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Organization: Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Title: Forest Practices GIS Data Manager-IT Specialist 5
Location: Olympia, WA USA
Application Deadline: 2017-08-21
Posted: 2017-07-27

Position Description:

This position reports to the Forest Practices Assistant Division Manager for Operations and supervises two ITS 4 positions and two ITS3 positions. The GIS Data Manager position is responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating current and future geographic information system (GIS) support needs and or tools for the statewide forest practices program. This includes providing expert consultation toward meeting forest practices' GIS business needs including GIS databases applications and analysis projects. This position works closely with their own GIS staff, Information Technology Coordinators (ITC), IT System and Network Administrators, IT Database Administrators, Developers, IT Project Managers, IT Management, and the statewide Forest Practices program end users. This position works with other technology professionals to develop technology solutions for current and future agency business needs; coordinates customer support among diverse technology disciplines and sections; and works independently with agency customer areas to understand customer business needs and develop specific solutions. This post works under, and fully complies with, the guidance of state and federal regulations, DNR policies and procedures, and applicable collective bargaining agreements.

The Forest Practices GIS Data Manager provides expert consultation and direction to Division, Region and ITD staff toward meeting forest practices' GIS business needs including GIS databases applications and analysis projects, such as:•Hydrography (HYDRO) database maintenance,
•Northern Spotted Owl Habitat project,
•Forest Practices Risk Assessment Mapping Site,
•Forest Practices metadata migration to ArcGIS 10+,
•Transportation (TRANS) database upgrade to ArcGIS,
•Road Maintenance and Abandonment Plan Points and Road Segments GIS database implementation.


•A Bachelor's degree involving major study in environmental, physical, or one of the natural sciences, information technology or other allied field AND four years of experience working with geographic information systems data and/or applications including having served as a project manager on an information technology-related project that involved information exchange between internal and external groups during all phases of the project to ensure the final product supported the needs of all interested parties.
•Three years supervisory experience.
•Expertise and practical working knowledge using GIS principles and relational databases.
•Expertise and practical working knowledge of basic database management, data modeling, and process modeling principles.
•Ability to provide senior level GIS technical analysis and support in the resolution and debugging of GIS and database problems.
•Proficient use of computers and agency software; this includes software such as Forest Practices Application and Review System, Forest Practices Risk Assessment Mapping site, and standard programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and e-mail.
•Skills in oral and written communication including communication of technical information.
•Skills in identifying information technology solutions from an analysis of natural resources business needs.


•Must have a valid driver's license and have two years of driving experience. This position requires driving as an essential function. Employees who drive for state business, whether in a state or privately-owned vehicle, are required to possess a valid license as defined in policy PO02-006 and abide by all other driver responsibility requirements.
•Works largely with Forest Practices Division and Regional personnel, other state agencies, federal agencies, Indian tribes, and members of the Forests and Fish stakeholder community.
•Position requires minimum (5% or less) amount of traveling from Olympia to one of the six regions of the state. Overnight travel is required in this position when visiting some region offices and field due to long travel distances.

MORE INFORMATION AND HOW TO APPLY: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/dnr/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1804110
OR search on www.dnr.wa.gov/employment/jobs.

Questions? Please contact Donelle Mahan at (360) 902-1405 or donelle.mahan@dnr.wa.gov or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov.