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Senior GIS Developer ESRI - IT Analyst Senior

Company name
Troops to Energy Jobs

Tacoma, WA, United States

Employment Type

It, Gis, Engineering, Sciences

Posted on
Dec 14,2018

Valid Through
Mar 29,2019

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City of Tacoma WA

Senior GIS Developer (ESRI) - IT Analyst, Senior




Position Description

Under limited supervision, this position serves as the City's senior analyst for enterprise GIS service delivery, and plays a key role in guiding the direction and development of the City's GIS.

This position maintains, enhances, supports, and leads mission critical GIS applications within a team of developers, database administrators, data development staff, and customer support staff. In addition to the above responsibilities, this position plays a key role in helping to create and shape the overall agency GIS strategic direction from both an architectural and implementation perspective. A key aspect of that work will be to work with appropriate IT staff to make modifications to our GIS Infrastructure, training and support processes to align with that strategy. This position is a key component of our development team. The individual will drive the innovation of our online services and GIS capabilities.

Responsibilities Include:

Perform senior level professional functions in GIS programming, data construction, database management, GIS analysis, web services design, system implementation and project management

Serve as a senior developer on assigned projects: plan, organize and assign work; conduct meetings; perform research; develop work products, recommendations and action plans

Gathers and refines system requirements from customers; performs data and process analysis and designs technical specifications

Develops, implements, and improves programming standards, guidelines, and best practices for GIS application development

Performs complex analysis on the impact of new requirements on GIS and related systems

Use object oriented programming languages and web services as well as client and server applications development processes and internet technologies to construct new GIS software systems

Designs, develops, test, deploys and supports of custom GIS Applications using HTML5, Python, JavaScript, C#, XML, SQL and other development tools

Builds prototype solutions to demonstrate the benefits of new software tools such as WebApp builder, ArcGIS online and JavaScript API for ArcServer

Determines best practices for implementing GIS software and hardware

Generates quality standards and maintains overall integrity of the applications and databases

Develops and maintains architectural documentation and solution roadmaps

City of Tacoma Recruitment

One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.



Equivalent combination to Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, geography or related field AND

four or more years of information technology/GIS experience required.


4 or more years of experience with Web and/or ESRI GIS application design and programming

3 or more years of ArcGIS Server administration

4 or more years of JavaScript coding or similar scripting experience

Experience using SQL Server, Visual Studio, and ArcObjects SDK for .NET

Experience designing Web mapping sites and applications of geospatial concepts

Knowledge or experience in client/server, rich client, web, SOA, and cloud computing environments

GIS Professional (GISP) or ESRI Technical Certifications

Knowledge & Skills



Use data and information in a clear and rational process to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form accurate conclusions, and make decisions. Gather, assemble, analyze, and evaluate facts to draw logical conclusions and make proper recommendations and prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive written reports which require displaying and presenting statistical, graphical, and other reporting methods to audiences of varying technical sophistication.


Effectively identify, collect, organize and document data and information in ways that make the information most useful for subsequent assessment, analysis, and investigation using current software and techniques. Compile and maintain reports, records and various other forms of pertinent information in an organized and professional manner.

Customer Focus

Build and maintain internal and external customer satisfaction, making excellent customer service a high priority. Consistently go beyond basic service expectations to help customers implement complete solutions.


Accept personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Achieve results with little need for oversight. Meet productivity standards, deadlines and work schedules.

Relationship Building

Build constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation and mutual respect. Build rapport well; demonstrate a balance between building rapport and getting the work done. Treat everyone with dignity and respect; respect the opinion of all other people. Act as a positive influence on others; positively impact morale.

Workload Management

Effectively organizes multiple assignments, sometimes of a complex nature or involving competing priorities, to produce work products that are accurate, thorough, and on time. Organize and prioritize work, devoting adequate time and attention to individual tasks. Remain focused on tasks, working efficiently and handling interruptions appropriately. Transition easily between tasks, responding quickly and efficiently to work requests. Successfully return to incomplete tasks and continue work with minimal need to become reoriented to the task. Effectively handle competing priorities and urgent situations, making sound decisions within short timeframes, and taking appropriate action.

Mathematical Reasoning

Accurately chooses from and utilizes a variety of mathematical and/or statistical techniques to formulate conclusions or solve practical problems.

Coordinating and Organizing

Effectively coordinate activities, services, and schedules to ensure smooth and efficient operation of work. Plan for success, accounting for critical details, special needs, and challenges. Identify and procure or reserve tools, displays, information, facilities, equipment, and other necessary resources.


Actively takes steps to build cohesive and results-oriented team. Promote cooperation within the work unit to achieve team goals. Recognize and encourage the behaviors that contribute to teamwork (e.g. sharing information, sharing expertise, working together, putting team success first).

Selection Process & Supplemental Information

Interested individuals should apply online and attach

a detailed resume and cover letter describing your responsibilities as it relates to the responsibilities of this position. NOTE:

Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process.

Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the supplemental questions evaluated by a panel of subject matter experts for interview and hiring consideration. It is the responsibility of the applicant to carefully list all pertinent experience and training related to this position. Providing false information will result in disqualification.

This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 120. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Appointment is subject to passing a background check.

Communication from the City of Tacoma:

We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from and/or must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend an hour or more entering the required information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted before the closing date and time listed on this job announcement.

If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before the closing date.


$67,433.59 - $104,624.00 Annually


Tacoma, WA

Job Type:



Information Technology

Job Number:



Information Technology


1/18/2019 5:00 PM Pacific


City of Tacoma


Human Resources Department 747 Market Street Tacoma, Washington, 98402-3764




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