GIS/Mapping Data Specialist

Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative

Live Oak, Florida

Salary Details Starting salary is determined by experience and certifications

Position summary: Under the direction of the Director of Engineering, this position is responsible for the Cooperative's geographic information system. Among other duties, this includes ensuring the electrical system model, database, connectivity, and geographic base map are accurate and optimizing field and departmental GIS applications to meet the Cooperative’s needs.

Role qualifications:

  • Delivers and updates a full-process mapping solution for the Cooperative’s geographic information system (GIS) needs that will ensure safe, reliable, and efficient utility operations both daily and during emergencies.
  • Implements GIS software improvements in a team environment and base data sourcing.
  • Testing updates to the current system and consulting with users to provide quality information to end-users (field/departments/contractors) in various formats (web and mobile)
  • Provide custom and regular GIS analysis and presentation of reports.
  • Develops and supports implementation of up-to-date, user-appropriate solutions for optimizing field data collection, viewing, validation, and design.
  • Responsible for maintaining an accurate GIS and engineering model, including all pertinent data on electrical distribution system and essential base map layers.
  • Ensures that service and work order processes maintain associated GIS data across all applications used by Cooperative including but not limited to CIS, OMS, SCADA, EA, and VM.

Position responsibilities:

  • Works with the IT Department by communicating needs and expectations for maintaining GIS software for accessing data from Cooperative systems.
  • Develops protocols as needed to ensure GIS supports all Cooperative applications with accurate and prompt asset data.
  • Works with Cooperative departments to meet GIS needs.
  • Assists and trains both technical and non-technical end users of GIS in the Cooperative’s mapping solutions.
  • Provides proposed project details for updating data in the GIS.
  • Develops and follows schedule for updating GIS base map database files.
  • Obtains subdivision plats, parcels, and aerials from developers and county and state offices to keep the GIS database current.
  • Responsible for updating through interfaces, tree trimming, pole testing, and other operational information for presentation in current mapping solutions and developing maps to support the acquisition of information.
  • Identifies and implements processes to automate and/or improve data collection, integration, and presentation, including developing templates and protocols, as needed.
  • Runs engineering analysis models, reports errors or invalid outputs, and presents results.
  • Produces maps, diagrams, and reports, as requested.
  • Acquires thorough knowledge and familiarity with electric distribution system components and their functions, the National Electric Safety Code, and standard RUS assemblies.
  • Maintains proficiency in understanding the relationship of GIS and other company systems such as but not limited to Financial, Outage Management, Engineering Analysis, and Customer Information/Billing.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of technology and GIS functionality.
  • Maintains appropriate GIS certification.
  • Participates in local professional group meetings, online professional listservs, and stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of GIS, database management, and related hardware/software.
  • Focuses on detail, accuracy, and quality in all aspects of the job.
  • Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Must have an Associate of Science degree or 2 years of electric utility GIS experience.
  • Working knowledge of electric utility system topographical maps and/or be internally certified on electric system symbology definition, use, and connectivity.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft products.
  • Attention to detail skills, a high level of accuracy, and neatness.
  • Must have good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Must maintain a valid Driver’s license.
  • Valued but not required – Experience with NISC, Milsoft, ESRI, and AutoCad

Certifications and Training:

  • ESRI associate technical certification (must obtain within 6 months of hire)
  • ESRI professional certification (must obtain within 18 months of hire)
  • GISP certification from GISCI (must obtain within 12 months of hire)

Anyone who is interested in applying for this position can visit the SVEC website for more details. https://svec-coop.com/jobs/gis-mapping-data-specialist/ 

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