The Community

Situated on the southern tip of Puget Sound in the shadow of magnificent Mt. Rainier, Lacey lies in the center of a natural paradise. With a population of 47,540, Lacey embodies the very best of living, working and playing in the Pacific Northwest. Known for its natural environment, nearly 20 percent of the city has been set aside for parks, natural areas, and open space. Five freshwater lakes, miles of hiking and biking paths, several championship golf courses, a premier regional athletic complex, more than 1,200 acres of public parkland, and the adjoining 3,700-acre Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge provide residents with virtually unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation. 

Whatever the season, Lacey offers an unbelievable array of arts and events to choose from. Residents always enjoy the outdoor summer concerts in the park, cinema under the stars, old-fashioned county fair, Dixieland jazz festival, open-air community market, Lacey Spring Fun Fair, and the Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival. 

Living options within Lacey accommodate every lifestyle, from stunning waterfront, fairway and mountain-view settings to urban-style townhomes. Lacey has also become a popular retirement mecca, with thousands of active retirees from around the country seeking a year-round temperate climate, superior medical services, and no state income tax. In addition, the City holds the distinction of being an official EPA “Green Power Community” due to its commitment to green power use—one of the first in the nation. 

Business enterprises from around the world have taken notice of Lacey’s high quality of life, and economic development has flourished. Six times over the last eight years, quarterly employment growth within the city and adjacent metro area has ranked within the top 15 percent of the 325 largest U.S. metropolitan counties. Clean air, clean water, outstanding schools, a low crime rate, a healthy economy, and close proximity to major metropolitan areas make Lacey one of the most desirable places in the country to live and conduct business.

The Qualifications

Five years of increasingly responsible experience including a minimum of two years of supervisory/management experience or three years of team lead experience in Network Maintenance, GIS Production, or related Computer Science applications. A Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Computer Information Systems, Network Information Systems, Geographic Information Systems, or a closely related field with strong Computer Science involvement. 

Candidates must be able to pass a thorough City of Lacey background check and have a valid Washington State driver’s license or an ability to obtain a Washington driver’s license 60 days from the date of hire and a driving record acceptable to the City’s insurance carrier.