GIS Analyst 2

City of Kent
United States
$6,998 - $8,511 USD monthly

Come work at a place where you have a direct impact on the quality of life for Kent residents, business owners and visitors alike!

The City of Kent is currently seeking a GIS Analyst II in our Public Works Department. The ideal candidate will be a tech-savvy individual who has experience performing advanced work in the use of geographic information system (GIS) software and workstations. This position includes responsibility for performing a variety of technical work on a wide range of GIS analysis and services to multiple work groups throughout the city. Minimum qualifications for this position include a bachelor’s degree in geography, computer science, planning, engineering, or a related field, along with at least two (2) years of increasingly responsible work experience in GIS.  If you enjoy gathering and analyzing geographic data for use in public works projects, this position may be perfect for you.

This is a benefited position that is not represented by a union.  

**A cover letter and resume are required with your online application in order for your application to be considered complete.  Uploading your resume to auto-fill portions of the application does not automatically attach it to your application.  Incomplete applications will not be considered for this position.  Please note that you cannot attach documents to your application after it has been submitted.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding your online application, please call our office at (253) 856-5270 and we will do our best to assist you.**


This selection process will consist of at least one panel interview. Interviews are tentatively scheduled to take place the week of February 5-9, 2024.

Applications for this position will be accepted through January 19th, 2024.


$6,998.00- $8,511.00 per month, depending on qualifications

For a listing of benefits, please use the following link: Employee Benefits | City of Kent (kentwa.gov)


Under the direction of the GIS Supervisor, or designee, perform advanced technical work in the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) software and workstations.

The work involves GIS database design, end-user support, application development, user interface development, and integration between GIS and other application software.  The incumbent is responsible for performing a variety of technical duties related to GIS applications, infrastructure mapping, query, data transfer, map creation and input of data into the GIS.  The distinguishing characteristic of this classification include its mid-level of experience, responsibility, and involvement in all phases of the GIS software for the Public Works Department.

Work is performed under the supervision of the GIS Supervisor who sets the overall objectives and resources available. The employee and supervisor work together to develop the deadlines, projects, and work to be completed.  The employee is responsible for the work, plans and carries out the assignment, resolves most conflicts that arise, coordinates work with others, and interprets policies on their own initiative in terms of established objectives.  The employee keeps the supervisor informed of progress, potentially controversial matters or far-reaching implications. Work is reviewed only in terms of feasibility, compatibility with other work, or effectiveness of results.

This classification is part of a series and incumbents may also perform duties at the entry level.


Perform maintenance of geometry, attribute, and metadata of City GIS datasets, including data used by the Asset Management System. Make edits consistent with City and industry standards for versioned SDE environment.

Verify attribute data through consistent quality-control checks performing frequencies, statistics, and summaries.

Automate GIS tasks using GIS programming languages (SQL, Arcade, and Python).

Create and maintain technical and user documentation for GIS processes and applications.

Assist senior GIS staff to develop GIS web services, geoprocessing services, and applications following City’s GIS standards. Assist in implementation and support of mobile application solutions for field staff.

Assist in implementing GIS technology within 3rd-party systems.

Operate computer hardware peripherals, such as plotters, operating systems, and associated software packages that form the City’s GIS.

Maintain current knowledge of trends and developments in the geographic information systems field.

Provide guidance, instruction, and interpretation to City employees concerning GIS software applications and data.

Keep team updated on workload and address any setbacks.

Present GIS Projects, Workflows and Data to internal and external audiences.

Actively support the vision, mission, values, and goals of the department and the City.



Perform related duties as assigned.



  • Geographic Information Systems, specifically ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Enterprise 10.X or above

  • Windows operating system, MS Office, and Adobe Acrobat

  • Existing and emerging GIS software included in current City software standards of ESRI ArcGIS

  • Principles and practices of cartography, surveying, and mapping as well as interpretation of engineering plans and aerial photography

  • Documents such as policy manuals, technical computer manuals, procedures, and business periodicals; applicable laws, codes, regulations, and legal descriptions


  • Geographic Information Systems

  • Using current GIS and operating system programming languages

  • Utilize Python to develop queries within the GIS applications

  • Communicating effectively both orally and in writing

  • Interpersonal skills with a tactful, patient, and courteous manner

  • Using correct office practices, procedures, and equipment


  • Assist in the design, development, and maintenance of the City’s GIS database

  • Under limited supervision, coordinate specialized GIS projects.

  • Read, review, and understand aerial photographs, assessor’s maps, and engineering plans

  • Operate computer hardware peripherals, such as plotters, operating systems, and associated software packages that form the City’s GIS

  • Show initiative in performing job functions

  • Schedule and prioritize workflow to complete tasks and meet deadlines

  • Work effectively on several projects concurrently and complete work with many interruptions

  • Resolve technical problems and complete projects without established procedures

  • Meet with customers to define data needs, project requirements, and required deliverables. Present information to GIS Supervisor and answer questions.

  • Prepare and maintain clear and accurate routine reports, correspondence, and procedures

  • Work in a team environment to help solve complex problems

  • Read, understand, apply, and explain documents such as policy manuals, technical computer manuals and procedures, and business periodicals, applicable laws, codes, regulations, and legal descriptions

  • Communicate complex technical ideas in lay-person’s terms to assist the general public and City employees

  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing using correct English grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of work

  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action

  • Understand and follow oral and written directions

  • Maintain confidential and sensitive information


Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Geography, Computer Science, Planning, Engineering, or related field;

Experience: Minimum of two (2) years of increasingly responsible GIS experience.

Or: In place of the above requirements, the incumbent may possess any combination of relevant education and experience which would demonstrate the individual’s knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above.


  • Valid Washington State Driver's License, or the ability to obtain within thirty (30) days of employment

  • Must successfully pass the City's pre-employment driver's records check; successfully complete the City's Defensive Driving Course; and maintain an excellent driving record


Standard and specialized hand and power machines, tools, and equipment used in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) including, but not limited to, GIS software, workstations, and plotters.

The incumbent may also use typical business office machinery and equipment including, but not limited to, personal computer and related software such as word processing and spreadsheet programs, printing and lettering machines, telephone, fax and copy machines, calculator, paper trimmer, squares, and engineer scale.

In addition, the incumbent may be required to operate a City vehicle to conduct occasional fieldwork.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk; and hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit for extended periods of time and type on a keyboard for extended periods of time.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds or more with assistance.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.


Work is usually performed in an indoor office environment.  Occasionally, the employee will be required to drive offsite for field work.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally be exposed to outdoor weather conditions.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or vehicle traffic.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate in the office and loud in the field.

The City of Kent is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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