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Hillsborough County Government

GIS Project Manager (#GISPMRPCMS) PCMS
$27.78-$48.08 Hourly / $4,815.20-$8,333.87 Monthly / $57,782.40-$100,006.40 Yearly


Performs functions critical to accomplishing legally mandated work for Tampa, Plant City, Hillsborough County, and Temple Terrace. Responsible for the management of highly complex planning data and analysis projects including mapping, demographics, graphics, and reports.  Determines and establishes the procedures, budget and supply expenditures, and work schedules for numerous planning, analysis, and mapping projects. Manages staff and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) consultants.


A Bachelor's degree; and
Four or more years of experience in the management of planning and cartographic projects.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Knowledge of best practices in Comprehensive Plan Map series management, development, and quality control.
  • Knowledge of the four local governments, both geographically and specialized land uses implemented within each jurisdiction.
  • Knowledge of the terminology used in Long-Range Planning related to the four Comprehensive Plans.
  • Knowledge of management techniques.
  • Knowledge of data analysis processes.
  • Knowledge of GIS technology, cartography, and data management tools including ArcInfo, ArcMap and SDE.
  • Skill in supervising the work of staff from multiple agencies.
  • Skill in writing and presenting reports to upper management.
  • Skill in controlling and managing large expenditures related to agency-wide projects and map generation.
  • Skill in communicating with citizens and elected officials.
  • Ability to track and manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to make independent decisions that effect and ensure the accuracy and quality of the legally mandated maps.
  • Ability to collaborate with others in the agency and with outside agencies.
  • Ability to collect, organize and analyze data.
  • Ability to use technology to accomplish project management in a fiscally efficient manner.  


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Manage all Comprehensive Plan data for the four client governments and the Planning Commission.
  • Analyze mapping projects for the four client governments and the Planning Commission. Collaborate directly with elected officials, local government staff and other agencies.
  • Responsible for data analysis and maps for any requests from outside the four client governments.
  • Manage special mapping project requests from County Commissioners.
  • Establish the scope and budget for all projects.
  • Manage staff and consultants performing aspects of the project scope, mapping work, or technical development.
  • Approve budget expenditures for consultant tasks.
  • Manage quality control procedures and activities as the central point of review and control for all mapping changes to legally adopted planning layers.
  • Schedule and supervise the data processing updates and manage the review and correction of data under the legal requirements of State Planning Law Chapter 163.
  • Manage complex studies, data and analysis for special projects on planning topics such as analysis of vacant and developable land, opportunities for redevelopment, and environmental lands.
  • Manage critical planning resources including the map library to store all the maps generated for the Comprehensive Plans and Community Plans.
  • Provide technical support and training for GIS procedures and capabilities.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.