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Organization: NISC
Title: GIS Database Conversion Programmer
Location: Lake St. Louis, MO
Application Deadline: 2018-09-01
Posted: 2018-06-20

Position Description:

National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) is an information technology company that develops and supports software and hardware solutions for our Member/Owners who are primarily utility and telecommunications cooperatives and companies across the nation. NISC is an industry leader providing advanced, integrated IT solutions for consumer and subscriber billing, accounting, engineering and operations, as well as many other leading-edge IT solutions. NISC is ranked in ComputerWorld’s Best Places to Work survey for fourteen consecutive years and we are looking for qualified individuals to join our Team. 

The Database Conversion Programmer is responsible for the conversion and configuration of E&O (Engineering and Operations) GIS geodatabases. You will also be responsible for collaborating with the team to understand and fulfill needs to automate processes to extract, transform, load and validate data. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Perform GIS project responsibilities by converting customer CAD, engineering and GIS/staking data to NISC GIS data model for use with NISC E&O software, according to all NISC established project conversion guidelines. 
Assists with data issues for customers who are using NISC E&O products and recommends changes or enhancements, as directed.
Provides superior customer service to our customers in all encounters.
Promotes and maintains a high-quality, professional, service-oriented company image among users and prospects.
Assists in identifying data requirements related to E&O products.
Fulfills change requests for existing and new requirements of data conversion programs.
Conveys customer feedback to management and product development staff, as appropriate.
May be required to travel to customer sites on occasion.
Commitment to NISC Statement of Shared Values. 
Other duties as assigned.

Strong knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS software including ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox.
Strong understanding of how databases are built and modified through the ArcGIS interface.
Strong knowledge of coordinate systems
Strong foundation of concepts in GIS.
Strong understanding of geometric networks.
Excellent research and problem solving skills with a strong attention to detail
Strong desire to produce high quality conversions
Strong PC skills.
Basic knowledge of SQL Server Express including Management Studio Express and how SQL Server is used within ESRI applications.
Basic knowledge of Python.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office products including Access, Word and Excel.
Knowledge of the electric and telecom industry or other related industry as related to engineering and operations.
Basic knowledge of AutoCAD and MicroStation.
Familiarity with basic RUS construction unit naming conventions.
Familiarity with project management processes and theory.
Ability to organize and prioritize a large work volume.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Ability to interact in a positive manner with internal and external contacts.
Strong verbal and written interpersonal and communication skills.
Strong telephone etiquette and an ability to deal effectively with Customers.
Desired Education and Experience:

Generally requires three to five years of experience in geographic information software systems and applications to include ESRI ArcGIS, AutoCAD or other mapping systems. Experience with electric distribution systems and telecom a plus.

Bachelor’s Degree in a professional field (engineering or information technology preferred) or equivalent experience.