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IT Manager - GIS

Flagstaff, AZ, USA
Position: IT Manager - GIS
Date Posted: January 18, 2019
Vacancy Number: 015-19
Closing Date: February 8, 2019
Position Status: Full-Time, FLSA Exempt and Benefit Eligible

Compensation & Benefits
• Salary range for hiring consideration: $71,086.29 to $79,616.64 annually depending on experience
• Medical & Dental – Group benefits include health, dental, vision, basic life and accidental death & dismemberment. This position is eligible for the Arizona State Retirement System and may choose to participate in a 457 deferred compensation plan.
• 11 holidays including 1 floating holiday
• 16 days’ vacation per year after six months of employment

Why Apply?
The City of Flagstaff is a community that is envied for its natural beauty nestled among the largest Ponderosa Pine forest in the world at the foot of the San Francisco Peaks. Flagstaff draws from around the globe as a destination for day trips to the Grand Canyon, a ski resort town, and an outdoor playground of Northern Arizona. While nature enthusiasts find a wide choice of settings punctuated with an abundance of sunshine to pursue their passions, our city serves approximately 78,000 residents and an additional 100,000 regionally plus a large tourism population from around the world. We are also a university town and a hub for astronomy and international scientific research as well as entrepreneurial start-up companies. Artists have long been attracted to our region bringing their diverse talent and culture making us an attractive hot spot ranging from the ancient tribal art to the cutting edge.

The City is looking for a proven and energetic team member as our next IT Manager over GIS. This IT Manager is responsible for maintaining and organizing spatial data throughout the City. They manage the staff responsible for all internal GIS work. An ideal candidate will have fundamental knowledge of ESRI Suite, SQL environment, and project management.

The Position
The IT Manager - GIS is responsible for:
• Oversight and supervision of the GIS staff which includes three GIS Analysts. This includes hiring, scheduling, assigning work, evaluations, promotions, rewards, discipline and termination.
• Budgetary: This job is responsible for managing the GIS Budget and working with the IT Director to plan long-term budgetary needs.
• Responsible for the strategy, design, implementation and maintenance of GIS technologies for the City of Flagstaff including:
o ArcGIS Online and ESRI mobile apps
o ArcMap (and extensions)
o ArcServer
o ArcPro
o Python
• Project Management for all GIS projects
• Data standards, policies and procedures for spatial data.
• Working with internal departments, vendors, outside agencies and the public regarding request for spatial data and optimizing data flow.
• This position may make presentations to City Council or support staff in their presentations.
• This position reports to the IT Director along with the, Operations Manager, Application Manager and the Help Desk Manager

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field.
• Five years of increasingly responsible technical experience in information technology.
• Three years of progressively responsible supervisory experience.
• Or any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the above Minimum Requirements.

Desired Experience
• Master’s degree in GIS or a related field.
• Four years of experience in GIS
• Four years of experience in management and administration of a GIS program for a municipality or unit of local government.
• Advanced technical knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
o ArcGIS Online
o ESRI Desktop Suite (ArcMap, ArcServer, ArcPro and extensions)
o Python
• Advanced knowledge of troubleshooting procedures in a test and production environment.

How to Apply
For more information on what it is like to live in the City of Flagstaff visit our website at Interested candidates may submit a completed application via the City website, regular mail, electronic mail or fax to: City of Flagstaff, 211 W. Aspen Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, fax (928) 213-2089, or Applications are due to Human Resources by 4 PM AZ time on the closing date regardless of the postmarked date.

Successful applicants need to be available the last week of August for onsite interviews. For any questions regarding the job please contact Human Resources at (928) 213-2090. A complete job description is available at

The City of Flagstaff is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or protected Veteran status. The City of Flagstaff encourages all qualified individuals to submit an application for this excellent career opportunity.

For more information on what it is like to live in the City of Flagstaff visit our website at

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Paid Holidays • Paid Vacation Days • Paid Sick Days • Health/Dental/Life/Vision Insurance

Apply online here or via email to

City of Flagstaff
211 W. Aspen Ave.
Flagstaff, AZ, 86001 USA


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