The King County GIS Center is seeking an experienced Senior GIS Specialist. The Senior GIS Specialist will perform a full range of GIS development and application tasks, including web applications, spatial analysis, and map design/production, in support of high-priority GIS projects and services for a large, diverse community of clients. Perform all elements of design, development, and maintenance of spatial and tabular data related to real property, urban and regional planning, land use and zoning, transportation, parks and recreation, solid waste management, water and land resources, community and human services, and public health. Develop and nurture effective working relationships with all project clients. Lead project teams and act as a mentor for other staff where appropriate, in alignment with project management and technical requirements.
The Senior GIS Specialist will perform spatial research and analysis to assess current conditions, identify potential benefits and impacts of client projects, and optimize services to internal clients and to the public. Prepare data, mapping, visualization products, and workflows to support client projects and business needs. Carry out data stewardship duties for a broad, diverse range of spatial and tabular GIS data related to real property, urban and regional planning, land use and zoning, transportation, parks and recreation, solid waste management, water and land resources, community and human services, and public health. Perform all aspects of raster data development and maintenance necessary in support of client projects, including terrain analysis and creation of analytical products.
King County Department of Information Technology (KCIT)
KCIT is providing the building blocks for many of the region's most critical services. As the business solutions partner, we collaborate with the 18 County departments to develop products and services that better serve the needs of our customers and our community. To learn more about KCIT, please visit: http://kingcounty.gov/depts/it.aspx
As the first place recipient of the 15th annual National Association of Counties (NACo) Digital Counties Survey, KCIT was recognized for its vision, strategy, innovation, and collaboration. Previously earning top 10 digital county honors in the last eleven years from the Center for Digital Government, KCIT has a focus of delivering smart technology solutions that support customers, building stronger communities through innovative information technology.
The normal workweek for this position is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Alternative work schedules may be considered. This position is not eligible for overtime pay.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
Subject Matter Skills - Three years of applied professional experience in the application of current and emerging GIS technologies; Advanced knowledge of GIS production of complex cartographic and other spatial data displays, analysis, and applications.
Required Software Skills - Three years of applied professional experience with ArcGIS 10.3 or higher; Applied professional experience with Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst, Network Analyst, Geostatistical Analyst, Python, Model Builder, and ArcSDE; Applied professional experience, knowledge and skills with latest versions of ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro, and ArcGIS Solutions.
General Skills - Applied professional experience in project management, planning and organization, and customer service; Advanced analytical, problem-solving, and troubleshooting skills; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Skill in analyzing customer business needs; Skill in working with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds; Skill in handling multiple competing priorities; Ability to work well independently, learning quickly and moving ahead with work assignments efficiently and productively, guiding and assisting others as needed.
Education/Experience - Bachelor's Degree in Geography, or in a science or technology field with significant application in GIS, or an equivalent combination of GIS experience and knowledge; Three years of applied professional experience in the application and use of GIS technology.
GISP certification is desirable
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