DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Development Authority of the North Country (DANC) seeks applicants for a GIS Technician. The Development Authority is a multi-faceted New York State public benefit corporation created in the mid 1980s. Since its establishment, the Development Authority has constructed regional water and wastewater utilities, a solid waste management facility, and an open access telecommunication network. In addition to owning/operating these facilities, the Development Authority administers housing and economic development programs and provides contracted water/wastewater services to municipalities in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties. The Development Authority is seeking a GIS Technician to work on a variety of GIS projects including those to support the Authority’s internal objectives and those for municipal customers. Work will include interpretation of hardcopy engineering records for water/wastewater infrastructure systems, digitization, georectification, and in-field data collection using GPS technology. The GIS Technician will also write grant applications, meet with customers, and support other Engineering and Environmental Division technical projects, as requested.
QUALIFICATIONS: The minimum position qualifications require the candidate have a Bachelor’s Degree in GIS, Geography, Computer Science, or a related field. Excellent computer skill and working knowledge of Microsoft Office and databases required. Strong technical writing and verbal communication skills, time management and organizational skills, ability to meet deadlines and to work cooperatively with multiple internal and external customers are required. In addition to minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate will have experience in public utility infrastructure data maintenance within ESRI GIS software and AutoCAD experience. More qualified candidates may be considered at the GIS Specialist or GIS Analyst level. The Development Authority offers a competitive compensation package including participation in the NYS Retirement System, tax deferred compensation plan, paid holidays, vacation, medical insurance, tuition reimbursement, etc. Please submit resumes to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The Development Authority of the North Country is an Equal Opportunity Employer.