Forest Practices GIS Data Manager w/ WA Department of Natural Resources - Olympia, WA
SALARY RANGE: $5,358 – $7,209 per month
Closes: 21 August 2017
Note: Recruitment may be extended after 21 August depending on the quantity and quality of the application pool.
This position reports to the Forest Practices Assistant Division Manager for Operations and supervises two ITS 4 positions and two ITS3 positions. The GIS Data Manager position is responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating current and future geographic information system (GIS) support needs and or tools for the statewide forest practices program. This includes providing expert consultation toward meeting forest practices' GIS business needs including GIS databases applications and analysis projects. This position works closely with their own GIS staff, Information Technology Coordinators (ITC), IT System and Network Administrators, IT Database Administrators, Developers, IT Project Managers, IT Management, and the statewide Forest Practices program end users. This position works with other technology professionals to develop technology solutions for current and future agency business needs; coordinates customer support among diverse technology disciplines and sections; and works independently with agency customer areas to understand customer business needs and develop specific solutions. This post works under, and fully complies with, the guidance of state and federal regulations, DNR policies and procedures, and applicable collective bargaining agreements.
The Forest Practices GIS Data Manager provides expert consultation and direction to Division, Region and ITD staff toward meeting forest practices' GIS business needs including GIS databases applications and analysis projects, such as:
Hydrography (HYDRO) database maintenance,
Northern Spotted Owl Habitat project,
Forest Practices Risk Assessment Mapping Site,
Forest Practices metadata migration to ArcGIS 10+,
Transportation (TRANS) database upgrade to ArcGIS,
Road Maintenance and Abandonment Plan Points and Road Segments GIS database implementation
A Bachelor's degree involving major study in environmental, physical, or one of the natural sciences, information technology or other allied field AND four years of experience working with geographic information systems data and/or applications including having served as a project manager on an information technology-related project that involved information exchange between internal and external groups during all phases of the project to ensure the final product supported the needs of all interested parties.
Three years supervisory experience.
Expertise and practical working knowledge using GIS principles and relational databases.
Expertise and practical working knowledge of basic database management, data modeling, and process modeling principles.
Ability to provide senior level GIS technical analysis and support in the resolution and debugging of GIS and database problems.
Proficient use of computers and agency software; this includes software such as Forest Practices Application and Review System, Forest Practices Risk Assessment Mapping site, and standard programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and e-mail.
Skills in oral and written communication including communication of technical information.
Skills in identifying information technology solutions from an analysis of natural resources business needs.
Master's degree in computer science, geographic information systems, or Master's work that involved the extensive use of GIS analysis;
Practical experience and working knowledge of various operating platforms/architectures including ESRI ArcGIS geodatabases and Oracle relational databases;
Experience consulting on the use or development of ESRI ArcGIS data layers for natural resource issues.
Experience analyzing, designing, or programming applications using ESRI ArcGIS data layers for natural resource problem solving.
Skills in directing or managing ArcGIS- related projects.
Experience in providing customer or technical support in ESRI ArcGIS software.
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