Summary of Duties
The Assessor's Office of Thurston County is seeking highly motivated applicants for the GIS Analyst III position. This position will work between a few local government departments, and will require a general understanding of local government functions. GIS Analyst III's work independently with only occasional progress checks. Incumbents work as professional, technical experts providing leadership, guidance, support and direction on projects ranging from single applications to multiple department and deployments countywide. In addition, the incumbent plans, organizes and manages the technical installation, maintenance, enhancement and operation of computer software or system hardware for GIS business systems, potentially of a large or complex nature.
Incumbents provide expertise in: data capture, use and analysis; QA/QC of spatial data; integration of spatial analysis tools into department's business applications; analysis of work flow and daily business of spatial and non-spatial data; analysis and recommendations of optimal data structure; provide time and cost estimates; and determine appropriate hardware, software, and network specifications. Understands the business environment and requirements from the perspective of a business person and is conversant in the customer's business language.
Delivers GIS technical expertise in one or more of the following areas:
Assists in budget preparation for assigned areas of responsibilities or projects based on resource requirements, cost estimates, division objectives and departmental goals. Assists in development of overall GIS budget as needed.
Recommends and monitors standards for hardware, software and data. Recommends future directions or new GIS projects. Manages assigned areas for system security, access, including internal and external access and recovery standards and procedures.
Prepares and presents information to management, IT steering committee, and/or other audiences. Provides technical advice and mentoring in GIS technology and related IT technology to Information Technology staff including other GIS Analysts and other departments on GIS and IT subject matters.
Current Washington State Driver's License or have requested and obtained an appropriate accommodation.
To be successful and efficient in this position, the ideal candidate will posses the following knowledge and abilities:
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