A Geographic Information System (GIS) is digital mapping tool that allows staff to visually model data, perform location based analysis and to quickly find and identify assets. The use of geographically presented data by Town staff improves decision making capabilities at all levels of government.

The GIS Specialist provides mapping and analysis support to a wide range of Town departments including the Assessor, Building, Planning, Highway, Parks & Recreation, Police and Public Works. The GIS Specialist’s responsibilities are as follows: 

  • Utilize GIS, CAD and associated software to produce, display and analyze geographic information;
  • Organize, prepare and update printed maps for use by Town staff;
  • Develop and maintain electronic GIS solutions including interactive web map applications for use by Town staff in both office and field environments;
  • Conduct field surveys of Town-owned assets using Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment, data loggers, laptops and other equipment;
  • Coordinate digital submissions from design engineers with regard to utilities on subdivision and capital improvement projects.