Nature of Work
The City of Bellingham is seeking a talented and motivated Senior GIS Analyst to join our award-winning team! Bellingham’s enterprise GIS is supported by an inter-departmental work group and has a reputation as one of the best in Washington. The City’s Planning and Community Development Department has a history of creative and innovative use of GIS in support of urban planning initiatives. Tools like the Housing Statistics Storymap (www.cob.org/housingstats) and the Development Dashboard (www.cob.org/devdashboard) are examples of how we share our data-rich resources with the community. Housing affordability, and climate resiliency are just two examples of the critical issues we are digging into with GIS support tools. If you are passionate about using GIS to help solve tough community challenges, we encourage you to apply!
The Senior GIS Analyst provides a full range of Geographic Information System (GIS) support for departmental, inter-departmental, and interagency projects. Responsible for the management, quality control and delivery of GIS services for the Planning Department. Performs a wide variety of advanced analytical and geo-processing functions to create, maintain and retrieve data from the City’s GIS. Acts as project manager, or technical consultant and liaison to interdisciplinary project teams. Responsible for evaluating project requirements, providing guidance with respect to design and implementation of technical project framework; responsible for assignment and application of most-appropriate GIS resources to meet specific project needs; responsible for design, development, and implementation of GIS tools, geospatial databases, and statistical analysis products. Provides professional interpretation of spatial analysis results in terms appropriate to specific project disciplines including: urban planning, civil engineering, architecture, design, transportation, public safety, and environmental science. Presents results, and provides interpretive analysis, and/or expert testimony to project teams, department heads, elected officials, boards, commissions, judicial bodies, and the public.
The current full salary range for this position is $7,568/month - $9,170/month. Placement within the range is based on qualifications and professional experience in accordance with City policy. Employees receive step increases annually in accordance with the Teamsters (Supervisory and Professional Unit) Collective Bargaining Agreement and City policy.
City of Bellingham employees receive medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as life insurance and long-term disability. Additional benefits include flexible spending accounts, a medical insurance opt-out program, and access to our employee assistance program. All eligible City employees are enrolled in a Washington State Department of Retirement Systems pension plan. Additionally, employees may elect to participate in the City’s 457 deferred compensation retirement savings plan.
Employees will receive 12 paid holidays in addition to one paid floating holiday each year. At the time of hire, employees will accrue 8 hours of sick leave and 10 hours of vacation per month. Vacation accruals increase based on years of service. Leave accruals are based on 1.0 FTE, accruals are pro-rated if part-time and require employees to be in paid status at least 120 hours/month.
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Closing Date/Time: Fri. 2/3/23 4:30 PM Pacific Time
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