Utility GIS Technician

City of Gainesville
Job Description
Salary 
$23.69 - $37.19 Hourly
Location 
Gainesville, FL
Job Type
Full-Time Regular
Department
ELECTRIC UTILITY FUND
Job Number
010-09547
 
 
Closing
5/2/2021 11:59 PM Eastern
Job Ad

Gainesville Regional Utilities’ (GRU) Energy Delivery Department is seeking a Utility GIS Technician to provide Electric and Gas Utility GIS mapping support.  The position will report to the Utility Project Team Leader III for Energy Delivery GIS in the Work and Resource Management department while working closely with staff across GRU’s Energy Delivery Division. The nature of this work is to provide technical support applying geographic information systems technology to specific disciplinary areas of utilities including applying the principles of geomatics as it relates to automated mapping and facilities management (AM/FM) systems.
 
This technical position will support a wide variety of GRU staff that use the utility-wide Geographic Information System (GIS) for planning, design, construction, maintenance, inventory, as-built posting, and analysis of GRU’s Electric and Gas system.  The position will also provide support to help departments across Energy Delivery move into the next generation of the Esri ArcGIS Enterprise platform. Energy Delivery is moving from the Geometric Network Data Model to the new Utility Network Data Model. Energy Delivery is also expanding the use of Trimble’s Cityworks work and asset management system which is tightly integrated with the ArcGIS Enterprise platform. This position will support moving to a fully automated field mobile solution using native apps included with the Esri ArcGIS Enterprise and Trimble’s Citywork system. The candidate will be required to work in a team environment with other technical staff, demonstrate office and field working capabilities, and provide support to end users as a technical subject matter expert.

Minimum Requirements for the position include graduation from an accredited two year college or university with major course work in Geomatics, Surveying and Mapping, Geography, GIS,CADD, or related field and one year progressively responsible experience in utilities mapping or related field, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. A valid Florida Drivers license is required.

Preferred Candidate will have experience with more than one of the following: 

 

  • ·Experienced with Esri's ArcGIS Enterprise platform (ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Portal, SDE Geodatabase) that supports Cityworks, an Outage Management System (OMS), Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), planning, engineering, designing, maintenance and construction of an electric or gas utility

  • ·Experience with Schneider Electric ArcFM Solution for Electric or Gas

  • ·Experience editing a Esri ArcGIS Geometric Network for an Electric or Gas data model 

  • ·Experience with Cityworks: AMS, Storeroom, Respond, Insights, Analytics, etc 

  • ·Experience with Python, arcpy, Jupyter Notebooks, pandas 

  • ·Experience with publishing ArcGIS Geoprocessing Tools to ArcGIS Portal

  • ·Trimble’s Cityworks and Esri’s ArcGIS Enterprise technical support for end users.

  • ·Converts requirements into appropriate system configurations to support the planning, creation & implementation of ArcGIS feature services, map services, web apps and dashboards

  • ·Converts requirements into appropriate system configurations to support the planning, creation & implementation of Cityworks Work Order Templates, reports and dashboards

  • ·Use a data driven approach to drive process improvement for all activities and systems that ArcGIS and Cityworks supports.

  • ·Prepare technical documentation of project requirements, procedures, and implementation plans 

  • ·Build custom reports using SQL, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, and Crystal Reports. 

  • ·Design, interpret, and implement process diagrams with Microsoft’s Visio 

  • ·Creating and maintaining workflow documentation and management practices 

  • ·Train users on the use and adoption of Trimble’s Cityworks and Esri’s ArcGIS Enterprise technology

  • ·Create and maintain administrative and help documents for end-users 

  • ·Experience with Esri's ArcGIS Apps and Cityworks Apps   

As a Utility GIS Technician, the candidate will bridge the gap between business processes and technology solutions. The candidate should have strong technical skills, and a familiarity with Cityworks and ArcGIS Enterprise. The ability to think critically will be requirements for success. The Utility GIS Technician will be expected to work as part of a team and will regularly interface with colleagues, Managers, Supervisors, Engineers, IT Support staff, Cityworks Technical Support, Esri Technical Support and a variety of end-users across many City departments. 

 

The successful candidate will assist the primary technical administrator of Energy Delivery’s GIS and the work & asset management system that supports the Electric & Gas utilities. The candidate should be able to assess the suitability of information system configurations and work with end users and IT staff to achieve desired outcomes. 

 

The ideal candidate will also assist the primary administrator for all enhancements and continued improvements of the existing Cityworks and ArcGIS systems. The candidate will work closely with Cityworks and ArcGIS users and stakeholders. 

 
** May fill multiple positions **
 ** May establish an eligibility list for future hiring. **
 ** May require additional assessments to fill the position. **

 

Job Description

NATURE OF WORK
Professional and technical work applying geographic information systems technology to specific disciplinary areas of utilities including applying the principles of geomatics as it relates to automated mapping and facilities management (AM/FM) systems.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS
Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor in a specific disciplinary area and work under limited supervision. Work in this class is distinguished from higher classes by its limited supervisory responsibilities and from lower classes by its emphasis on geomatics and utility mapping applications.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Graduation from an accredited two year college or university with major course work in Geomatics, Surveying and Mapping, Geography, GIS,CADD, or related field and one year progressively responsible experience in utilities mapping or related field, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATES
Valid Florida Driver's License required.

NOTES
Physical strength and agility sufficient to safely perform all essential job functions.
Work may require performance of tasks outdoors under varying climatic conditions.


EXAMPLES OF WORK**
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Provides technical assistance to the assigned utilities disciplinary area (i.e. electric, gas, water, wastewater or telecommunications) and works closely with the Utility GIS Coordinator
Maintains and updates utility specific layers and performs related data collection and analysis.
Maintains and updates the GIS utility easement layer using Coordinate Geometry (COGO) and assists with legal description interpretation and utility easement sketch interpretation.
Interprets title searches, easement documentation, survey plats, metes and bounds descriptions, and other survey data to insure accuracy of data included in the AM/FM/GIS system.
Performs maintenance and updating of the GIS data files including facilties data, parcel map data and other planimetric map data as required.
Obtains utility facilities locations using GPS (Global Positioning System) field collection hardware and software.
Creates utility map products within the applied utilities discipline using GIS software.
Maintains engineering records and prepares reports.
Attends GIS classes, seminars, regular city and county GIS User Group meetings and other special-project GIS committee meetings as needed
Attends work on a continuous and regular basis.

NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
May act in absence of supervisor
Assists with annual budget preparation.
Coordinates and gathers necessary survey and other engineering data for use in GIS layers.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

SELECTION FACTORS
Knowledge of surveying and engineering mathematics and their applications to surveying and engineering computations.
Knowledge of principles, practices, techniques, and instruments used in GPS field data acquisition
Knowledge of documentation and graphic representation of utility easements, utility right-of-ways, and utility property acquisitions
Knowledge of the specific utility system disciplinary area (i.e. electric, gas ,water, wastewater or telecommunications).
Skilled in using ESRI GIS software, AutoDesk CAD software, calculator capable of COGO computations, and the Microsoft Office suite.
Ability to perform technical surveying computations including coordinate geometry (COGO) calculations.
Ability to produce professional quality finished planimetric utility maps.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to work effectively with co-workers and the general public.

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