Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is seeking a productive, detail-oriented Utility GIS Professional to join the Utility GIS team. The Utility GIS team is dedicated to creating and maintaining accurate and current GIS data representing assets administered by SPU's water and drainage/wastewater lines-of-business through collaboration with internal customers and stakeholders. Accurate and timely data creation of utility assets in GIS is critical for SPU, other city departments, private developers and external customers.
The Utility GIS Professional performs daily GIS data maintenance in a fast-paced, production driven, team environment. Central to this work is researching and interpreting a variety of source documents such as engineering drawings and specifications, as-built sketches, and other construction-related documents.
About Seattle Public Utilities:
Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is a Community Centered Utility whose mission is to foster healthy people, environment, and economy by partnering with our community to equitably manage water and waste resources for today and future generations. We deliver high quality, vital services, across four major lines of business: providing water, solid waste, drainage and wastewater services for Seattle residents and businesses. In addition, SPU provides drinking water for 1.5 million regional customers in Seattle and other municipalities. Our customers depend on us to deliver high quality, reliable, and cost-conscious utility services and to achieve the highest benefits possible for every investment we make.
SPU commits to Our City Values and Race and Social Justice as core principles that guide our work. We support and hold ourselves accountable to this commitment by eliminating barriers to access and providing employees with equitable opportunities for professional growth and advancement.
Why join us?
SPU provides a fun and family-friendly work environment that supports a healthy work life balance, including:
Workplace Environment (*Telework Expectation): Most work is performed in a normal City work/office environment; however, due to the ongoing pandemic and Covid-19 state and local restrictions, we expect this position will require hybrid telework and office work until state regulations are lifted. Telework and/or flexible shifts will be allowed, consistent with HR guidelines, and as circumstances dictate. Post-COVID remote work opportunities are being evaluated.
Education: An Associate Degree or two (2) years of college level coursework in GIS, Geography, Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, or other related field of studies.
The ideal candidate should possess some of the below experience or knowledge: