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GIS Data Technician - City of Redmond ( Job # 13-0067)

(Current employees only.)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $4,131.00 per month
Maximum Salary: $5,370.00 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Finance & Information Services
Closes: October 11, 2013 at 11:30 PM
(Open to current employees only.)


Under the direction of the GIS Manager, this position is responsible for: maintaining City’s central Geographic Information System (GIS) databases (water, sewer, stormwater, transportation, and parcels); ensuring accuracy and completeness of graphic data capture, topological relationships and data attribution; interpreting engineering, planning and tax maps; working with departmental data stewards to understand content of GIS data sets and requirements; working with GIS Manager to develop data capture procedures and documentation; performing map calculations for attribute population and map production; and other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:  engineering and construction terminology and methods; surveying; using algebraic formulas, trigonometry, and statistical methods to accomplish assignments; GIS concepts and principals including but not limited to projections, scale, topology, and spatial queries; basic cartography and map production; database concepts and principals including but not limited to database design, normalization, and constraints; GIS software (ESRI ArcGIS); database software (MS Access, MS SQL Server)

Skill in:  maintenance of large GIS datasets; map production; performing spatial analyses; assisting users and user groups in determining and communicating their information needs; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all levels of City staff, other agencies, citizens, developers, and consultants; and operating computer, applicable software and related peripheral devices including printers, plotters, and digitizers.

Ability to:  read and interpret a wide variety of documents, including subdivision maps, base maps, site plans, construction plans, and applicable policies and procedures; perform mathematical calculations associated with the work; handle multiple projects simultaneously; prioritize and manage time efficiently; communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; provide oral and written information and respond to inquiries from public and private agencies, as well as, City departments; and work independently and as part of a team.

Education and Experience:

An Associate’s degree in Earth Science, Geography, Engineering, Computer Science and one year experience using GIS applications.  Experience using GIS to maintain public works data sets such as water, sewer, stormwater or transportation preferred. Equivalent combinations of education and experience that provide the knowledge, skills and abilities of the position will be considered.

Licences and Requirements:

Valid Washington State Driver’s License by date of hire and a driving record that meets city standards.  Fulfillment of bargaining unit agreement membership is required within 30 days of hire.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed primarily in an office environment.  Some travel is required among various city facilities as well as some outside travel.  Physical effort is required to lift equipment and supplies up to 50 pounds. 


The City of Redmond offers an excellent benefit package including medical, dental and vision, retirement, sick leave, holidays and vacation.

City Values:

Integrity: We demonstrate sound, honest, truthful and consistent actions.

Accountability: We take ownership of our actions and responsibilities.

Commitment to Service: We are dedicated to seeking solutions for our community.

Selection Process:

Please submit resume with application. 

Candidates who are selected to interview will be required to complete a Background Authorization Form.


City Hall
15670 NE 85th Street
Redmond, WA 98052