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GIS Analyst

Tacoma, WA, USA
Tacoma Water is seeking a GIS Analyst to support development of GIS applications and, production GIS databases. This position will work closely with the Tacoma Water's Asset Management group to capture changes to existing assets as well as helping to design new asset information classes in both the SAP and GIS systems of record. This position is mainly responsible for supporting best data entry procedures for an integrated data environment, performing data quality control and generally responsible for keeping both systems of record synchronized. This position will also provide analytical advice and consultation to staff and management regarding appropriate asset data design, data utilization and the impacts of requested changes to existing data structures in both systems of record.

This is a technical position requiring demonstration of expertise in GIS system design fundamentals, database design fundamentals, system implementation, maintenance and support. Other activities include design and deployment of GIS applications, ongoing monitoring and management of the enterprise GIS to ensure high performance, effective access by end users and integration with other applications.

Additionally, this position is responsibility for creating and maintaining master data objects in SAP such as functional locations, equipment records, classes and characteristics as they relate to water utility network GIS features and feature classes.

Tacoma Water has a proud tradition of operating and maintaining one of the country's oldest municipally owned water systems. We own and operate over $1 billion of assets that provide high-quality water to more than 320,000 direct service customers throughout Pierce and King counties. Our mission is to provide clean, reliable water now and in the future.


Equivalent combination to:
•Bachelor's degree related to Geographic Information Systems, land surveying, geography, computer science or other closely related field desired, OR
•Associate's degree and at least two years of directly related work experience may substitute for Bachelor's degree.

•ESRI Desktop Associate GIS Technical Certification;
•3+ years' work experience with ESRI Desktop product line (using ArcGIS Desktop, Model Builder, Python, Survey123). This includes the ability to edit data, map making and perform analysis in the ESRI ArcGIS Desktop environment;
•2+ years' work experience in the following areas
•Using ArcGIS Server to create web services, including the ability to create services from ArcSDE geodatabases for use in ArcGIS Online;
•Designing GIS data structures to support project needs and for use in conjunction with ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online;
•Python scripting using the ArcPy library in the water utility sector;
•Working in a multi-user/versioned ArcGIS SDE data entry environment;
•ArcGIS Online system maintenance and administration including user and group management;
•Creating feature layers, web maps and apps in ArcGIS Online;
•SAP Software experience as it relates to the utility sector, specifically working with the Preventative Maintenance Module.

Selection Process & Supplemental Information:

Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim.

Propelled by significant development such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of the Thea Foss Waterway, the expansions of both the MultiCare and Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the 1990s.

Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry.

A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views.

Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location – just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast – only adds to Tacoma's desirability.

City of Tacoma's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.

All interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter to your online application. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this opening may be invited to participate in an interview. This position will require a background check prior to appointment.

Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 253-591-5400.


Apply online here

City of Tacoma
747 Market St
Tacoma, WA, 98402 USA


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