Job Detail

Organization: Snohomish County Public Works-ES
Title: GIS Senior Analyst
Location: Everett, WA

Posted: 2021-06-04
Application Deadline: 2021-06-13

Position Description:

GIS Analyst, Senior
Salary $75,360.24 - $91,542.96 Annually
Location: Everett, WA
Job Type: Full-Time
Department of Public Works
Job Number 2021-PWK8399R-MAY
Closing 6/13/2021 11:59 PM Pacific


GIS Analyst, Senior

Snohomish County Public Works is hiring a highly capable GIS Analyst, Senior to be a critical part of our asset management team.

Job Summary
As a GIS Analyst, Senior you will be the key to building and maintaining our Asset Maintenance and Management System (AMMS).

Managing and updating our large geodatabases of existing road asset takes a keen eye, innovation and creative automation. Keeping that data accurate and current is critical to the hundreds of Public Works employees who use that information daily while maintaining our complex road system. With over 1,600 miles of roads, the assets require consistent updating, editing and cleaning to keep it current and useful.

Your innovation will be fundamental to our implementation of the County’s ArcGIS Enterprise system. You will be creating REST services, hosting data on ArcGIS Online, creating web maps, building web apps with Web Appbuilder and helping integrate services with Cartegraph. The user interfaces you create will be the primary porthole our employees will use to view the GIS world.

Your expertise will be part of Snohomish County’s critical infrastructure as you help develop, analyze, and maintain our AMMS system. Successful applicants will be able to work independently and as part of a team. We value the ability to analyze issues, develop solutions using creativity and ingenuity and clearly communicate complex data to varied audiences.

Come join our team and build a career at Snohomish County!

The preferred candidate will have:
-Advanced knowledge of GIS software such as ArcMAP, versioned multiuser databases, ArcGIS Online, Cartegraph, creating REST services and building web apps;
-Ability to collaborate and form strong partnerships with Snohomish County GIS professional and work group, key partner and colleagues;
-Attention to detail;
-Ability to create, edit and use Python;
-Strong leadership and communication skills;
-Strong problem-solving skills

Declaration of Emergency
Snohomish County is currently under a Declaration of Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The County has put in place initiatives to protect the health of its employees, and as a result, this position may temporarily be assigned to telework. There may be occasions when this position may be required to work in the office or in the field to perform certain job duties. Safety guidelines in compliance with the state, CDC and Snohomish County Health District are required to be followed during those times.

About Engineering Services
Our Engineering Services Division in Public Works encourages a strong team environment for employees to develop career pathways with growth potential and personal satisfaction knowing their role contributes to well-constructed projects for the citizens of Snohomish County.

About Snohomish County Public Works
Snohomish County Public Works is responsible for more than 1,600 miles of county roads, 201 bridges and 202 traffic control signals, as well as processing nearly 600,000 tons of garbage per year. Its mission is to focus on safety and mobility while practicing fiscal responsibility and preserving the environment. Public Works has won numerous state and national honors for its work and is the largest department within Snohomish County government with approximately 500 employees plus seasonal staff. Its main office is located at 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201.

Visit for more information about Snohomish County Public Works.

Snohomish County is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family. We are proud to offer an outstanding benefit package to employees and their dependents. We offer competitive wages; job flexibility and stability; pension opportunities; and employer paid ORCA cards. Snohomish County will be invested in your success and growth and offers the following benefits to our employees:
-Flexible work schedules for some positions.
-Sick leave: You will accrue sick leave each month.
-Vacation Leave: you will accrue vacation each month. Your leave accruals increase based on your years of employment with the County.
-Holiday Pay: The County observes 10 paid legal holidays per year and provides employees with two floating holidays annually.
-Pension Benefits: County employees are eligible for Washington State PERS enrollment.
-Benefits: The County offers a wide range of benefits including, medical, and dental, vision, life insurance, LTD, deferred compensation and more.
-Pay Increases: You will be eligible for a 5% annual step increase until you reach the top step.

About Snohomish County
Snohomish County, north of Seattle, is located in northwest Washington between the Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains. The county has rich scenery, numerous activities and a thriving economy. Snohomish County is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family. When joining Public Works, you will work in an environment where innovation, collaboration and continuous improvement are highly encouraged and supported. We are proud to offer an outstanding benefit package to employees and their dependents. We are invested in your success and growth and offer competitive wages, job flexibility and stability, employer paid ORCA cards, and a friendly, diverse team atmosphere where employees are appreciated and make a real difference providing services for our citizens. We strive to not only provide a meaningful job, but a lifelong career.

