Salary: $90,000-$120,000 DOQ with excellent benefits package
The City of Joliet is the third largest city in the state of Illinois and home to over 149,000 residents. Joliet sits 35 miles southwest of Chicago and is easily accessible by auto, train and bus; making it the perfect place to live, work and play.
The Department of Public Utilities includes a staff of approximately 80 and has an annual operating budget of $55 million. Our infrastructure includes 665 miles of water main, 594 miles of sewer main, 50 lift stations, 3 wastewater treatment plants, 26 wells, 11 drinking water plants for radium removal, 6 water pumping stations, 5 elevated tanks, 2 standpipes and 3 underground storage tanks. On a daily basis we treat 25 million gallons of wastewater and distribute 19 million gallons of drinking water.
Public Utilities is the primary user department of GIS and utilizes GIS for nearly all aspects of engineering and field operations workflows. Public Utilities needs to organize and expand GIS use, and other City departments also have demand to begin or expand use of GIS.
Under the supervision of the Deputy Director of Public Utilities - Engineering, the GIS Coordinator will be responsible for:
• Planning and directing the development and maintenance of the City’s overall GIS.
• Providing primary direction to GIS staff who are responsible for planning, developing, maintaining, and enhancing applications/systems for City departments.
• Managing all aspects of the Public Utilities Department GIS.
• Managing the GIS work of the department’s four full time professional engineers, three engineering aides, and GIS consultants.
• Planning for and managing major capital program initiatives. Current programs include centralizing the City’s GIS file storage structure and hosting, auditing and improving existing GIS workflows, negotiating and managing GIS contracts, and integrating GIS with asset management and SCADA solutions.
• Participating in professional society meetings.
• Overseeing the budget for the City’s overall GIS.
The ideal candidate for the position will have the skills and experience to:
• Provide leadership and to plan, schedule and supervise the work of a group of skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workers in performing a variety of GIS tasks.
• Communicate effectively with staff, public, and elected officials.
• Work collaboratively with staff, division heads, and department directors.
• Think creatively to resolve issues with a balanced approach.
• Make decisions independently.
The City of Joliet is seeking candidates with a minimum of 5-7 years of experience in a management role at a municipal or private water and sewer utility system or consulting firm; A comprehensive and broad knowledge of the modern principles and practices of GIS; A Bachelor of Science degree in GIS, civil or environmental engineering, geography, planning, or a related field with emphasis on GIS; An advanced degree in a related field is desirable; and Certification as a GISP or the ability to obtain certification within six months after date of hire.
The salary range is $90,000-$120,000 and will be commensurate with experience.
To apply for this position and for a full job description please visit the City’s website https://www.joliet.gov/departments/human-resources/current-job-opportunities. The position will remain open until filled, with first review of applications on 8/26/22.