"Great data informs great decisions." Metro, a regional government in Portland, OR., works with communities, businesses and residents in the Portland metropolitan area to chart a wise course for the future while protecting the things we love about this place. Metro serves the 1.5 million people of the region by providing services for land use, development and transportation planning, GIS and research, natural areas, parks and trails, solid waste and recycling and visitor venues like the Oregon Zoo. The work and decisions made by Metro are supported by the Regional Land Information System (RLIS). RLIS consists of 100s of data layers that consume terabytes of disk space that is used by a range of analysts and applications.
The Assistant GIS Specialist performs a variety of professional GIS tasks. We are looking for a professional who is familiar with the maintenance and application of transportation data. The position will focus on maintaining and improving various transportation related datasets including streets, sidewalks, trails and bike facilities, coordination of regional 911 and emergency management data, and direct guidance of a regional street centerline. This person may also work directly with geospatial developers to deliver applications that help both Metro staff and the public.
This position also supports other Metro departments, local jurisdictions, and the general public with GIS products and analyses. If this sounds like you – someone who wants to take a job on and make it their own, while branching out and working as part of an interdisciplinary team – this is the job for you.
Supervision is provided by the Research Center Enterprise Services Manager.
At Metro, we strive to hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive.
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