Geographic Information Systems Planner and IT Manager

General Description:

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Planner operates and maintains the Commission’s Regional GIS Service Center, providing mapping and spatial analysis services related to Commission and municipal projects and programs. The position also acts as our primary IT Manager. The position works independently to support all aspects of the planning work of the region under the general direction of the Executive Director.


The GIS Planner provides GIS-related planning assistance to ACRPC municipalities and other Addison County stakeholders including comprehensive spatial analyses and municipal and regional plan elements, and plans for the long-range GIS needs of the region, including the maintenance and improvement of ACRPC’s spatial databases and related map products. The GIS Planner works with ACRPC’s professional planning staff, coordinating GIS technical and financial elements for grant proposals, requests for proposals, and project execution. The GIS Planner also manages and works on independent projects related to river hazard mapping, forest analysis, energy facility siting studies, and other subject areas. Projects may require the procurement and management of outside contractors.

The GIS Planner is also responsible for managing ACRPCs IT infrastructure. This includes development of the annual equipment purchase budget and oversight of the purchase of all ACRPC’s IT equipment, including server and client PCs and printers, other hardware and software, as well as serving as the point of communications for ACRPC in discussions with outside service providers such as internet service providers, IT contractors, and hardware and software vendors.


The candidate must be a U.S. citizen, or be lawfully authorized to work in the U.S., and have their own means of transportation. The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in geography, planning, natural resources, GIS or a closely related field, and four to six years of relevant professional experience with GIS and spatial database development for planning and resource management. A Master’s degree in any of the above may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience.

The GIS Planner must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within ACRPC and between ACRPC and partners such as the other regional planning commissions, the Vermont Center for Geographic Information, and other local, state, and federal GIS stakeholders. The GIS Planner must have experience in the preparation and administration of work plans, budgets, and contracts. The GIS Planner must possess excellent long-range planning, project prioritization, and management skills and must possess the ability to envision planning objectives and translate planning issues into GIS applications and must be able to prepare and present GIS analyses. The position also requires considerable knowledge of remote sensing, spatial and general relational database management system development,

cartography, geography, natural resource and land use planning. A working knowledge of Visual Basic or other object-oriented languages and/or database languages such as SQL is preferred. The position requires outside meetings and may include limited fieldwork.

Salary and Benefits

The position is a full-time, exempt, regular employee, and is subject to all terms and benefits of the Commission’s Personnel Policies. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please email a letter of interest, resume with three references and contact information and salary requirements in a single pdf to Adam Lougee, Executive Director at   This position will remain open until filled.  ACRPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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