Senior Geographic Information Systems Specialist

POSTED ON 5/20/2022 CLOSED ON 1/6/2023
Alakaina Family of Companies Hired Organization Address Kansas City, MO Full Time

Job Posting for Senior Geographic Information Systems Specialist at Alakaina Family of Companies

The Alaka`ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is looking for a qualified Senior Geographic Information Systems Specialist for the Information Management/Information Technology, to potentially support a customer located in Kansas City, out of Missouri, metropolitan area. Remote or telework may be authorized with prior authorization from the Customer. 

 Duties - Roles and responsibilities:

The FSB Database Engineer is responsible for the design, build, automation, support, security, management, and optimization of GIS systems, such as such as ESRI ArcGIS Software Suites, ESRI Portal for ArcGIS, and supporting software).

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of current and emerging technologies and technical strategy, and advise the business where improvements are deemed necessary.
  • Design verification procedures to ensure the reliability of newly installed or upgraded systems.
  • Research, guide, and perform the implementation of best practices for systems over which this position has been designated lead.
  • Manage internal projects of new implementation and software system upgrades.
  • Document and provide training for Junior and Mid-level team members for new and existing solutions.
  • Mentor Junior and Mid-level team members to ensure skills transfer for systems under this position’s oversight.
  • Provide reporting for systems over which this position has been designated lead.
  • Serve as a final tier of internal support escalation for FSB-hosted GIS Systems.
  • Ensure geospatial data meets business area requirements.
  • Identify datasets to be collected to support business processes.
  • Ensure GIS data meets industry standards and follows best practices.
  • Coordinate IGI&S related contract and data acquisition efforts with the IGI&S Manager.
  • Establish standards, review, and validate all relevant GIS metadata, including the abstract and attribution.
  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in all matters regarding the GIS applications hosted or supported by FSB.
  • Capable of architecting and designing the system architecture for GIS applications hosted or supported by FSB.
  • Software and systems support in analyzing, troubleshooting, testing, and making recommendations related to systems environment.
  • Provide for Incident Response and Problem Management including the root cause of system problems, such as configuration issues resulting in operational performance degradation or system outages, supporting the local manager with information and advice on the necessary corrective actions and/or interim workarounds.

Minimum Required Experience:

  • At the GIS Specialist level, required experience for the requisite GIS Systems and/or associated software are:
    • ESRI ArcGIS
      • 5 Years’ Experience Utilizing or Supporting ESRI ArcGIS
    • ESRI Portal for ArcGIS
      • 3 Years’ Experience Utilizing or Supporting ESRI Portal for ArcGIS
    • Operating Systems (Windows Server)
      • 2 Years’ Experience Supporting or Administering ESRI Software on a Windows Server Platform
    • Internet Information Services (IIS)
      • 2 Years’ Experience Supporting or Administering ESRI Portal for ArcGIS on IIS
    • Citrix XenDesktop
      • 2 Years’ Experience Supporting or Administering Supporting ESRI ArcGIS in a Citrix Environment

CITIZENSHIP AND CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must have a US Secret Clearance - DD 254.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of individuals with disabilities and veterans. We are proud to state that we do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. If you are a person with a disability and you need an accommodation during the application process, please click  here to request accommodation. We E-Verify all employees.

The Alaka`ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is comprised of industry-recognized government service firms designated as Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO)-owned and 8(a) certified businesses. The Family of Companies (FOCs) includes Ke`aki Technologies, Laulima Government Solutions, Kūpono Government Services, and Kapili Services, Po`okela Solutions, Kīkaha Solutions, LLC,  and Pololei Solutions, LLC.  Alaka`ina Foundation activities under the 501(c)3 principally benefit the youth of Hawaii through charitable efforts which includes providing innovative educational programs that combine leadership, science & technology, and environmental stewardship.

For additional information, please visit  www.alakainafoundation.com

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