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GIS Specialist


Merrillville,  Indiana


NiSource is actively seeking an GIS Specialist position to provide GIS application technical support for a data mining project digitizing asset information from linen maps, and placement into the Company¿s GIS mapping system. The project is expected to run approximately through 2020. Candidates with backgrounds in GIS application utilization or support, gas pipeline experience, utility records investigation, and GIS editing are encouraged to apply.

Key Results:

  • Value-added support of GIS applications, technology, and tools
  • Consistent, standard GIS system, data models, and applications
  • Accurate tabular and spatial analysis and reporting
  • Effective technical support related to the GIS applications, dependent operational support systems, and related geospatial applications
  • Provide support to business unit in identifying and reporting break/fix issues, placing security/access requests and creating Business Applications Support Services Request or IT Service Request tickets on the business unit¿s behalf
  • Informed and engaged business unit/end users in regards to optimal utilization of supported applications and dependent operational support systems
  • Timely, accurate status reporting to management
  • Successful collaboration with key stakeholders

Principal Duties and Responsibilities GIS Spec

  • Perform basic data posting, spatial analysis and reporting in response to business unit/end user requests
  • Create basic visualizations of spatial data through the use of thematic or special use maps in support of needs
  • Support business unit/end users by creating, monitoring and providing supporting information to interaction(s) on Business Applications Support Service Requests and ISM tickets,
  • Provide first level of support for issues with supported applications
  • Identify complex issues for escalation to other team members, or Business Applications Support Services
  • Perform system testing based on formal written test plans following application enhancements, system upgrades, and/or application problem fixes
  • Assist in business unit/end-user training on supported applications, in coordination or at direction of Business Applications Support Services
  • Motivate self, work independently with appropriate supervision
  • Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program
  • Support a positive work environment for all
  • Travel, on a limited basis, when needed
  • Perform testing during off-hours testing, when needed
  • Keep current with professional and technical developments, and emerging related technologies
  • Attend industry/technology conferences and seminars as directed
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Required for Selection:

  • Experience with GIS/geospatial related technologies (e.g. GIS, CAD, mobile viewers, etc.)
  • Experience with location related technologies (e.g. GPS, geocoding, orthophotography, etc.)
  • General knowledge of natural gas policies and procedures
  • Ability to use standard suite of Microsoft Office PC applications
  • Experience working under tight deadlines
  • Experience working independently
  • College Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Demonstrated problem analysis and solving

Preferred for Selection:

  • Bachelor¿s Degree in GIS or GIS-related field
  • GIS Certification (like GISP)
  • Natural gas operations, and/or electric operations, and/or customer service support experience
  • Knowledge in the public utility regulatory environment

Inclusion & Diversity

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others' perspectives/convictions, engaging others' opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

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