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Job Details: GIS Specialist

Company :

Henry County REMC

Address :

3400 S. State Road 3, PO BOX D, New Castle, Indiana 47362

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Job Location :
New Castle, Indiana
Starting Salary :
$29.32 per hour
Posting Date :
Contact Person :
Nicole Murphy

Job Description :
HCREMC is looking for a GIS Specialist. Reporting to the Manager of Engineering, this position will be responsible for obtaining, updating, and implementing all information pertaining to the cooperative-owned facilities in our Geographical Information System (GIS).

Essential Functions:

Ensures the timely maintenance and updating of utility maps, GIS databases and connectivity models.

Will be tasked with taking appropriate steps to integrate the models and databases with other applications in a manner that best serves the REMCís various departments.

Responsible for field verifying model accuracy, performing some manual tasks in the field, and efficiently gathering data as it relates to field assets or joint use attachments.

Will additionally be expected to dedicate time as a backup resource for the REMCís Dispatch Center, I.T. Department, and as otherwise assigned.

Will assist in the preparation of system planning and operational studies (construction and long range planning).

Performs necessary field work to gather field conditions and will require the safe operation of a company vehicle and manual labor such as hammering tags onto utility poles.

Will be tasked with special projects that enhance the appearance and capability of the GIS.

These projects will vary in complexity and will require efficient individual work as well as the ability to work professionally with third-party companies.

Works professionally with all other departments to resolve conflicts to ensure an accurate model is being maintained.
Skills & Qualifications :
Required Qualifications:

Two years of demonstrable experience in the electric utility industry and/or the GIS field

Must be high school graduate, or satisfactorily completed the General Education Development (G.E.D.)

Must be able to work independently and have leadership abilities

Must be willing to work periodic overtime, attend trainings/conferences that require travel, and live within a reasonable distance from Cooperative headquarters

Must be able to plan, schedule, and manage complex projects and establish effective working relationships with construction crew and other team leaders, employees, contractors, management, and stakeholders

Must have physical capability to perform outdoor data gathering work, manual tasks, and inspect facilities off traveled roads

Must have a valid state driverís license

Preferred Qualifications:

Five years of experience in the electric utility industry and the GIS field

An Associateís (or higher) Degree in a related technical field.

Demonstrable experience with ESRI based software

A thorough knowledge of drafting techniques, NEC, NESC, electrical theory, and regulations pertaining to utilities

Knowledge of RUS or similar engineering standards
How To Apply :
Please email Nicole Murphy (nmurphy@hcremc.com) a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Qualified candidates will be contacted by the human resources department.

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