Responsible for GPS equipment. Organizes and maintains computerized staking data for both electric and fiber. Stakes, modifies, and maintains electric and fiber databases.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities
Leads and assists in the maintenance of the cooperative's Geographical Information System (GIS) by obtaining, updating, and implementing all information pertaining to the following:
the electric distribution system that is provided by the engineering and operations teams through staking sheets and various other reports.
the fiber distribution system that is provided by the engineering and operations teams through staking sheets and various other reports.
transportation and land-use such as roadways, waterways, and state, county, township, city, and individual property boundaries.
obtaining and integrating pertinent customer and equipment information through a dynamic link between the Customer Information System (CIS), Equipment Information System (EIS), and Geographical Information System (GIS).
Designs and maintains the cooperatives fiber system using ESRI based software.
Detail design and staking of the fiber to the home fiber network
Assists in generating walkout maps prior to fiber construction
Updates fiber staking sheets with walkout changes that are identified
Assists in troubleshooting fiber outages using fiber software
Updates fiber database with as-built changes provided after construction
Assists in the preparation of system planning and operational studies (such as construction work plans, long range plans, and sectionalizing studies) by providing the system engineer(s) with an updated electric distribution system model to be used in performing engineering analyses (such as unbalanced voltage drop, fault current, and protective device coordination) and incorporating the results of these analysis into the cooperative’s Geographical Information System (GIS).
Provides necessary Geographical Information System (GIS) data, drawings, and assistance required by employees to aid in the planning, design, analysis, installation, and maintenance of the electric distribution system as well as the fiber system.
Provides necessary Geographical Information System (GIS) data, drawings, and assistance required by outside contractors to aid in right of way maintenance of overhead lines, work plan job, and pole treatment and inspections.
Updates and maintains an accurate system map available electronically to other coop employees.
Uses GPS equipment to map field locations, navigate to locations, etc.
Manipulates and exports GPS data to other file formats for import and exports.
Produces maps using queries from a computer-based mapping system.
Writes simple computer drawing script programs as needed to do assigned tasks.
Updates and maintains computer mapping system from maintenance repair forms and staking sheets.
Updates and maintains current staking system that is used to stake all new construction.
Produces staking sheets with computer drawing system with and without the aid of GPS equipment.
Manages, organizes and maintains computerized staking data in computer staking program and archives staking sheets.
Produces printed forms and reports from sophisticated database queries.
Responsible for the creation/maintenance of all equipment locations and related connects/disconnects of equipment records.
Builds queries to retrieve mapping data to support system studies.
Analyzes discrepancies between Windmill and the mapping databases and makes comparisons to the billing files making any changes and corrections necessary to assure the data is consistent between applications.
Prepares specialized spreadsheets and database applications to provide technical support and analysis.
Trains respective cooperative field personnel in the acquisition of GPS location data and physical plant inventory. May also train others in the use of computerized staking software.
All other duties as assigned.
All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees. Requires ability to work well with the public and fellow employees. Must be able to effectively communicate job duties to fellow employees. Must be willing to work irregular hours for work related projects.
Associate Degree in Computer Science or GPS related field, and one to two years’ experience. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Must be computer literate with strong keyboarding skills.
Must have working knowledge of MS Windows, including latest versions.
Must have AutoCAD/ESRI experience.
Should have some fiber design experience using Crescentlink Network Manager software.
Should be proficient in MS Office applications, especially Word, Excel and Access.
Must be able to manage simultaneous tasks.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules and procedure manuals.
Ability to write/complete investigative reports.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from employees, customers and the general public.
Ability to solve problems and interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
Ability to interact with customers and other employees in a courteous and proper manner.
Should have good working knowledge of all Cooperative policies and procedures and Service Rules and Regulations and Rates.
Physical Demands/Working Conditions
General office conditions with irregular hours as deemed necessary by the position. Requires the physical ability of stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, grasping, manual dexterity, talking, hearing, and defined light work. Must possess a current Arkansas driver’s license and have an insurable driving record. Must be able to read instrument and computer outputs accurately. The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job, including normal office setting. Some outside work required with occasional exposure to extreme weather conditions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.
NAEC is an equal opportunity employer and provider.
Internal Number: NAEC3-19
About North Arkansas Electric Cooperative
North Arkansas Electric Cooperative was incorporated in 1939 and just one year later, on June 6th of 1940, energized its first line. As an electric cooperative, NAEC is a private independent electric utility incorporated under the laws of Arkansas. We are owned by the members we serve and governed by a nine member board of directors elected from the membership, which sets policies and procedures that are implemented by the cooperative's professional staff. North Arkansas Electric Cooperative is one of seventeen distribution cooperatives located in Arkansas. Ranked 5th in the state, NAEC serves approximately 36,000 member accounts in Northern Arkansas. With over 4,500 miles of power line and 27 different substation sites, North Arkansas Electric Cooperative provides electric service in parts of eight counties. North Arkansas Electric Cooperative is headquartered in Salem, Arkansas and operates two other full service offices located in Ash Flat and Mountain Home.
NAEC is now bringing the next greatest thing since electricity to its members in north central Arkansas - fiber optic-based internet, telephone and television services through our wholly owned subsidiary, NEXT, Powered ...by NAEC. Through the creation of NEXT, NAEC has evolved from simply providing for its members’ basic needs of electricity to being a full-service provider of the most advanced broadband internet, telephone and television services available. Once the system-wide fiber network is complete, all NAEC members will have access to cutting-edge technologies and top-quality services.