Recruitment #1805-GISMGR13-001


The ideal candidate will have a Master's degree in Geomatics, Survey & Mapping, Geography, Engineering or a closely related field; and four or more years of experience managing GIS projects.

An extensive working knowledge of GIS and Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) suite is also ideal.


Performs extensive duties planning, directing, managing, organizing, and overseeing the daily operations of the Property Appraiser’s Office Geographic Information System (GIS) activities and GIS staff while also coordinating GIS efforts with other departments and external agencies.


A Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Geomatics, Survey & Mapping, Geography, Engineering or a closely related field; and Four (4) years of experience managing GIS projects.


Graduation from an accredited four year degree granting college or university with a Bachelor’s in Geomatics, Survey & Mapping, Geography, Engineering or a closely related field; and Five (5) years of experience managing GIS projects.


An Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university in Geomatics, Survey & Mapping, Geography, Engineering or a closely related field; and Seven (7) years of experience managing GIS projects.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; Eight (8) years of experience managing GIS projects; four (4) of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.


  • Extensive knowledge of GIS, including advanced location and proximity (geospatial) based analysis techniques, data modeling, work process analysis, relational databases, computer programming techniques, cartographic principles and data creation methodology 
  • Extensive knowledge of Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) suite of GIS Software
  • Working knowledge of property appraisal theory, or the ability to successfully complete courses in single property and mass appraisal theory within twenty four months
  • Extensive knowledge of management principles, practices, innovative leadership and motivation techniques
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with others within and outside own organization 
  • Ability to use considerable initiative, think independently, and exercise sound judgment


  • Oversees and directs daily operations of the Property Appraiser’s GIS Team. Formulates
    scope of work; schedules projects, designs performance measures, and monitors project and
    staff progress. Takes corrective action as necessary to ensure timely delivery of work.
  • Serves as initial point of contact to other departments and agencies in GIS matters;
    represents GIS issues at meetings, functions, or events; coordinates GIS activities with
    Property Appraiser departments and external agencies, as necessary.
  • Provides GIS support for Emergency Management activities, when requested. Assists in
    Emergency Operations in disaster recovery efforts, when requested. 
  • Responds to administrative referrals, assignments, inquiries, and requests for information;
    performs complex geospatial analysis on projects requiring advanced technical skills or
    those that are politically sensitive.
  • Assists with the planning and management of the GIS Team budget; prepares necessary
    budget documents, and monitors expenses to ensure compliance with the Property
    Appraiser’s budgeting practices. 
  • Assesses resource needs and identifies shortfalls; interviews and recruits, or assists in the
    recruitment, of new personnel.
  • Assumes the authority of and acts on behalf of a more senior official. 
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Selection Plan

  • Supplemental Questionnaire and Application Screening
  • Establish List of Qualified Candidates
  • Department Selection Interviews*
  • Background Investigation
  • Offer

*The Department named at the top of this job bulletin is responsible for reviewing the qualified applications on the referral list and will carefully consider all qualified submissions during the screening of candidates. You will be contacted by the department directly if you are selected to continue in the recruitment process. Due to the high level of interest in the position, it will not be possible to interview every minimally qualified applicant. The Department, or its Human Resources Department, will notify you, via email, when the position has been filled. 


VETERANS' PREFERENCE: The Civil Service Board and its client agencies value the service veterans and their family members have given to our country and support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses. Therefore, special consideration and priority in appointment will be given to veteran preference-eligible applicants (as described in Section 295.07, F.S.) throughout each step of the selection process.

The applicant claiming veterans' preference is responsible for providing required documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference.  This documentation may be provided at the time of application submission. Documentation can easily be provided to us electronically through this online application system (preferred), but can also be provided to us by email, fax, or USPS. However, in ALL cases, required documentation must be provided to us prior to the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

Applicants that meet the minimum job requirements and qualify for Veterans’ Preference who believe they have not been afforded employment preference in accordance with applicable Florida law, may file a written complaint requesting an investigation with the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Division of Benefits and Assistance, 9500 Bay Pines Blvd, Room 214, St. Petersburg, Florida 33708. The complaint must be filed within 60 calendar days from the date the applicant receives notice that s/he was not selected.  Prior to filing a complaint, however, it is the responsibility of the preference-eligible applicant to contact the employer at least one time after 45 days have passed from the final date for submitting an application or the interview date, whichever is later in time, if the applicant has not received notice of a hiring decision.

For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit the Civil Service Board website by clicking here.

DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE: The employers of Hillsborough County have implemented a drug-free workplace and all offers of employment are conditioned on job applicants successfully passing a drug test.

RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES: Employees may be required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to a major emergency or natural disasters affecting County operations. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees may be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities.


Hillsborough County provides equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliations, marital status, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism or other non-merit factors.

AMERICANS with DISABILITIES ACT (ADA):  Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

APPLICANTS RIGHTS UNDER FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT LAWS:  Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Poster;  Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Poster; and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) Poster.