Data Coordinator

Nature & Purpose of the Position
Pierce Conservation District (PCD) is seeking a Data Coordinator to lead all aspects of data management for the District’s GIS and Client Relationship Management (CRM) systems, tools, and projects. This is a part-time, non-permanent contract position that will report to the Water Quality Director, managing the full scope of collection, analysis, and conceptual design of the District’s data and data collection and reporting systems. This position will also support the Executive Director and staff with other technical support services and the engineering and oversight of reporting metrics associated with our Strategic Plan.
About Pierce Conservation District
Pierce Conservation District is government that works. We work strategically and passionately to conserve and restore the natural resources of Pierce County. Our work improves both rural and urban communities to benefit the health and well-being of our citizens. We work in five core program areas: Farm Assistance, Water Quality Improvement, Habitat Restoration, Urban Agriculture, and Environmental Education. The District works for clean water, healthy soil, salmon recovery and local food access for all. When you join the Pierce Conservation District staff, you join a team of talented and committed people who are mission-driven and care deeply about improving our environment and our community.
Primary Job Responsibilities
The Data Coordinator reports to the Water Quality Improvement Program Director, and is responsible for the following: 

  • Coordinate with the Executive Director and Program Directors to improve and engineer data tracking metric tools, features, and dashboards pertaining to Pierce CD’s 2021-2025 Strategic Plan
  • Maintain and continue buildout of Pierce CD’s CRM and GIS database and data management systems. This might include adding automated features; layout rules; improving functionality; field and custom module creation; and seeking continuous improvement of these features
  • Assist program staff with advancing how the District aggregates, analyzes, and communicates data to the public and to partners
  • Provide technical training and troubleshooting support to staff in operating and interfacing with the District’s CRM and GIS systems
  • Coordinate all communications with program staff regarding important updates, new features, and soliciting feedback, input, and requests from staff in improvement of our CRM and GIS systems

We’re seeking candidates who are adaptable, team-oriented, and engaging. You should have: 

  • Certificate or college degree in data analytics, or closely related field
  • 2-3 years of experience in data management, analytics, and systems-based design
  • Proficient in front- and back-end GIS software, ArcGIS Online, and CRM, or other equivalent data-management systems
  • Thorough, detailed, and goal oriented, and understands the “big picture” of database management and design
  • Strong facilitation, work planning, and leadership skills, and thrives in collaborative team environments
  • Deep understanding of data management, and what sets apart effective vs ineffective data and QAQC practices

Desired Skills

  • High degree of experience in cartographic and database design
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software
  • Exposure to the conservation field industry
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Organization and time management skills

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions 
Work will occur largely within an office or remote setting, with the potential of in field locations (e.g. agricultural, riparian, and urban properties). The Coordinator must be comfortable working outside in all weather conditions. Applicable field gear and equipment will be provided by PCD. Work vehicles will also be provided, for use with a valid driver’s license.
Licenses, Certificates & Other Requirements 
Valid Washington State driver’s license at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter, or evidence of equivalent mobility.
Compensation & Benefits
Estimated number of hours will be 200-250 annually with an hourly rate of $35 per hour.

Pierce Conservation District is an equal opportunity employer, and we make an effort to recruit people of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for open positions. 
To Apply:
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Applications open until: Position is filled
Projected Start Date: December 1st, 2022
Contact Information:
Nicholas Cusick
Climate Resiliency Program Manager