Job Detail

Organization: Alderwood Water & Wastewater District
Title: GIS Coordinator
Location: Lynnwood, WA USA

Posted: 2020-12-17
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

The Alderwood Water & Wastewater District’s (AWWD) mission is to provide clean, reliable water and wastewater services for a healthy community. As an organization we strive to build and maintain a system that will function for the next 100 years and beyond. We protect the natural environment, conserve water resources, and provide critical services, every day. Spanning 45 square miles in southwest Snohomish County, the District is the largest special purpose water/wastewater District in the State of Washington.

The District’s strategic plan includes the following strategies: ‘serve you today’, ‘plan for tomorrow’, ‘protect our water supply’, ‘manage our information and our physical assets’, and ‘build a learning organization’. Our staff are engaged in updating the tools and methods we use to serve a growing community more efficiently and effectively.

"Planning for the long tomorrow" is AWWD's guiding principle. We consider our decisions and prioritize resources and programs based on the impact to our customers and community today and for the next 100 years and beyond.

The Opportunity: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Coordinator

Come join us as AWWD's GIS Coordinator. This position reports to the IT Manager as a member of the District's Management Team responsible for helping us to achieve our mission, vision and values through the development and implementation of the District's GIS programs. The District recognizes the critical role the GIS Coordinator plays in developing and maintaining a robust and accurate GIS mapping system and serving both internal and external customers in meeting their GIS needs.

AWWD is seeking a critical thinking professional who can design, develop, implement, maintain, and enhance of the District’s Enterprise Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related applications. The successful candidate will design, enhance and maintain the value and reliability of complex spatial data, system integrations, and applications. The incumbent will be responsible for accurately entering new data into the GIS from engineering as-builts and record drawings and assuring the accuracy of existing asset data. While primarily serving as the technical expert for Enterprise GIS, the successful candidate may apply their expertise to other systems as needed to ensure resiliency and service delivery across the enterprise.

This position requires professional knowledge, expertise, guidelines, policies/procedures, and creative problem-solving skills to develop recommendations to management regarding complex issues and policies. Experience using independent judgment and discretion and selecting appropriate methods to solve problems, fulfill assignments, complete projects and balance competing priorities are necessary to this position. The incumbent will also coordinate data sharing with other government agencies.

The District embraces the principles of continuous improvement, and the incumbent will be expected to analyze processes and make recommendations for necessary changes to the IT Manager and Management Team. We seek a proactive and lifelong learner, who is interested in pursuing professional development and continuing education opportunities.

Please see the complete job description for further details on the tasks and responsibilities for this position.

The pay range for this position is $74,124 - $99,336 annually, with a starting pay range of $74,124 - $85,812, dependent upon experience and qualifications.

Application Process
This position will remain open until filled. Please submit all application materials including a cover letter and resume by Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 11:59 pm to be considered during the first review of applicants; the position will remain open until filled. Visit for a complete job description and to apply online. The timeline for this hiring process is:

Candidates invited to interview will be notified the week of January 18th.
Interviews are tentatively schedule the week of January 25th.

For questions, clarifications, or other information please contact HR Manager Camille Gatza at (425) 741-7933. Prior to employment, a criminal history background check and reference checks will be conducted on the top candidates. The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains policies for a drug-free and smoke-free work environment.

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