Maul Foster & Alongi
  • 21-Jun-2019 to 20-Jul-2019 (PST)
  • GIS/Data Management
  • Seattle, WA, USA
  • DOE
  • Full Time

Medical/dental insurance, 401k plan, ESOP, PTO, professional development.


Description: Maul Foster & Alongi/FLO Analytics is seeking a GIS Analyst in our Seattle office to help drive a variety of core business functions across a wide variety of industries and project types, particularly within our local government sector. As GIS Analyst, you will serve as a key member of the FLO team and will be tasked with project management and technical project work to support work in the areas of local government and utilities. This position requires strong interpersonal skills, exceptional organization skills, and experience working in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment. Additionally, the successful candidate must be able to think outside the box, take initiative in a variety of situations, and effectively communicate verbally, in writing, and in person.

FLO Analytics (FLO) specializes in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and data analytics services, serving government, utilities, school districts, non-profit groups, and various businesses and industries in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. FLO supports and is a key innovator within Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. (MFA), a locally owned Pacific Northwest consulting firm specializing in the areas of environmental science, engineering, planning, and GIS. Since 1996, MFA has grown to over 100 employees, with offices in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

As a GIS Analyst, you will:

  • Consult with end users, clients and customers to determine GIS and system information needs.
  • Gather requirements, determine scopes, and estimate hours needed to develop and deliver custom geospatial solutions to our customers, plus manage projects through their entire lifecycle.
  • Identify, recommend, and assist with implementing improvements to system designs and processing methodologies to improve workflow efficiency, scalability, and reliability.
  • Evaluating procedures, processes, techniques, models and/or methodologies to develop complex solutions.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional internal and external team members and occasionally third-party vendors, sometimes as project lead, and other times under other team member leadership.
  • Advise, train, mentor, and learn from team members on business development, technical, and client sectors topics.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of emerging solutions across client sectors.
  • Coordinate with FLO's marketing coordinator and other senior/principal staff in the development of ongoing marketing strategies.
  • Professional networking and relationship building in pursuit of new work throughout the Northwest, including attending tradeshows to market company services.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree from a U.S. accredited college or university in geography, planning, environmental studies/science, computer science, or a related field with an emphasis in GIS and/or data analytics.
  • 5+ years of professional work experience as a GIS Analyst or equivalent.
  • Proficient working with Esri's ArcGIS Desktop suite and extensions.
  • Experience conducting needs assessment and/or defining end use requirements for services and products.
  • Experience managing projects, including successful alignment of scope of works, budgets, and staff resources.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Ability to formulate and clearly communicate ideas, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proven organizational and problem-solving skills, as well as attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently with little guidance and in a collaborative group environment.
  • Willingness to work overtime and travel as needed.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment as an individual contributor on a transparent, agile team.

Desired Skills and Abilities:

  • A graduate certificate and/or degree in GIS or related field.
  • Experience providing GIS consulting services to a local government or utility and/or working for a government or utility entity as a GIS analyst, coordinator or similar.
  • Experience in working with and providing a broad range of GIS services, including environmental, planning, and utility datasets.
  • Experience developing and implementing asset management related applications and associated databases.
  • Experience with permitting and financial systems.
  • Experience in business development in the GIS consulting industry.
  • Experience with Esri's extensions, including Spatial and Network Analyst.
  • Experience in working with Esri's AGO, ArcGIS Server, and Web APIs.
  • Experience with other non-Esri data analytic, blending, and visualization solutions (e.g., Alteryx, Tableau).

Salary & Benefits:

  • Compensation based on individual qualifications and experience
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Participation in employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)
  • Paid time off
  • Training and development opportunities
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