The mission of the Snohomish County Planning and Development Services (PDS) Department is to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations by promoting protection of natural resources and facilitating the development of safe, sustainable and resilient communities.
PDS seeks employees who are self-managing high performers, accountable for their actions, and dedicated to providing superior customer service. Ideal candidates are excited about change and learning, are innovative, organized, exceptionally customer-service oriented, and have a passion for public service.
This position is open to PDS Bargaining Unit members only.
Performs complex duties in support of County and departmental Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysis, functions, processing, application design, development, and testing of GIS software, hardware, and geospatial data management systems. This position works in coordination with the Department of Information Technology (DoIT).
STATEMENT OF ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Bachelor's Degree in GIS, geography, computer science, engineering, planning, natural resources or related field; AND two (2) years of GIS or automated mapping experience; OR any equivalent combination of training and/or experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities. Must pass job related tests.
Master's Degree preferred.
A valid Washington State Driver's license may be required in some divisions for employment.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Employees receive supervision from a supervisor or manager, while team members provide guidance. The employee carries out assignments on his/her own initiative and receives additional, specific instructions when relevant. Work is performed with considerable independent and may be checked to assure adherence to instructions and conformance with established departmental policies, procedures, and quality assurance standards.
The work is performed in an office environment with some field trips to locations throughout the county for the purpose of data collection, quality control, and to increase understanding of projects. Prepares for and provides GIS support during emergency situations including floods, earthquakes, and storms. When on call, employees may be required to carry a County mobile phone, have connectivity and be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.