Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist

Full Time Longview, WA City Of Longview

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist

City of Longview, WA

$26.09 – $33.47 per hour, plus excellent benefits


Longview, Washington (pop. 36,000) is located in Southwest Washington along the scenic Columbia River Basin nestled between Portland, OR and Seattle, WA. Longview is a comfortable and affordable community with close proximity to larger city amenities as well as abundant outdoor recreational activities in the Cascade Mountains, Pacific beaches, and numerous rivers and lakes.

Position Information: The GIS Specialist’s role is to perform intermediate to advanced technical work providing technical support for GIS project implementation and operation, creating, testing and enhancing GIS applications, developing and administering web-based GIS applications, preparing GIS datasets, maps, database reports and specialized queries, developing and administering Utilities for Water, Sewer and Storm operations.

A GIS Specialist position requires a proficiency in both a GIS and customer service capacity. This position requires extensive knowledge and ability to perform a diverse array of complex GIS related work. This position requires an employee to be flexible, be able to multitask, think intuitively, implore time management and project management skills, and possess troubleshooting ability. Employee must be well versed in ESRI products and be able to work with GIS data effectively. This position requires working with many departments around the City as well as the public and other municipalities. An employee in this position should require minimal supervision and be able to use initiative and good work ethic to accomplish assigned tasks.

This position is covered under the EBA collective bargaining agreement, visit the website, for a copy of the agreement. The final candidate will be subject to passing a pre-employment background check.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree or two-year technical certificate in computer science, or related field; and 3-5 years hands on experience with GIS based software; ESRI ArcGIS.
  • Certifications (preferred):
  • GIS Professional (GISP)
  • Accredited GIS Certification
  • ESRI Enterprise Geodata management
  • Microsoft SQL (structured query language)
  • Valid Driver’s License

Open until filled with first review of applications on 2/16/18. ADA/EEO/WLAD/Drug-Free Workplace

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