The Energy Cooperative, headquartered in Newark, Ohio, serves over 63,000 electric, natural gas and propane members in 14 counties throughout east-central Ohio. As a non-profit cooperative, we are member-owned and controlled by the members we serve. We are committed to serving our members safe, high quality energy services at a reasonable price. We believe in our employees and strive to provide fair, honest and equal treatment with a commitment to training, education, and opportunity for advancement in a safe and secure environment.
At The Energy Cooperative, we take pride in offering competitive benefits and want our employees to have what they need to be their best.
Here’s a glimpse of the programs we offer our employees:
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
Supplemental Life Insurance Programs for Employee, Spouse and Children
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Paid Time-Off (PTO)
Traditional 401(k) and Roth 401(k)
Retirement Pension Plan
Employee Assistance Program
We are currently seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of GIS Specialist. This is a technical position responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Cooperative’s Geographic Information System (GIS). Works under the direction of the department supervisor on the development, administration and maintenance of the Cooperative’s GIS and individual databases to ensure an integrated informational relationship between relevant information systems.
Job duties for this position are as follows:
Support and incorporate the Cooperative’s Mission, Vision and Values in personal and professional behavior and decisions.
Comply with Cooperative policies, procedures, goals and objectives and meets attendance and punctuality guidelines.
Understand, observe and enforce cooperative safety and security procedures and report potentially unsafe conditions to department supervisor and/or safety department personnel.
Supports and incorporates the Cooperative’s Mission, Vision and Values in personal and professional behavior and decisions; models enthusiastic behavior.
Complies with all Cooperative policies, procedures, goals and objectives and meets attendance and punctuality guidelines.
Works to maintain the Cooperative’s GIS system through data entry and updating, digitizing, map editing, and quality control techniques.
Operates a variety of electronic and manual equipment in the field to maintain and update the Cooperative’s GIS system. Import data and make adjustments as needed.
Produces maps, diagrams, drawings, and reports as needed.
Performs other related work in addition to other duties as may be assigned.
Qualifications: To Perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities necessary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Experience and Education: Associate degree in GIS, Computer Science or related curriculum with one to three years related GIS experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant education, experience and training. Must have one to three years working knowledge in ESRI ArcGIS software. Strong computer skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Ability to perform mathematical calculations utilizing algebra, geometry and trigonometry.
Certificates, Licenses and Training: An individual in this position may be required to drive a company-owned vehicle at times and therefore is required to maintain a valid Driver’s License. Must have the ability to attend meetings and/or training seminars when requested. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
Language and Interpersonal Skills: Excellent verbal / written communication skills. Ability to present written and oral reports to upper management when requested. Is a good listener and actively engages in conversations in order to clearly understand others’ message and intent. Is easy to approach and talk to and spends the extra effort to put others at ease.
Other Skills and Abilities: Displays high standards of ethical conduct and is widely trusted and viewed as a direct and truthful person. Effectively solves problems and has a realistic vision of the end result. Requires minimal supervision. Utilizes various resources to stay educated about new technology in the utility industry. Pursues everything with energy, drive and a need to finish. Remains calm under pressure and does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough. Knows personal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and limits and is open to criticism and is not defensive.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Ability to work in a climate controlled environment with minimal physical exertion. Travels to and from work sites and therefore must have the ability to work outside in adverse weather conditions and difficult terrain.
The physical demands of this position include frequent sitting, standing, walking, lifting and/or carrying, twisting/pushing/pulling, kneeling, talking, hearing, visual ability and mental and emotional demands. Requires repetitive motions with hands and fingers such as dialing and keyboarding.
Must be available for unscheduled overtime and be able to work during non-working hours which may include weekends and holidays.
This position is subject to pre-employment physical, background check and substance abuse testing and may be subject to random testing in accordance with the Cooperative’s substance abuse policy.