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Geographic Information System (GIS) Developer

State of Wyoming

Cheyenne,  Wyoming
GIS Developer

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) Geographic Information System/Intelligent Transportation Systems (GIS/ITS) program is seeking a GIS Developer. Under supervision, this position will lead the development, implementation, and ongoing administration of a robust and comprehensive transportation-related geospatial geodatabase environment for the purpose of providing essential geospatial solutions in mission critical and public safety systems. This will be accomplished using Esri ArcGIS products and other applicable tools in order to efficiently support transportation management, and employee and public safety throughout Wyoming.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

  • Responsible for providing project coordination, support and assistance in all aspects of simple to somewhat complex projects.
  • Coordinate the planning, implementation and maintenance of a project.
  • Analyze research data, assist in designing projects; establish methodologies for consistent data collection; prioritize projects; recommend project enhancement; research issues using statutes, rules and regulations; may assist in preparing procedures manual.
  • Analyze technology; evaluate technologies and improve workflow; assist with implementation of multiple information system projects having an agency wide impact; may work with programmers to develop databases to support projects.
  • Collaborate with SME program managers and employees to define, design, develop and implement new systems, programs, processes, and or services for agency.
  • Attendance of industry specific conferences.
  • Perform administrative duties for area of expertise.
  • Collaborate with SME in various areas to seek out optimum solutions.
  • Oversight of vendor positions to carry out all contracted work.
  • Lead and support teams in achieving results that are on time, within budget and consistent within the larger context of business goals.
  • Coordinate the work of some positions and vendor positions who generally report through other channels.
  • Actively resolve conflicts.
  • Incorporate customer satisfaction in all project activities.
  • Communicate with all levels of the organization, verbally encouraging teamwork and collaboration, as well as in written format with reports and summaries.
  • Provide technical assistance to internal and external customers regarding the project/program.
  • Collect and compile data, make analyses and determinations relating to feasibility of undertaking specified projects.
  • Develop strategies to lead and manage the development, implementation and ongoing administration of a robust and comprehensive geospatial geodatabase environment to address critical business processes.
  • Analyze business processes, design automated solutions, and develop plans for implementing solutions.
  • Lead coordination, planning, and discussions with IT, WYDOT program managers, consultants, and others to define, design, develop, and implement new transportation-related GIS systems that will improve their business processes and services.
  • Collaborate with WYDOT Geospatial Analysts on projects, models and data editing in support of employee and public safety.
  • Monitor the scope of work and budget on specific projects and advise customers of the implications of their decisions on the scope and budget.
  • Develop procedures and processes for federally mandated geospatial data such as the annual Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) submission.
  • Develop strategies, procedures and protocols regarding geodatabases that are useful and integrated within an enterprise geospatial technology system following geospatial industry standards and best practices.
  • Design, develop and administer enterprise geodatabases for storing, accessing, viewing and analyzing geospatial data.
  • Provide technical documentation for enterprise solutions, including standards for geospatial data collection, retention and archiving, and best practices for workflows.
  • Implement user access standards for enterprise geodatabase solutions to set and maintain security parameters.
  • Assist end-users with standard preliminary geospatial data submission to retrieval or recovery from enterprise geodatabases within the geospatial geodatabase environment.
  • Design, develop and implement desktop, mobile and web-based GIS applications for transportation using ESRI's ArcGIS products, Database Management Systems (DBMS), programming languages, and web technologies.
  • Serve as the Department subject matter expert (SME) on enterprise geodatabase development, administration, and management efforts, the processes used to interact with these geodatabases and the geospatial data stored therein, and their integration with and use in other geospatial solutions.
  • Research and assist the integration and use of enterprise geospatial technologies, and solutions derived there from, with the overall geospatial data management needs of the agency.
  • Attend conferences, workshops, trainings, seminars, discussions, and meetings as requested.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as directed by supervisor or as needed to fulfill program responsibilities.



  • Preference will be given to those with a Bachelor's degree in geospatial technologies
  • Preference will be given to those with GIS Project Management, or a closely related field plus 2-4 years of progressive work experience.
  • Preference will be given to those with progressive training and/or experience in enterprise geospatial solutions, and their implementation, management and ongoing administration is highly valuable.
  • Preference will be given to those with post graduate work, degree, concentration/minor in GIS, or GIS certification is strongly preferred.

**Must have a valid driver's license.


  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and application of the principles of the specialized technical discipline of enterprise geospatial technology, geospatial geodatabase solutions and their implementation and administration.
  • Significant experience developing large and complex business applications such as programming, computer hardware and software, mathematics, and their applications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the value of geospatial data management processes and the design, development and modeling of enterprise geodatabase solutions.
  • Skilled in the use and integration of Esri's suite of GIS software solutions, including ArcGIS Mobile, ArcGIS Server, ArcMap, ArcSDE, and ArcPad.
  • Skilled use of Java, Python, ModelBuilder, Microsoft .NET, VBA, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, XML, and other related technologies.
  • Skilled use of Microsoft Office products and Microsoft operating systems including Windows, Windows Server Standard, and Enterprise.
  • Skilled use of database technologies (Oracle RDBMS, Oracle SQL+, MS Access, and ODBC).
  • Theory, implementation, integrations, and applications of GIS, geospatial technologies, and Global Positioning Systems (GPS).
  • Skills in project design, development and management, geoprocessing operations, and integration of geospatial technologies.
  • Skills in interpersonal relations and providing quality and timely support to end-users.
  • Knowledge of relational database management systems and their operation.
  • Skills in administering an enterprise geodatabase within a relational database management system and how to secure, access, query, extract and use data stored in that environment.
  • Knowledge of user management concepts within an enterprise geodatabase environment and how to set permissions, roles and other parameters to safeguard the integrity and security of the geodatabase.
  • Knowledge of basic information technologies and requirements that impact the integration of web-based geospatial applications and enterprise geodatabase administrative solutions with IT.
  • Written and oral communications skills to facilitate project presentations, monitoring project scope, project status updates and discussions with individuals representing a variety of interests and organizational levels (in and outside of the Department).
  • Investigative, organizational and research skills necessary to facilitate development of technical geospatial data and enterprise geospatial solutions, processes and standards.
  • Skills in inductive and deductive reasoning. Skills in independent decision-making, assuming responsibility, taking initiative, and working with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to evaluate new technology and determine relevancy and validity to agency objectives.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the agency mission and the ability to apply the mission to your work.
  • Knowledge and understanding of state and agency policies and procedures and the ability to interpret and apply them when appropriate.
  • Ability to understand, process, interpret, and analyze data collected or derived primarily from the field of transportation management.


Bachelor's Degree (typically in Business/Project Management)

0-3 year(s) of progressive work experience (typically in project management)


Education & Experience Substitution:
4-6 years of progressive work experience (typically in project management)

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:


Some travel may be required.


FLSA: Non-exempt
The successful candidate will be required to successfully complete an FBI fingerprint and background check.
All new hires or rehires starting in a non-exempt position on or after January 1, 2018 are required to be paid hourly.
E-Verify: WYDOT uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.

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