Job Detail

Organization: Otter Tail County
Title: GIS Coordinator
Location: Fergus Falls, MN US

Posted: 2021-05-04
Application Deadline: 2021-05-17

Position Description:

Otter Tail County is seeking a full-time GIS Coordinator.

This position serves as the central resource and business leader for GIS technology. Accountabilities include management and deployment of GIS technology, the development of system architecture, and the execution of standard operating procedures for spatial data, business system integration and GIS solutions. This position requires a collaborative and strategic leader with excellent communication skills and the capacity to lead countywide GIS planning and deployment. The position represents the county at local and regional committees and user groups

Examples of Duties:
• Design and implement best practices for spatial data development, editing and quality control including overseeing management, development and creation of geographic data and attribute databases within GIS technology-based programs to ensure consistency of presentation, accuracy of information and compliance with documented standards.
• Lead GIS User-Group and ensure standards and policies are followed countywide.
• Manage system development and expansion through the analysis of user needs and system capabilities to maximize utilization and performance and achieve desired business outcomes.
• Provide project leadership for complex GIS projects and coordinates the resources needed to successfully complete on schedule and within budget.
• Develop and conduct user training for various applications and user needs.
• Develop standard operating procedures and system documentation to provide user instructions and ensure the integrity and sustainability of the applications and programs.
• Manage and negotiate contracts and agreements.
• Provide supervision, mentorship and direction to GIS staff.
• Represent the county in public forums, provides presentations, serves as subject matter expert on the GIS program, provides leadership in the deployment of GIS technology.
• Coordinate with IT to ensure adequate infrastructure is in place to provide for the effective access to and utilization of GIS databases in compliance with county policies.
• May assist with duties and responsibilities as outlined in the County Emergency Operations Plan and Continuity of Operations Plan.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in GIS, Geography, Computer Science or related field.
• 5 years of experience in GIS
• 1 year advanced knowledge of maps, Esri mapping software and relational database management.
• Valid Driver’s License

This position is regularly scheduled to work 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:30 p.m. with the potential for evening or weekend hours. The 2021 starting salary for this position is $73,944 annually depending on qualifications, with career advancement to $110,843.

The selection process will include an online employment application and supplemental questionnaire. Semi-finalists will be invited to interview. Prior to hire, finalists will be required to pass a background investigation. A standard six month probationary period applies.

To apply for this position, visit, click on desired job title, then the "Apply" link. On-line applications are stored on a secure site. Only you and authorized employees of Otter Tail County have access to the information submitted.

When filling out any employment application materials for Otter Tail County, you must include your entire employment and education history. Failure to do so may render your application incomplete.

Eligible veterans as defined by Minnesota Statute 197.447 may claim Veterans Preference during the hiring process. A DD214 and required supporting documentation must be included with the employment application to receive preference.

All employment offers are contingent upon the applicant passing a background investigation which may include, but are not limited to, gathering information from the following sources: Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, other law enforcement agencies, court documents, educational institutions, previous employers, Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services, military records, Immigration and Naturalization Services, and known associates of the applicant.

Criminal convictions are not an automatic bar to employment. Each case is considered on its individual merits and the type of work sought. Making false statements or withholding information during the hiring process will cause you to be barred from employment or removed from employment.

Otter Tail County is a tobacco-free workplace.

Otter Tail County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation or age.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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