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Geographic Information Systems Coordinator

  • Geographic Information Systems Coordinator
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Annual Salary Range:
$60,384.00 – $96,468.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$2,516.00 – $4,019.50
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This is professional, administrative, and/or supervisory work directing and coordinating geographic information systems (GIS) functions in support of a department.

Job Duties

Directs and coordinates inter- and intra-agency GIS functions.

Plans, coordinates, and facilitates GIS projects/activities.

Serves as expert on spatial technology matters.

Integrates geographic information technology throughout agencies and existing systems; improves services/operation through the use of spatial data.

Manages project implementation; directs feasibility studies and recommends GIS solutions.

Creates, adopts, and modifies GIS standards and procedures to develop and maintain efficient geographic information systems.

Evaluates and plans organizational GIS needs; communicates with vendors; researches, reviews, and prepares bid proposals and specifications; evaluates bids and provides recommendations.

Directs or performs related administrative tasks involving budgeting and fiscal analysis, contracts, memorandums of understanding, and cooperative agreements.

Contributes spatial data to a statewide clearinghouse, and facilitates its use.

Provides guidance in data acquisition and GIS and geodatabase design, implementation, and management.

Seeks funding coalitions, GIS development opportunities, and data sources.

Supervises, assigns, and evaluates the work of professional and/or technical staff engaged in tasks relating to GIS technology.

Serves as a representative on GIS committees and user groups; participates in meetings and training seminars.

Exercises considerable initiative and independent judgment in the performance of responsibilities; receives general administrative direction.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted.  These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Two or more years of experience as a Geographic Information Systems Specialist with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System.


A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Cartography, Earth Science, Natural Resources, Remote Sensing, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Surveying, or a closely related field; and,

Five or more years of professional or technical experience in geographic information systems work, including two or more years of professional supervisory experience.

(Earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified areas may substitute on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two years of the required general experience at a rate of 24 earned graduate credit hours for one year of experience.)

(Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required education.)

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices, terminology, and trends in GIS, spatial data, and related technologies.

Comprehensive knowledge of geographic information applications, analysis, and the relationships between different types of spatial data.

Comprehensive knowledge of computer systems, database management administration, security, networking, and telecommunication concepts.

Comprehensive knowledge of the assigned department's mission/functions and information systems.

Comprehensive knowledge of the principles of project management and cost benefit analysis.

Comprehensive knowledge of the principles of systems design and administration, software development techniques, and various computer platforms.

Comprehensive knowledge of the information strategic planning process.

Ability to utilize project management tools.

Ability to organize and direct the preparation, implementation, and maintenance of standards, policies, procedures, guidelines, metadata, and technical manuals.

Ability to direct, train, and evaluate the work of assigned staff.

Ability to organize work and solve problems.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Ability to communicate effectively.

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