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GIS Manager

Capital Region Water

Harrisburg,  Pennsylvania
GIS Coordinator


Under general direction, serve as Manager of CRW’s Geographic Information System (GIS) activities; manage GIS system for Engineering, Operations, and Maintenance of Drinking Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Management facilities. Review/recommend/approve/develop improvements in system procedures and technologies; coordinate and complete data updates; coordinate efforts across departments; interface with field and office staff to promote an integrated approach to Capital Region Water’s (CRW’s) programs and projects; administer CRW’s PA-One Call Design program; support property data needs of CRW Finance Department for service billing; oversee the daily activities of CRW’s GIS Analyst. Interface with City of Harrisburg, Tri-County Planning and Dauphin County GIS Departments. Support CRW’s Asset Management program and Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS – Cityworks). Serve as GIS system (ESRI ArcGIS) administrator.


  • Plan, schedule, and budget five-year capital improvements for GIS system and any other related systems.
  • Prepare “Request for Proposals” to obtain goods and services for CRW’s GIS projects; gather and compile information; review bids with Consultants and provide recommendations to Engineering Director and/or Board.
  • Solicit, review, and manage support contracts for all GIS technologies and equipment.
  • Collaborate with various departments including Administrative, Engineering and Operations to provide training and staff development on GIS . Adapt and implement technologies to the drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater industry.
  • Manage and oversee the workload and daily activities of CRW’s GIS Analyst.
  • Prepare monthly department progress reports to Engineering Director. Attend meetings as necessary to provide input, advice and recommendations on decisions relative to GIS and
  • Asset Management policy, procedures, standards, and projects. Interface with various members of CRW, the City, and/or Public; may serve as lead staff person on particular projects.


  • Comprehensive knowledge of GIS, CMMS and Asset Management.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of computer hardware and local area networks.
  • Thorough knowledge of interpreting plans, record drawings, and blueprints.
  • Excellent technical and communication skills.
  • Project management.
  • Problem solving.
  • Communicate effectively and cooperate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to analyze needs, research options and present well-prepared and concise recommendations.
  • Ability to operate a computer for extended periods of time.


  • B.S. degree in Geography, GIS, Computer Science, or other related field and five plus (5+) years of experience in the GIS profession.
  • Extensive experience with ESRI's ArcGIS programs preferably in the drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater management fields.
  • Experience with Asset Management programs and integration with ESRI's GIS programs.
  • Following experience is a plus, but not required: Certified GIS Professional (GISP), programming skills, prior Municipal or Authority experience, experience with GPS data collection and integration.


  • Office & field environment; sitting for periods of time in front of a computer monitor and traveling within CRW’s service areas.
  • Travel locally to CRW’s facilities.
  • Occasional lifting of boxes 5 – 45 lbs.
  • Equipment used will include: personal computer, printer, copier, fax machine, document scanner, as well as other general office equipment.

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