Salary: Range 43 – 45 ($6,784 - $8,663/month) DOQ
Employment Status: Regular, Exempt, Full-Time position
Benefit Package: Regular, Full-Time Employee Benefits
Remote Work: Hybrid; Half of Scheduled Work Time in the Office
Schedule: 4 x 10s or 5 x 8s with Flexible Schedule Options
Reports to: Technology Supervisor
Job Summary: The Geographic Information System (GIS) Administrator plays a key role in Emerald’s day-to-day operations and long-term strategic plan. This position designs, develops, and implements GIS applications and provides general oversight of the geospatial data to meet utility and customer needs. This includes developing, managing, and maintaining the enterprise GIS spatial database in line with the agency standards and procedures to ensure data integrity, security, quality, and auditability; streamlining processes to ensure efficient use of the GIS software and operating systems; facilitating integration between mapping and other core software systems at Emerald; analyzing GIS data to develop business solutions; create and maintain GIS metadata; and supporting Emerald’s mapping and GIS systems. These critical functions play a key role in helping Emerald make continuous progress on critical strategic initiatives.
To apply, please complete the online application and submit the following documents:
Duties and Responsibilities:
Amount of time working in each function may vary. It is expected that the amount of time spent performing each function will fluctuate as needed for an employee to successfully manage their schedule.
1. Geographic Information Systems Administration – Administer key GIS systems, including the spatial database, ArcGIS Enterprise and ArcGIS Online. Administer and support the National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) enterprise software suite encompassing GIS, mapping, and staking functions. Design, implement, and maintain GIS and related data structures and integration with other business systems. Make GIS database architectural recommendations and provide options to resolve issues and improve performance. Provide oversight and maintenance of the GIS databases to ensure data quality and to assist with decision making. Oversee GIS project work and collaborate with project partners. Coordinate with the Technology Supervisor to establish a strategic vision and goals for the GIS systems and applications. Streamline and/or automate processes in order to eliminate or minimize high manual work. Develop plans, elicit requirements, and define solutions for new projects. Maintain and expand system, process, and application documentation and metadata. Manage system resources including optimization of hosted web environment. Apply system and application software updates and monitor backup and restoration. Manage ArcGIS accounts, licenses, and monitor activity.
2. GIS Technical Guidance- Act as Emerald’s consultant and architect for GIS-related technologies to assess needs and provide recommendations and support of various geospatial activities occurring with in various departments. Participate in professional groups and meetings. Stay informed of new trends and innovations in the field of GIS and related systems. Work with IT and Systems Analyst staff on strategic technology solutions that will address existing issues, meet business needs, and/or support the long-term strategic plan.
3. Communication and Collaboration- Focus on developing strong working relationships with colleagues in order to gain trust and cooperation. Assist in developing other team members’ skillsets by acting as a mentor; this includes finding opportunities to empower them and providing guidance, support, and constructive feedback. Collaborate with end users and stakeholders to identify opportunities, increase efficiencies, and generate solutions. Present ideas, views, and project status updates in a clear and logical manner. Communicate with vendors and development partners in a professional manner and negotiate with tact. Provide exceptional service to both internal and external customers to help build Emerald’s brand as a trusted advisor and provider of choice.
4. Work Management- Embrace the culture of empowerment by using sound judgment, thoroughly reviewing and analyzing problems, making reasonable recommendations, and developing alternate solutions when necessary. Work independently and take ownership of assignments, following through to ensure projects and tasks are completed on time and in a thorough manner. Take initiative to solve problems and explore opportunities to increase efficiencies.
5. Perform other duties as assigned related to the job.
1. Ability to create, edit, and maintain a multi-user enterprise geodatabase according to industry best practices.
2. Experience with network modeling, if not electric, then water, gas, or traffic.
3. Ability to produce maps and reports to support utility staff.
4. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
5. Work independently with minimal supervision.
6. Exercise efficient time management, self-motivation, initiative, resourcefulness, and organization.
7. Use sound judgment when faced with problems.
8. Ability to work well in a team environment and collaborate across departments including peers, customers, and business partners.
9. Willing and able to learn new concepts and adopt alternative techniques within the rapidly changing utility industry.
1. Must have at least 5 years of GIS experience.
2. Must have at least 3 years of GIS administration experience.
3. Must have 3 years of experience using and administering ArcGIS Online.
4. Must have 3 years of experience using and administering ArcGIS Enterprise, including Server and Portal.
5. Must have 3 years of experience with ArcGIS Pro.
6. Experience with Feature Manipulation Engine (FME) Workbench is preferred.
7. Experience with Python scripting is preferred.
8. Experience with SQL is preferred.
1. Associate's degree in GIS or Geography is preferred, though long tenure in a GIS administration role may be accepted in place of the degree.
2. Certified GIS professional is preferred.
Working Conditions and Physical Demands:
1. Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
2. Use of office equipment where some agility and hand-eye coordination are needed.
3. Work environment can include shared work spaces and exposure to consistent or frequent noise from employee conversations.
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