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GIS Analyst - City of Kirkland ( Job # 19-0125)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $6,212.00 per month
Maximum Salary: $7,309.00 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Information Technology
Closes: December 09, 2019 at 5:00 PM. Applications first reviewed on: Monday, October 14, 2019
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


GIS Analyst facilitates all activities related to the design, maintenance, and operation of city geographic information systems. This includes responsibility for documentation, maintenance, and reliability of geographic information systems and related data; and implementation of standards and procedures to create and maintain the Citywide GIS. The tasks will include assisting in database design, source data research, map compilation, digitizing(COGO), attribute coding, quality control, and documentation (metadata); supporting the citywide GIS program and assisting in implementing the overall system including related application and data development tasks as described in the city’s GIS plan; observing standards for ongoing GIS database development, application development, and interdepartmental operating procedures; providing data development support to include database design reviewing, data acceptance testing, data loading and data maintenance/posting; preparing data conversion specifications and or specification review; performing database administration such as: data loading, data integrity testing, spatial metadata, and data distribution.

This is a temporary, full-time position with benefits, with an anticipated end date of December 31, 2020.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Geography, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Planning, Public Administration or any combination thereof.

At least 3 years progressively responsible experience, at least 1 year working in data development with land information systems (LIS) and GIS, including strong technical experience with geographic database design, GIS data conversion processes and data analysis.

Experience should include: 2 years of hands-on use of GIS software, ESRI ArcGIS Desktop Advanced, ArcGIS Server and associated modules preferred, at least 1 year of project experience demonstrating a basic working knowledge of relational database management systems (Oracle or SQL Server preferred), relational data modeling, and relational database design. 1-2 years experience performing application requirements analysis and/or client/server application development.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of GIS database design, development, implementation, and administration. Extensive experience in spatial data maintenance, source material research, field mapping, metadata, and data quality control.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of ESRI software products with strong data management and mapping skills.
  • Knowledge of Python, ModelBuilder, and Geoprocessing.
  • Knowledge of data integration, relational databases, and the ability to work with different map projections, data formats, and foreign data.
  • Knowledgeable in GIS data analysis techniques, spatial data queries, and data manipulation.
  • Strong data maintenance and cartographic design experience.
  • Working knowledge of application development methods and techniques.
  • Excellent organization, time management, problem solving and planning skills.
  • Ability to cooperate, build consensus and compromise where necessary.
  • Strong customer service skills and ability to communicate concisely and clearly, both orally and in writing, including the ability to effectively convey technical information to non-technical audiences.
Hours of Work

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

Special Note

Position requires a cover letter (letter of interest) and resume for consideration of application. 

Working Conditions & Physical Activities

Incumbent is typically required to reach, stand, walk, finger, talk, hear and perform activities requiring repetitive motions.

Work is typically light work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of force greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as light work.

Work is conducted in an open office environment with constant distractions.

Selection Process

This position is open until filled, and the first review of applications will take place on October 14, 2019.

Applicants who are invited to participate in the interview/testing process will be notified by phone or email.


City Hall
123 5th Ave
Kirkland, WA 98033