GIS Administrator – City of Quincy

The work involves responsibility for the design, development, implementation, operation, management, maintenance and expansion of the city of Quincy’s Geographic Information System (GIS) infrastructure. The GIS Administrator will oversee the GIS program, both technically and administratively including selecting software and hardware systems, designing and implementing data and application development projects. The position requires other related professional or technical duties specific to the assignment such as planning activities, engineering activities such as modeling, creating and processing requests for maps, and/or maintaining computer networks and equipment specific to the GIS infrastructure. The work will be performed under the general supervision of the City Engineer and the Department of Public Works Commissioner with considerable leeway allowed for exercising independent judgment in carrying out the details of the work. Duties include:

    • Coordinates the development and integration of GIS in various city departments;
    • Develops agreements, contracts and systems for data acquisition and computer application development;
    • Develops and maintains web-based GIS applications for spatial data delivery to city users and public via the internet;
    • Supervises and oversees the conversion of CAD data and other digital and non-digital data to a GIS based system, including the field collection of data;
    • Supervises the work of employees involved in GIS related development and projects including the inventory of municipal assets;
    • Performs tasks to ensure that GIS data is compliant with standard GIS data design practices including creating meta-data sets and creating topologies to define the interrelations of the data;
    • Disseminates geographic and other data to agencies, city departments and the public;
    • Analyzes user needs for GIS and data applications;
    • Trains other employees in the use of GIS;
    • Creates and maintains written user manuals for the geographic information system;
    • Processes requests for maps, obtains digital and non-digital data and creates maps;
    • Researches, evaluates and selects software and technologies for the GIS; and
  • Writes requests for proposals and technical specifications for the GIS.

GIS Software Specific Knowledge required:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of GIS concepts and analytical techniques.
  • GIS software tools and applications including but not limited to ArcGIS Pro, ArcMap 10.x, ArcSDE, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Server, Collector for ArcGIS, Survey123, and applications of MS Office 365.
  • Advanced ArcGIS Desktop skills.
  • SQL Server database queries and management, SQL Reporting Services
  • Scripting or programming experience with Python.
  • Experience with Cartography.
  • Web-based programming, including ArcGIS REST and Python API.
  • Experience conducting MassGIS Level 3 Parcel Certification.

Minimum Qualifications, Either:

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university to grant degrees with a master’s degree in geography, planning, engineering or a closely related field with similar course curriculum, and three years of full-time paid experience, or its part-time paid and/or volunteer equivalent, administering a Geographic Information System or other computerized mapping and assessment system; or
  2. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university to grant degrees with a bachelor’s degree in geography, planning, engineering or a closely related field with similar course curriculum, and five years of experience as indicated in (a); or
  3. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b).

Special Requirement: Possession of a valid driver license appropriate to the vehicles operated or otherwise demonstrated ability to meet the transportation needs of the job.

Please send cover letter and resume to Patricia McGowan, Human Resources Director, City of Quincy, 1305 Hancock St., Quincy, MA 02169 or email to