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GIS TECHNICIAN

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SALARY RANGE: $68,402 - $85,503

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

HOURS: FULL-TIME, 4 - 10s, MONDAY - THURSDAY - 7:00 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M.

REPORTS TO: ENGINEERING MANAGER

FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT

UNION STATUS: NON-UNION

DEPARTMENT: ENGINEERING

APPLICATION DEADLINE: APPLICANTS UNDER REVIEW

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The primary purpose of this position is to act as technical support in maintaining the cooperative’s Geospatial Information System (GIS). This position will use a wide variety of software applications and technical skills to incorporate, adjust, export and otherwise maintain the data in this system. The position must demonstrate expertise in maintaining GIS data systems to ensure long-term functionality and accuracy of that system as it applies to the needs of the cooperative. The position will work with the GIS administrator, engineering manager and cooperative staff to ensure the data is usable and accurate for a wide range of use cases throughout the organization, while acting as a resource for other departments and system users by providing direction, training and guidance.

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. Maintains the cooperative’s Geospatial Information System (GIS) to ensure accuracy, model connectivity and field asset inventory.

  2. Maintains accurate system phasing and connectivity model for export into other internal applications including but not limited to: Engineering Analysis Models, Outage Management Systems, Customer Information Systems, and other applications as required.

  3. Maintains and updates land base layers for associating the location of utility assets relative to other real-world objects and boundaries including but not limited to: CAD based subdivision layouts, CAD based commercial development layouts, state and county road data, railroad alignments, waterway boundaries, government lands and parcel data.

  4. Produces custom professional maps including paper, digital, and web-based formats for use cases of other departments, third parties and the public as required.

  5. Stays up to date and maintains familiarity with current GIS software and best practices through training, user groups, reading and networking.

  6. Works with GIS administrator and engineering manager to accomplish cooperative’s goals as they apply to the GIS.

  7. Provide assistance to users in correcting errors in the GIS and updating data to more accurately reflect real world asset dispositions.

  8. Provide assistance to user requests for GIS data in accomplishing cooperative goals.

  9. All other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Degree in GIS, Computer Information Systems, or other computer-related field from an accredited college or university is preferred.  Degree may be substituted in part or whole with relevant experience in GIS systems as applied to electrical utilities or similar infrastructure.

  2. Previous experience with database management systems desirable.

  3. Must possess excellent verbal and written skills.


Knowledge and Skills:

  1. Degree in GIS, Computer Information Systems, or other computer-related field from an accredited college or university is preferred.  Degree may be substituted in part or whole with relevant experience in GIS systems as applied to electrical utilities or similar infrastructure.

  2. Previous experience with database management systems desirable.

  3. Must possess excellent verbal and written skills.

Software and Toolsets:

  1. ESRI ArcGIS Software (ArcCatalog, ArcMap, ArcGIS Server, AGOL, ArcPro, and related geoprocessing tools)

  2. AutoDesk AutoCAD

  3. MSSQL, Oracle, MS Office Suite

  4. Python Scripting and ArcGIS scripting API knowledge

  5. NISC Enterprise Software Suite (ABS, CIS, Mapping & Staking, OMS, AppSuite)

 

Mental Demands/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.  The 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.

The GIS technician shall have full authority to carry out these duties and responsibilities in conformity with established policies and procedures and shall utilize time in such a way as to fulfill the objectives of this position and the cooperative.

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.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY / ADA

Inland Power & Light is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer (EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled). We value diversity at all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected classifications as defined by law.


EEO Law Posters can be found on the main Careers (www.inlandpower.com) page in English and Spanish.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION

Inland Power will provide 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.

DISCLAIMER

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. This should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.
 

Inland Power & Light will not be offering any work visa sponsorship for this role.

PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-I.35(c)

BENEFITS

Medical, vision, dental, 401(k), HSA/HRA, retirement plan, PTO, EAP, paid holidays, and disability insurance programs.

APPLICATION

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