HABITAT GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS) MANAGER
IT APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT - MANAGER
WDFW Habitat Program
Olympia, Washington - Thurston County
This recruitment is posted until August 21, 2022, first review of applications will be on August 4, 2022. We encourage you to submit your application materials as soon as possible. The Hiring Manager reserves the right to close the posting at any time.
The Geographic Information System (GIS) section is responsible for geospatial data management, producing maps, applications, and technical reports.
Become a strategic partner and technical expert for the Habitat Program by serving as the Program’s GIS Coordinator and GIS Services Lead!
Represent the Habitat program at the agency GIS Governance Steering Committee (GGSC) meetings and the Information Technology Governance and Steering Committee (ITGSC) as the subject matter expert.
With that in mind,
Picture yourself overseeing the GIS section, providing geospatial data management, database design, analysis, modeling, mapping, application development, and IT/GIS customer service support to Habitat Program staff statewide.
In this dynamic role you will provide professional application and database development support as well as administration services to the Habitat Program and external customers.
With your experience you will design, develop, implement, maintain, and enhance GIS databases (SQL Server), applications, and software tools for high-priority Habitat Program projects.
We are seeking a candidate with demonstrated values matching those of WDFW: Accountability, Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, and Empathy (ASPIRE).
Our Habitat GIS Manager,
Habitat Program Senior IT Strategist and Technical Subject Matter Expert.
Aligns business and IT strategies, works closely with Program leadership and Central IT to identify business needs, takes account of the programs’ growth strategy, and prepares a business case for future IT investments.
Collaborates with the Agency GIS Manager and CIO on an IT investment strategy to ensure that decisions align with the architecture framework, reviews program needs against State standards and industry best practices for compliance and best outcomes.
Habitat Program GIS Coordinator.
Attends Agency IT meetings (GGSC and ITGSC) and acts on behalf of the Habitat Program leadership for IT strategy and governance.
Participates in the long-term development and enhancement of GIS information technology strategy and implementation to meet agency GIS objectives.
Service Delivery Management.
Directly responsible for the day-to-day operations of Habitat Program GIS Team, technology solutions, and allocation of resources.
Daily prioritization and resourcing to ensure prompt, effective response to all incidents reported by Program staff.
Supervises Habitat Program GIS Team.
Develops, directs, coaches, and mentors Habitat GIS team members promoting an environment that is safe for contributing, collaborating, and motivating, and fosters commitment, pride, and trust.
Provides direction and technical oversight of work performed by Habitat GIS Services staff.
Professional Application and Web Services Development.
Identify Habitat Program GIS requirements by interviewing customers, analyzing the programs application portfolio, ongoing operations workload, and the project portfolio.
Plans, develops, designs, and administers database and application specifications for desktop, web, and client/server-based data management, analysis, and reporting systems.
Work Setting, including hazards:
Duties are performed in an office setting. This position requires extensive computer use.
Duties are typically performed in an office setting from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Requires flexibility in work schedule in order to respond to dynamic project requirements and/or priorities.
Some travel may be required throughout the State to attend training, meetings, and conferences.
Tools and Equipment:
Power workstation PC, multiple monitors, laptops, mobile devices, office equipment.
Customer-service focus with orientation towards positive results.
Closely related qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-by-year basis.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Information Technology, Computer Science, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Quantitative Ecology, Quantitative Science, Natural Resources, Wildlife Biology, or a related field.
Five (5) years of information technology and geographic information systems experience such as consulting, analyzing, designing, programming and/or maintaining complex enterprise and distributed relational database management systems (RDBMS), spatial data systems, developing complex computer applications, managing, and directing projects, providing customer or technical support in data design, development, reporting and spatial analysis and reporting.
Two (2) or more years of experience supervising one (1) or more staff in technical IT positions involving technical service delivery.
Demonstrated experience in relational and distributed database design and maintenance using Microsoft SQL server.
Experience with ArcGIS desktop GIS applications (ArcPro, ArcMap) with enterprise geodatabases.
Master’s Degree (MS) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Landscape Ecology, Computer Science, Geography, Natural Resources, or Biology.
Professional experience conducting oral presentations to both technical and non-technical audience.
Mobility solutions including smart phones and tablets.
Natural resource or scientific data analysis.
Principles and practices of database design, development, management and analysis using enterprise data management systems.
Principles of software design, testing, implementation and software development life cycle.
Research methods and techniques related to collecting, analyzing, and scientifically evaluating tabular and spatial data.
Environmental issues related to habitat restoration, biology, geology, geography, and land use.
Principles of computer programming logic, math, and computer science concepts related to GIS desktop and GIS Server environments.
Project management techniques.
Scientific report writing protocol.
Current technology and trends in cloud computing, mobility solutions, and GIS professions.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
As a result of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader) issued on August 9, 2021, all Washington State Agencies are requiring employees to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of your employment. Pursuant to this mandate, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination as a part of the hiring process. Please do not upload your vaccination documentation with your application materials - your vaccination status will be verified by your supervisor prior to your first day of work. Exemptions may be granted for religious or medical purposes.
A list of acceptable documents to provide verification can be reviewed here. Vaccination acceptable documents link (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader)
Please note: Failure to follow the instructions below may lead to disqualification.
In order to successfully apply for this position, you MUST complete your profile at www.careers.wa.gov and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application:
A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of this position (Generic cover letter will not be accepted).
A current resume.
Three professional references.
The Department of Fish and Wildlife’s priority during the Covid-19 health crisis is to keep our staff, candidates, and the public safe. We are hiring and encourage you to apply to open positions. We have transitioned to a virtual recruitment process, to include web-based interviews.
All new employees must complete an Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9 Form) on their first day of work. If hired for this or any position at WDFW, you will be required to provide documentation proving you are eligible to work in the United States. For a list of acceptable documents, please use the following link: https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-acceptable-documents
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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has some of the most talented people in the natural resource field. We celebrate and value diversity, appreciating that a workforce composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community, and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfilling the agency’s mission. We value demonstrated skill in living WDFW values of Accountability, Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, and Empathy (ASPIRE).
WDFW employees may be eligible for the following:
Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s), Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Vacation, Sick, and other Leave*, 11 Paid Holidays per year*, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Commute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader), Combined Fund Drive, SmartHealth.
UNION - WAFWP:
This position is in the bargaining unit represented by the Washington Association of Fish & Wildlife Professionals and is subject to the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the State of Washington, Department of Fish & Wildlife, and the Washington Association of Fish & Wildlife Professionals.
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Email a copy of your DD214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22 or USDVA signed verification of service letter to RecruitmentTeam@dfw.wa.gov.
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As part of WDFW’s efforts to advance respectful and inclusive work environments, the Agency expects inclusivity as part of our professional interactions and communications. Therefore, we want to ensure that all individuals feel welcome, are treated fairly and respectfully. All staff are empowered to fully contribute to serving their work unit, Agency, and the citizens of Washington.
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