Performs a variety of professional and technical duties related to administration, development, implementation, integration, mapping, and database management necessary to develop, implement, maintain, and operate the Idaho Falls Power software systems including GIS, AMI, OMS, EAMS, MDM, CIS, SCADA.
Maintains and improves the efficiency of company GIS users through optimizing processes, ensuring GIS data availability, and direct interaction and training. Assists GIS users with efficient use of their mapping, material and workflow applications; coordinates, documents and conducts training; reviews, orders, tests and installs software products and updates; documents department processes and procedures.
Receives and reviews various geographic documentation from departments; assembles data from GPS, local surveys, utilities, state and federal agencies and other entities for conversion into GIS layers, mapping and analysis; quality checks data as to content accuracy and format; participates in the development and maintenance of GIS geo-databases, posting changes, verifying and reconciling various Geodatabase versions, etc.; gathers and updates spatial data; enters and creates GIS layers from multiple data sources including city data and general plans; generates digitized maps through a geographic information system (GIS) using ArcINFO, ArcGIS or related ESRI computer program application(s).
Participates in the maintenance of various data/GIS layers within the GIS system; ensures accuracy of the system by verifying changes; utilizes ArcGIS to effectively update the system; ensures linked elements of the database retain proper integrity and accuracy.
Using GIS, provide analysis and/or assist in maintaining the outage management system software and fiber management software; provides technical support and training to division staff related to OMS; performs ongoing and daily problem-solving; researches command chains within the GIS system; makes changes in command sequences as needed to remedy problems and maintain the system.
Engages in various project processes involving metadata, spatial analysis, GPS information gathering, data conversions, Geoprocessing, Geocoding, and various aspects of programming requiring use of VB, VBA, AML, Managing ArcIMS, Managing ArcServer, etc.
Attend city wide GIS coordination meetings for developing shared GIS databases and policies. Work closely with the City GIS Coordinator; assist other Division personnel in use of GIS and related software. Coordinates the receipt of data from division engineering staff to ensure timely completion of projects
Prepares, revises, and provides, as necessary, a variety of maps and digital data required by city staff and the public; utilizes ArcGIS, AutoCad and related GIS software along with digitizing table, plotter and GPS equipment to create various computerized maps; conducts field exercises utilizing GPS equipment to pinpoint coordinates and measurements for various geographic criteria, i.e., parcels, roads, structures, vegetation, etc.; may perform general field survey duties as needed.
Documents and tracks complex user requests for GIS application issues and updates. Communicates application issues and enhancements to appropriate staff.
Stays current with all aspects of GIS and mapping information technology and software. Acts as liaison with GIS and surveying vendors to establish cost effective purchases, demonstrations, workshops and product reviews for users. Tests application software and updates to evaluate ease of use and whether product will aid in performing work; writes software and hardware evaluations and recommendations for management review.
Provides technical support to users (inquiring how to use specific functions, such as statistical, graphical, database, etc.
Other IT System (OMS, EAMS, MDM) and other IFP software systems
This position is assists with day to day operation of the OMS (Outage Management System); the Advanced Meter Infrastructure systems including EAMS (Energy Access Management System) and the MDM (Meter Data Management System)
Provide analysis and/or assist in maintaining the different IT Systems (OMS, EAMS, MDM); performs ongoing and daily problem-solving; makes changes in processes as needed to remedy problems; maintain the systems for day to day functionality; completes or oversees integration as necessary.
Works in conjunction with the vendors of these IT Systems, and other department personnel, to maintain system functionality; schedule any maintenance; test any system patches from each vendor; and upgrade maintenance and implementation of these various systems. This includes using various forms of communication to effectively communicate with vendors, manufactures, project team, and system users.
This position will act as a liaison with the Municipal Services Department to ensure that integration between the GIS system and the Customer Information System is updated and maintained property.
Works with users to optimize and efficiently use software applications as they pertain to the different systems (OMS, EAMS, MDM).
Writes and/or revises training manuals and procedures to train user on the different capabilities each system contains.
Takes a lead and/or participates in all current and future integrations that occur within these IT Systems
Takes a lead and/or participates in developing, validating, and executing all levels of testing in these IT Systems.
This position requires the ability to use MS Access, MS Excel, and ArcGIS to develop, maintain, implement, and query various spreadsheets and databases to be used by various staff.
Provides back up to Energy Services Representatives; may respond to public phone calls and dispatch crews to problem locations for maintenance and emergency response.
Performs related duties as assigned.