Responsible administrative and technical position providing ongoing administration, analysis and maintenance of the District’s geographic information system (GIS). This is an independent leadership position that is expected to perform all activities associated with developing, managing and updating the District’s GIS program. Duties include administration of hardware, software, and intranet resources within the context of programs and policies for a GIS system. Must be able to fluently interact with WinGIS for data sharing, application, support and other necessary coordination to utilize all of the support available from this affiliate agency. Assist in planning system development, managing hardware and software contracts and other related activities. Coordinate with and assist 3rd party consultants with IT and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system issues. Oversees the ongoing updating of the District’s official map together with all of its related appendices with new construction, abandonment of existing facilities and changes to infrastructure. Manage the ongoing influx of GIS relevant data in an organized, accurate, timely and efficient manner. Oversee and manage data input from District staff members.
In addition to GIS & mapping responsibilities, the GIS Coordinator shall be expected to provide modest IT support to District personnel on an as-needed basis.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Four to seven years proven knowledge of Geographic Information Systems software, hardware and its application requirements. Some knowledge of technical practices and terminology and database administration principles required. Basic skills in the preparation of detailed technical reports and ability to reduce complex GIS technical issues into laymen’s terminology. Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form. Ability to analyze problems within the GIS computer environment. Willing to learn new processes & methods for improving workflows.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Cartography, Geography, or Engineering with an emphasis on GIS or directly related field desirable. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the organization and with outside agencies and vendors. Must always present a positive professional image to both internal and external customers.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as record construction drawings, geographic and data maps, safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively to vendors, other governmental staff, customers, management or employees of the District.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instruction furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
JOB BASED COMPETENCIES
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions with possible extreme heat or cold. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.
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