State Geographic Information Officer

Position Summary:

The state Geographic Information Officer (GIO) is responsible for the coordination of the acquisition, management and dissemination of statewide geographic data. The position is supervised by the Georgia Geospatial Executive Council Network. The Network will establish goals and objectives for statewide coordination that will be reviewed at regularly scheduled meetings. The employee will have substantial latitude to make independent decisions regarding daily activities and actions required to achieve the goals and objectives identified by the Network. This is a contract position with the Georgia Association of Regional Commissions and with an office at the Department of Community Affairs.

Typical Functions:

The GIO oversees the management of spatial data and the applications it serves; and is the primary staff to support the mission of the Georgia Executive Geospatial Network and performance of the daily coordination activities.  These include serving as the liaison between the Network, GISCC, GGAC, the user community, state agency needs, preparing position papers, legislative initiatives, and requests for proposals, memorandums of Agreement, grant proposals, and other documentation to accomplish coordination directives. In addition the GIO will make presentations, provide testimony, and support various State Executive and Legislative Branch staff in the preparation of GIS funding initiatives as well as preparing an annual report of GIS related activities, accomplishments and status in Georgia highlighting activities that have been enhanced by improved coordination and the economic benefits from cost reduction and new funds generated through external grants and contracts.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Detailed knowledge of all aspects of GIS technology and data; geospatial technology standards principles and best management practices; experience in strategic planning including cost-benefit analysis and project management; ability to develop and manage budgets, contracts, grants and procurement instruments; ability to develop and maintain relationship with state, federal and local government GIS entities.  Skills in consensus building, oral and written communications, ability to work independently, and exercise appropriate discretion with minimal supervision under sometimes difficult schedules; and strong interpersonal skills.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in Geographic Information Science, Spatial Data Management, Computer and Information Sciences or related field with 5 years of applied experience in enterprise or multi-agency level GIS management, coordination and policy development or a Bachelor’s degree in like fields along with 7 years of applied experience as indicated above or 10 years of applied experience demonstrating a progressive history of management and leadership in the areas indicated above.

Special Licensees registrations and certifications

None required; GIS Professional certification (GISP), Association of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) or similar certification is preferred.

Please submit resume and cover letter addressed to Geospatial Network Review Committee to charper@crc.ga.gov

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