IT APP DEVELOPMENT - JOURNEY
Geographic Information System (GIS)
WDFW Wildlife Program
This recruitment is essential to maintain operations and fulfill WDFW’s legal obligations: Critical information internal/external necessary to performing essential functions.
A versatile leader who is enthusiastic about developing and administering web-based GIS services, as we continue to move WDFW’s technology forward.
You generate ideas and communicate recommendations while devising and maintaining the Land Information System (LIS).
Support operational activities, recreation planning and management planning of WDFW's assets and land base, which includes approximately 1 million acres.
With that in mind,
Picture yourself as the GIS specialist and lead developer for the Land Information System (LIS) which organizes and integrates Agency land records and real property information into a parcel-based, spatially explicit enterprise system.
This is an opportunity to be independently responsible for the expert-level development and maintenance of statewide, enterprise GIS databases, applications and web services.
This is a dynamic role that will utilize both your expertise and ability to connect and communicate with people, as well as your foundation of technical experience and skills.
We are seeking a team player with demonstrated talent representing WDFW values of professionalism, accountability, empathy, integrity and respect.
Our GIS Application Developer
Develops and administers web-based GIS services and reporting systems for Land Information System (LIS) data.
Serves as technical lead for designing, implementing and maintaining a statewide Land Information System (LIS).
Consults with Land Information System (LIS) interdisciplinary business experts on data content standards, business rules, and critical data needs and dependencies.
Provides technical leadership in identifying and implementing Land Information System (LIS) data management standards and best business practices.
Sets goals and objectives, develops strategies to implement, and develops performance measurements and standards for the purpose of ensuring individual and program performance objectives are met.
Gives presentations at Program and Division meetings and technical GIS conferences.
Develops comprehensive documentation for all GIS projects and operational data/services portfolio.
Work Setting, including hazards:
Duties are performed in an office setting, requires extensive computer use and sitting.
Teleworking options may be available.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Monday - Friday.
Requires flexibility in work schedule in order to respond to dynamic project requirements and/or priorities
Some travel is required to attend and participate in trainings, meetings, and conferences.
Tools and Equipment:
Computer hardware and software programs with emphasis on geographic information systems, relational database management, mobile technology and statistical analysis systems.
Service provider to Wildlife Program staff – must ensure successful product delivery and project outcomes.
Strong communication skills, as well as, willingness and aptitude for providing effective technical leadership.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Information Technology, Computer Science, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Ecology, Geography or a closely related field.
Professional equivalent experience may substitute, year for year, for education requirement as long as that experience is in information technology and geographic information systems experience such as consulting, analyzing, designing, programming and/or maintaining complex spatial and tabular data systems, developing complex computer applications, managing and directing projects, providing customer or technical support in spatial data.
AND an additional FIVE (5) years of professional experience in:
Information technology and geographic information systems experience such as consulting, analyzing, designing, programming and/or maintaining complex spatial and tabular data systems, developing complex computer applications, managing and directing projects, providing customer or technical support in spatial data.
Structured Query Language (SQL), ArcGIS for Desktop, designing and managing services in ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Geodatabase (personal, file-based, and enterprise).
Experience with data security policies and procedures.
ArcGIS Server (AGS), map and feature (web) services, web-based data entry and editing.
Customizing data collection platforms (Survey123, iForm Builder).
Valid Driver’s License.
Master’s Degree or PhD. in Landscape Ecology, Computer Science, Geography, Natural Resources or Wildlife Biology with emphasis in GIS and Remote Sensing or in a closely related field.
Experience with use of mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, ruggedized computers, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) units, and other data logging devices) for designing and deploying custom field survey data collection solutions.
Experience with wildlife data analysis (e.g., resource selection, habitat suitability modeling, home range analysis, etc.).
Professional experience preparing and presenting highly technical information, concepts or IT applications to both technical and non-technical audiences.
Principles of computer programming logic, math, and computer science concepts as they relate to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) desktop and server environments.
Current technology and industry trends with respect to Cloud computing, mobile solutions, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Principles and best practices of data and database design, development, management, and analysis using enterprise and project-specific systems.
Best practices for software design, testing, implementation, and life cycle.
Project management best practices and time/task management expertise.
Business analysis of legacy systems and processes that lack comprehensive documentation.
Wildlife research methods and techniques that relate to collection and analysis of tabular and spatial data.
Resume must indicate experience in these requirements and years of experience.