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GIS/Application Administrator

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$53,793-$71,796 annual
  • Posted Date:10/25/2018 3:00 PM

Position Description:

The Town of West Springfield seeks a qualified individual to fill the position of full-time GIS/Application Administrator.  The GIS / Application Administrator is a key technical resource and support for the department. This position is responsible for maintaining GIS and related data and developing web mapping applications for various town departments and the public. Employee is required to perform all similar or related duties.

The GIS/Application Administrator provides overall management and technical assistance to users of GIS; maintains and expands all resources including data software and hardware so that users can conduct their GIS-based applications efficiently and effectively; coordinates GIS efforts so as to optimize the utility and value of all digital data equipment and other required resources; assists in the management of other Town databases; develops and enforces digital data standards and practices that will promote a GIS resource that can be confidently incorporated into other Town-wide applications; document and distribute information about GIS data resources to departmental users; develop web maps and applications for town departments and the public and edits and creates GIS data

This position is included in the West Springfield Municipal Management and Professional Association bargaining unit.  The position is classified as Grade IV.

Education and Experience: Graduate of a four year college with a Bachelor’s degree in Geography or similar field and/or GIS certificate.  At least three to five (3-5) years related work experience. Master’s degree in Geography or GISP certification preferred


  • Demonstrated knowledge of GIS concepts and analytical techniques
  • GIS software tools and applications including but not limited to ArcGIS, ArcSDE, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Server, applications of MS Office Suite, and Google Applications.
  • 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


Abilities:  Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose software and hardware operational problems. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing specifically to explain problems in non-technical language.  Ability to conduct independent research.


Skill:  Proficient data processing, hardware and software operating skills.  Proficient oral and written communication skills.


Interested candidates should apply through Indeed.com.  Click here to learn more: https://www.indeedjobs.com/town-of-west-springfield-ma/_hl/en_US?cpref=JXWAtnzf3XWjLOi4YeVNLnsfzg9-fxtSkPKBmAsTS0Y

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