Intermountain Rural Electric Association is a member-owned electric utility cooperative that serves more than 160,000 customers in a 5,000 square mile area along Colorado’s Front Range Mountains. We offer competitive salaries, an exceptional benefits package, state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, and a friendly, relaxed culture with the opportunity to grow personally and professionally.

Join the dedicated employees who have been providing Colorado’s Front Range with electrical service since 1938.

Compensation: $28.20 – $36.14 hourly

Status: Full time

Location: Sedalia, CO

Basic Function

Responsible to the GIS Director for the performance of GIS related functions. Maintains the enterprise GIS database and produces standard maps and spatial data using ArcGIS in support engineering, operations, and planning projects. Converts GIS data to CAD, Engineering Analysis, Outage Management, and other various formats for use by other departments. Assists Engineering and Operations personnel with field data collection processes and technologies. Reviews GIS data for accuracy by applying established specifications.

Required Qualifications

An undergraduate degree in computer sciences, geomatics, engineering technology, or GIS plus three years of experience in the use of GIS technology; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. A minimum of two years in the electric utility field is desirable.

Job Requirements

Must employ knowledge of the principles of geographic information science and GIS technology. The use of a variety of procedures, the exercise of sound judgment, and advanced skill in the use of GIS software, particularly ArcGIS are required. Must have basic understanding of information technologies related to client computing, servers, and networks. Familiarity with web, mobile and cloud technologies including operating systems and form factors is desirable.

Must have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills; Must have intermediate MS Office skills; Must be able to demonstrate advanced analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills; Must be able to work efficiently and effectively with other departments.

Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Advanced aptitudes in numerical ability, numerical reasoning, visual attention, visual pursuit, visual speed and accuracy and spatial visualization are also required. The duties and tasks involve light work and may require the ability to lift a maximum of 20 pounds. Physical demands may also include walking or hiking on all types of terrain and good manual dexterity. Working conditions are good, inside environment with moderate noise levels.

Duties and Tasks

Uses GIS technology to record spatial data, assuring data quality and integrity, in pursuit of maintaining the enterprise GIS data.

Supports other company personnel in the use of GIS technologies and applications.

Performs and assists other personnel in field data collection methods, processes, and use of technology tools.

Performs complex research and analysis with a variety of data types; relays results to GIS team members and other departments.

Prepares and provides specialized and ad-hoc reports and data, performs data analysis, and performs field and office mapping utilizing ESRI products related to the electric transmission and distribution system.

Plans, designs, implements and documents new procedures in support of new workflows and GIS schema.

Assists in mentoring and training other GIS personnel.

Responds and communicates to the inquiries and needs of coworkers, customers, the public and other organizations.

Publishes GIS data to web map and feature services for distribution to company personnel, contractors, and the public. This includes minor development of custom web applications.

Responsible for installation, deployment and maintenance of GIS server and web technologies.

Works closely with IT personnel in the installation, networking, communication and security of GIS back office technologies including servers and databases.

The job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of job responsibilities, duties, and requirements; but to describe the standard level of work being performed. Employees may be required to perform other duties as assigned or as required by the need of the business.

IREA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Intermountain Rural Electric Association provides an excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and a Defined Benefit Pension plan, Parental Leave and Short Term Disability. We also believe in strength in diversity.

If interested, please send us your résumé via email or our online Job Opening Form. Pre-employment drug screening and background check will be conducted.

Intermountain Rural Electric Association is an equal opportunity employer.

IREA does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. All qualified candidates are given equal opportunity and selection decisions are based on job-related factors.