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Wendy Largent

Forks, WA, USA

Wendy Largent, GISP
Forks, Washington 98331
(541) 240-9357


Motivated and results-focused GIS Manager with more than 15 years of experience spearheading complex and effective GIS projects in the natural resources, energy and government sectors. Possess a combination of project management, team leadership, and networking skills. Extensive experience developing new approaches and identifying options to meet spatial data and asset management system needs. Proficient in software selection and implementation including requirements gathering, software evaluation, process analysis, and testing. Collaborative leader with ability to direct multiple tasks effectively and master innovative software and tools. Demonstrated ability to catalyze lucrative results while complying with budget and time constraints.
Core Competencies:
• GIS/Asset Management
• Policy/Procedure Development
• Data Analysis/Interpretation
• GIS Training/Mentoring
• Geodatabase Creation/Management
• Resource Coordination/Task Assignment
• Key Stakeholder Communication
• Strategic Planning

Technical Proficiencies
Software: ESRI Suite (including web based), Intergraph, Microstation, Python, AutoCAD, GTViewer, Gtech, Mr. SID, Idrisi, MS Office, ProRAE Guardian, Pathfinder, Milsoft, iVue, Python
Database Systems: Oracle, MS Access, ArcCatalog, SQL Server, ArcSDE

Professional Experience
Hoh Tribe, Forks, Washington
GIS Administrator and Transportation Planner, 8/2017 – Present
Update and manage GIS web and SQL databases for cross functional field collection and technical employee reporting. Develop and implement educational materials and classes for training of all user levels. Research, develop and manage grant opportunities.
Key Contributions:
 Build GIS SQL Server system from back to front for geodatabase design and build out, mobile device integration, web map usage and end user ease of use
 Design and manage cultural resource, fisheries, timber, and wildlife GIS databases for storage, field processes and reporting.
 Organize committees for discussing and reporting confidential information
 Manage transportation projects and grants
 Develop and Perform THPO (Tribal Historical Preservation Officer) program duties
 Filled in for fisheries biologist on reporting and grant work

Umatilla Electric Cooperative, Pendleton, Oregon
GIS Administrator, 6/2015 – 8/2017
Supervised a team of GIS user and data entry employees to complete development of utilities-based projects for efficient work flow between field collection and database entry. Directed all aspects of GIS data, systems processes, and data conversions. Design, manage and delegate geospatial, and non-spatial, related data projects.
Key Contributions:
 Increased productivity companywide making GIS data available through web maps and mobile apps.
 Development and management of GIS connectivity to billing data and dispatch systems.
 Ensured company compliance and GIS data accuracy by creating and implementing training programs for GIS software.

Tetra Tech, Missoula, Montana
GIS/ System Analyst, 11/2012 – 11/2014
Provided technical leadership for analysis, correlation, and evaluation of geospatial data. Created and managed geodatabase systems for digitized maps and reports. Evaluated geospatial, and non-spatial data using overlays, intersections, and buffering. Tasked with creating web maps and mobile apps to disseminate data. Created report figures and performed analyses for environmental engineering proposals.
Key Contributions:
 Implemented National Environmental Policy Act compliance through the support of environmental impact studies with GIS analysis skills using ESRI Suite.
 Recruited quality staff for GIS services by developing enticing proposals
Key Project:
 Texas Brine Sinkhole Project (Bayou Corned, LA): Provided GIS system management for in-home gas monitoring system. Oversaw and coordinated services with subcontractors while managing all aspects of residential air and pressure monitoring, testing, and reporting. Conducted Storm Water Prevention Pollution Plan inspections for state compliance of disaster mitigation area.
Lake County, Montana
GIS Coordinator, 5/2008 – 11/2012
Directed the design, development, implementation, and deployment of all GIS services and database management. Supervised staff, budget, scheduling, and task assignment. Created and maintained geospatial database for Lake County departments such as Commissioners, Surveying, E-911, Sheriff’s Department, Parks, Weed control, Roads, Elections, Clerk and Recorder, Plat Room, Department of Revenue, School Districts, County Attorney, Planning, and Environmental Health. Created and managed web mapping applications.
Key Achievement:
 Increased county efficiency by creating a geospatial database system and a county wide server based GIS system, and then provided training to county employees on new software.
 Ensured geospatial accuracy by collecting, managing, and updating the GPS information for all county maintained layers.
Prior experience as GIS Design Drafter (2/2005 to 5/2008) for Northwestern Energy, Missoula, Montana.

Education and Credentials
Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Environmental Studies (Emphasis on GIS and Cartography), Minor in Geology
University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
Advanced Geographic Information Systems Certificate
Penn State University Master’s Program, State College, Pennsylvania
Leadership Skills Training – Four levels
NorthWest Public Power Association (NWPPA)
Geographic Information Systems Professional
GIS Certification Institute (GISCI)

Community Involvement
President, ArcFM NW Users Group (2016-2017)
President, MAGIP (Montana Association of Geographic Information Professionals) (2011 – 2013)
Vice President, MAGIP (2010 – 2011)
Conference Committee Chair, MAGIP (2010 – 2012)
Education Committee Chair, MAGIP (2015-Prsent)
Mentoring Committee Member, MAGIP (2015-Present)
Membership Committee Chair, MAGIP (2015-Present)
Member, MLIAC (Montana Land Information Advisory Council) (2011–Present)
Trustee, School District # 30 (2010 – 2011)
Team Captain, Relay for Life (2006 – Present)

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Posted 2019-05-10 under Geography, Manager, Project Manager, Training