GIS ADMINISTRATOR

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SALARY RANGE: $84,686 - $105,858

LOCATION: FOUR LAKES OFFICE - 10110 W HALLETT RD., SPOKANE, WA 99224

HOURS: 4 - 10s - 7:00 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M.

REPORTS TO: OT SUPERVISOR

FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT

UNION STATUS: NON-UNION

DEPARTMENT: OPERATIONS

APPLICATION DEADLINE: APPLICATIONS CURRENTLY IN REVIEW

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The primary purpose of this position is to act as the technical lead for the Graphical Information System (GIS) and coordinate the related activities of this system within the Operational Technology (OT) and other departments. This position will use a wide application of complex principles, theories, and concepts to bridge the gap between functional users and technical solutions to ensure the functional capabilities of the cooperative’s Graphical Information System (GIS) and Outage Management System (OMS) are optimized and fully utilized. This position will lead technical research and development to promote continuing innovation, while acting as a resource for other departments and system users providing direction, training, and guidance for less experienced staff.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  1. Quality Work:  Produce thorough, high-quality work with minimal errors.  Seek feedback, make corrections as needed.  Identify problems and solve them.  Strive to improve processes.  Work collaboratively with co-workers to implement systematic changes.

  2. Productivity:  Complete assigned work in a timely fashion.  Utilize slow periods productively.  Produce amount and volume at expected speed.

  3. Technical Skills/Job Knowledge:  Demonstrate appropriate level of understanding of technical skills in area of expertise, technology, products, and/or processes involved.  Duly perform assigned duties.  Keep current on changes and be competent with all technology necessary to perform job.

  4. Communication: Clearly convey oral and written communication.  Keep others informed of activities and problems in timely manner.  Listen well; respond appropriately and respectfully.

  5. Teamwork/Ability to Work with Others: Demonstrate ability to work in a positive manner with co-workers and/or members with differing backgrounds, opinions, capabilities, etc.  Willingly share skills, competencies, and knowledge with others.  Establish and maintain strong, effective working relationships.  Contribute effectively to group efforts.  Promote harmony; agree to disagree without damaging relationships.

  6. Accountability:  Maintain excellent attendance and provide additional assistance after normal working hours when needed.  Be reliable, prepared and accept responsibility for work and actions.

  7. Integrity:  Demonstrate honesty, high ethical standards, and respect for all co-workers and membership.

  8. Professionalism:  Address internal and external members with courtesy and respect.  Dress in work attire appropriate to the position.  Communicate business information in a timely fashion, using means of communication appropriate to the situation.

  9. Support of Cooperative Goals:  Support cooperative goals and adhere to all policies and procedures.  Contribute effectively in support of the cooperative.

  10. Problem-Solving:  Use sound logic and methodology to solve problems.  Explore multiple sources for answers, as required.  Be able to identify hidden problems and propose solutions.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Manage the day-to-day operations of the organization’s Graphical Information System (GIS) infrastructure by monitoring system integrations, performance, configuration, maintenance and repair.

  2. Ensures high availability and acceptable levels of performance of the Graphical Information Systems (GIS).

  3. Develop procedures to maintain security and protect systems from unauthorized use, acts of nature and user abuse.

  4. Works with peers in IT/OT to develop procedures, programs and documentation for backup and restoration of the Graphical Information System (GIS).

  5. Develops tools, procedures, and training sessions for other departments to assist with work.

  6. Stays current with technological developments in Graphical Information System (GIS) technology and recommends ways for IPL to take advantage of this new technology.

  7. Develops and coordinates project directions related to the GIS system and schedules to maximize benefits and minimize impacts on the organization. Provides leadership in planning and implementation of these projects.

  8. Provide assistance to users, including help with GIS related requests for planning and budgeting.

  9. Develops and implements a long-term strategy for utilizing the GIS system for business intelligence needs.

  10. All other duties assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Degree in GIS or other computer-related field from an accredited college or university is preferred.  Equivalent technical training and experience will be considered. 

  2. Training in Database Management Systems (DBMS) and computer system integration desirable. 

  3. Must possess excellent verbal and written skills.


Knowledge and Skills:

  1. In depth knowledge of geospatial data and database concepts (shapefiles, coverages, imagery, spatial extents, positional accuracy)

  2. Use GIS-based application toolsets or developer provided programs to ensure geodatabase version states are efficiently reconciled, posted, conflicts are resolved

  3. Ensure integrity of core cooperative spatial data objects to include: electrical physical orientation and geometrical network connectivity, application-based feature/object relationships between data tables, and by performing rule-based Quality Assurance/Quality Control and SQL queries

  4. Knowledge of cooperative policies and procedures.

  5. Excellent people skills, including communication, diplomacy, interpersonal relations, and conflict management.

  6. Good problem-solving skills.

  7. Organization skills including attention to detail and accuracy.

  8. Professional appearance and attitude.

  9. Ability to understand, interpret, and apply departmental processes and procedures.
     

Software and Toolsets:

  1. ArcGIS Desktop (ArcInfo, ArcCatalog, ArcMap, Geoprocessing Tools, ESRI Geodatabase model)

  2. MSSQL, Oracle, MS Office, MS Access, Crystal Reports, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)

  3. Python Scripting and ArcGIS scripting API knowledge

MENTAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

  1. Requires frequent sitting and use of personal computer keyboard.  Some lifting, carrying, twisting, reaching, crawling, squatting, and bending when working on installation and repair of computers or related equipment.  Maximum weight to lift is approximately 50 pounds.  Requires good finger dexterity and ability to perform close work.

  2. Ability to meet time deadlines and effectively multi-task.

APPLICATION PROCESS

If your credentials and interest match this job, please send your completed application, cover letter and resume to: hr@inlandpower.com or mail them to, Inland Power & Light Company, 10110 W. Hallett Rd., Spokane WA 99224-7435, Attn: Human Resources.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMITMENT

Inland Power and Light is committed to equal employment opportunity for all. Just as our commitment to quality motivates us to go the extra mile, we cooperate with the civil rights agencies in government in an effort to ensure equal opportunity in employment through an Affirmative Action Plan. To assure full implementation of this equal employment policy, we will take steps to assure that persons are recruited, hired, assigned and promoted without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age, disability or any other classification protected by nondiscrimination law.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION

Inland Power will make reasonable accommodation to assist a qualified person with a disability in the job application, interview process and to perform the essential functions of the job whenever possible. Please contact the HR department at Inland Power if you would like assistance.

CONTACT

509-747-7151

800-747-7151 Toll Free

ADDRESS

10110 W. Hallett Road
Spokane, WA 99224

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HOURS

M - Th: 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
F - S: Closed

BILLING

Inland Power & Light
PO Box B
Spokane WA 99219

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