GIS System Manager

posted Jun 15, 2020, 7:31 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description


Job Title:          GIS System Manager                                                                  Job Code:             820

Division:          Mapping                                                                                     Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Emergency Services/Assessor                                                   Last Revised:       




Performs a variety of administrative and technical duties in the development, implementation and coordination of the county’s GIS management system; assists the county’s disaster recovery efforts..




Works under the general guidance and direction of the Emergency Services Administrator.




Provides close to general supervision to GIS Mappers and Assessor Clerk.




1.       Develops and maintains departmental records; assists with training and professional development for emergency response; prepares reports and correspondence; attends meetings and conferences.


2.        Supervises employees by orienting, scheduling, training, assigning and reviewing work performance, helps completing performance evaluations, and taking disciplinary action.


3.       Establishes a secure usable database; oversees the development of parcels maps; coordinates with assessor to ensure maps reflect current and correct parcel information; coordinates with PSAP for data interoperability and accuracy.


4.       Evaluates road centerline layer for correctness in ranges and parity issues for 911 Nextgen; program manager for the County Alert System; establishes system standards for EO-Base maps and data.


5.       Provides physical addresses to County residents for the purposes of 911 Emergency Services; helps create and maintain addressing for postal services, utility, and delivery services; creates maps for maintaining addressing for road accuracy; identifies land ownership, possible land divisions, and location of driveways.


6.       Assist land owners with road naming process and provides documentation to commission for road name approval.


7.       Works with state, county, rural addressing personnel and other representatives to discuss rural addressing tasks, guidelines, standards, and  implementation; posts and provides GPS addresses in the field; completes necessary paperwork involved in issuing an address, notification of land owners; develops rural addressing standards and guidelines for the County.


8.       Performs a variety of technically detailed duties involving the correlation and maintenance of computer files in the 911, Emergency Service Listing and Emergency Communications database systems; verifies and updates the geographic base file by interpreting boundary and traffic maps, annexations, new subdivisions, street atlas maps, etc.; edits and updates the Master Street Address Guide by changing existing addresses, new construction, etc.


9.       Performs other related duties as required.




1.             Education and Experience:


A.     Two (2) years of college training or associate degree related to GIS systems, mapping and engineering practices or computer technologies;


B.    Four (4) years of related experience; One (1) year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity and directly related to GIS operations;


C.    An equivalent combination of education and experience.


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2.             Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


Considerable knowledge of complex math and computer aided engineering; technical tools and equipment associated with drafting and cartography; mapping scales and their most appropriate use; basic civil engineering practices and procedures; survey practices and procedures; legal documents and terminology; computerized mapping software and methods (ESRI, AUTOCAD, ARCView, ARCMAP, ARCGIS, Windows, etc.); various geographic databases, including State of New Mexico, USGS digital line graphics, surveying practices including GPS point retrieval, State Plane Coordinate Systems (NAD 27 and NAD 83), GLO map interpretation and Area Reference Plan (ARP) interpretation; quality assurance and control methods; county geography.


Skill in the operation of motorized vehicles and equipment. Skill in the use of personal computers, laptop, GPS equipment, scales, plotters, printers, scanners, projectors, protractors, and related technical equipment.


Ability to deal with various levels of stress associated with the need for accuracy with legal and financial implications; perform complex computer mapping and mapping evaluation; read and understand legal documents; perform complex mathematical computations; operate calculators and standard office equipment; work independently; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; develop effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public.


3.             Special Qualifications:


May be required to become certified in the use of field GPS equipment. 

Must possess a valid New Mexico Driver’s License and undergo periodic State DMV license status verification and be insurable under Socorro County insurance.  Must pass FEMA/NIMS and ICS courses as required for the position, within a time frame designated by administration.



4.             Work Environment:


Incumbent in the position performs both in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls and in an outdoor setting on a project-by-project basis.  Tasks require occasional physical activities, and some muscular strain, related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, talking, climbing and lifting. Hearing, seeing and verbally communicating are essential to the effective performance of required duties.  Rapid work speed required performing keyboard operations.  Common eye, hand, finger, leg and foot dexterity exist.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability and discriminating thinking. Frequent local travel required in course of performing portions of job functions.