Manager, GIS -

Abbotsford East, BRITISH COLUMBIA | 4 days | Deadline: 02 May 2021

Job Summary

Abbotsford East

Job Description

 Exempt, Fulltime
Posting #J0421-0074       

At the City of Abbotsford our people are our greatest asset. We offer a wide range of diverse, stimulating and rewarding career opportunities that support and recognize high levels of performance. In Abbotsford, we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We invite you to become part of a place that has strong corporate and organizational values, rewarding career paths, challenging opportunities, and an engaging and dynamic team to work with.

Be part of the story. Join our team today.

 The City of Abbotsford is currently offering an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated and driven professional to join our team as our new Manager, GIS. This role is a vital member of the Information Technology management team and is responsible for utilizing the City’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to help the organization improve the quality, accuracy, efficiency and responsiveness of City services and achieve Council’s vision for the City “…to be the Hub of the Fraser Valley.”

Reporting to the Director, Information Technology, the Manager provides leadership, insight and strategic direction to the GIS team. The scope of your role includes providing expert knowledge and support, maintaining and advancing the City’s Esri ArcGIS Enterprise platform and managing the day-to-day operations of the team. You will be an integral leader in improving business enablement and a key contributor to developing a digital first, self-service culture for the organization and the public. You will make recommendations on strategic direction, processes and technology to continue the work that is currently underway to modernize the City’s GIS service delivery. You will also utilize a corporate approach that supports the responsiveness of City services by establishing and managing data and workflow governance programs that are optimized for data driven decision-making.

You will be responsible for recruiting and training staff, assigning and managing projects and providing supervision and direction. You will also research emerging trends, manage the annual budget for all GIS services, contribute to the financial planning process, develop business cases and be responsible for product procurement.

You have the ability to motivate, mentor, and coach a team of GIS professionals and provide leadership in a fast-paced and technological environment. You are a strategic thinker and problem solver that can managing multiple priorities. You are also dedicated to innovation and continuous improvement and have strong communication, customer service and interpersonal skills, allowing you to build credible and trusted relationships with your team, throughout the organization and the public.

In addition, the successful candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Geomatics, Engineering, Geography, Computer Science or a related discipline, supplemented with an advanced diploma in GIS; and
  • A minimum of 6 years solid related experience.

At the City of Abbotsford we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We offer ongoing personal and professional development opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.

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Closing Date: May 2, 2021

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: 5 years or more