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GIS Specialist

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Merrillville, IN

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GIS Specialist




NiSource is actively seeking an GIS Specialist position to provide GIS application technical support for a data mining project digitizing asset information from linen maps, and placement into the Companys GIS mapping system. The project is expected to run approximately through 2020. Candidates with backgrounds in GIS application utilization or support, gas pipeline experience, utility records investigation, and GIS editing are encouraged to apply.Key Results:

Value-added support of GIS applications, technology, and tools

Consistent, standard GIS system, data models, and applications

Accurate tabular and spatial analysis and reporting

Effective technical support related to the GIS applications, dependent operational support systems, and related geospatial applications

Provide support to business unit in identifying and reporting break/fix issues, placing security/access requests and creating Business Applications Support Services Request or IT Service Request tickets on the business units behalf

Informed and engaged business unit/end users in regards to optimal utilization of supported applications and dependent operational support systems

Timely, accurate status reporting to management

Successful collaboration with key stakeholders

Principal Duties and Responsibilities GIS Spec

Perform basic data posting, spatial analysis and reporting in response to business unit/end user requests

Create basic visualizations of spatial data through the use of thematic or special use maps in support of needs

Support business unit/end users by creating, monitoring and providing supporting information to interaction(s) on Business Applications Support Service Requests and ISM tickets,

Provide first level of support for issues with supported applications

Identify complex issues for escalation to other team members, or Business Applications Support Services

Perform system testing based on formal written test plans following application enhancements, system upgrades, and/or application problem fixes

Assist in business unit/end-user training on supported applications, in coordination or at direction of Business Applications Support Services

Motivate self, work independently with appropriate supervision

Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program

Support a positive work environment for all

Travel, on a limited basis, when needed

Perform testing during off-hours testing, when needed

Keep current with professional and technical developments, and emerging related technologies

Attend industry/technology conferences and seminars as directed

Perform other duties as assigned

Required for Selection:

Experience with GIS/geospatial related technologies (e.g. GIS, CAD, mobile viewers, etc.)

Experience with location related technologies (e.g. GPS, geocoding, orthophotography, etc.)

General knowledge of natural gas policies and procedures

Ability to use standard suite of Microsoft Office PC applications

Experience working under tight deadlines

Experience working independently

College Degree or equivalent work experience

Strong verbal and written skills

Demonstrated problem analysis and solving

Preferred for Selection:

Bachelors Degree in GIS or GIS-related field

GIS Certification (like GISP)

Natural gas operations, and/or electric operations, and/or customer service support experience

Knowledge in the public utility regulatory environment

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.

For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at on or before September 25

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At NiSource (NYSE: NI), our aspiration is to be America’s premier regulated energy company, providing customer-focused energy solutions, investment-driven growth opportunities, and sustainable value for our customers, investors and employees. Underpinning this effort is our unwavering commitment to top-tier safety and reliability, collaborative stakeholder relationships, inclusive and engaging work environments, strong governance and transparency, and forward-looking environmental practices and stewardship.

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