Please note, this position will remain open until filled with the initial application review taking place on September 22, 2020.
Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is seeking a highly technical Senior GIS Database Administrator who excels in problem solving, analysis, and collaboration. If you consider yourself to be a geodatabase subject matter expert and are interested in taking on a lead role, then this opportunity is right for you! When you join SCAG, you can expect a culture where collaboration and teamwork is fostered. SCAG's workforce is highly educated, passionate and committed to innovation that improves the quality of life for all Southern Californians. SCAG is proud to support a work environment that promotes meaningful work while encouraging work/life balance.
The Senior GIS Database Administrator is a key contributor to SCAG’s enterprise wide GIS initiatives and will frequently collaborate with SCAG’s IT and Planning departments. The Senior GIS Database Administrator is responsible for the design, implementation, monitoring, maintenance and performance of the SCAG Enterprise Geodatabase. The Senior GIS Database Administrator will work with staff to analyze the current system, capture future needs, provide guidance, and implement recommendations to improve database management. They will lead data automation and maintenance efforts and contribute to detailed database design and maintenance standards related to data entry and updating.
Southern California Association of Government's Application Development and Support team is responsible for many of SCAG's core technology systems and involved in multiple SCAG initiatives. The team develops, manages, tests, supports, maintains, and consults on applications including region shaping metropolitan planning systems, operationally focused finance and support systems, and public facing information sharing systems. Some of the current applications and technologies used include Microsoft Great Plains (GP), WorkPlace, OnBase, Microsoft CRM, custom Inter-Government Review (IGR), custom Finance Management Systems (FMS), custom Active Transportation Database (ATDB), Microsoft Dynamics 365, ESRI ArcGIS, ArcGIS Online, ServiceNow, Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), and Crystal Reports.
SCAG headquarters is located in the hub of busy downtown Los Angeles, at Figueroa and 7th streets. SCAG has recently relocated to the 900 Wilshire Building, a new, multi-use hotel and office complex that features state of the art architecture and technology. The downtown area has expanded with LA Live, new restaurants, music, sports, shopping, libraries, museums and theaters. SCAG is in a culturally diverse area near Koreatown, Little Tokyo, Chinatown, Olvera Street and Grand Central Market. Southern California boasts near-perfect weather and close proximity to mountains, beaches and deserts, which encourages physical fitness and year-round activities.
For ease of commuting, the LA office is located across the street from the Metro Red Line 7th St. station and is easily accessible by commuter trains and buses serving surrounding areas. Metro's light rail and subway connect downtown LA to Hollywood, Universal City, Santa Monica, Pasadena, Azusa, Long Beach and many vibrant and up-and-coming neighborhoods.
WHO WE ARE
Founded in 1965, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is a Joint Powers Authority under California state law, established as an association of local governments and agencies that voluntarily convene as a forum to address regional issues. Under federal law, The SCAG region encompasses six counties (Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura) and 191 cities in an area covering more than 38,000 square miles. The agency develops long-range regional transportation plans including sustainable communities' strategy and growth forecast components, regional transportation improvement programs, regional housing needs allocations and a portion of the South Coast Air Quality management plans. Currently, the Regional Council consists of 86 members.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
To foster innovative regional solutions that improve the lives of Southern Californians through inclusive collaboration, visionary planning, regional advocacy, information sharing, and promoting best practices.
Southern California's Catalyst for a Brighter Future.
SCAG CORE VALUES
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
EDUCATION: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in
Computer Science, Technology, Geography/GIS, or related fields. Master’s degree is preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Seven years of increasing responsibility with database administration and at least 5 years of experience in geodatabase administration.
WHO YOU ARE:
The ideal candidate:
Knowledge of: Work products of a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) operations and administration; principles of GIS technology, Agile and GIS applications development methods. SQL architecture and configuration; cloud technologies including AWS and RDS; intermediate computer programming methods and procedures required in developing GIS solutions (e.g. Python, SQL); expertise with ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS for Desktop, ArcGIS Server, Portal for ArcGIS, ArcGIS Data Store, and ArcGIS Web Adaptor and its system architecture; experience with Postgres, PostGIS, and MS SQL; skillful in core GIS principles such as data structures, georeferencing, data classification, querying, cartography, and spatial data analysis
Ability to: Maintain multiple GIS databases, ArcGIS server components within a SQL server environment; create and document Enterprise Geodatabase schemas and to communicate changes; maintain RDBMS structures; create views, stored procedures, and Business Intelligence reports for management; configure GIS systems and software; prepare and conduct training sessions as required; work in a agile environment with multi stake holder teams; communicate effectively with non-technical staff and with members of interdisciplinary teams; prepare clear and concise reports, technical documents, and manuals; establish and maintain cooperative-working relationships with internal and external customers; conduct research into software-related issues and products; translate GIS user requirements into detailed technical databases and project designs; conduct research and implement modifications into GIS server and database related services and products as required; prepare clear and concise reports and technical documents.