Job Detail

Organization: Washington State Department of Revenue
Title: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Data Specialist
Location: Tumwater, WA

Posted: 2020-12-03
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

At Revenue, we put employee safety first and foremost. This is why we will use every resource possible to ensure this hiring process stays within the current guidelines related to COVID-19. If selected to move forward, please be aware interviews may be conducted virtually using a webcam teleconferencing method.

This opportunity will be open until filled. The hiring manager will begin reviewing candidates December 8, 2020. It is in your best interest to apply before then.

The Department of Revenue (DOR) is looking for an accomplished IT professional with expertise and knowledge in software development methods and tools, to create and support the data management and location services for the DOR geographic data sets. The GIS Data Specialist is an excellent opportunity to utilize your skills to ensure the efficient and effective collection of revenue for the State of Washington. The position provides support and services for a complex GIS environment, including coordination, application development, implementation, operation and system analysis. You will be responsible for the creation of interfaces, spatial data, maps, boundaries and maintenance.
In this position, you can expect to:

Complete the most complex development and maintenance assignments.
Provide planning, utilization, coordination and technical expertise of GIS applications and services to clients and users.
Maintain and configure the GIS related databases, data models, applications and software, providing escalated system support.
Work with Agency, City, County, and Tribal partners to collaborate on data quality and integration.
Create and develop custom GIS scripts, web applications, spatial data and layers using COTS, multiple developing languages and scripting languages, providing graphics, maps and other property-related information to both internal and external customers.
Monitor, investigate and provide solutions to resolve system performance and system configuration issues of the enterprise GIS environment and applications.
Install, configure, and test ESRI (ArcGIS), Safe FME Desktop and Server products, and/or Microsoft SQL Server with SSIS packages.
This agency, other agencies and the public, use the systems, services, and data managed by the GIS Data Specialist, to ensure that tax rates and revenue allocations are accurate and up to date. You will participate in the Washington Geographic Information Council (WAGIC) as well as in the Urban, Regional, Information Systems Associationís Washington State Chapter (WAURISA).

You will maintain the DOR GIS data, applications and services by:
Designing and implementing master data sets using data transformation tools and the various methods and processes used in ETL (Microsoft SSIS and Safe FME Desktop/Server).
Troubleshooting complex problems that impact performance within the GIS enterprise databases and make corrections to improve performance.
Providing technical advice and expert interpretation in relation to data quality and integrity controls for high-level data sets utilized by agency and state projects.
Revenue's unique culture promotes a professional family of cohesive groups maximizing potential through opportunity. Visit this link to find out more about Revenue and read what our employees have to say about working here.

Who should apply? Professionals with
An associate degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or related field and at least eight (8) years of experience with GIS development using platforms such as ESRI ArcGIS 10.6.x, or above.


Bachelorís degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or related field and six (6) years of GIS deployment experience using platforms such as ESRI ArcGIS 10.6.x or above.,

Additional years of qualifying experience can substitute year for year for the required education.

A successful candidateís work experience must meet the following criteria:

At least five (5) years of progressive experience with data transformation tools like Safe FME Platform 2017 or MS SQL SSIS/ETL.
Five (5) years of experience managing IT system development using industry standard methodologies and practices; or leading/supervising development staff with responsibility for production systems. This must also include consultative experience in information technology system analysis and troubleshooting/problem resolution.
At least eight (8) years of GIS experience in cartography, parcel or boundary data management, addressing and geocoding.
At least five (5) years of GIS experience in geo-processing and geo-processing automation using Python.

Preference may be granted to candidates who also have:
Safe FME Certification (Professional or Server Professional)
Microsoft MSDE or MSCE Certification
GISP Certification
Advanced experience with Microsoft. Net, JavaScript, CSS, C#, HTML, Python or PowerShell development languages.

How to apply:
Complete your online application in detail, as it will be used as your initial resume.
Attach a resume and cover letter explaining how you meet the qualifications of this position.
Include at least three (3) professional references that can speak to your experience as it relates to enterprise level information technology.
You may also attach any working or published documents or presentations that illustrate or support your experience and qualifications.

To take advantage of Veteran's preference please attach your DD-214, member 4 long form, or your NGB-22. Please black out your social security number and date of birth.

Email [email protected] or call (360) 704-5725.

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