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Matt Sayler

Tacoma, WA, USA

-Matt Sayler, MSc, GISP-
Working with data and tech are my joy!
Tacoma, WA 98403 (Able to Relocate)

-Skills & Tech-
*GIS: Versioned ArcGIS/SDE 10.x, ArcGIS Online, Portal for ArcGIS, ArcFM, QGIS, GDAL
*Code: Python, Arcpy, SQL, Git/Github, Windows/UNIX CLI
*Database: SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL/PostGIS
*Mobile: Collector, Survey123, AppStudio, ODK, GPS
*Web: JavaScript, CSS, HTML, APIs (Leaflet, Mapbox, Esri, Google)

-Work Experience-
GIS Intern: Puget Sound Institute ~ June 2018 September 2018
*Worked on research related to rural housing growth in Puget Sound
*Collaborated with regional organizations
*Identified and acquired geospatial data from multiple agencies
*Performed geospatial and statistical analysis with ArcGIS and R Studio
*Wrote research paper that may influence future policy decisions
*Operated with minimal supervision and guidance
*Scripted in python to perform bulk processing of data

GIS Analyst: Clark Public Utilities ~ Feb 2011 July 2017
*Collaborated with IT staff on software implementation/integration projects
*Programmed scripts to automate tasks using Python, Arcpy, and Data Driven Pages
*Designed and updated database schemas
*Queried relational databases using SQL in order to generate reports
*Supported GIS end-users across multiple departments
*Managed electric distribution and telecom joint use attachment data

GIS Specialist: Cowlitz Public Utility District ~ May 2009 - Jan 2011
*Oversaw development of integration between GIS and a new work management system
*Performed as liaison between the GIS and the IT departments
*Produced custom cartography for internal requests
*Interacted with planners and engineers in order to clarify work order needs and goals
*Researched and corrected issues in existing data
*Edited electric distribution geometric network data in an ArcGIS enterprise environment
*Imported AutoCAD files into GIS

Member Service Representative II: North Coast Credit Union ~ Oct 2004 - Dec 2007
*Participated in teams for completing security-sensitive tasks
*Coordinated with other departments to fulfill member requests
*Conducted financial transactions accurately and within company guidelines in fast-paced environment
*Interpreted internal policies, while still following Federal regulations
*Assisted other Member Service Representatives as needed with inquiries and transactions
*Conducted research for members' inquiries
*Maintained confidentiality of sensitive information

-Education & Certifications-
MSc Geospatial Technologies - University of Washington Tacoma, Awarded 2018
GIS Leadership Academy - URISA program, April 2017
GISP, License 90231 ~ GIS Certification Institute, Awarded 2014
GIS Studies - Western Washington University, Attended 2007-2008
BSc Geology - Western Washington University, Awarded 2003

-Select Projects-
*Puget Sound Residential Outfill Analysis - Puget Sound Institute, 2018
Puget Sound Mapping Project housing data and Puget Sound Regional Council residential permit data were analyzed and compared to determine potential methodologies for identifying areas of high residential growth in the Puget Sound region. Merits and use-cases of the data were discussed, as well as preliminary assessment of 2011-2016 housing growth were discussed in a final paper to be delivered to government stakeholders.

Dasymetric Mapping of Census Data for Assessment of Congressional Districts - University of Washington Tacoma, 2018 (MSc Capstone)
*Multiple 2015 American Community Survey census categories were remapped to better reflect residential population distribution using parcel, road, and land use data. The results were used to assess demographic makeup of Congressional Districts in Washington.

Annual Billing Report Automation - Clark Public Utilities, 2015
*SQL queries were written to extract, transform, and calculate rental pricing for joint use attachment data from an asset management system. The Joint Use Coordinator uses this information in annual billing reports that go out to telecom companies.

Mapbook Automation - Clark Public Utilities, 2013
*Python, ArcPy, and Data Driven Pages were used to program a script tool for automating the generation of system mapbooks used by dispatchers. This reduced 450 individual map documents down to a single map document to manage, and cut production time from days-per-page to hours-per-mapbook.

-Additional Activities-
Maptime Portland Co-Organizer ~ Dec 2013 - Dec 2016
*Coordinated monthly meetings for 30+ people
*Presented mapping-related tutorials
*Participated in organization steering discussions

2014 FOSS4G International Conference Co-Chair ~ July 2013 - Nov 2014
*Helped plan conference for ~900 attendees
*Fielded support emails through ticket management system
*Reviewed & Edited documents and communications
*Contributed input on decisions
*Attended regular planning meetings
*Provided support and coordination at the event
*Arranged and coordinated field trips

Matt Sayler

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