Organization: City of Walla Walla
Title: GIS Supervisor
Location: Walla Walla, WA
Opening Date: August 11, 2022
Salary Range: $ 7,520 - $9,149/month
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
NATURE OF POSITION
Provide coordination, system support and integrations, application development, database support and development, user support, and data collection functions for the City of Walla Walla’s GIS activities. The position will have overall responsibility of administrating all enterprise GIS operations including database management and metadata development. The position requires a broad range of management, business, and technical skills to manage the enterprise-wide implementation of GIS services within the City of Walla Walla. This includes supervision, training, project management, standards development and budget management and preparation.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree in GIS, geography, information systems management, engineering, urban or transportation planning, or a related discipline, with significant emphasis on GIS; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Five (5) years of progressively increasingly responsibility and experience in GIS development, design, and implementation, including two (2) years of GIS project management, relational database development and implementation, information systems integrations. At least one (1) year experience in local government operations, supervising technical personnel, budget preparation, policies, and procedures are preferred. Valid State driver’s license. Successfully pass FBI/WSP criminal background check.
Advanced ESRI ArcGIS Enterprise experience, advanced Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio and SQL experience, Python, VBA, Advanced map making experience, experience with Enterprise Asset Management integrations, experience with Public Safety systems, experience with web development, Project Management experience, SharePoint experience, 4-year degree in related field. Bilingual in Spanish.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE
A completed City application and resume are required to apply. Applications are available on the Human Resources page of the City of Walla Walla website: https://wallawallawa.gov.
Applicants whose experience most closely meets the requirements of the position will be invited to continue in the selection process which will consist of an oral panel interview, reference inquiries and may include a criminal background check. Completed application packages can be mailed to:
CITY OF WALLA WALLA-HR
15 N. Third Avenue
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Email to [email protected] or faxed to (509) 524-7935.
The City of Walla Walla will provide reasonable accommodation to disabled applicants if requested. Please notify the Human Resources office at least 5 days prior to the need.
To obtain a copy of the full job description and class specification for this position, please contact us at: [email protected] or 509.527.4475.
NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice.
THE CITY OF WALLA WALLA COMPLIES WITH TITLE VI, ADA, AND OTHER APPLICABLE FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS LAWS AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, DISABILITY, RELIGION, VETERAN STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, OR SEX IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER / MINORITIES AND WOMEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
General direction and oversight are provided by the Director of Technology Services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Employees of the City of Walla Walla are expected to model and foster the City’s core values:
Service - Integrity - Collaboration - Equity - Leadership - Community
2. Plan, organize, schedule and direct work activities and assign personnel to perform work & projects related to the City’s geographic information systems.
3. Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; interview and recommend selection of new and promoted employees as authorized; recommend transfers, reassignment, termination, and disciplinary actions of assigned employees; plan, coordinate & arrange for appropriate training for subordinates.
4. Prepare the GIS division budget, control and monitor expenses within budget, assure fiscal responsibility and cost consciousness within established goals and objectives.
5. Provide technical guidance and training, monitor, and discuss concerns, malfunctions and other issues with appropriate personnel and develop actions to address issues. Educate staff and management on GIS capabilities and opportunities. Develop routine GIS production capabilities among staff throughout the City.
6. Plan, develop, implement, and maintain GIS Enterprise system plans in coordination with City strategic objectives for the production of geographic information for departmental analysis, management, publication and presentation needs. Maintain existing and new hardware/software systems according to department policies.
7. Design, implement and maintain internet and intranet secure GIS applications, web maps, web applications, desktop and mobile applications, and cloud-based applications for both internal and external customers. Develop and maintain automations for the GIS system.
8. Manage, maintain, and develop ESRI integrations with other business systems, including Public Safety, ERP, Enterprise Asset Management, and Inspection systems.
9. Determine and develop in coordination with City departments the design, type, and content of geographic data bases for the GIS Enterprise System. Implement system/data maintenance and operations activities and work schedules, estimate time and resources required to complete work projects, prioritize, and assign work of assigned staff.
10. Manage contracts with GIS hardware, software, vendors, and other providers of GIS products and services; organize application and other development activities; install software, identify and recommend computer hardware/software procurement.
11. Participate in GIS implementation and integration with other enterprise software solutions procured and used by the City. This includes providing support in analyzing, developing, installing, testing, debugging, modifying, converting data, and installing application systems.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS
1. Demonstrate punctual, regular, and reliable attendance which is essential for successful job performance.
2. Present a positive, professional image; maintain cooperative and effective working relationships; assure excellent customer service with internal and external customers.
3. Execute assignments, projects and job responsibilities efficiently and within defined timeframes; work independently and effectively with little direction.
4. Demonstrate good judgment and employ critical thinking to execute duties, identify issues, seek solutions, and recommend improvements in support of departmental goals.
5. Provide assistance to staff and higher-level management; participate in resolving operational or interpersonal concerns; participate in training, meetings, and on committees as assigned.
6. Respect the value of diversity in the workplace and the community.
7. Perform other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
• Advanced knowledge of Geographic Information Systems technology, concepts, methodology, and implementation. Advanced skills using ArcMap software (ArcInfo, ArcEditor, and ArcView), ArcGIS Pro and AutoCAD software.
• Ability to translate technical concepts and terminology in terms that are understandable to other professionals.
• Experienced with relational database systems design, development, administration principles/procedures and their relationship to GIS.
• Demonstrated experience with geospatial technology and solutions for local government; GPS hardware, software configuration, maintenance, and tuning. Exhibit current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements, and restrictions.
• Experience analyzing system design implementation and functionality on multiple hardware and software platforms.
• Leadership to establish, maintain, and foster collaborative and harmonious working relationships with direct reports, cross functional project teams, staff, and vendors across all levels of the organization.
• Communicate to present information orally, in both technical and non-technical terms. Write and edit work for spelling and grammar; vary writing styles to meet the needs of various audiences; interpret written information.
• Demonstrate project management experience balancing competing priorities; exhibit personal initiative and organizational skills to carry out responsibilities with minimum supervision.
• Proficient with research methods and resources; exercise sound judgment in safeguarding confidential or sensitive information; create internal quality control mechanisms.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Sitting or standing for extended periods of time; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer terminal and other office equipment; seeing to read and analyze reports and data; bending at the waist; lifting light objects; focused and concentrated mental attention and effort required; talking and hearing to interact with customers, other staff, personnel from other agencies; walking on uneven ground on occasion when working in the field.
Office environment work setting primarily and occasional field GPS work; travel to a variety of locations for site visits or to attend meetings; requires regular use of a telephone and personal computer; frequent use of digitizer, plotter, printer, GIS equipment and software, including GPS hardware and software.
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