The Spatial Services unit at Pierce County has opened a GIS Programmer/Engineer Lead position recruitment. They are looking for strong technical knowledge and experience with the Esri platform, but also for a collaborative and creative leader who can leverage their multidisciplinary team and manage projects from start to finish.
Why It's a Great Opportunity: Pierce County Information Technology, a division of the Finance Department, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Geographic Information System (GIS) Programmer/Engineer Lead professional. This is a high-level programming position that focuses on implementing complex technical solutions and providing analysis, system implementation/integration, and project management expertise for both internal County departments and regional GIS partners. Within Pierce County IT, this position will be based in the Spatial Services unit which includes GIS and Enterprise Asset Management.
Our team of 130 staff directly supports Pierce County's 3,000 staff with their daily IT needs and provides geospatial solutions that support all County constituents. You will work with other talented, professional staff who are committed to meeting the highest principles of public service.
Why It's a Great Department: The IT Division has an excellent reputation for being an employer that is committed to providing top-notch service to its customers. We are a national leader in delivering public services through innovation. Our diverse technology solutions are all supported by a robust hybrid infrastructure of on-premises and cloud-based solutions and a secure network. We are a team that prominently endorses a positive and collaborative approach where we support one another and the work each one of us provides. The work you do in this Division matters because many Pierce County public services are provided through and supported by the technologies built, operated, and maintained by the IT team. IT and this unit exemplify a positive teamwork-based approach and support one another and the work each staff member provides. We focus on a continuous learning mindset for employee development and are excited for you to join our team!
How to be Successful in the Role: The landscape of technology solutions is continuously evolving as new innovations take hold. The highly complex and evolving area of GIS and IT require quick adaptation to stay current and ahead. A successful employee will provide responsive and professional service to Pierce County business units and cross unit IT teammates. Success will be measured by the employee’s ability to develop new applications, manage assigned applications, ability to troubleshoot system issues and resolve them, and the ability to effectively manage projects and work with others in a positive and proactive way demonstrating solid lead character.
Throughout your employment you will receive direct, constructive feedback from peers and your supervisor to facilitate your success and allow you to meet your professional goals.
Your Future in this Role: The IT Division has access to numerous training opportunities, which include peer, industry, vendor, and official Pierce County training as well as access to established procedures, standards, practices, and system documentation. Our training program is designed to help you develop as both a professional in your lead role as a GIS Programmer/Engineer and as a Pierce County employee. Your work will directly impact your community and it offers a great foundation for future positions within the IT Division and Pierce County.
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