Pend Oreille Country is located in North Eastern Washington, on the boarder of Northern Idaho and Canada, with Newport, Washington being the County seat. We are just miles from major cities such as Spokane, Washington and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. We offer rural living, fantastic recreational opportunities, and beautiful scenery! In short, Pend Oreille County is a great place to live, work, and play.

GIS Tech Job Description

Wages: $3,073.33 per month plus benefits

Basic Functions:

This position works directly for the GIS Manager doing parcel updates, address verification and reassignments, works with the public, printing maps and other various mapping functions as required. Works cooperatively and effectively with the public and other employees. This position is non-exempt and subject to a collective bargaining agreement. This position is grant funded expecting to last the next 1-2 years.


    1. High school diploma or equivalent.
    2. Associates degree (A.A.) in GIS or related filed – Preferred.
    3. At least 6 months experience using ESRI software or a combination of education and experience.
    4. Basic Knowledge of ESRI Arc GIS software a plus, Basic understanding of GIS concepts.
    5. The ability to use computer applications for word processing, data base applications, spreadsheets, internet, and computer mapping is required.
    6. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from Elected Officials, Department Heads, employees, and the general public.
    7. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
    8. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situation where only limited standardization exits. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
    9. Must possess a valid driver’s license with good driving record.
    10. Must successfully pass a NCIC and Washington State Patrol background check, driving record check, and pre-employment physical.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Mapping – Create and support multiple layers in Arc GIS; Knowledge of SQL databases; Experience with object oriented programming.
  2. Addressing – Assign, change and maintain County addresses
  3. Technical Support – Perform Technical Services in Support of the Establishment and Maintenance of a Regional Geographic Information System.
  4. Communications Skills – Communicates in a constructive manner and listens well. Written communications are clear, understandable, concise, including reports, memos, letters, and other written forms. Has the ability to communicate with equal ease with both customers and Vendors. Must be able to remotely troubleshoot client issues in a clear and positive manner.
  5. Productivity – Must be able to work on several projects simultaneously and without supervision; Must be able to meet deadlines in a timely and accurate manner
  6. Customer Service – Must be able to deliver responsive, competent and complete service to end users (either internal or external), treating all with respect, empathy and confidence. Personal integrity and the ability to maintain the security and confidentiality of information processed by the department required.
  7. Documentation – Must be able to document work performed in both a technical and non technical manner for case tracking and future troubleshooting.
  8. Continually maintains up to date knowledge of best practices with mapping software and hardware. Ability to research new and existing issues for troubleshooting and maintenance of county systems.
  9. Trouble Shooting – Must be able to trouble shoot various issues related to mapping including database maintenance, data base connectivity, printing maps etc.
  10. Perform any other functions as directed by the ITS Director.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed in an office setting with extended periods of sitting.  The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk and/or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb or balance; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. This position requires good listening skills and regular and punctual attendance.  Because of the nature of this position, duties must be performed during regular hours within the department (no telecommuting unless approved by the ITS Director).

Please see the above  Job Description for the full qualifications and job functions