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Environmental GIS Analyst - Transportation Planning Specialist 4

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State Of Washington Olympia , WA 98513

Posted 3 months ago


Note: This is a non-permanent position anticipated to last for 9 months. This is also a part-time (60%) position working 24 hours per week.

The Opportunity:

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has an opportunity for an exceptional GIS analyst who has a passion for environmental work. The Environmental GIS Analyst will be a part of the Environmental Information Program within the Environmental Services Office (ESO). The selected candidate will enhance and update GIS content for ESA Terrestrial Species Guidance for Maintenance, develop mapping and data management tools and solutions for the Wetland Program, analyze raster data for hydrologic modeling, and assist with annual GIS Workbench updates. In this role you will work with multiple ESO programs to understand their business processes and needs so you can provide GIS and data modeling support.

At WSDOT, we value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees feel respected, included, and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. To learn more, please watch the following video: Why WSDOT?

This position will perform the following work:

  • Provides senior level expertise and leadership in environmental geospatial analysis and data management to critical environmental protection compliance activities and deliverables.

  • Performs critical environmental data management evaluations involving multiple disciplines in support of environmental compliance planning, data collection, reporting, and documentation activities performed by environmental specialists statewide.

  • Independently leads geospatial technical support for multidisciplinary teams by defining and establishing technical resources, methods, and procedures to meet compliance deliverable requirements at a programmatic level.

  • Provide training and support to colleagues and application end users.

  • Develop resources such as technical specification documents, metadata documentation, and technical procedure guides for on going use by other technical staff.

  • Provide informal end user training and draft or review user guides. May include guiding development of formal end user training materials.

  • Performs spatial data management in Enterprise ArcSDE server environment.

The requirement for this position are:

  • Bachelor's Degree or advanced degree related to information technology, geography, or environmental or natural resource science, or five years' professional working experience providing GIS analysis and data management support to natural resource scientists.

  • Demonstrated skills and experience applying ESRI Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies, spatial and raster data concepts, and cartographic principles. Specifically, must have five years' experience working at least 50% time delivering ArcGIS based services/products for use by others in the past seven years.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of natural resource / environmental data collection, management, and analysis concepts, issues, and best practices (field and office).

  • Demonstrated ability to develop functional skills in new technical tools and concepts to keep up with technology change.

  • Ability to organize work and communicate clearly verbally and in writing in English.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop customized geoproccessing scripts and documentation for use by others within the ARCGIS software platform.

From the hiring manager's perspective, the following qualifications are preferred:

  • Completion of eight hours of ESRI certified training within the past three years related to: 1) fundamental ArcGIS / ArcGISPro, 2) geodatabases, or 3) spatial analysis (online & self directed courses count).

  • Certification as a Geographic Information System Professional (Geographic Information Systems Certification Institute

  • Experience developing and delivering GIS training materials and courses for working professionals.

  • Experience working on formal software application development projects.

  • Demonstrated ability to configure solutions involving ArcGIS Online and GIS web services.

  • Demonstrate ability to participate in small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAV) pilot training program.

How to Apply: Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Please click on the large "apply" button at the top of this announcement. If you have not done so previously, you will need to set up an account profile. To be considered for this position you will need to answer the supplemental questions and attach a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter should describe how your experience, training and education make you a viable and competitive candidate for this position.

Contact us: For inquiries about this position, please contact Erik Lunke at 360-705-7747 or email to Please reference recruitment number 18DOT-HQ-01970.

WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed recruiter. WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit

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Environmental GIS Analyst - Transportation Planning Specialist 4

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