Loudoun County, Virginia
Director, Office of Mapping & Geographic Information
Loudoun County has been one of the fastest growing counties in the nation since the late 1990s.
This unparalleled growth resulted in the county being one of the earlier adopters of Geographic Information System (GIS) technology for a local government. Loudoun County uses state of the art ESRI GIS, geospatial application, and WebGIS software and holds one of ESRI’s earliest organizational licenses for a locality—Number 34.
The County is also known as the “home to the internet” due to the presence of large data centers and multiple technology firms. This is an exciting opportunity for a professional senior executive to lead the County’s Office of Mapping and Geographic Information (OMAGI) in the position of director.
This ideal candidate will be strategic, energetic, and an excellent communicator with an ability to manage a highly skilled and technical workforce of GIS professionals. The County has been nationally recognized with three Special Achievement awards from ESRI since 2010, was featured at the ESRI 2017 Federal Users’ Conference, and has earned statewide GIS awards as well.
The director reports to the Assistant County Administrator for Internal Operations and leads a highly educated and trained workforce that includes many certified GIS professionals. They maintain the core components of the county’s enterprise GIS, including its annually maintained base map, street addressing program, and other geospatial information, which is integrated into multiple County enterprise information systems (computer aided dispatch, assessments, permits, etc.).
The office provides internal data, mapping, and analytical services to county agencies and provides services to the public through WebGIS including a newly implemented GeoHub.
In addition, the Director, who serves on the County Administrator’s Leadership Team, offers professional advice and alternatives regarding the department and all mapping and GIS functions through the County Administrator.
This position is vacant due to the retirement of the current director who initiated the County’s robust GIS program and this department and has held the position for more than two decades.