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The State Geographic Information Officer is responsible for governing the acquisition, management, and dissemination of statewide geographic data. This position is governed by state

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Typical Functions:

Oversees the management of spatial data, the applications it supports, and the Geographic Information System (GIS) professional team. Determines geospatial data policy to meet the requirements of those responsible for planning, preventing, mitigating, assessing and responding to emergencies, critical infrastructure protection, and other related functions. Coordinates use of common geographic databases among state organizations and establishes standards for quality assurance. Determines strategic plan for data collection, format, and system architecture. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life. Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. Knowledge of global positioning technology, graphics, and photo imaging software. Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, and coordination of people and resources. Ability to communicate project goals and problem solutions to supervisors, co-workers and subordinates in written or verbal form.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, information technology or a related field; plus twelve years of work related experience.

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