Job Details

Assistant GIS Specialist

Metro, Portland, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 07/20/2018

Deadline to apply: July 20, 2018 @ 5:00 PM, PDT
Salary: $59,072.00 - $79,164.80 Annually

The Assistant GIS Specialist performs a variety of entry-level, professional GIS tasks associated with the development, maintenance and distribution of Metro's Regional Land Information System (RLIS), as well as project-specific data compilation, research, analysis and visualization. The position will focus on providing support to Research Center staff, Metro departments, other jurisdictions and the general public with GIS products, analysis and research. This position reports to the Research Center Client Services manager.

An employee in this position must be able to perform all the essential job duties listed below with or without reasonable accommodation; however, this list is not intended to include all of the specific tasks which an employee in this position may be expected to perform.

•Produce standard and custom maps and reports for Metro staff, partner agencies, and the public in a high-volume, team-oriented production environment.
•Compile, inventory, organize, develop, and document quantitative and qualitative data from multiple sources.
•Utilize Esri software to develop, edit, analyze and publish Metro's region-wide database (RLIS).
•Assist in researching methodologies and data sources and compiling data for mapping and analysis.
•Provide back-up assistance to other staff who supply maps, aerial photography and computer mapping services.
•Effectively collaborate with other agency staff on projects.
•Use a variety of techniques to visualize technical data and analysis results.
•Update metadata, document procedures, and follow quality control routines.
•Perform other related duties as assigned.

At Metro, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive.

A bachelor's degree in geography, computer science, urban planning or a related field, with major course work in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and one year of work experience in GIS and computer experience; or any combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job.

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Application requirements:
1) Electronic application, 2) answer to supplemental questions, 3) resume and 4) cover letter describing your qualifications as they relate to the duties of this position
Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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