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GIS Administrator | New Braunfels, TX

Website New Braunfels Utilities

Electric & Water Utility Company

The GIS Administrator is responsible for the health, integrity, and long range planning of NBU’s Geographic Information System (GIS), which houses the electric, water, wastewater, and fiber optic utilities infrastructure network for New Braunfels. The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities; it is not all-inclusive and all duties may not be required of the position.

• Safeguard and maintain the integrity of NBU’s utility networks
• Create, plan, implement standards for GIS computer and technical equipment
• Evaluate and determine computer software needs and version upgrade migrations
• Oversee the design and maintenance of NBU’s geodatabase
• Develop familiarity with NBU organizations’ use of data and how it supports their programs and business processes
• Ability to complete analysis, produce maps and reports, and provide recommendations based on GIS and related data
• Track productivity and backlog of the group
• Implement GIS related training and develops technical documentation as required
• Implement quality assurance/quality control procedures including geographical data management policies and guidelines, standards and metadata documentation
• Embrace and adhere to best practices for database architecture, security, and maintenance
• Uphold management philosophy of configuration over customization

• Promote open communication with GIS team
• Represent the GIS team on all related projects within NBU and external agencies
• Direct the design, development, and quality assurance of GIS software systems applications
• Consult with team on current and future projects
• Assist team with complex scenarios and provides technical expertise as needed
• Mentor and coach junior team members as necessary
• Advocate training and certification for team and work on professional development plans for team

• Develop methodologies to automate complex GIS procedures to increase efficiencies and the overall effectiveness of the GIS program
• Provide GIS users simple yet effective means to access information, answer questions, generate work products, and support decision making
• Track and maintain integrations to and from GIS system
• Evaluate and make recommendation for GIS standards, policies, and practices
• Implement GIS related training and develop technical documentation as required
• Prepare formal GIS policies and internal procedures for change management

• Maintain regular attendance; leave schedule should be managed so as to not interfere with ability to accomplish tasks, including special projects and assignments with deadlines or negatively affect direct reports’ ability to do their jobs when applicable
• Adhere to NBU safety guidelines and practices at all times and in all situations
• Maintain a clean and safe work area, office, field site and vehicle as applicable
• Develop & maintain effective customer service skills for communications with co­workers, customers and the public in general
• Maintain strict confidentiality of business, employee and customer information in written and oral communications and safeguard sensitive documents
• Adhere to NBU policies and procedures
• Exemplifies NBU Core Values of Integrity, Stewardship, Team and Safety
• Participate in and support initiatives to reach annual NBU Performance Measures

Bachelors degree in Geography, Computer Science, Environmental, or other related field preferred
Work Experience Time: Five years or more with at least two years of supervisory experience

GISP Certification Preferred

Requires extensive experience with ArcGIS Desktop
• Experience with Windows Desktop and Server Operating Systems
• Experience with ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Server required
• Experience with SQL Server and Geodatabase Tuning strongly preferred
• Requires some knowledge of Python, modelbuilder, and scheduled tasks
• Experience with .Net, VBA, C# a plus
• Experience with ArcFM a plus
• Experience with ArcGIS in a mobile environment is also a preferred

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