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Organization: City of Fort Collins - Utilities
Title: GIS Programmer Analyst
Location: Fort Collins, CO USA
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2017-06-12

Position Description:

Note: You must apply for this position on line at the City of Fort Collins website:


REQUISITION #: req1216
DEPARTMENT: IT App. Services-Utilities
BENEFIT CATEGORY: Classified (Non-CBU) View Classifications & Benefits
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-Time Regular
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $55,539.00 - 77,755.00 (Salaries are paid biweekly)
SELECTION PROCESS: Application deadline is 3:00 p.m. MT on 6/26/2017.
You will receive an email acknowledgment when you have successfully submitted an application. Your completed application will be forwarded to the hiring manager. You will be notified if you are selected for further testing or interviews. Please keep your contact information up-to-date. The status of your application will be updated in your applicant profile. Post-offer background check and drug test required.
Located against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and home to Colorado State University (CSU), the City of Fort Collins offers a diverse culture, educated and engaged citizens, outdoor recreation, bicycles, breweries, historic charm, and a thriving economy. Throughout the year, live music and entertainment, as well as great local dining, can be found throughout the historic downtown area. Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city.
The City’s long list of acknowledgements includes:
• No. 8 Top 25 Best-Performing Large Cities (Yahoo Finance 2016)
• “Top Ten Websites” Best of The Web Awards (Center for Digital Government – September 2016)
• Top 10 Healthiest Cities" (Livability.com - April 2015)
• No. 13 “Best Place to Live” (Livability.com - September 2015)
• No. 9, and “One of the Top 10 Best Places to Retire” (CBS Money Watch - February 2012)
Why Work For the City of Fort Collins?

- Medical, dental, vision (for self, spouse, children) – eligible on the 1st of the month following 30 days employment
- Paid vacation, paid holidays, and sick days
- Retirement + company matching – after 6 month probation period and immediate vesting

- Flexible spending: Medical expenses FSA, dependent FSA or both

- Employee Assistance Program: counselling, legal, financial assistance

- Life insurance, short-term and long term disability

- Wellness program, workout facilities

- Employee/family Onsite Health Clinic

- Personal & professional learning opportunities including supervisory and leadership development; plus career mobility
- Collaborative work environment
SUMMARY: Under minimal direction, the GIS Programmer Analyst designs and maintains programs in geographic information systems (GIS) and creates integrations, as needed, from Enterprise information systems to the GIS system. The position will make use of skills in ArcGIS Online, ArcMap / ArcCatalog, ArcGIS Pro, Model Builder, ARC/GIS Server, Python scripting and Enterprise Oracle Geodatabases. They will test, deploy, troubleshoot, and provide on-going support for enterprise level systems applications.

INITIAL PROJECTS: The GIS Programmer Analyst will have a key, new, and exciting role in planning, designing, testing, deploying, monitoring, and supporting new mapping systems for City Utilities. The Utilities is converting to ESRI based mapping systems over the next several years. Mapping is critical to the day to day operations of all the Utilities including water, electric, storm water, and waste water departments. The Utilities is also deploying a new Computerized Maintenance Management system for all Utilities called Maximo. Mapping is critical to the success of the Maximo project as data from Maximo and ESRI will be carried on devices into the field by Utilities’ crews. The GIS Programmer Analyst role may include data mapping/migrations from existing mapping systems into more standard ESRI based mapping. It will involve Systems Administration of a 3rd party mapping tool which is yet to be selected. Electric Operations is developing a 10 year technology roadmap that includes new mapping as well as outage management systems. The selected GIS Programmer Analyst will be in on the early stages of this program and will contribute from the beginning of this strategic effort at the Utilities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive.

 Designs, builds and maintains GIS applications.
 Designs databases and performs data maintenance.
 Performs research and mapping analysis relative to City Utility infrastructure (electric, water).
 Advises users, project managers, and project teams on application of GIS.
 Creates integrations between enterprise level systems and GIS system.
 Implements and regulates all GIS system configurations as needed to maintain system stability, security, and performance.
 Utilizes systems and GIS expertise to support strategic planning effort.
 Assists vendors with data mappings and migrations from legacy mapping systems to new ESRI formats.
 Performs quality control checks on GIS data layers to ensure they meet specifications.
 Uses familiarity with SDE for management of versioning.
 Performs quality control checks on GIS data layers to ensure they meet specifications.
 Maintains hardware and software related to GIS.
 Performs spatial analysis to provide map product or tabular data relative to Utilities services.
 Defines scope and specifications for projects; plans, documents, and coordinates.
 Coordinates closely with City GIS staff.
 Administers and configures Arc/FM type electric operations software solution (Software not yet selected).
 Manages all aspects of 3rd party GIS tools as required such as evaluation, planning, licensing, implementation and on-going support.
 Serves as key member of the Utilities’ Mapping Project staff.
 Makes presentations to project team, Utilities management, and Utility workgroups.
 May design and produce maps and regulatory maps for Utilities departmental project and programs.
 May train users in the use of specialized software
 SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee sometimes is required to stand; and walk. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; drive; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must periodically lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, 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. This job is predominantly performed in an office setting. The employee may occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform the necessary functions of this position.

 Knowledge of spatial and statistical analysis.
 Knowledge of Federal Geographic Data Committee Standards.
 Knowledge and skills in cartography.
 Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with application and GIS users.
 Advanced programming skills, database design, and data modeling.
 Knowledge and experience with specialized software such ArcGIS Online, ArcMap/ArcCatalog, ArcGIS Pro, , Model Builder, Python scripting, Enterprise Oracle Geodatabases, FME and ArcFM.
 Familiarity with SDE (ESRI) and management of versioning.
 Prior experience with 3rd party electric mapping systems (i.e. ArcFM or similar)
 Knowledge of water and electric distribution concepts and Utility field operations highly desirable..
 Ability to communicate effectively with technical and nontechnical users.
 Ability to communicate well both orally and in writing.
 Proficient in the use of MS Windows applications including M/S Access.
 Knowledge of IT development and support procedures, methods, and practices.
 Knowledge of service oriented architecture (SOA).
 Knowledge and experience with the principles and technologies of business systems analysis and design.
 Knowledge and experience in requirements gathering techniques and tools (use case, flow charts and business process flow diagrams).
 Knowledge and experience in data modeling techniques.
 Knowledge and experience with project management methods and techniques including work breakdown structure, estimating, scheduling, resource balancing, and the use of common project management software tools.
 Ability to provide technical direction, mentoring, problem solving assistance, application training to IT-related staff and project staff.
 Ability to interpret data models and to develop database structures.
 Ability to use standard diagramming techniques to design and develop application data models.
 Ability to perform advanced software program debugging, data analysis, and system analysis.
 Ability to recognize, analyze, document, and provide solutions to difficult information technology problems.
 Ability to partner with cross-functional and technical team members to successfully implement large, complex information systems and technology projects.
 Ability to train users and other IT-related staff on applications in formal or informal settings.
 Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff, organizations, and the public.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree in Geography, Computer Science, or related field from an accredited college or university plus a minimum of three years of hands-on experience with ARC/SDE and ARC GIS systems or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional and technical journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, system users, vendors, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to apply mathematical concepts to information system management.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

GISP preferred.

The City of Fort Collins will make reasonable accommodations for access to City services, programs and activities and will make special communication arrangements for persons with disabilities. Please call (970) 221-6535 for assistance.

The City of Fort Collins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions for which they have applied without regard to gender (regardless of gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age 40 years or older, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy or other characteristics protected by law. For the purpose of this City policy “sexual orientation” means a person’s actual or perceived orientation toward heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality.


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