Job Detail

Organization: Charleston Water System
Title: GIS Specialist
Location: Charleston, SC

Posted: 2023-01-18
Application Deadline: 2023-02-05

Position Description:

Position Title: GIS Specialist
Location: St. Philip Street, Charleston, SC
Status: Established Position: Full-time
Salary Range: $50,627.00 ($24.43/hr) - $78,478.40 ($37.73/hr) Grade: 108
Department: Asset Management & GIS
Hours: 7:00 am – 3:30 pm

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2023
APPLY ONLINE: WWW.CHARLESTONWATER.COM
WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Position Summary:
Under limited supervision of the Director of Asset Management & GIS, the Geographic Information System (GIS) Specialist performs technical work and provides specialized support for GIS data development and maintenance.

Essential Functions:
• Research, evaluate, recommend, and implement technical solutions to achieve GIS objectives to forward Charleston Water System’s mission.
• Create, organize, and maintain accurate location and attribution of utility assets.
• Import GIS data into database and perform data updates for various layers.
• Facilitate the acquisition and distribution of spatial data within the GIS, in addition to QA/QC of incoming/outgoing data.
• Work closely with internal and external stakeholders to support their data needs and use of GIS.
• Provide technical support as needed for field and office users on implemented Esri ArcGIS product stack.
• Create, share, and manage web services, web maps, and web applications in AGOL and Portal environments.
• Customize ‘off-the-shelf’ web maps and applications.
• Assist in the maintenance and administration of CWS AGOL and Portal environments.
• Provide GIS training.
• Perform GIS data conversion and analysis.
• Manipulate GIS data to create information products for field and office use.
• Perform GPS field data collection, post processing, and storage.
• Provide oversight and management of GPS data capture.
• May be required to work during emergency conditions.
• Regular attendance is required.
• Job performance must conform to all CWS policies and procedures.
• Specific knowledge of CWS Environmental Management System Policy and Procedures.

Additional Duties
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements, Activities, and Working Conditions
• Ability to understand complex written and oral instructions and communicate with others orally and in writing.
• Ability to visually observe computer screens and hard copy drawings.
• Sedentary work exerting up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly.
• Occasional field work to acquire GIS data, or to confirm accuracy of existing data.
• Ability to operate and maintain motor vehicle.
• Must be able to wear Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) as defined in the Job Safety Analysis (JSA) to perform the required essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
• Associates degree in GIS studies or related discipline with a minimum of two (2) years GIS experience; OR a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in GIS.
• Experience editing data in an ESRI ArcGIS Enterprise versioned Geodatabase required.
• Minimum one (1) year experience with GPS and AutoCAD preferred.
• Experience supporting and using ArcGIS Desktop (ArcGIS Map & Pro), ArcGIS Enterprise, Portal and ArcGIS Online products.
• Experience in the production of maps, web maps, and other GIS products.
• Experience creating and maintaining metadata for GIS databases.
• Experience creating models using Esri Model Builder.
• Knowledge of GIS concepts and methodology.
• Knowledge of general mapping principles, spatial analysis, and cartography.
• Knowledge and experience working with coordinate system transformations.
• Knowledge and experience using AutoCAD software.
• General knowledge of the principles, theories and methods of database concepts related to the various types, classes, uses, and interrelationships of assets within a typical water and wastewater utility.
• Ability to interpret drawings, maps, plats, legal document, and surveys.
• Ability to read and comprehend technical papers, policies, procedures, technical manuals, software help files, etc.
• Ability to provide training in the use of GIS and GPS.
• Ability to prioritize and plan work.
• Strong analytical and organizational skills.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Creative thinking abilities and problem-solving skills.

Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
• Valid South Carolina Driver’s License required.
• Geographic Information Systems Professional Certification (GISP) preferred.
• Esri Desktop Associate or Professional preferred.

Training Needs:
• OSHA and Departmental safety training as required.
• Skills Based Training.
• Standard Operating Instruction (SOI) per department requirements.
• ISO 14001 standards for department and company.
• See Department Competency and Training Matrix for this position.

Potential Career Path:
ELIGIBILITY FOR PROMOTION TO VARIOUS POSITIONS THROUGHOUT THE COMMISSION DEPENDS UPON INDIVIDUAL QUALIFICATIONS AND NOTED JOB PROGRESSIONS ARE NO GUARANTEE OF CAREER PATH TO THESE OR ANY OTHER JOB(S) AT THE COMMISSION.

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