TriMet provides bus, light rail and commuter rail service in the Portland, Oregon, region. Our transportation options connect people with their community, while easing traffic congestion and reducing air pollution — making our region a better place to live.

$59,230 - $88,844 yearly
Trimet Portland, OR, USA
16 Jan, 2019
Full time
TriMet's Mobility & Location-Based Services section (formerly GIS & Location-Based Services) is seeking applications for a GIS Data Analyst to join our team. Mobility & Location-Based Services works closely with IT to support agency-wide GIS initiatives. Our team collaborates with nearly every other department at TriMet, assisting with projects such as analyzing demographic statistics, evaluating the impacts of changes in transit service, and supporting TriMet's multimodal trip planner, to name just a few. Our ideal candidate will combine a depth of up-to-date technical expertise in GIS, data analysis, and web mapping platforms, with a breadth of experience in problem solving, communication, collaboration, outside-the-box thinking, and a passion for transit and public service. We encourage you to apply for this position if you: Consider yourself a map geek Are passionate about open source geospatial software and open data, including OpenStreetMap Take pride in writing scripts as a regular part of your workflow Are comfortable with acquiring, processing, and visualizing large, complex, and dynamic datasets Have experience with open source web mapping and a desire to grow those skills further Enjoy brainstorming, conceptualizing, and building workflows and systems to pull together disparate data sources into a meaningful, easy-to-understand map or application Have an eye for design and clarity in presenting the best possible cartographic answers to unique and challenging questions Aren't afraid to ask questions, ask for help, or bring in external resources to solve a problem or build something amazing Thrive as a valued support resource for GIS and data analysis questions from many different people and groups, and can prioritize and manage numerous requests effectively Have the insight and confidence to identify gaps and deficits in our data and workflows – and then lead the charge to improve them Are passionate about TriMet's vision, mission, and values, and are excited at the prospect of working with over 3,000 TriMet employees who share that passion Essential Functions Provide agency-wide GIS support including: planning and analysis; Title IV analysis; GIS software support and maintenance; cartographic mapping; spatial data management; project consulting with regards to data analysis; automation of processes; generation of mailings; on-street data collection; O&D studies; and geo-coding.Maintain and develop automate procedures using shell scripting languages, SQL, and Python. Enterprise level utilization of, and/or management and distribution of, datasets such as: regional RLIS data; transit datasets, such as GTFS and GTFS-RT; Census data; TIGER data; OpenStreetMap; landmarks; addresses. Provide data publishing to both internal and external users, including regional, state and federal entities. Provide software and technical support for internal GIS users throughout the agency. Provide and assist with software installations; training; technical support and logging; registration and license administration; general GIS consultation. Collaborate with the GIS and open source; and internal customers in support of system requirements, regional projects, and data consistencies.   Position Requirements Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Statistical Analysis, Geography, Computer Science, Urban Planning, or related field is required. A minimum of 4 years total credited experience. Increasingly responsible professional experience in statistical analysis, mapping, spatial analysis, computer database applications, transit operations, or other analytical work is desirable. Training and experience in the use of Geographic Information Systems is essential. Or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Selection Criteria Demonstrated skills and knowledge in the use of geographic information systems, statistics, spatial, and demographic analysis, and the ability to prepare clear and concise reports and accurate and artful map preparation. Knowledge and experience using ESRI GIS software demonstrating progressive skill sets and knowledge base. Knowledge of open (source) GIS tools and data such as: QGIS; GeoServer; OpenLayers; Leaflet; GDAL/OGR; python packages Fiona and Shapely; OpenStreetMap and OpenAddresses; Trimet developer tools. Knowledge of object oriented programming languages and experience with shell scripting languages, SQL, and Python. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the development and maintenance of complex relational databases and experience with PostgreSQL and Oracle databases preferred. Ability to effectively combine multiple analytical tools and data formats, including database systems, GIS mapping and CAD generated drawings. Ability to understand and implement work programs and multiple tasks and to elicit support and cooperation from other departments and staff from other jurisdictions. Ability to organize work, prioritize projects, meet deadlines, and coordinate and complete multiple tasks with minimal supervision. Ability to work with diverse individuals, one-on-one or in a team context. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively orally and in written form. Ability to teach and communicate effectively to both technical and non-technical people. Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with employees, supervisors and the general public, including those from culturally diverse backgrounds, the elderly, persons with disabilities and/or other vulnerable populations Selection Process- Candidates will be selected based at a minimum on the result of: 1. Application Review/ Please Include: Cover Letter and Resume 2. Panel Interviews 4. Reference Check Supplemental Information: Make sure you describe in detail how your education, training and work experience fit with this role. You are encouraged to attach a resume, cover letter, training certificates and/or letters of recommendation with your application. You are permitted five attachments of less than 5MB each. Internal applicants: Information in your personnel file will not be used in lieu of information requested on your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you are a qualified veteran and would like to apply for veterans' preference points, you will need to reflect your status on the application and attach supporting documentation at the time of application submission. If you need accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act for any part of the application process, contact our Human Resources staff at 503-962-7505, or the TTY line at 7-1-1. Note that we require a minimum of two workdays' notice prior to the need for accommodation. TriMet is an equal opportunity employer, committed to developing an organization that is reflective of and sensitive to the needs of the diverse community we serve, including veterans, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities.