Mukilteo is a waterfront community situated on Puget Sound, approximately 25 miles north of Seattle. This scenic area has views of the Olympic Mountains to the west and the Northern Cascade Mountains to the north and east. Mukilteo retains its friendly hospitality and welcomes visitors with its scenic setting by the Sound.
Mukilteo was the site of the 1855 Point Elliott Treaty signed between Territorial Governor Isaac Stevens and 82 Indian Leaders representing 22 tribes. Mukilteo is home to the 1906 Mukilteo Lighthouse and Mukilteo Lighthouse Park, which attract nearly a million visitors annually. Mukilteo balances its sedate and picturesque setting with its role as a transit hub for 2.4 million vehicles and over 4 million commuters who utilize the Sound Transit Train Station, Washington State Ferry service, and State Route 525.
Today the city's population is 21,320 and its diverse, multi-cultural residents continue to share a great sense of pride, history and tradition of community involvement. Mukilteo amenities include an award winning public golf course, quaint shopping areas, restaurants, financial institutions, and several parks and open spaces for recreational opportunities. The city is also a neighbor to the Boeing Company, Paine Field Regional Airport and other major employers along a technology corridor that reaches from northern King County through Mukilteo.
DEPARTMENT MISSION AND CORE VALUES
The goal of the Mukilteo Community Development Department is to create a safe and sustainable city by ensuring new development enhances the quality of life of Mukilteo residents. All customers will be treated equally and with fairness and respect. The service we deliver will be responsive, consistent and expedited to provide for efficient permitting processes and a fully-informed community.
Under general supervision, plans, organizes, coordinates and participates in the development and implementation of the City's geographic information system (GIS) program; strategizes and directs GIS projects and tasks. Responsible for managing spatial and non-spatial data/information.
Examples of Work Performed (* denotes an Essential Job Function):
• Distribute GIS Division's workload; design, develop, and maintain GIS production schedules; monitor project status to ensure timely completion of assignments. (*)
• Develop, maintain and update databases and assist in ensuring compliance with policies and procedures related to development and use of spatial data. (*)
• Operate and maintain GIS hardware and software and research potential of existing and new devices and applications that will maximize efficiencies, then make recommendations for changes to the organization and develop plans to implement them. Oversee GIS applications development and hardware and software acquisition. (*)
• Develop and oversee deployment of City's on-line GIS presence.
• Assist with policy making regarding GIS matters.
• Identify, analyze and solve system problems. (*)
• Continue training to remain current on the principles, practices and new developments in the GIS field.
• Train users on systems and processes.
• Serve as the City's point of contact on GIS matters.
• Create high quality maps for print and digital presentation. (*)
• Perform spatial analysis. (*)
• Conduct mapping research to resolve conflicting information and ensure the accuracy of the data. (*)
• Must be an independent, self-directed problem solver capable of working under tight deadlines and responding to the immediate needs of supervisory staff. (*)
• Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing, in person and via telephone.
• Regular attendance and ability to work scheduled hours (*)
• Perform fieldwork as required. (*)
• Work independently with little direction (*)
• Perform other duties as assigned (*)
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Knowledge of, and experience with:
• GIS concepts and analytical techniques, including computerized mapping and digital data conversion, manipulation and analysis, and creation and deployment of interactive on-line maps
• GIS database administration and management principles, methods and techniques, including quality control methods and practices
• Knowledge of GIS software tools and applications including but not limited to ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS for Server, ArcGIS Online, ArcPad, Trimble GPS Pathfinder Office, Trimble TerraSync, and applications of MS Office Suite
• Principles and practices of GIS analysis and design
• Concepts of presentation graphics and digitizing techniques
• Hardware and software applications development methods, tools and utilities applicable to the GIS system
• Principles and practices of asset management and cost accounting
• Basic principles and practices of effective training and supervision
• Knowledge of programming languages such as Python and VBScript and practices of automating repetitive processes
• Digitizing and data manipulation procedures for geographic information systems
• GPS data and creating data dictionaries
• Use Esri Arc-GIS software
• Produce interactive on-line maps using ESRI's Arc-GIS Online
• Use large format digitizer, plotter and copier
• Produce maps and other graphics that present facts clearly in a manner accessible to all ranges of skills
• Perform GIS data editing and analysis
• Design, update, and maintain geodatabases
• Gather GPS data and post-process that data to GIS formats and create data dictionaries
• Organize GIS data and maintain metadata
• Oversee GIS data collection efforts in the field
• Plan, organize, integrate, monitor, and maintain a comprehensive GIS program with long-range GIS system goals
• Ability to develop and maintain effective customer-focused service processes with City management and end users
• Understand, analyze and define user requirements and recommend cost effective systems solutions.
• Analyze complex problems, evaluate alternatives and make sound independent decisions within established guidelines
• Plan and organize the implementation of asset management software, including training staff
• Train others in the use of GIS applications
• Work collaboratively and effectively with project teams including user representatives and outside resources and others encountered in the course of work
• Communicate effectively, orally and in writing
• Extract geospatial data to satisfy customized requests by internal users and the general public