To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. This job description is intended to provide an illustrative summary of the duties, knowledge, skills, abilities, physical demands, and work environment of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor degree in GIS, Geography, Engineering, Information Systems or other closely related field.
- Software experience with ESRI GIS core products (ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox).
- Three (3) years experience in GIS.
- Two (2) years supervisory experience.
- May consider any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.
- Three (3) years of public water or wastewater experience.
- Experience with ESRI ArcSDE, Spatial Analyst, and ArcGIS Server.
- Experience with computer-aided design (CAD) software (AutoCAD, Microstation).
- Experience with geocoding and network analysis.
- GISP/Esri Certification
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of construction and maintenance of wastewater, water, and storm water systems.
- Understanding of the Utility Department and public decision makers’ perspectives and needs.
- Broad computer knowledge including Microsoft Office products.
- Proficient with Esri ArcGIS Suite software versions 10.1 or newer.
- Basic knowledge and understanding of spatial modeling, ArcGIS Data Reviewer, Python scripting, Visual Basic, Access, SQL, and database management.
- Knowledge with editing and maintaining a GIS enterprise environment (versioning, replication).
- Excellent cartographic skills.
- Data modeling experience (Utility, Capital Planning, Asset Management Preferred).
- Thorough knowledge of Geometric Networks and spatial representations of utility data.
- Experience with ArcGIS for Server and publishing data to ArcGIS Online or a plus.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to develop and manage professional relationships with staff and external consultants.
- Thorough understanding of and ability to directly provide leadership, motivation, supervision, training, and evaluation of the workforce.
- Ability to establish and implement effective work routines and schedules using sound time-management methods to set and meet deadlines
- Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
- Proficient in computer keyboarding and using spreadsheet software.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee must frequently stand, walk, talk and hear. Occasionally sit, use hands to handle objects, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, color, distance and peripheral vision.
The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this position the incumbent is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions, works near moving mechanical parts and is at risk of electrical shock. The incumbent is also exposed to wet, humid conditions (non-weather).
The ability to work holidays and weekends is required.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Notice of Consent Decree Posting
The City of Fort Smith, Arkansas (“City”) has entered into a Consent Decree in litigation with the United States of America and the State of Arkansas (“Consent Decree”). The Consent Decree was filed on April 6, 2015, in civil action 14-cv-02266-PKH, pending in the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas Fort Smith Division. The Consent Decree is available for review or copying on the City’s website where it may be found at www.FortSmithWater.org.