Job Detail

Organization: City of Seattle
Title: Senior GIS Analyst Administrator SPD (ITP-B,BU)
Location: Seattle, WA

Posted: 2023-04-27
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

Salary: $45.44 - $68.20 Hourly
Location: Seattle, WA
Job Type: Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time
Department: Seattle Information Technology
Job Number: 2023-00822
Closing: Continuous
Language Premium: No

Position Description
As a city, Seattle is known as a progressive leader in technology, innovation, and the environment. As an employer, the City of Seattle is leading local government in environmental stewardship and social justice among other things, making our city what it is today and shaping our exciting future. The organization’s workforce plays a critical role in making this possible.

Seattle IT is a trusted partner that provides secure, reliable, and compliant technologies enabling the City of Seattle to deliver equitable and responsive services to the residents of Seattle. This purpose statement is a simple declaration of who we are and why we do our work. It is intended to be a guide that helps us to not lose sight of why we perform everyday tasks or to invest effort to solve difficult problems. It emphasizes that our existence as a department is to support our City partners. It reminds us that we are part of a larger organization that collectively is working to improve the lives of the residents of our city. The 600+ strong professionals in Seattle IT engage in the full spectrum of a modern IT enterprise offering many dynamic career opportunities. We hope you’ll join us.

Seattle Information Technology (IT) is seeking candidates for a Senior GIS Analyst / Administrator (ITP-B, BU) whose primary focus is to provide direct support for all aspects of GIS at the Seattle Police Department (SPD). The Senior GIS Analyst / Administrator, SPD works in close partnership with one other GIS Analyst to administer the GIS infrastructure, data, applications and business systems integrations for SPD. This position is also responsible for developing new solutions to meet SPD’s business needs and to support GIS users throughout the department.

While this position’s primary focus is GIS for the Seattle Police Department, the position resides in Seattle Information Technology’s Applications Division and is part of a large GIS team comprised of GIS Administrators, Analysts, Developers and other GIS professionals. This GIS team maintains the City’s centralized GIS platform and is responsible for developing and supporting the many solutions and data datasets specific to unique needs of individual City departments.

Job Responsibilities
Key Responsibilities include:

Function as a leader to continuously improve practices, procedures, and standards to meet customer expectations for reliability, currency, and accessibility.
Represent interests of Police Departments in citywide GIS discussions.
Administer PostgreSQL database that houses Police’s GIS data.
Administer ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise, including applications, content, user accounts and access levels.
Administer virtual Windows servers.
Develop, maintain, and support integrations between GIS and other business systems.
Manage all GIS software licenses, updates and upgrades.
Maintain and update vehicle Mobile Date Terminal (MDT) maps and data.
Identify and address data technical debt, including legacy data processes and workflows.
Deploy tools and applications to aid departmental workflows.
Develop scripts using ModelBuilder and Python to automate routine processes.
Develop web services, web maps, dashboards, and tools for address maintenance.
Develop ad-hoc and automated SQL queries, triggers and stored procedures to extract, transform, and load data.
Maintain up-to-date and accurate feature classes and metadata for Police-specific data layers.
Fulfill ad-hoc requests for paper maps, web maps, reports, statistical analysis, and custom data sets.
Respond to Public Disclosure Requests.
Provide GIS support at the Seattle Police Operations Center (SPOC) during special events (often occurring outside regular hours).
Perform interviews with key stakeholders to document the requirements for GIS tools and data.
Support GIS users across the Department with GIS software installations, mentoring, and to advise on best practices and appropriate use of data.
Develop GIS training materials and deliver training for Police Department staff.

Required Qualifications:
NOTE: Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered for the required qualifications, except where specifically noted.

5+ years of proven expertise in GIS analysis, cartography, map design, administration and related areas.
5+ years of experience with Esri suite of software, including ArcGIS Enterprise.
2+ years of experience supporting the use of GIS in a Public Safety environment (Police, Fire, 911 Dispatch, etc.).
2+ years of experience engaging with customers, end users, managers, GIS professionals, and IT professionals in other areas to discuss GIS solutions, business needs, and desired outcomes.
2+ years’ experience with Python and SQL (for Oracle, SQL Server, and/or PostgreSQL).
Proven leadership and interpersonal skills in environments that change with technology, new strategic goals and personalities.
Ability to build trust and engagement with executives and managers, customers, peers, and team.
Understanding of the importance of teamwork, building relationships and facilitation.
Ability to produce high quality deliverables while maintaining schedule commitments.
Strong understanding of spatial and non-spatial data structures and ability to design data-driven solutions.
Experience creating strong working relationships with co-workers in business units and technology teams and across all levels of the organization.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to express complex topics and issues to a range of audience types and levels of experience with the subject matter.
Proven ability to proactively solve problems and recommend solutions; strong analytical and critical thinking skills; process orientation with strong attention to detail.
Highly energetic, with the ability to deal with demanding pace and changing priorities and to remain calm under pressure.
Ability to maintain confidentiality, use good judgment and discretion, and interact with the diverse workforce of the City and our customer base.
Desired Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Geography, Computer Science, Information Science, a closely related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Experience with JavaScript, R and/or other scripting languages.
Knowledge in the use or development of both spatial and non-spatial REST-based services.
Working knowledge of integrations with various data-rich business systems used in Police Departments, including Records Management Systems and Computer-Aided Dispatch systems.
Understanding of workflows and procedures used in Public Safety.
Experience supporting special events, such as parades, festivals, marathons and other large gatherings.

Additional Information
The full salary range for this position is $45.44 - $68.20 per hour.

Why work at the City of Seattle
The City of Seattle recognizes every City employee must play a role in ending institutional and structural racism. Our culture is the result of our behavior, our personal commitments, and the ways that we courageously share our views and encourage others to do the same. To cultivate an anti-racist culture, we seek employees who will engage in the Race and Social Justice Initiative by working to dismantle racist policies and procedures, unlearn the way things have always been done, and provide equitable processes and services.

The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents. More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at: covered family-members/most employees-plans

Application Process: For optimal consideration, we encourage you to include a cover letter and resume with your application. We encourage you to use your cover letter to discuss why you want to do this work and how you meet the qualifications for the position. Your resume should summarize the talent, experience, knowledge, and skills you bring to this work. Apply online at GovernmentJobs | City, State, Federal & Public Sector Jobs

If you have any questions, please contact Alfreda Wilson at email: [email protected]

Workplace Environment (Telework Expectation): This position offers the flexibility of a hybrid work schedule. At this time, hybrid telework schedules have a minimum requirement of two days onsite per week. Individual schedules will be based on operational needs and agreement between the employee and their supervisor.

Background Check: This hiring process involves a background check of conviction and arrest records in compliance with Seattle's Fair Chance Employment Ordinance, SMC 14.17. Applicants will be provided an opportunity to explain or correct background information.

Who may apply: This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The City of Seattle values different viewpoints and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The City encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experience.

Unions NOTE: This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 77. For information explore Local 77’s website. IBEW > Home


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