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Utilities GIS Analyst - 06-5491

National Computing Group Syracuse ,NY
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Job Title: Electric Asset Data GIS Analyst

  • 12 month + contract position (feel free to inquire about extension)
  • Candidate must be able to work as W2 contractor for any US employer without sponsorship. No C2C or OPT

Manager notes:

  • Project's original scope is through March 2021.
  • Location: Syracuse NY
  • Open to candidates who need to relocate (no relocation assistance offered)
  • Electric distribution experience/knowledge is requested, but not required.
  • GIS experience - not a necessity but it does help with the process of using the tools
  • When the contractor is reviewing the asset on the poles and comparing it's very helpful to have knowledge of electrical distribution
  • BA degree or equivalent experience
  • MA degree is likely overqualified
  • -Independent worker is valuable

*More electric distribution experience requested as compared to ARCGIS experience. We can teach the ARCGIS experience, but the electric experience is valuable when a virtual walk down of the electricity distribution system occurs to confirm the connectivity model. The connectivity model is a simple way of indicating that all of the components on the electric distribution system align.*

Job Purpose:

  • Project to analyze and process work in the Company Geographic Information System (Electric)

Experience Required:

  • Hands on experience working with Electric utility GIS models and systems – Smallworld or ESRI
  • Proven experience working with diverse teams to gather information in support of job duties


  • Experience working with utility asset information – particularly electric distribution
  • Experience working with other systems including work and document management
  • Understanding of data management and quality principles

Qualifications Required:

  • Demonstrated customer service and communication skills (verbal and written) including proven ability to work in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, problem-solving and decision-making capabilities.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Proficient with computer applications.
  • Highly motivated with ability to take an assignment and progress independently.

Key Tasks:

  • Accurately represent electric distribution assets in the GIS system by collaborating with stakeholders and referencing authoritative maps and/or photos.
  • Contractor will compare on a Feeder by Feeder basis (i) the vendor photo and the assets identified within the photo to (ii) the assets identified with the Smallworld GIS system and (iii) the assets located on the regional control center index maps. The contractor will identify any discrepancies between these three components and either (a) update the Smallworld GIS system where appropriate or (b) recommend changes to the Smallworld GIS and Index Maps for correction by other departments. All updates, recommended changes or questions to external groups shall be entered by the Contractor within the IMAP ARCGIS Online environment. Contractor will confirm the photo quality and verify that the photo assigned to a GIS Asset ID is consistent with the asset information within Smallworld GIS. Discrepancies will require that the Outside Vendor for Photo Acquisition be notified to enable them to correct the photos.
  • Contractor execute a series of checks which validate the connectivity of the feeder. Contractor will update the Smallworld GIS system as appropriate to correct any validation errors.
  • Contractor (separate from the contractor who performs the virtual walk down and validation phases) will perform a quality control / quality assurance step on the feeder, ensuring that the proposed modifications are accurate based on the QAQC Status assigned to the Virtual Walk Down person. Corrections to the feeder will be sent back to the person assigned the Virtual Walk Down / Validation steps for corrections. Contractor will prepare and send to the Maps & Records Sharepoint site (i) all Index Map changes and (ii) complex changes.
  • QAQC Contractor resource will close out a feeder by posting the Smallworld GIS modifications within the Smallworld GIS system when a feeder has been determined to be clean of any issues / discrepancies. The QAQC Contractor will notify the department that a feeder is closed, enabling the DP&I department to continuously monitor that feeder for any modifications in the future.

Main Interfaces:

  • Other Asset Data and Analytics team members, Operations Support personnel

    National Computing Group


    Syracuse, NY