Job Detail

Organization: Washington State Department of Transportation
Title: IT Specialist 3 - GIS Technical Specialist
Location: Tumwater, WA

Posted: 2019-04-08
Application Deadline: 2019-04-28

Position Description:

The Opportunity:
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is seeking an experienced GIS technical specialist to join the GIS Services team in the Transportation Data, GIS and Modeling office in Tumwater, WA. As a GIS technical specialist, you will be joining a team that:

Provides GIS project consulting and technical training.
Provides GIS Helpdesk support for users of ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, and ArcGIS Enterprise.
Produces custom geospatial data analysis, maps, datasets and reports for the agency.
Creates and stewards web geospatial products. Typical products include: cartographic map products, interactive map applications, ArcGIS Online content, and ArcGIS Server-based map services.

At WSDOT, we value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can 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:
Provide one-on-one software assistance and consultation as needed and work with other business areas to integrate geospatial technologies into the workflow.
Provide Tier 2 GIS helpdesk support including resolving requests from GIS users, GIS application support, troubleshooting, and software testing and evaluation.
Identify and document software bugs, and work with software vendors to identify solutions.
Produce custom geospatial data analysis, maps, datasets and reports for the agency.
Create and steward web geospatial products including pdf map products, interactive map applications, ArcGIS Online content, and ArcGIS Server-based map services.

In order to be considered, a candidate must possess:
Bachelor of Science degree in Geography, Computer Science, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Natural Science or related field. Four (4) years of professional level work experience may substitute for educational requirement.
Nine (9) semester hours of GIS coursework.
Three (3) years of recent experience using Esri ArcGIS software products.
Technical writing and presentation skills.

An ideal candidate will also possess the following:
Experience with relational database systems.
Experience with ArcGIS Enterprise.
Working knowledge of cloud-based technologies.
Working knowledge of WSDOT's Linear Referencing System (LRS).

How to Apply: Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Please go to to apply for this position.You may need to set up an account profile. To be considered for this position you will need to answer the supplemental questions, as part of the supplemental questions you will need to provide a letter of interest. Your letter of interest 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 Eirik Landes at Please reference recruitment number 19DOT-HQ-04608.

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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