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GIS Program Manager

Recruitment #19-005477-0027


The Department of Information Technology was created by 2008 legislation in an effort to consolidate state agency information technology functions and policies into one department; elevating the department to one that reports directly to the Governor.

In addition to its larger statewide role, the Department of Information Technology manages Information Technology and Telecommunication services within the agency itself and provides support to state agencies, the Executive Office of the Governor, the Governor’s coordinating offices, and a variety of independent agencies within the Executive Branch.

Striving to provide the highest level of customer service to its internal and external customers, the Department of Information Technology supports Maryland’s agencies and commissions through its leadership and strategic direction for Information Technology and Telecommunications, establishing a long range, target technology architecture, encouraging cross agency collaboration and advocating best practices for operations and project management.

This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.




Department of Information Technology (DoIT)

100 Community Place

Crownsville, MD  21032

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Information Technology (DoIT) provides vital technology solutions that allow the Executive Branch, State Agencies and Coordinating Offices to provide Marylanders with services that enable them to live and work more safely, efficiently and productively.

The Geospatial Services Team is one of the teams responsible for applying and safeguarding the state's most valuable asset, data, for the purpose of improving government efficiencies, reducing government costs and lowering risk of Executive Branch, State Agencies and Coordinating Offices, to better serve the citizens of Maryland.

This position:

Supervises and manages the staff responsible for the administration and performance of geospatial systems and analysis,

Develops and ensures adherence of established policies, procedures, and standards used to maintain optimal performance of the managed geospatial systems,

Oversees solutions development and operations in support of the mission of the department and its customers,

Fosters outreach and serves as a subject matter expert, regarding GIS technology, within the department, as well as a representative of the department at meeting and conferences nationwide.


Education:  Bachelor's Degree in Geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or other related field at an accredited four-year college or university.


Five (5) years of professional experience in the GIS field

Five (5) years of experience in Esri ArcGIS Desktop 10.5 or greater

Five (5) years of experience using Esri ArcGIS Online


Our Preferred Candidate Will Have:

Experience managing budgets greater than $500,000.

Familiarity with open source geospatial products (e.g. QGIS, PostgreSQL).

Familiarity with GIS related ETL tools (e.g. Safe Software FME).

Familiarity with open data products and solutions (e.g. Socrata, Esri).


Certified GISP Professional (GISP)


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. 

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.

Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible list for at least one year).


The evaluation may consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position.  It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: 

Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201

Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the on-line or paper application. 

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service needs to be provided before hire. 

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. 

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.