Website Henry County Water Authority
The individual in this full-time position reports directly to Engineering Manager. The GIS Analyst is required to: independently perform advanced assignments in the discipline of GIS (Geographical Information Systems) which focus on maintaining the accuracy and quality of database information; maintaining GIS databases, infrastructure maps, and record drawings; utilizing applications, tools, and utilities to customize or enhance software; review, modify and/or develop new GIS processes; provide/conduct extensive coordination with other departments.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
§ Responsible for performing periodic field surveys and equipment maintenance. Duties include: ability to effectively use survey equipment (such as GPS, Automatic Level, and EDM theodolite) to survey HCWA assets, and/or provide support to engineering staff; maintains electronic survey data files and processes survey points for end users; ensure surveying equipment is functional and operable, and properly calibrated as required; cleans, services, and repairs surveying equipment as necessary; communicates directly with vendors to obtain repair estimates or quotes for equipment; trains staff in the use and care of equipment.
Responsible for establishing as-built CAD standards and procedures. Duties include: reviewing as-built CAD standards and recommending changes; documenting procedures for receiving and reviewing CAD files to ensure all files received from internal sources (Engineering Department) and external sources (Engineering firms, local and state governments) meet the HCWA standards; mapping multiple layers within the GIS system using source documents to ensure the accuracy and completeness of spatial and attribute data; and ensuring linked elements of the database retain proper integrity.
Responsible for establishing and maintaining GIS data files. Duties include: creating and maintaining electronic files in a logical order; maintain good working relationships with multiple sources (i.e. local and state government entities) to facilitate efficient acquisition of updated files (i.e. tax parcel maps, road centerline, road text or other); responsible for managing the archive process for any and all unused files.
Responsible for the production of complex maps and spatial products using multiple data sources in order to meet customer requests. Duties include: advanced knowledge utilizing GIS and CAD software, databases, products and processes to produce complex spatial analyses, attribute queries, tables, and shape files; generating and printing system utility maps, property maps, and other specific maps requested by customers; maintains infrastructure maps and record drawings.
Responsible for interpreting legal descriptions and parcel data. Duties include: researches county plats and deeds; incorporates information from county plats and deeds into CAD drawing files; utilizes survey verified information to appropriately move and rotate the drawings to enhance orientation accuracy; and incorporates the information into the GIS database.
Responsible for providing technical assistance and training. Duties include: provides customer support and training for the GIS web portal and mobile mapping; responds to questions regarding missing or incomplete data; trains staff in the full use and operation of GIS software; designs and evaluates GIS training classes and/or training materials.
§ Responsible for developing technology solutions. Duties include: leading and participating in groups to develop solutions to improve the performance and functionality of GIS data, GIS web portal and mobile mapping; meets with field personnel in all divisions to identify their data and system’s needs; conducts research for alternative solutions to meet data and operational requirements; customizes web and mobile applications using various web programming languages to meet specific user needs.
§ Responsible for performing GIS database maintenance and updating multiple layers within the GIS system. Duties include: utilizing advanced scripts and queries to ensure the accuracy and completeness of spatial and attribute data; utilizing GIS software to effectively update the system; ensures linked elements of the database retain proper integrity.
Responsible for analyzing, developing and implementing Division work processes. Duties include: collaborating with multiple departments to develop and refine work processes in order to achieve greater efficiencies and quality improvements.
Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; and three years related experience and/or training in GIS systems, including two years of database administration experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Computer Skills To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office, GIS desktop applications, Microsoft SQL server.
Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
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