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Senior GIS Specialist

King County

Seattle,  Washington

Summary
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.

Work Schedule
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.

Job Duties

  • Lead development and deployment of products and services for clients using the online capabilities of ArcGIS, particularly ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Solutions, and Web Apps.
  • Propose and demonstrate the use of online ArcGIS tools with clients. Use knowledge and skills with these tools to teach and mentor other KCGIS Center staff and support them in the development and implementation of these solutions for their own projects and clients.
  • Acquire and incorporate relevant spatial and tabular data for project-related themes. Develop spatial and tabular data for these themes if they are not available from internal or external sources. Maintain and update all project-related GIS data whenever new and/or improved information becomes available.
  • Perform and report on detailed research and spatial analysis to satisfy client requirements, using all project-related GIS data and the full range of capabilities in the ArcGIS software.
  • Design, produce, and deliver maps, tables, and other graphic products to present current information and to support reporting on research and analytical findings.
  • Demonstrate technical leadership and subject matter expertise, supporting project management, leading project teams, and acting as a mentor for other staff, in alignment with project management and technical requirements.
  • Develop and nurture effective working relationships with project clients and stakeholders.
  • Consult with them as appropriate to assess results of project work, identifying any necessary qualitative and/or procedural refinements and applying them in revising requested products and services to achieve satisfactory final results.
  • Work independently at a high level of productivity while organizing, scheduling, and managing workloads and individual assignments.

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.

Desirable Qualifications
GISP certification is desirable



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