This is a multi-disciplinary position requiring a well-rounded, independent professional. The position plans, designs, programs, implements, documents and maintains MW&L’s Geographic Information System (GIS) applications and computerized systems. Close work with other Engineering and Operations staff is expected and the technical development of coworkers to geo-enable them with the equipment and applications they need to do their jobs is also an important piece. Accuracy, communication, and teamwork skills are essential.
WHY IS MW&L A GREAT PLACE TO WORK?
Annual Salary: $75,000 - $105,000
Full benefit package, including Oregon PERS retirement.
4x10 work schedule, contributing to a quality work/life balance.
96 hours of sick leave annually; paid bereavement leave.
Paid holidays, including two floating holidays.
Company contribution to employee-owned HRA/VEBA account.
133 years dedicated to providing reliable, affordable utilities for the community.
Strong reputation as a financially sound, reliable utility.
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply through our online application system, and submit a cover letter and resume to be considered. Online application can be found atwww.mc-power.com/career/.
Before applying, please read the GIS Programmer/ Analyst job description on the MW&L website in full to learn about the scope of duties and qualifications for the position.
Required Education and Experience
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Geography, Computer Science, Engineering, Business, or related field with specific GIS coursework and/or training.
Four years of progressively responsible experience in a GIS professional or closely related position.
An equivalent combination of experience and education may qualify.
Driver’s license valid in Oregon, with acceptable driving record.
Ability to pass a pre-employment background check.
Experience with National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC).
Preference will be given to candidates with experience in utility or municipal engineering.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Essential functions of this position include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Performs technical services in GIS data construction, programming, database management, GIS analysis, and system implementation.
Develops GIS standard policies and procedures; maintains and preserves the integrity and design of GIS.
Analyzes GIS needs and develops cost-effective recommendations to enhance GIS computer systems; participates in budget and strategic planning.
Develops and conducts training in GIS systems, methodology, software, and applications.
Manages projects to overcome data shortfalls, often through field inspection mobile platforms.
Develops, modifies, enhances, and upgrades the applications and databases used to perform mapping for the utility over multiple platforms.
Produces standard and specialized maps, drawings, analyses, and reports related to GIS.
Codes in common GIS development environments to maintain existing code and to be able to solve future problems with custom solutions.
With electrical engineer, supplies data exports to the power distribution modeling software and the SCADA system.
Creates extract-transform-load procedures to bring legacy databases and spreadsheets into spatial data warehouses.
Conducts spatial analyses and queries.
Maintains parity between GIS features and asset management and business databases.
Manages ArcGIS Server/ArcGIS Online web services.
Uses AutoCAD to maintain schematics and non-spatial as-built drawings; maintains GIS-to-CAD processes; performs COGO editing.
Reports and data-mines in spatial, asset management, and business databases.
Shares data with outside entities and engineering consultants.
Operates a company vehicle to travel between facilities, to construction sites, and to meetings.
McMinnville Water and Light is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
McMinnville Water and Light (MW&L) operates and maintains the City of McMinnville’s potable water system and electric system in McMinnville, Oregon. Approximately 60 employees deliver services for the municipal utility. Established in 1889, MW&L has a strong reputation as a financially sound, reliable utility, and boasts some of the lowest water and electric rates in the northwest.
All employees work a 4 x 10 schedule.