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Geospatial Data Specialist

  • 29 Aug 2019 9:32 AM
    Message # 7855355

    Company: Metro, Portland, Oregon

    Deadline to apply: September 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm, PDT

    Salary: $60,590.40 - $81,244.80 annually

    "Great data informs great decisions." Metro, a regional government in Portland, OR works with communities, businesses and residents in the Portland metropolitan area to chart a wise course for the future while protecting the things we love about this place. Metro serves the 1.5 million people of the region by providing services for land use, development and transportation planning, GIS and research, natural areas, parks and trails, solid waste and recycling and visitor venues like the Oregon Zoo. The work and decisions made by Metro are supported by the Regional Land Information System (RLIS). RLIS consists of 100s of data layers that consume terabytes of disk space that is used by a range of analysts and applications.

    The Geospatial Data Specialist performs a variety of geospatial data tasks. This is an entry-level position, and we are looking for someone who is familiar with the development and maintenance of data and wants to grow their career. The position will focus on creating, maintaining and improving various datasets that are part of Metro's enterprise data in RLIS.  This person will work on a small team, with a technical lead, but may also work directly with geospatial developers to deliver applications that help both Metro staff and the public. Supervision is provided by the Research Center Enterprise Services Manager.

    This position also supports other Metro departments, local jurisdictions, and the general public with GIS products and analyses. If this sounds like you – someone who wants to take a job on and make it their own, while branching out and working as part of an interdisciplinary team – this is the job for you.

    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, engineering, computer science, urban planning or a related field. Applicants should have 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.

    To apply: visit  for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center.

    Application Requirements
    1) Electronic application, 2) answers to supplemental questions, 3) a resume 4) and a 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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