NOTICE OF JOB OPENING
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) TECHNICIAN
Open: March 18, 2019 Close: April 1, 2019 or Until Filled
Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities: operates GIS, database, CAD and associated software; creates and maintains GIS and related data; operates, tests, monitors and documents GIS equipment, software, and custom applications; analyzes, monitors and updates system; authors and plots maps, plans and other presentation ready exhibits; scans and/or files maps, plans, as-builts and other related documents and enters linked data; performs other essential duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of ESRI’s ArcGIS Desktop and Extensions.
Knowledge of ESRI’s GEO database.
Knowledge of land record mapping principles and methods.
Knowledge of map design and cartographic principles and techniques.
Knowledge of GEO processing and spatial analysis.
Knowledge of topology and geometric networks.
Knowledge of GIS automation and scripting.
Knowledge of structured query language.
Knowledge of relational databases.
Knowledge of AutoCAD Map 3-D.
Knowledge of computer aided drafting techniques.
Knowledge of methods and techniques used to research as-built drawing and other engineering records.
Knowledge of GPS data collection issues.
Knowledge of computer hardware and peripherals.
Ability to edit data in ArcGIS Desktop.
Ability to enter data into MS Excel and MS Access.
Ability to use basic functions of AutoCAD.
Ability to author or prepare presentation quality maps, reports, and other graphics.
Ability to read and interpret civil engineering maps and drawings.
Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
Ability to read and interpret plans, legal descriptions and land records.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to research solutions to problems via internet search engines and software support databases.
Ability to plan and manage work.
Ability to maintain accurate records and compile reports.
Ability to follow directions and pay attention to detail.
Ability to complete work with minimal supervision.
Ability to extract information from records (written, computerized, and/or orally).
Ability to coordinate work with others within and outside the utility.
Ability to deal with customer complaints, inquiries, and angry customers effectively.
Ability to lift 25 lbs.
Ability to sit and visually look at a computer screen for extended periods.
Ability to use a computer keyboard and mouse for extended periods.
Skilled in ESRI’s ArcGIS Desktop Software.
Skilled in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel.
Skilled in the use of large format plotters and scanners.
Skilled in the use of Windows based computers and peripherals.
High School diploma or G.E.D.; plus two (2) years of post-high school education in geographic information systems or related field; plus two (2) years of work experience utilizing ESRI’s ArcGIS Desktop software in a Windows client/server environment.
Bachelor’s Degree in Geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Computer Science or related field; experience mapping land records using coordinate geometry (COGO); knowledge of a water distribution system; knowledge of ArcGIS Server; experience with ArcGIS Model Builder and/or scripting languages such as Python, VBA or Java script; knowledge of programming languages such as ArcObjects, Visual Basic .NET, C#, Flex or Java.
Must be 21 years old or older.
Must have a valid Arkansas Driver’s License with a good driving record.
Individual works in a heated and cooled typical office environment.
All interested employees of Central Arkansas Water are encouraged to apply and should request and complete a Request for Transfer/Promotion Form, available from Human Resources, in order to be considered for this position. Interested outside candidates may apply in person beginning on Sunday, March 17, 2019 during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Human Resources Office of Central Arkansas Water at 221 East Capitol, Little Rock. All forms must be completed and returned to Human Resources by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2019 or until filled in order to be considered for the position. A criminal background check will be conducted. Central Arkansas Water will require a pre-employment physical & drug testing for all prospective employees after an offer of employment has been made. All offers will be contingent on the prospective employee receiving a "negative" on the tests conducted. Central Arkansas Water is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and does not discriminate in its employment practices, or any other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or veteran's status.
Job related written and/or skills testing will be conducted.
We support diversity and inclusion.