Openings for GIS Manager/Comprehensive Planner Available Within Town Hall

If you are looking for an opportunity to apply your geographic skills for the good of Londonderry, a new role at Town Hall has just opened up.

The town is looking to fill two recently vacated positions within the town’s Planning and Economic Development Department: a Geographic Information System (GIS) Manager and GIS Comprehensive Planner.

John Vogl, the town’s previous GIS Manager, will be leaving for a new position in Salem after holding the role for 13 years, helping to initially implement the GIS system back in 2004.  When asked why he left, he simply stated that “Salem made a great offer.” He will be leaving alongside Andre Garron, the town’s previous GIS Comprehensive Planner.

The Geographic Information System serves to illustrate the geographical data of any and all property within Londonderry, as well as any other information that may pertain to the property.

The GIS Manager’s primary duties will be managing all aspects of the Town’s Geographic Information System (GIS), ensuring its effective and efficient use, supporting mapping and spatial information/analysis for all town departments, and developing and maintaining key data layers.

As comprehensive planner, the position provides technical expertise to the Town’s long-term planning and economic development efforts, including supporting the development of land use planning documents and land use ordinances and regulations in order to foster the implementation of the Town’s Master Plan. The position provides technical support to the Planning Board, Capital Improvement Plan Committee, Conservation Commission, Heritage Commission and various task forces or special studies as required.

It should be noted that applicants will be required to have a master’s degree in GIS, geography, cartography or computer information systems and three or more years of experience in a local or regional planning environment or consulting firm or a bachelor’s degree in the aforementioned fields and five years of experience, as well as at least one year in a public agency.

Additional information on the positions, including a complete job description can be found at by clicking the “Useful Links” tab, followed by the “Employment” link and then the “Employment Opportunities” link.

Resumes, cover letters and applications should be submitted via email to by Monday, June 19, at 5 p.m.