The mission of the La Crosse County Personnel Department is to recruit, develop and retain a high performing and diverse workforce that fosters a healthy, safe and productive work environment for employees, their families, departments, and the public in order to maximize individual and organizational potential; therefore, positioning La Crosse County as an employer of choice.
The Personnel Team strives to create an environment which promotes positive employee relations, encourages equal opportunity and provides quality customer service.
Located in Western Wisconsin along the Mississippi River, La Crosse County is home to approximately 115,000 people.
La Crosse County is home to three institutions of higher education - the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse, Viterbo University, and Western Technical College – as well as two nationally renowned health care facilities – Gundersen Health System and Mayo Clinic Health Systems Franciscan Health Care.
The City of La Crosse, which is the County Seat, offers unique shops, lively entertainment, museums, art galleries, sidewalk cafes and coffee shops, farmers markets and exceptional restaurants and home to a growing arts district that serves as an anchor for tremendous arts and cultural opportunities.
The La Crosse County offers quality, affordable housing opportunities whether you prefer an urban environment or a quiet country home. And no matter where you choose to live, there are outstanding school systems throughout the county. The area is home to rivers and scenic bluffs that are unmatched in the middle of the country – forming the ultimate authentic playground, providing breathtaking vistas, and adding to a great quality of life. Our authentic terrain and pristine waters form an unmatched natural playground for outdoor recreation activities like cycling, kayaking/canoeing, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, bird-watching, sailing, and fly fishing.
La Crosse is also home to the City of Onalaska and other smaller villages and towns that offer unique small town atmosphere and festivals.
The Zoning, Planning and Land Information Department has an opportunity for a GIS
Coordinator to be responsible for the development, maintenance, coordination, support, and
enhancement of La Crosse County's Geographic Land Information System (GIS). The position is
the primary point of contact and driver behind all GIS efforts. The ideal candidate for this
position will have experience in project leadership, and considerable knowledge and experience
with ArcGIS desktop and linked Microsoft Access and ArcSDE/SQL Server database functions.
This full-time, salaried position qualifies for our excellent benefits package!
Benefits include, but are not limited to: Health insurance at an affordable monthly cost to you
with low deductibles and options for free services at retail clinics, Dental insurance with many
services covered at 100%, Life insurance with short and long-term disability, Wisconsin
Retirement System, and generous paid time off benefits such as vacation and holidays. Please
see the benefits tab for more details.
Initial screening of applications will begin June 6, 2017, and applications should be submitted by
that date. However, applications may be accepted beyond that date if necessary.
•Four year college degree in the field of geographic/land information systems, geomatics,
cartography, geography, surveying, engineering or related field.
•One year experience in above fields, including experience with ArcSDE/SQL Server database
•Experience in collaborating with agencies, departments, co-workers and customers on short
and long range projects. Ability to develop professional relationships to aid in collaboration.
•Preference given to those applicants with project leadership experience.
Coordinates GIS efforts in the Zoning, Planning & Land Information Department and Surveyor's
Department. Coordinates GIS efforts with other departments to determine needs and help fulfill
those goals. Advises on how to best utilize county GIS, including mobile applications. In
coordination with IT staff, develops and maintains the county's GIS mapping website. Trains,
advises and assists county employees as well as other governmental entities in GIS. Helps
define and implement long range plans & goals relating to development and maintenance of
GIS. Recommends effective system design, appropriate geoprocessing hardware/software and
upgrades. Provides back-up to the GIS Specialist/LIO in parcel mapping, maintenance of
shapefiles and layers. Prepares maps for the public, other departments and other political
subdivisions upon request. Coordinates and facilitates GIS group meetings. Presents information
at meetings/conferences as requested or required. Helps administer data exchanges among
governmental agencies as required. Serves as a member of the La Crosse County Land
Information Council (LIC). Assists the public in best ways to utilize county GIS data. Helps to
create, acquire, maintain documents and administer geospatial data in the county's central GIS
data repository. Assists with the coordination, implementation, and maintenance of the county's
Land Records Modernization Plan.