Geographic Information Officer
Agency: Agency for State Technology
Position Number: 72984085
Posting Closing Date: Sept. 15, 2017
***This position is established in the Senior Management Service (SMS)***
The Florida Agency for State Technology (AST) seeks to hire talented and dedicated individuals who share our commitment to excellence. The incumbent in this position provides vision and strategy for enterprise geographic information activities.
Our mission is critical, our employees are dedicated and hardworking and our workplace is energized.
- A Bachelor’s Degree in GIS, Geography, Cartography or Computer Information Systems (or closely related field) from an accredited college or university
- A minimum of five (5) years of experience in geographic information systems.
- Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) certification.
- Prefer geographic information data management experience in a government setting.
- Extremely well-developed writing skills.
Background Screening Requirement:
A criminal background investigation, including fingerprinting and statewide and national criminal history records checks, is a condition of employment in this position.
Special Note: Responses to qualifying questions must be clearly supported in your employment history.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Plans, coordinates and supports the implementation of the enterprise Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program including GIS analysis, development and planning activities and related coordination with other agencies and departments. Performs a variety of professional, administrative, and programmatic work in support of enterprise GIS programs including serving as a liaison to and coordinate with state agency staff and the state’s Chief Information Officer and the Chief Data Officer.
- Chair the AST Enterprise GIS Workgroup consisting of GIS professionals in the state agencies, universities, water management districts, local entities, and other GIS partners.
- Develop and publish enterprise GIS policies and standards.
- Assume responsibility for State of Florida GIS Open Data portal currently available at http://geodata.myflorida.com.
- Assume responsibility for State of Florida GIS programmatic website currently available at http://gis.myflorida.com.
- Establish an enterprise geospatial strategic plan with performance metrics to track the success of the plan.
- Identify and research funding opportunities for GIS including providing a central authority to coordinate and manage federal funding.
- Serve as Florida’s designated liaison for federal and other GIS organizations.
- Provide enterprise GIS data sharing guidance and coordination and promote data sharing of GIS information across state agencies.
- Coordinate and reduce duplicative data acquisition and storage.
- Coordinate GIS collaboration across state agencies and with universities, local governments, and other states.
- Negotiate product licensing and develop methods to maximize use of existing licenses across state agencies.
- Advocate for GIS resources, training, and expanded use of geospatial visualization in diverse aspects of state business.
- Encourage GIS by Design: build in geographic information into business solutions as a foundational component.
- Act as liaison with Florida GIS data consumers and facilitate public-private partnership (PPP) opportunities.
- Develop data sharing agreements and memorandums of understanding (MOU).
- With the support of participating agencies:
- Conduct and maintain GIS inventory (data, custodians, sharing agreements, access points, etc.) across state agencies.
- Identify and maintain information on GIS data collection and tool purchases.
- Identify gaps in critical data resources needed by state agencies.
- Identify common GIS data resources required to support the critical missions of state agencies (Unified Basemap, aerial photography, LiDAR, and other GIS datasets).
- Identify which agencies need common data resources and the minimum specifications (i.e., scale, etc.) that will result in the most agencies being able to access and leverage the resources effectively for the lowest cost.
- Identify agency GIS initiatives for joint projects.
- Apply for and coordinate execution of Federal grants.
- Strong leadership skills.
- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
- Experience in leading major information management programs.
- Experience in operationalizing data governance and data quality.
- Expertise in creating and deploying best practices and methodologies.
- Experience leading technical hybrid teams across multiple departments.
- Experience developing business cases for technical projects.
- Proven experience with and technical knowledge of:
- Current GIS technologies, practices and ability to formulate geospatial policy.
- Base GIS data sets (parcels, orthoimagery, road centerlines, address points, governmental boundaries, hydrography, geodetic control, and building and structures).
- Data management best practices.
- Developing governance.
- Coordination and collaboration skills between multiple program areas or agencies.
- Ability to identify and evaluate unmet GIS needs throughout the enterprise.
- Ability to articulate the enterprise GIS vision to decision makers, agencies, and the GIS community
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee