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Organization: Evari GIS Consulting
Title: Operations Lead (Ops Lead)
Location: San Diego, CA
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2018-07-06

Position Description:

Evari GIS Consulting seeks an Operations Lead (Ops Lead) to provide project management and organization services on work under contract. The individual who fills this role will work alongside and has a complementary and equal role to the IT and Innovation Lead (Tech Lead).

Formal job posting is available at:

The Ops Lead must possess 1) Technical expertise in the ArcGIS Technology Stack and related technology 2) Enjoy training enthusiastic staff and 3) Excellent management talents. The Ops Lead is responsible to bring out the best in Evari staff, work alongside the Tech Lead to scale the businessís resources through periods of growth, while continuing to provide excellent customer service and first-class deliverables. If brought on-board today, the Ops Lead will directly manage 12 full time GIS staff. The Ops Lead is directly responsible for the Regulatory, Construction and Energy and Lighting teams.

The Operations team, the team responsible for completing work under contract, is lead by 2 people: The Ops Lead and the Tech Lead. Together they would fill a traditional GIS Manager role. The Ops Lead is primary responsible for Performance and Data Quality, while the Tech Lead is primarily responsible for Technology and Innovation. These two professionals will work together to deliver all services under contract and marshal the resources to deliver on services under contract. The Ops Lead is responsible for 1) allocation of operations team human resources to complete work under contract (excluding Enterprise IT work) and 2) lead the energy, regulatory and construction management teams. The Ops Lead and Tech Lead play equal roles in management of the operations team. Each role has a focus, but it is critical that the two roles work together. There will be significant technical skill and responsibility overlap between these two roles.

Primary Responsibilities:
Building Evariís in-house resources to deliver best-in-class GIS consulting services
Providing guidance and advice to Evari staff working directly for clients
Advising on proposals, costs, new hires, investments and other critical business decisions
Under all circumstances, the Ops Lead will lead by example.
Make critical project management decisions- staff and resource allocation, timetables, and ensuring quality of deliverables
Attend regular project status meetings with clients and maintain consistent and clear communication between all project participants

Employment Terms:
Full time
Health benefits, including coverage for dependents (after 90 days)
Retirement plan up tp 3% match (after 2 years)
Paid time off
Equal opportunity employer
Ongoing training- conferences, classes etc.

Potential Candidates must:
Understand how a streamlined and profitable GIS Consulting firm/department functions
Be enthusiastic about building a business
Be interested in bringing out the best in employees
Have a full understanding of the ArcGIS Technology Stack and be up to date on its upcoming changes
Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
Be able to travel to client sites in and out of the region (occasional multi-day trips or rare multi-week trips, currently in the US but potentially overseas in future)

Required Skills and Experience:
Proven recent 5 years of experience with Esri Desktop and Server software, including hands-on experience with:
ArcGIS For Desktop
ArcSDE / RDBMS enterprise versioned geodatabases
ArcGIS for Server map services
Configuring/implementing/customizing/developing GIS web viewers
Ability to comfortably communicate with a variety of clients, staff, and other professionals with a range of personalities and technical proficiencies
Bachelorís Degree in Computer Science, Geography, Engineering, GIS or other relevant field or commensurate experience

Preferred Qualifications:
GISP Certification
Esri Technical Certifications
Amazon Web Services experience\certifications
PMP, or other project management certification
masters degree in Computer Science, Geography, Engineering, GIS or other relevant field
Python skills

Desired Characteristics:
A collaborative teammate who appreciates the value of communicating and sharing information
Enthusiastic about problem solving and enjoys new and varied technical challenges
Willing to perform duties outside of the basic job description and quickly expand skill set into new areas
Able to thrive in a dynamic environment with rapidly changing objectives and priorities
Is a GIS evangelist who comfortably and enthusiastically engages non-techies in discussions about technology, especially regarding the value of addressing problems from a geographic perspective.

Evari is a small tight-knit team, consisting of hard working team members who love finding value for our clients through the use of GIS technology. We pride ourselves on always providing cutting\leading edge solutions and evolving with the industry. Our clients value our commitment to their success, our willingness to adjust to meet their unique business needs, and our professionalism under all circumstances.

Workload. As a small business consulting firm, we are subject to a dynamic workload. Most often there is more work than time to meet the demand. At Evari, we rise to the occasion and meet this demand. It will be your responsibility to work overtime, when necessary, and leverage Evariís resources at your disposal to ensure we deliver upon the scope for the client. You may work long hours and experience some stress. This may require doing work which would normally be accomplished by someone else. You, as well as the other members of the Evari team, are expected to do whatever needs to be done in order to deliver products we are proud of. In fulfilling your responsibility to ensure we deliver upon the scope of work for our customers, you will have the flexibility to hire independent contractors, temporary employees, new employees and make adjustments in order to meet these requirements. Rising to the occasion is the nature of a growing small business. It is likely that we currently have a 24 person business worth of work and only 20 people to complete it. It will be your responsibility, along with the Ops Lead, to anticipate this and marshal the resources to deliver excellent services.

Sometimes there will be less project based work than normal. During these times, you will have the opportunity to focus on non-project based tasks, such as training, improving internal processes, evaluating new technologies or working on making our current solutions better. Our team is constantly striving to get things done.

Office/Travel. You will work out of Evari GIS Consulting offices, located within the heart of the North Park neighborhood in San Diego CA. Travel will be expected approximately 10% of the time. More travel is expected during the first 3 months of employment in order to learn how field work is currently accomplished. Periodically you will need to travel to a client location and meet with clients. It is possible that you will need to spend time at a clientís site, though thus far this has not been a common need. Travel requirements and durations will vary.

This is a challenging position. At Evari, we do not hesitate to tackle new technical or logistical problems. We have demanding clients who request new and innovative solutions. They send repeat business because they know they can count on us to solve their geographic problems. Often we provide critical path services on multimillion dollar projects. Construction work is not completed if services arenít available. The successful applicant should expect that, at times, they will be expected to work longer than normal hours and experience some stress.

How to apply. Please submit a 1 or 2 page cover letter to info@sdgis.com, explaining your interest in the position and salary requirements. Please also include a 1-page resume for consideration. This position is open until filled.

About Evari GIS Consulting, Inc. Evari GIS Consulting Incorporated has been in business since June 2009 and was founded with the purpose of providing high-quality GIS services on government work. Evari is a boutique consulting firm specializing in delivering custom GIS solutions for clients on the ArcGIS technology stack and Amazon Web Services platform. The firm has doubled in revenue and staff every year since its founding in 2009. Evari GIS Consulting is a fast growing business with one foot in traditional GIS Consulting and another in the innovation community. Evariís clientele includes some of the largest private companies, utilities and municipalities in the United States. The firm balances broad national relationships with a deep connection to the local San Diego community. Evari is currently under contract to provide GIS consulting services on traffic, planning, electrical undergrounding, storm water, municipal and utility street and roadway lighting and energy services projects, among others.