2017 ORS 276A.515¹
State geographic information officer
  • qualifications
  • duties

(1) The State Chief Information Officer shall establish and appoint an individual as a state geographic information officer to fill a full-time equivalent position that manages and oversees the daily operations of the office of the State Chief Information Officer that concern or are related to geographic information and geospatial framework data.

(2) The individual that the State Chief Information Officer appoints under subsection (1) of this section must be, by training and experience, well qualified for and capable of performing the following duties:

(a) Serving as the State Chief Information Officer’s principal advisor concerning geographic information systems, geospatial framework data and other programs and issues that concern geographic information;

(b) Communicating and coordinating with tribal, regional and local governments in this state, state agencies, the federal government and other public bodies on issues that concern geospatial framework data and sharing geospatial framework data;

(c) Serving as the State Chief Information Officer’s representative on the Oregon Geographic Information Council;

(d) Taking a leading role in coordinating the council’s development and maintenance of the strategic plan described in ORS 276A.506 (Powers of council) (1)(b), in overseeing the implementation of the plan and in conducting the council’s activities, as described in ORS 276A.503 (Oregon Geographic Information Council) and 276A.506 (Powers of council);

(e) Taking responsibility for and directing the efforts described in ORS 276A.509 (Public body duty to share geospatial framework data with council) (4);

(f) Coordinating with the Federal Geographic Data Committee, the United States Geological Survey and other federal agencies in developing geospatial framework data in this state;

(g) Serving as the State Chief Information Officer’s liaison for existing or proposed federal programs that relate to creating or maintaining geospatial framework data in this state;

(h) Representing the state on the National States Geographic Information Council and in local, regional and national programs and efforts that are related to geographic information systems and managing geographic information;

(i) Overseeing compliance with rules adopted and policies, standards and plans established by the State Chief Information Officer or the Oregon Geographic Information Council with respect to geographic framework data and geographic information systems;

(j) Consulting and collaborating with, supporting and providing services to public bodies and other stakeholders on projects that are related to geospatial framework data or other geographic information;

(k) Leading development and deployment for, and overseeing the continuing operation, maintenance, support and enhancement of, the geospatial data library described in ORS 276A.506 (Powers of council) (2)(c) on behalf of public bodies in this state; and

(L) Performing other duties that the State Chief Information Officer specifies. [2017 c.166 §6]

CHAPTER 277 [Reserved for expansion]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 276A—Information Technology, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors276A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.