FW: WADNR - Manager of Geographic Information Services (GIS) - R
phurvitz at u.washington.edu
Wed Sep 11 11:11:13 PDT 2002
Here's a BIG job at WA-DNR:
Phil Hurvitz, MFR | GIS Specialist | College of Forest Resources | 355 Bloedel
Box 352100 | University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195-2100, USA
tel: 206.685.8179 | FAX: 206.685.3091 | e-mail: phurvitz at u.washington.edu
MANAGER OF GEOGRAPHIC
SALARY: Salary will depend on qualifications (DOQ)
CLOSING DATE: September 30, 2002 at 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Olympia, Washington
(the heart of the Great Pacific Northwest!)
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) seeks a
creative, dedicated professional to lead our Geographic Information
Services (GIS) section within the Information Technology Division. This
position will strategically manage the GIS services that support the
business functions of the agency and lead a staff of IT professionals.
This high level management position will play a key role in helping the
agency achieve its mission.
AGENCY MISSION AND CHALLENGE:
The mission of the DNR is to provide professional, forward-looking
stewardship of our state lands, natural resources, and environment. The
DNR also provides leadership in creating a sustainable future for the
Public Land Trusts for today and tomorrows citizens. The DNR manages over
five million acres of state-owned land, over 1300 employees, and operates
with a biennial budget of approximately $400 million. You can find more
information about the department at our DNR home page.
The Department of Natural Resources Information Technology Division (ITD)
is a state and national leader in the use of Geographic Information
Systems (GIS) in support of business processes. DNR is leading the way in
the use of this critical technology. Were making a difference internally
for our customers and partnering with many others both inside and outside
state government to push the envelope and take the use of GIS to new
levels. Through the application of state of the art technology and
disciplined processes, ITD provides services to the agency by developing
and maintaining business and GIS applications, and enhancing and
maintaining a diverse and technically sophisticated infrastructure. We are
a group of dedicated and talented IT professionals supporting the major
programs of the agency, with the aim of increasing efficiencies,
consistency, and cooperation across the 10 Divisions headquartered in the
Olympia main office and the 7 Regional offices located throughout the
As manager of the Geographic Information Services (GIS) section within the
Information Technology Division (ITD), you will be responsible for 22
staff, with 5 direct reports. You will plan, direct and coordinate the
many activities of the section as it provides key application, data and
support services to both internal DNR staff and external constituents. You
will be expected to provide broad leadership to the DNR on matters
relating to the current and future use of GIS technology and processes in
order for the agency to meet its major goals and objectives. In your role
as a leader, you will act as a key expert resource representing the DNR
and State of Washington on regional and national councils and committees.
You will be directly accountable to the Manager of ITD and work closely
with the ITD management team as you provide a broad array of GIS services
to all Divisions and Regions within DNR.
This position is responsible for working with other DNR Information
Technology Division managers and staff, other state, federal and local
governmental agencies, and private and national stakeholders to establish,
implement, direct, manage, and oversee multiple tactical and strategic
innovative GIS projects and initiatives.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
Management Principles; leadership, delegation, strategic planning, and the
ability to create and maintain a strong team. Experience in conflict
resolution, the ability to make critical decisions and be held accountable
for those decisions, and the understanding of effective human resource
management practices. Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced
business and technology environment with many competing priorities.
Communication and Customer Service; effectively communicating across all
ranges of executive, professional, managerial, technical and non-technical
levels, both verbal and in writing. Ability to make presentations, conduct
workshops, and perform executive and legislative briefings of complex
technical material. Ability to organize, manage and facilitate staff,
technical and business team meetings. Ability to form collaborative
partnerships with DNR Division and Region staff.
Technical Skills; extensive experience providing GIS applications, data
and services to a wide variety of customers within a complex and
distributed technical environment. Extensive experience with ESRIs suite
of GIS products (ArcInfo, ArcView, ArcGIS). Good working knowledge of
enterprise system architectures, multiple computing platforms, and
database concepts. Ability to continually assess the state of the agencys
GIS technology and processes and keep the agency moving forward with
respect to this critical technology.
Budget/Planning; accountability to a biennium budget allocation. The
ability to track, report and forecast a budget that involves both base
budget and special project budgets. The ability to prepare budget
projections and perform cost/benefit analysis associated with large,
complex projects and special project budget requests.
Project Management; oversight of multiple development projects and
enhancements, project schedule tracking, reporting, and resource
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest
(not more than 2 pages) and a current resume. Your application materials
must be received no later than 5:00 PM on September 30, 2002, via e-mail
to jody.flynn at wadnr.gov or at the following address:
Department of Natural Resources
1111 Washington St SE, 3rd Floor
PO Box 47033
Olympia, WA 98504-7033
For more information contact Debra Carlson at (360) 902-1228,
debra.carlson at wadnr.gov or Jody at (360) 902-1134, jody.flynn at wadnr.gov
For other DNR job opportunities.
If you have decided to apply for this position, we would appreciate your
voluntary cooperation in responding to the Applicant Profile data sheet.
This information will assist in ensuring equal employment opportunity and
is strictly confidential, available only to authorized personnel.
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