GIS Analyst IIIJob Description
Overall Job Objective
Job Title: GIS Analyst III
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Salary: $6,540.00 - $7,980.00 Monthly
$78,480.00 - $95,760.00 Annually
Job Type:Regular Full-time
Location:220 4th Ave. S., Kent, Washington
The City of Kent is seeking applications for the position of GIS Analyst III. The ideal candidate will be proficient in a variety of technical duties related to GIS applications, infrastructure mapping, query, data transfer, map creation and input of data into the GIS. A bachelor's degree in geography, computer science, planning, engineering, or a related field and at least four (4) years of increasingly responsible GIS work are required. If you are competent in all phases of application development activities and have advanced database design skills, this might be the perfect opportunity for you!
There is one full-time, benefited position available. This position is not represented by a union.
**Please note that you must attach your cover letter and resume to your application in order for your application to be considered complete. Uploading your resume to auto-fill portions of the application does not automatically attach it to your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered for this position. If you experience technical difficulties, please contact our office Monday-Friday, between 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM at (253) 856-5270 and we will do our best to assist you.**
This position is open until filled. The selection process position will include a panel interview. The dates for interviews have not been determined, but will be communicated to candidates as soon as they have been finalized.
Under the direction of the GIS Supervisor, or designee, perform advanced technical work in the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) software and workstations.
The work involves GIS database design, end-user support, application development, user interface development, and integration between GIS and other application software. The incumbent is responsible for performing a variety of technical duties related to GIS applications, infrastructure mapping, query, data transfer, map creation and input of data into the GIS. The distinguishing characteristic of this classification include its higher level of experience, responsibility, and involvement in all phases of the GIS software for the Public Works Department and other City Departments. The incumbent is responsible for aiding, guidance, and direction to lower level GIS Analysts in Public Works and other City GIS staff.
Work is performed under supervision of the GIS Supervisor or designee in accordance with overall objectives and resources available. The employee and supervisor or designee work together to develop the deadlines, projects, and work to be completed. The employee is responsible for the work, plans and carries out the assignment, resolves most conflicts that arise, coordinates work with others, and interprets policies on own initiative in terms of established objectives. The employee keeps the supervisor or designee informed of progress, potentially controversial matters or far reaching implications. Work is reviewed only in terms of feasibility, compatibility with other work, or effectiveness of results.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Understand and utilize existing and emerging GIS software included in current City software standards of Esri ArcGIS
Implement, maintain and work within GIS SDE SQL Server data management system.
Advanced use of programming tools, such as Python, VB Script and SQL code or batch files, to automate tasks.
Develop geographic information system enterprise framework to meet broad range of city demands.
Advanced understanding of GIS concepts, geoprocessing functions and techniques, and spatial database management.
Defines, develops, and maintains mapping layers, spatial databases, GIS-based applications, and associated standards.
Create and maintain technical and user documentation for GIS processes and applications.
Coordinates with other GIS Analysts internally and externally in various data development and project support initiatives.
Authenticating attribute data through consistent quality-control checks performing frequencies, statistics, and summaries.
Develops geoprocessing and GIS web services, web editing/mapping applications to ArcGIS Server and the skill to publish map services to support web and mobile mapping apps.
Ability to keep team updated on workload and address potential or real setbacks in completion.
Proposes alternative solutions to technical problems and makes recommendations to the supervisor.
Provide guidance, instruction, and interpretation to City employees concerning GIS software applications and data.
Present GIS Projects, Work Flows and Data to internal and external audiences.
Actively support the vision, mission, values, and goals of the department and the City.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Education, Experience and Other Requirements:
Education: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Geography, Computer Science, Planning, Engineering, or related field;
Experience: Minimum of four (4) years of increasingly responsible GIS experience.
Or: In place of the above requirements, the incumbent may possess any combination of relevant education and experience which would demonstrate the individual's knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: