Columbia County Public Works is seeking a Geographic Information System (GIS) Specialist and/or Senior Geographic Information System (GIS) Specialist. These position are responsible for maintaining Public Works related GIS data pertaining to pavement management, road inventory, and addressing; Maintain the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) mapping system; Work with Public Works staff and other County departments to establish and maintain the GIS system using primarily ESRI software; Responds to GIS related inquiries from internal and external customers including Emergency Management, 911, Assessor’s Office, Auditor’s Office, Planning and Building; Performs miscellaneous work in engineering and GIS related analysis, cartography, and data collection.
GIS Specialist: Maintains the Public Safety Answering Point map for the Public Safety Communications Department. Maintains the Mobility system for county road inventory. Develop and maintain a County-wide sign inventory and inspection program fulfilling, at a minimum, the requirements of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). Maintain County road data and inventory including pavement management, traffic counts, accident report management, etc. Complete reporting forms as required. Coordinate the county right-of-way access and use permits, serves as the Addressing Coordinator. Conducts research and data collection; interprets plans, photos and maps. Participates in GPS surveying and mapping of public infrastructure and the transfer of electronic data to and from outside agencies and customers. Works with other departments to develop and implement GIS applications to improve workflows and decrease redundancy in data collection and storage.
Senior GIS Specialist: In addition to the GIS Specialist duties the senior position will Coordinate GIS work flow; receive requests from user departments; prioritize through the County Engineer and coordinate projects between user groups and engineering staff to assure completion of assignments. Develop and maintain systems to integrate new and existing databases; meet with user groups to determine needs and direction of projects; collect and analyze information as needed. Coordinates consultants contracted to perform various GIS related activities for County departments. Supervise full time and part time employees assigned to GIS activities by the County Engineer.
A current Washington State driver’s license and a driving record acceptable to the County’s risk manager.
Completion of two (2) years of college or a technical school program in GIS, automated mapping, geography, computer science, computer aided design, or a related field.
GIS Specialist: At least two (2) years progressively responsible experience.
Senior GIS Specialist: At least four (4) years progressively responsible experience.
The years of experience should include any or all of the following:
Any equivalent combination of education and experience will be accepted.