excellent technical customer service internal and external to the organization. They report directly to the Enterprise Applications Manager and supervise GIS Technical staff within the Information Technology Department.  
The City of Littleton is a vibrant community south of Denver and is consistently voted as one of America’s Best Small Cities. Home to a charming and historic downtown, a variety of shopping venues, restaurants, parks and trails, there is a lot to offer to the wonderful people who live and work here. The City of Littleton offers outstanding benefits and perks to our employees. For more information, please see our Benefit Guide.
The City of Littleton believes in attracting and retaining the best talent and our strategies include hiring in at market pay and career development opportunities. In addition to your application, please submit a cover letter that describes why you are the best candidate for this position with the City of Littleton.
Starting pay: at or near market $116,254 annually.
Salary Range: $93,003-$139,304
This full-time position is exempt per FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation.

Work Schedule: This is a full-time position and will work a hybrid schedule with some days teleworking and some days working in person at the office.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops standards and practices, assists with questions and problems that arise from GIS projects across the city, and delegates team workload and responsibilities;
  • Ensures that day-to-day GIS service requests are being completed in a timely and effective manner, commensurate with standard service levels and the requestor’s needs;
  • Participates in the relationships between the GIS team and other organizations and jurisdictions, including participation in meetings, development of data sharing and usage agreements, and development and maintenance of inter-governmental agreements;
  • Establishes GIS best practices, standards, and processes in the delivery of products, solutions, data, and services while adhering to the broader set of   best practices, standards, and processes in the delivery of products, solutions, data, and services;
  • Uses complex data sources, including raster, vector, imagery, multispectral, geodatabase, digital terrain models (DTM), and digital elevation models (DEM), and relations, to perform, interpret, and execute complex geospatial tasks;
  • Executes systems administrative tasks, such as installation, starting, stopping, optimizing, and troubleshooting, of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) and custom geospatial servers and systems;
  • Provides assistance and training to users on GIS related commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) and custom solution supported by IT;
  • Develops computer code from program specifications;
  • Assists IT Director and Enterprise Applications Manager with project and change management activities related to data acquisition, application development, database design and system integration;
  • Leads application development teams comprised of users, other programmers, system administrators, database administrators;
  • Designs, prepares, tests, debugs and documents computer programs; prepares instructions to guide users;
  • Evaluates and modifies existing programs or develops new applications of programs, corrects deficiencies by altering instructions or sequences of operation, as appropriate;
  • Troubleshoots software problems and applies corrective measures; remedies identified failures or deficiencies;
  • Administers city GIS databases; maintains database dictionary and other data documentation, tools and performance;
  • Designs and produces custom maps for city departments and others based on user requirements, available data, and available system resources;
  • Develops criteria and methodology for GIS-data based analysis; prepares standardized reports communicating the results of such analysis;
  • Converts existing graphic and non-graphic documents and map data into digital Geographic Information System formats; enters and/or updates GIS database with information;
  • Integrates new information into GIS database, using a variety of source documents including deeds, subdivision plats, aerial photography, GPS surveys and land survey plats;
  • Serves in a supportive role for Emergency Management by providing mapping and analysis to aid Situational Awareness; This may require the ability to serve in an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) environment and requires skills to quickly ascertain needs of the Emergency Manager and rapidly provide accurate analysis and cartographic products in a timely manner;  
  • Shares on-call duties with other department staff;
  • May serve as an Emergency Worker, and 
  • Performs other similar duties and projects as assigned.

Supervisor Responsibilities:

  • Supervises, mentors and evaluates assigned GIS staff;
  • Selects, trains, and evaluates personnel; assigns, and directs work; addresses
  • complaints and resolves issues;
  • Manages employee performance through meaningful, timely feedback and appraisals.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in GIS, Geography, Computer Science, Natural Resources, engineering, or a related field; and
  • A minimum of six (6) years of experience in GIS database design, application development, training, user support, a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities, two (2) of which are in a lead or supervisory capacity; or
  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and work experience that produces the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification as GIS Professional (GISP) from the GIS Certification Institute.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Knowledge of a variety of GIS technologies including multi-tiered client-server computing environments, imaging, and Windows operating systems, spatial and relational database systems and development tools;
  • Principles and technologies of geographic information systems design, spatial and relational database design, and spatial analysis;
  • Understands complex spatial analysis methodology, and applies them to specific projects and issues;
  • Principles of cartographic technique, artistry, craftsmanship, and quality control;
  • Programming techniques, programming languages (python and arcade), operating systems, and computers used by the city;
  • Project and change management methods and techniques, including agile and waterfall;
  • Expertise in the following platforms: ESRI GIS software (ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcPro, ArcMap and ArcGIS Online);
  • Expertise in the following databases: Microsoft SQL Server;
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite; basic knowledge of e-mail systems, internet 
  • browsers, and the skill and ability to apply that knowledge to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position;
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of, and the ability to stay current with, the changing field of GIS, including its applications and current practices and uses.

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