Snohomish County - The Future We Choose

For information about this job opportunity and posting, please email: [email protected]

Job Duties


Performs complex duties in support of County and departmental Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysis, functions, processing, application design, development, and testing of GIS software, hardware, and geospatial data management systems. This position works in coordination with the Department of Information Technology (DoIT).

1. Engages in complex GIS analysis and other datasets; reviews and manipulates records of spatial and tabular data.
2. Performs advanced programming and development of cross-platform, multi-function, interactive applications involving graphical interfaces for multiple end-users. This may include determining requirements, design, implementation, debugging, and deployment within GIS, network, and web-based environments.
3. Contributes to, evaluates, and leads projects by reviewing existing county data, recommending data needs, accessing available digital data from outside sources, and determines analyses to fulfill project provisions.
4. Analyzes GIS data requirements and configures digital data design, assembly, conversion, compilation, and maintenance procedures essential for long term applications.
5. Coordinates with consultants, scientists, engineers, planners and other professionals on GIS analysis projects, including determines data requirements and project specifications.
6. Develops and provides training on the use, development, and management of geospatial data sets.
7. Coordinates and directs collection of field data by professional and technical personnel; develops data standards and methodology for data collection; ensures completed work complies with data standards.
8. Prepares and reviews reports, presentations, and metadata to describe application procedures, data requirements, software functions, status, and change management; attends and presents at conferences.
9. Develops and supports department and countywide spatial database directory, structure, schema, and configurations per organizational standards; including database administration, data management through replication/syncing tasks, setting privileges, versioning, and domain coded-values for staff within geodatabase environments.
10. Assists and provides technical support to staff and customers on GIS requests, which include data extractions, map products and applications, plus on-the-fly data inquiries.
11. Provides quality assurance, quality control, and user acceptance testing for projects using established methodology and best practices. Coordinates enterprise-level GIS services, policies, standards, and procedures with other County professionals.
12. Acts as GIS resource on various technical advisory committees, commissions, and interest groups.
13. Operates GIS equipment, including large format printers, storage media, and viewing devices.
14. Assists with updating, revising, design, and maintenance of maps, surveys, plats, legal descriptions, codes, decisions, and reports; supports the interpretation, digitization, acquisition, and processing of remotely sensed data, aerial photography, and satellite imagery.
15. Researches and collects data from county and non-county sources for applications, products, and services.

1. May arrange for, set up, and/or participate in public meetings, hearings, emergency management, executive, and council sessions.
2. May collect field data using a Global Positioning System (GPS) or other equipment as needed.
3. May be required to perform all the duties of subordinate classifications.
4. Performs related duties as required.


Bachelor's Degree in GIS, geography, computer science, engineering, planning, natural resources or related field; AND two (2) years of GIS or automated mapping experience; OR any equivalent combination of training and/or experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities. Must pass job related tests.


Master's Degree preferred.


A valid Washington State Driver's license may be required in some divisions for employment.

Additional Information

Knowledge of:

-current GIS technologies and industry trends
-analytical, problem-solving, and troubleshooting skills
-visual communication and data mapping theories
-GIS application development, programming, and/or GIS related technologies
-GIS production of complex cartographic and other spatial data displays
-GIS web-mapping applications served to internal and external users
-project management, planning, organization, and customer service skills
-database techniques to process and analyze geo-spatial datasets
-scientific research and data collection techniques
-User Acceptance Testing, metadata, hardware/software configurations, and GIS standards

Ability to:
-communicate effectively by oral, written, and by other graphical means
-read, understand, and apply technical manuals and procedures
-maintain required records and prepare necessary reports
-independently analyze problems and assist others in GIS analysis
-apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to business needs
-learn new programs, platforms, and tools to finish specific analysis and tasks
-complete multiple competing projects and meet deadlines
-effectively function as a team member
-analyze customer needs and business systems
-convey technical information to non-technical users
-train users in GIS products and promote GIS solutions
-work with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds
-understand disciplines of the assigned department and its divisions


Employees receive supervision from a supervisor or manager, while team members provide guidance. The employee carries out assignments on his/her own initiative and receives additional, specific instructions when relevant. Work is performed with considerable independent and may be checked to assure adherence to instructions and conformance with established departmental policies, procedures, and quality assurance standards.


The work is performed in an office environment with some field trips to locations throughout the county for the purpose of data collection, quality control, and to increase understanding of projects. Prepares for and provides GIS support during emergency situations including floods, earthquakes, and storms. When on call, employees may be required to carry a County mobile phone, have connectivity and be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Snohomish County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are provided upon request.
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Snohomish County
3000 Rockefeller Ave M/S 503
Everett, Washington, 98201
Phone: (425) 388-3411

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