DEPARTMENT: Planning & Economic Development
JOB TITLE: Geographic Information System (GIS) Manager/Comprehensive Planner
SALARY RANGE: $68,657 - $87,883 DOQ and per Londonderry Administrative Employee Association Agreement.
WORK SCHEDULE: Assigned to forty hours per week. Additional hours may be required to meet the needs of the department. Requires attendance at meetings and hearings with state and local boards, commissions, organizations, authorities, and related groups and organizations.
JOB SUMMARY / SUPERVISION: The GIS Manager/Comprehensive Planner is responsible for managing all functions of the Town's Geographic Information System (GIS), ensuring its effective and efficient use, and also assisting with the Town's land use planning activities. The position is responsible for meeting demands for mapping and spatial information/analysis to support the demands of all Town departments. The position provides technical expertise to the Town's short and long term planning and economic development efforts including support for Task Forces or special studies at the direction the Town Manager or Boards/Commissions. The position also provides assistance with ordinance development to foster implementation of the Comprehensive Master Plan.
ACCOUNTABILITY: Reports directly and is accountable to the Town Planner/Department Manager.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (The following is illustrative of the duties and responsibilities associated with the position and are not intended to be all-inclusive.)
" Operate a Town-wide Geographic Information System (GIS) that can be utilized by all departments, boards/committees, residents and businesses to provide quick and efficient access to the Town's information resources to further economic development and informed decision making.
" Meet with personnel from other Town departments, boards, and commissions to assess their GIS needs and designs and implements plans to meet the assessed needs of all members and manages all aspects of the plans through completion.
" Analyze and diagnoses problems related to the GIS and develops effective solutions; and provides GIS related technical assistance and training to staff. Prepares and presents formal and informal instruction to personnel.
" Assists the Town Planner/Department Manager in planning for the short and long-term expansion of the GIS.
" Develops and maintains databases necessary for the ongoing operation of the land use and economic development planning process and provides a methodology for continual update, including but not limited to: buildings, roads, parcels, zoning, addresses, sewer infrastructure, conservation areas, hydrography, topography and aerial imagery.
" Defines data standards and methodologies for office GIS products and keeps regular documentation in an organized format.
" Provides mapping and planning assistance to the Conservation Commission in carrying out the Town's open space programs.
" Maintains the Londonderry Assessor's Tax Maps and provides annual updates; incorporates new subdivisions and provides revisions where necessary and where noted.
" Maintains Page and Section books utilized by emergency responders and maintains geographic data utilized in RedAlert Dispatching software.
" Maintains the Sewer Infrastructure maps and provides regular updates and status reports.
" Coordinates with the Cemetery Sextant to manage local Cemetery burial records and properties.
" Responds to queries from Town Boards/Commissions and the general public regarding Town planning and zoning regulations, land use data and/or parcel boundary/ROW issues.
" Provides peer review oversight to Department reports and documents.
" Assists the Town Planner/Department Manager in preparing the Department's annual budget relative to GIS.
" Assists with or leads the development of land use planning documents, including the Master Plan and other Task Force reports or studies by providing content, maps, graphics, and calculations to the department and other departments, boards and commissions in Town; examples of documents have included the Comprehensive Master Plan, Affordable Housing Task Force Report, Open Space Task Force Report, School District Impact Fee Study, North Fire Station Location Analysis, and other land potential studies or analyses; future reports may include a Water Resources Management Plan Update, Impact Fee Studies, Town-wide Recreation Plan; and Town-wide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan (as necessary).
" Coordinates with state and regional agencies to represent Londonderry's data needs and interests in long range transportation, environmental and land use planning issues.
" Acts as a point of contact with the US Census.
" Acts as the Town Manager's representative on the Joint Negotiating Committee.
" Collects and organizes information to update local demographics, road networks, public facilities and other infrastructure data to project future trends and capital improvement needs of the community.
" Assists with land use ordinance development and implementation.
" Assists with the research, preparation and writing of grants.
" Assists with site and subdivision plan review.
" Assists with the review and analysis of all rezoning requests.
" Prepares and delivers presentations to staff, Citizen Groups, Town Manager, Town Council, and other Town departments, boards, and commissions as needed.
" Serves as staff liaison to the Conservation Commission, Heritage and Historic District Commission, Planning Board and other Boards as requested or required.
" Provides supervision of the Department intern program.
" Attends training as necessary.
" Acts on behalf of the Planning and Economic Development Department in the absence of the Town Planner/Department Manager.
" Performs other tasks at the direction of the Town Planner/Department Manager.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Master's Degree in GIS, Geography, Cartography or Computer Information Systems (other closely related fields may be considered); plus three years experience in a local or regional planning environment or consulting firm; or Bachelors degree in GIS, Geography, Cartography or Computer Information Systems (other closely related fields may be considered); plus five years experience in a local or regional planning environment or consulting firm with at least one (1) year in a public agency.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: Professionally related certification desired but not required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: The GIS/Planner must have a working knowledge of the principals and practices of geographic information systems, graphic design and data development/editing practices and must be able to communicate the services to non-technical users. Should possess knowledge of the principles of database design, standards and manipulation, and office software applications.
The GIS/Planner must have experience using ESRI GIS software (latest edition) in a Microsoft Windows environment, and must be familiar with graphics illustration packages including Adobe Photoshop. Experience with programming, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Extensions, t, GPS, and database applications are a plus.
Must be familiar with long range land use planning practices, including master planning, ordinance development and general principles of community design. The ideal candidate will be able to integrate GIS into community development through geospatial analysis, modeling and representation.
SELECTION PROCESS/APPOINTMENT: May be required to pass personal interview, professional background investigation, criminal history check, post-offer medical examination, driver's record check, alcohol and controlled substance test, and polygraph examination. Town Manager appoints based on recommendation from Town Planner/Department Manager.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 19, 2017. To be considered for an interview, please send cover letter, resume and completed Town Application (available under the Human Resources tab on the Town website) to: Lisa Drabik, Assistant Town Manager/Personnel Director, Town of Londonderry, 268B Mammoth Road, Londonderry, NH 03053. You may also submit your application materials via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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