Geospatial Data Specialist

Website Metro

Salary: $68,016.00 – $91,208.00 Annually
Department: Planning, Development and Research
Closing Date: 9/13/2023 5:00 PM Pacific

Data plays an important role in understanding and guiding policies, programs and decisions that our community members make; great data informs great decisions. In recognition of this, Metro’s Data Resource Center (DRC) collaborates with local partners to develop and deliver the Regional Land Information System (RLIS). RLIS provides nearly 200 layers of spatial data that support strategic decision-making for governments, businesses, and organizations across our region. RLIS is a valuable public asset which promotes data accessibility and informs our choices and decisions.

The Geospatial Data Specialist is a member of the data team, a dedicated group of GIS data and infrastructure specialists who support RLIS. The data team is part of DRC, which is housed within Metro’s Planning, Development, and Research Department. As the Geospatial Data Specialist, you will have a varied portfolio that will allow you to build close working relationships with the DRC’s other teams (analytics and applications) and other data and technology specialists across Metro.

If this sounds like you – someone who wants to work with a supportive team of spatial data specialists to maintain and improve RLIS, help the community benefit from it, and launch a meaningful career in geospatial data technology – then we invite you to apply.

As the Geospatial Data Specialist, you will:

  • Utilize Esri software to develop, edit, analyze, and publish RLIS data as well as standard and custom maps and reports for Metro staff, partner agencies and the public in a team-oriented production environment.
  • Provide technical support and answer questions from the public, data partners and internal clients in-person, over the telephone, or through email.
  • Coordinate with RLIS partners who contribute data to RLIS.
  • Create, edit and run automation and quality assurance scripts (i.e., Python, ArcPy, ModelBuilder).
  • Update metadata, develop and document processes, and follow quality control routines.
  • Provide back-up assistance to other staff who supply maps, aerial photography, and mapping services.
  • Manage small projects; provide tracking and coordination support for larger projects.
  • Effectively collaborate with other agency staff on projects.
  • Assist with support of RLIS users and Metro GIS users.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Land Use Planning, Geography, Computer Science, Economics or a related field, and
  • One year of related experience; or
  • We will consider any combination of education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.

Recruiter : Jasmine Cardenas
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