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OPEN Position - GIS and Zoning Manager

02 Oct 2023
GIS and Zoning Manager Position - Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
88455 Pike Road
Bayfield, WI 54814
Phone: 715-779-3700 Fax: 715-779-3704
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Red Cliff Tribal Council


POSITION: Geographic Information System (GIS) and Zoning Manager

LOCATION: Tribal Administration Building, Remote Work Optional

WAGE: Negotiable depending on qualifications

SUPERVISOR: Planning Administrator


JOB SUMMARY: The GIS Manager will be a member of the Planning Department team that will
plan and implement all aspects of Red Cliff’s GIS and related projects including facilitating
project teams, identifying resources and establishing project objectives, timelines and milestones
and developing standards for GIS deployment and use. The Zoning Manager will be responsible
for the development and planning of land use, including the development and enforcement of
zoning policies and land-use codes.

GIS Duties:
1. Develop, implement and revise GIS Policies and Procedures.
2. Design and implement organizational GIS Standards.
3. Develop, implement, coordinate and maintain internal technical standards and coordinate
activities with the Red Cliff IT Department.
4. Recommend capital and operational outlays, develop and track GIS-related budgets.
5. Obtain and manage necessary GIS resources.
6. Coordinate GIS-related projects with tribal departments.
7. Develop, maintain and update GIS databases.
8. Conduct and oversee spatial data development needed for land use planning and management.
9. Serve as the Organization’s internal and external point of contact on GIS matters.
10. Perform regular updates and maintains data integrity.
11. Design and produce maps requested by Tribal Administration.
12. Implement web-based mapping applications to improve information dissemination and
data collection among Tribal Government Departments.
13. Collects a variety of statistical data and prepare reports and maps on topics such as census
information, natural resource and land use.

Zoning Manager Duties:
1. Attend all Red Cliff Project Application and Compliance Review (PAC) meetings in
accordance with Ch. 37 RCCL.
2. Coordinate with Legal Department and appropriate Government Divisions and Departments
in developing, monitoring, managing, and refining Red Cliff Land Use Codes and
3. Consult and cooperate with the PAC Team and Tribal Council to update land-use plan and
zoning map/ordinance as needed.
4. Serve as point of contact for the PAC Team regarding land use matters. Post public notices
relevant to land-use, zoning and enforcement.
5. Coordinate with the Zoning Administrator on permitting and compliance related
6. Maintain and update PAC Policies and Procedures Manual consistent with the Red Cliff
Code of Law.
7. Communicate regularly with members of the public and staff to explain rules and procedures.
8. Assist the Zoning Administrator in enforcement of the Land Use Code identified in the Red
Cliff Code of Law in cooperation with Tribal Law Enforcement and Legal Departments.
9. Assist in issuing Land Use Permits in accordance with the Red Cliff Code of Law.
10. Present testimony and other evidence to Tribal Court related to injunctions and prosecutions
of violations of the Red Cliff Land Use Code.
11. Review and assist in the development of project and grant proposals such as site plans for
conformance with codes, plans, and regulations. Evaluate and assist in the evaluation of
rezoning, ordinance amendments, site plans, special use permits, variances and other proposals
12. Assist in planning efforts to write, implement and evaluate strategic plans and ensure
concurrency with the Land Use Code.
The above duties and responsibilities are not an all-inclusive list but rather a general
representation of the duties associated with this position. The duties and responsibilities will
be subject to change based on organizational needs and/or deemed necessary by the supervisor.


• Knowledge of and sensitivity for Ojibwe culture and traditions.
• GIS mapping software products including ESRI ArcGIS, Intergraph Geomedia Professional,
and Autodesk AutoCAD Map 3D. A successful candidate should be familiar with the data
requirements and discrepancies of each system.
• System and data requirements for the Tritech 911 Dispatch software, Tiburon Police Records
software, CRW On-line Permitting software, and Maintenance Connection Asset Management
• Practices and standards required for maintaining GIS Public Safety data. This includes GIS
data for 911 Dispatch, Records, and Emergency Run Maps.
• Commercial database systems
• Imagery formats commonly used for municipal government applications. Ability to manipulate
'"The Hub of the Chippewa Nation”
imagery as required.
• SQL and its usage to create and modify data sources for the Tribe’s GIS.

1. A Bachelor’s degree in GIS, Geography, Earth Science, Planning, Engineering, Computer
Science or a related field from an accredited college or university.
2. GIS Certificate is highly desirable.
3. Understand emerging GIS technologies and their application to improve services.
4. A minimum of 3 years experience as a GIS Manager/Coordinator, Planner or similar position
with professional-level experience in the design, development, implementation and
administration of GIS, including analysis and database development and integration preferred.
OR Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required
knowledge and skill to perform the essential functions of the job.
5. Good team working and written/oral communication skills. Grant writing skills a plus.
6. Good time management skills.
7. Strong analytical, critical, and problem-solving skills.
8. General computer skills: word processing, spreadsheets, file management and other programs
as applied to architectural work
9. Must have a valid driver’s license, vehicle and appropriate vehicle coverage and maintain
driver’s eligibility as a condition of employment. Be eligible to be put on the tribe’s vehicle
insurance policy.

PERSONAL CONTACTS: Daily contact will be made with the Planning Department, Tribal
leadership, Program Directors and staff, consultant(s), and the Tribal Community.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The duties assigned to this position involve bending, stooping,
lifting, and carrying. Items may be placed in overhead storage or shelving.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: All Tribal Buildings are smoke free.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: The ability to travel and attend meetings and trainings; overnight
and out of town, both locally & nationally.

BEHAVIOR AND ATTITUDE: The vision, goals and objectives of the Red Cliff Band of Lake
Superior Chippewa requires that the employee performs in both a professional and personable
manner. The manner in which the employee relates to fellow employees, customers and visitors is
considered parallel in importance to technical knowledge and ability. Respect and consideration
given to the dignity of each customer, visitor and fellow employee is a requisite of successful job
performance. Any behavior or attitude that tarnishes the name or image of the Red Cliff Band of
Lake Superior Chippewa will be subject to immediate disciplinary action up to and including
Indian preference will be applied in the case of equally qualified applicants, but all qualified
applicants will be considered.
This job description is subject to change at employer’s discretion, after consultation with the

APPLICATION SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS: The following items are required for this
1. Completed Tribal Application, to include work history and references, available on the Tribal
2. Tribal Background Investigation Disclosure; available on the Tribal website.
3. Consent to Release Liability and Reference Information Form; available on the Tribal website.
4. Resume, required; cover letter, optional.
5. Post-secondary transcripts or certifications; if applicable.

POSTING DATE: August 10, 2023

DEADLINE: Open Until Filled

Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Human Resources Department
88455 Pike Road
Bayfield, WI 54814
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The Red Cliff Tribal Council has a Drug Free Work Place Policy and adheres to the intent of
the Drug Free Work Place Act. All new hires are subject to a drug test prior to starting.
All applicants for employment with the Red Cliff Tribe will be subject to the background
investigation and other requirements of RCCL Chapter 43, and are under a continuing
obligation to supplement this application for employment with information concerning any
convictions that occur after commencement of employment with the Tribe.
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