Job Detail

Organization: James Island Public Service District
Title: GIS Coordinator
Location: Charleston, SC

Posted: 2020-03-16
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

Under the direction of the Director of Wastewater Services, provide implementation, coordination and oversight for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases, server(s), and related technology. Develop and administer database applications, projects, and programs. Provide daily maintenance and presentation of geographic data; improve GIS functions and systems; perform quality assurance duties; and deal courteously and effectively with fellow employees and community members.


30% Administer and maintain the ArcGIS Geodatabases including creation, validation, and maintenance of GIS data layers. Perform complex feature editing, revision to database structures, as well as implement data integrity measures, backup procedures, and recovery tasks. Administer and maintain the ArcGIS Server, MS SQL Server, published services, and other pertinent ArcMap projects. Perform geoprocessing tasks using scripting or queries to automate tasks, modify and customize data layers and perform analysis;

25% Serve as project manager on GIS or wastewater system related projects. Projects to include asset management, evaluation studies, condition assessments, and coordination with engineer for long term planning and maintenance of the wastewater system. Fulfill data, map, and record drawing requests;

15% Develop & maintain internal web-based GIS applications, primarily the Wastewater Work Order Program, but also for other departments or functions. Train users to navigate, access information, and edit data on GIS applications;

20% Act as back-up support for Administrative Coordinator in IT related issues as well as updating and maintaining JIPSD website. Assist with hardware/software/system upgrades and/or maintenance. Assist with planning for future IT related projects with budgetary and interoperability considerations. Provide technical support and guidance to all staff as required. Serve as link to Information Technology consultants. Provide maintenance of phone system including calendar events, user changes, and basic troubleshooting;

10% Maintain internal and external records related to the wastewater system such as maintenance, repairs, and issues. Compile information for monthly and annual reporting. Coordinate acquisition, integration, and update of third-party data from Charleston County, Charleston Water System, and other entities as needed. Maintain record drawing files for long term retention & dissemination;

100% = Total Essential Functions


GIS & Wastewater Related:
• Knowledge of ArcGIS, ArcSDE, other GIS and/ or AutoCAD software with the ability to use the software to produce GIS products such as advanced maps, web maps, conduct analysis, and generate reports.
• Software proficiency: ArcGIS Desktop, Pro, Portal for ArcGIS, WebApp Builder, SQL Server Management Studio, AutoCAD.
• Cartographic techniques, principles, and procedures; Principles and techniques of database design and programming;
• Knowledge of Sanitary sewer system layout, features, design, operation, maintenance.
• Ability to understand and interpret wastewater As built, record drawings, blueprints, and design plans;
• Geodatabase creation and management including relational databases, network layers, related tables, data integration and updates from external sources.
• GIS based server administration and management including software updates, service publishing/ caching, email data triggers.
• GIS web application design, implementation, and user training.
• Draft, edit, create SQL queries, commands, statements within SQL server and ArcGIS software.
• Project management within a variety of utility or municipal projects; Ability to prioritize, organize, coordinate and follow up on projects within timelines; use initiative and independent judgement;
• Global Positioning System (GPS) field data collection of utility features;

General Duties:
• Ability to abide by JIPSD’s Code of Conduct/ Behavioral Standards.
• Problem solving/ troubleshooting skills;
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing- including ability to write clear and concise technical reports;
• Ability to interpret and analyze technical information;
• Ability to understand and carry out oral, written, and intuitive instructions;
• Ability to establish effective working relationships with all those with whom there is contact in the course of work;
• Skilled in the operation of computers and computer software; Operate a variety of computer hardware including but not limited to desktops, laptops, tablets, or other mobile computers, GPS devices, printers, scanners, and copiers.
• Understanding of basic terminology used in networking and desktop computer support


• Bachelor’s Degree in GIS, computer science, environmental science, geography, or related field plus four (4) years related professional-level experience involving the design, implementation, and use of ESRI GIS, AutoCAD, and database applications;

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