Overview

Primary Responsibilities:Supervises staff including prioritizing and developing work plans, evaluating staff performance, monitoring progress on reports and projects, interpreting policies and procedures, establishing standards, and providing training and development for staff
Serves as the City’s expert for enterprise GIS management, and plays a key role in guiding the direction and development of the enterprise GIS
Lead GIS projects and contracts; direct project employees and provide status reports as necessary; prepare and present project status reports and recommendations to various committees
Research new products and information technology innovations; prepare detailed bid specifications for product or service acquisition; evaluates problem areas and uses available information to develop recommendations
Prepare detailed cost/budget analysis reports including cost estimates for user departments on projects or proposals
Monitor status of IT work requests; coordinate GIS development, testing and delivery; assure the timely distribution of status reports and outputs to departments
Interview prospective employees; make recommendations to management regarding staffing
Provide assistance, advice and recommendations to management and users to determine needs and provide information technology services
Maintain communication with users and other information technology staff, communicating problems with applications, schedules or other concerns
Assist in preparation of departmental annual budget; monitor expenditures and project development costs
Establishes working relationship with regional partners and peers regarding data sharing, analysis, and practices in GIS
Read trade journals, attend seminars and perform related activities to remain current on latest GIS trends and services
Conduct and attend staff meetings and other meetings as required
Perform other related duties as assigned

Employee Benefits:
The City of Tacoma also has a very generous benefit package with one of the best pension packages in the market. These generous employee benefits include:Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26.
Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits.
Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26.
Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code.
Generous amount of paid holidays and personal time off.
A phenomenal pension plan that prepares you for retirement.

For more information on the City of Tacoma’s benefit package feel free to explore City of Tacoma Benefits.

About City of Tacoma

The City of Tacoma's Information Technology Department is seeking an energetic, highly motivated, and skilled GIS Supervisor/Coordinator to oversee and direct GIS database/applications development, analysis, production of standards and procedures, maintenance, supervision of personnel, and implementation; provide advice and recommendations to management and users and provide Geographic information systems services and technical advice as needed.