Job Detail

Organization: Pierce County
Title: Web Application Developer 1 or 2 (GIS)
Location: Tacoma, WA

Posted: 2022-08-22
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

Why It's a Great Opportunity:
As an experienced, creative web application developer specializing in GIS (Geographic Information Systems) applications, with proven technical skills and a consultative mindset, you will focus on implementing complex technical solutions, providing GIS programming expertise, designing system integrations, and helping to set future directions in a changing GIS technology world.

You will be eligible for remote work in accordance with Pierce County and IT remote work policies. Additional onsite work may be required in certain situations and candidates must live within a commuting distance to meet these requirements.

Why It's a Great Department:
Pierce County is a national IT leader in delivering public services through innovation. Our diverse technology solutions are all supported by a robust hybrid infrastructure of on-premises and cloud-based solutions and a secure network.

Spatial Services is a team of fifteen staff within the IT Division supporting countywide GIS at the enterprise level. This includes building and maintaining GIS applications and integrations, managing a spatial database of over 1400 datasets for the county, and providing advanced training and support for approximately 1000 GIS users. We host 600+ GIS web services and support a diverse set of business needs with location-based technology including GPS and drones. We collaborate and partner with GIS professionals and users in the County departments and many regional organizations to understand and meet their needs. We also provide the public with applications and GIS data to assist them with their business needs.

We focus on maintaining a good work life balance and support a continuous learning mindset for employee development. You can directly see the impact of your work through our GIS services that provide data and interactive applications to the public, the provision of GIS services to our regional partners, and supporting County employees in their everyday business processes that help make Pierce County a great place to live, work and play.

How to be Successful in the Role:
Bring your software development skills, your knowledge of the unique aspects of spatial data systems, and a desire for continuous learning to an organization that is a recognized leader in the field. In a rapidly changing IT environment, we need someone who is strong technically as well as adaptable, professional, and a life-long learner who is responsive to customer needs. Collaborative teamwork, creative problem solving and troubleshooting, anticipating needs, and confidence in addition to your technical skills will help you be successful.

Your Future in this Role:
The IT Division has access to numerous training opportunities, which include peer, industry, vendor, and official Pierce County training as well as access to established procedures, standards, practices, and system documentation. Our training program is designed to help you develop as both a professional in your role as a GIS web developer and as a Pierce County employee. Your work will directly impact your community and offers a great foundation for future positions within the IT Division and Pierce County.

Core responsibilities:
-GIS web application development and system integration/implementation.
-Application management including design, development, implementation and maintenance, documentation and use of code repositories, creation and maintenance of procedural documentation, training for user department staff and user support as needed.
-Program, maintain, enhance, integrate and support GIS business systems/programs.
-Successfully troubleshoot system and application issues and identify creative solutions to answer needs.
-Assist senior GIS staff on large scale or complex projects.

Current Projects:
-New web application development and upgrades that utilize ESRI’s JavaScript API 4.x, TypeScript, React framework and ESRI’s Experience Builder developer edition technology. There are a wide variety of applications in this category in the areas of land services, emergency management, commercial investment, community equity, utilities, surface water management, etc.
-Maintenance and feature enhancements of existing web applications using Web App Builder, JavaScript, HTML, CSS.
-Constant improvement in code deployment and code management processes, security, and documentation.
A classification job description with a more detailed list of essential functions and knowledge, skills, and abilities can be found at GIS Programmer-Engineer 1 and GIS Programmer-Engineer 2.

GISPE1 $34.35 – $49.32 per hour, non-exempt

-Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Geography or related field AND
-Two or more years of Information Technology/GIS experience
-Additional education or experience may substitute for the recruiting requirements

GISPE2 $80,381 – $116,420 annually, exempt

-Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Geography or related field AND
-Four or more years of Information Technology/GIS experience
-Additional education or experience may substitute for the recruiting requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

-Demonstrated experience and knowledge with the Esri platform.
-Application development experience in the following programming technologies:
--JavaScript API 3.x/4.x, Esri WebAppBuilder developer edition (TypeScript and Esri Experience Builder experience would be an asset)
--Esri ArcGIS Pro based ArcPy library (ArcMap based ArcPy experience will be considered).
--Esri ArcGIS Pro .Net SDK (ArcMap based ArcObjects experience will be considered. Experience with ArcGIS Pro SDK based development is desirable).

Special Requirements:
-Positions in specific program areas may require program-related experience, education, and/or training
-A valid Washington State Driver's License may be required when travel is required of the position
-As a condition of employment, the applicant will need to authorize and complete a background check. Information received from the background check is reviewed case-by-case and will not necessarily remove an applicant from consideration

This is a competitive selection process. Your application form will be reviewed and evaluated for the quality and quantity of education/experience in the areas listed. Applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the County's needs will be eligible for further consideration. Notification of application status normally occurs 4 to 6 weeks after the closing date. Short notice may be given to applicants to participate in further selection processes which may include written, oral and performance examinations, and final interviews.

At Pierce County, diversity, equity, and inclusion means commitment, not a single step. We strive to foster an inclusive environment that supports equitable access to opportunities throughout your career. We want to recruit, develop, and maintain a talented workforce from various backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles, and perspectives, committed to our vision. Employees of the County have local, direct, and visible impact in our diverse community. Will you join us in keeping Pierce County a great place to live, work, and raise a family?

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