Washington Dept. of Ecology has an exciting job opportunity!
The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Unit within the Information Technology Services Office (ITSO) at our Headquarters building in Lacey, WA is currently looking to fill a permanent National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) Steward (Data Management – Journey) position. The GIS Unit is a cross-functional team of 8 GIS professionals who are dedicated to providing valuable geospatial solutions, data, and support to staff and citizens to realize Ecology’s mission. The goal of the Washington State NHD Steward is to provide an accurate hydrography dataset that meets the needs of stakeholders so that it can be universally adopted across the State.
In this role as the Washington State NHD steward, you will be working with local, state, and federal stakeholders to help maintain and promote a single, statewide, hydrography framework dataset. You will contribute to and manage diverse projects focusing on improving and updating the NHD and associated data. As the subject matter expert, you will advise local and state governments on how to incorporate their data into the NHD framework and develop a strategic plan for the improvement and maintenance of Washington’s portion of the NHD. As the principal steward you will oversee updates to the NHD and serve as a coach and guide to NHD editors as well as provide access to data sets and derivative products across multiple spatial platforms. As the Washington State representative to the Pacific Northwest Hydrography Framework (PNWHF) you will participate on advisory and technical calls with group member partners and US Geological Survey. You will help determine how to utilize current technologies including high resolution elevation data to make efficient improvements to the hydrography network. You will work in a supportive and professional environment with people who are passionate about the environment and GIS, continual improvement and learning, and prioritize a work-life balance. Your work will directly support science and policy that is focused on making measurable improvements to the environment in Washington State.