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Water & Sewer GIS Coordinator

City of Marietta

Marietta ,  Georgia
GIS Coordinator

This is a GIS position within the Engineering division of Marietta Water and Sewer Department, which reports directly to the Engineering Manager. This position is responsible for the preparation of maps, and coordination of related GIS/GPS database information for Marietta Water and Sewer Department mapping operations. Performs mapping analysis, database design management, and testing. Provides technical assistance to department personnel using the Water and Sewer GIS database.

• Under the direction of the Water and Sewer Engineering Manager creates, edits, updates, and maintains Marietta Water and Sewer Department GIS maps to visually communicate spatial data.
• Performs spatial analysis, and edit processing. This involves evaluation of the map requests to determine the map attributes needed, data collection from field survey notes, engineering data and drawings, the GIS/GPS database and other sources to complete map requirements.
• Performs field inspections of Water and Sewer construction projects to verify, record and document map data accuracy as needed.
• Transfers “as built” and other hard copy drawings and digital data from outside sources (engineers) into the GIS database as needed.
• Maintains the GIS databases. Maintains inventory of new GIS/GPS software and equipment.
• Distribution, coordination and maintenance of map file information, which includes:
o Coordinates map file distribution to ensure that concerned parties receive necessary maps; requests files as needed for editing and further distribution.
o Updating file records to add or eliminate unnecessary or outdated information.
o Evaluates and updates database files and related programs regularly for accuracy.
• Maintains records on PC hardware and related equipment purchased for department use.
• Installs application software on end users computers and provides basic IT support for users to ensure applications work effectively.
• Provides general information for BLW customers concerning water and sewer utility locations, service availability, connection costs and other related public inquiries. Prepares Water and Sewer system maps for City/BLW and public use as directed from management.
• Researches property plats and easements at Cobb County Record Room as needed.
• Provides engineering modeling to provide analysis of the current water and sewer system performance and capacity requirements impacted by new construction, ground water, and other drainage sources.
• Collects various water and sewer information gathered from departmental personnel and converting into the GIS database.
• Keeps current with new program updates and provides department staff training and presentations of new GIS software as needed. Works with software providers to determine if programs would be beneficial to department needs.
• Ensure quality control of data and maps.
• Ensures the integrity of ArcSDE.
• Conducts and completes project management functions on various software integration projects.
• Prepares and processes all city, county and state DOT permits for the water dept. and our contractors.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor's Degree in Geography, Information Systems, or related technology field and a minimum of 2 years experience working with cartographic design and maintaining a GIS
  • System relational database. Prefer GIS experience with utilities
  • Knowledge and skill using ESRI software applications. Familiar with AUTOCAD and Info Works desirable, and other programs as needed.
  • Knowledge of ArcServer and ArcSDE
  • Knowledge and skill with mathematics applied to GIS functions
  • Knowledge of GIS technical concepts including surveying methods and GPS technologies
  • Working knowledge of the terminology, methods and techniques used in Civil engineering and drafting
  • Knowledge and ability to manage tabular data, able to create, edit and delete attribute tabular definitions and the ability to relate tabular data to map features.
  • Ability to manipulate and extract data from various relational databases; and coordinate the information retrieval, integration, analysis, and reporting of said information.
  • Ability to read, and interpret various legal descriptions (plats, etc.).
  • Ability to communicate both verbal and written including the ability to resolve technical problems with all City/BLW employees. Must be able to handle stressful situations in a calm professional manner.
  • Ability to manipulate and extract data from various relational databases; and coordinate the information retrieval, integration, analysis, and reporting of said GIS information.


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