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Organization: Montgomery Water Works and Sanitary Sewer Board
Title: GIS Analyst III
Location: Montgomery, AL
Application Deadline: 2017-05-19
Posted: 2017-04-10

Position Description:

SALARY RANGE $49,608.00 – $77,563.20
(Salary to commensurate with education, experience, and training)

KIND OF EXAMINATION: Applicants will be screened based on education and experience as submitted in the application and supplemental questionnaire forms online at www.mwwssb.com. For this reason, applicants are urged to answer all questions on the application form and questionnaire completely, providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where, and exactly what their duties were. An application is not considered complete if the Supplemental Questionnaire is not submitted with your application. Application and Supplemental Questionnaire information will be accepted ONLINE at www.mwwssb.com. ALL pre-employment offers are contingent upon passing a mandatory drug test and a satisfactory result of a background investigation.

PURPOSE OF EXAMINATION: To establish an employment register to fill future vacancies with the Water Works and Sanitary Sewer Board of the City of Montgomery.

CLOSING DATE: Application and supplemental questionnaire information will be accepted online at www.mwwssb.com 7:30 A.M. until 3:00 P.M., beginning Monday, April 10, 2017 ending Friday, May 19, 2017.


This is a skilled technical position (requiring both office and fieldwork) specializing in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The primary purpose of the position is to assist in the maintenance and support of existing applications as well as the creation, implementation, and development of new desktop, web-based, and mobile based GIS applications.

This class is also is responsible for the technical and logistical support for projects involving digitizing, preparation, manipulation and maintenance of GIS data, products and services, and assistance to the GIS staff.

Reports to the Chief Engineer.



Coordinate with Water Works Departmental staff to identify and document GIS, web based, and mobile application requirements, develop programming, test programing to ensure reliability, install programing, and provide training and technical assistance to end-users of the various applications implemented.

Develop user-friendly interfaces for applications that use both spatial and non-spatial data that meet the functional requirements and provide effective and accurate visualization of spatial data.

Apply cartographic modeling techniques and statistics to application development.

Assist as needed in the collection of data from utility construction and existing system projects using surveying instruments, electronic data recorders, global positioning system equipment, lasers, levels and related equipment.

Implement systems that may include installation and configuration of software including GIS software, web-based software, upgrades, patches, and add-ins as required.

Review digital maps, use GIS software to include locations of manholes, meters, and water and sewer main features; provide comments on accuracy and produces new maps as required.

Evaluate and enter data into GIS database using trigonometry, coordinate geometry, and cadastral mapping standards.

Assist the Engineering and Maintenance staff in the collection of attribute and location data for new and existing water and sewer assets or features of the Board’s infrastructure.

Read and interpret plat sheets and specifications.



Perform other related duties as may be assigned.



Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, Coordinate geometry (COGO) applications, and related software and applications.

Knowledge of geography, cartography (mapping) and data collection using GPS equipment.

Ability to read and interpret a variety of engineering plans, drawing, plat sheets and specifications.

Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions and to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with co-workers, supervisors, subordinates, the public, contractors, subcontractors and vendors.

Ability to perform precise data collection, manipulation, plotting and conversion in a digital map environment.

Ability to communicate complex GIS procedures and operations to other employees involved in creating the GIS database.

Ability to use PC-Based software applications for data management and reporting to include personal computers, GIS database, GPS hardware, and software.

Skill in the operation of standard surveying instruments and other engineering instruments to include typical office and field instruments for GIS data collection.

Ability to perform other GIS staff tasks as required.



Completion of a BS/BA degree from an accredited college or university, with major course work in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Geography, or other GIS related fields with specific course work in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).



Experience with GIS and administrative software programming to include ESRI, Auto Desk, Intergraph, ArcObjects, Python, MicroSoft Visual Studio, VB.NET, C#, and PL/SQL.

Experience and training in HTML, ASP.NET, JavaScript, and other web development languages.

Experience working as a programmer in GIS application development using component architecture and .NET Framework.

Knowledge and experience maintaining an enterprise geodatabase in SQL Server.

Knowledge and experience with Plotters, Digitizers, and Scanners.

Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Products including, Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point.

Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) certification preferred.



Ability to frequently lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects weighing up to 20 pounds and carry up to a distance of 200 feet.

Ability to see, hear, and speak within normal ranges and tones.

Ability to work for sustained periods while maintaining attention to detail.



A majority of this work will be performed in a professional office setting with intermittent off-site construction and field settings and various operating locations and construction sites in the local area.