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Broadband Mapping Architect

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin - Madison, WI

Type: Full Time
Posted: 06/24/2013
Deadline to apply: 07/14/2013
Payrate: $22.03 - $36.34/hourly

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) is an independent state agency that is responsible for regulating more than 1,100 Wisconsin public utilities, which provide electric, natural gas, combined water and sewer utilities and certain aspects of local telephone service to households and businesses throughout the state. The PSC’s mission is to ensure that safe, sufficient and reasonably priced utility services are provided to all of Wisconsin’s customers. 

Located on the near-west side of Madison, and directly on the Madison Metro route, the PSC is a great place to work, with free parking, a friendly, professional staff and a commitment to a strong work-life balance. To learn more about the PSC, please go to the website

Job Duties: 

Broadband Mapping Architect: Under the general supervision of the State Broadband Director, this project position is tasked with making key programming decisions regarding the transition of all mapping and website work to state resources. The primary responsibility of this position is to plan, design, conduct, and oversee major geographic information system (GIS) development and analysis of the state broadband project. For the duration of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) State Broadband Investment (SBI) grant period, the mapping architect will work closely with the LinkAMERICA Alliance on the transition of the mapping and website hosting efforts. The mapping architect will also work with LinkAMERICA to ensure that all federally funded mapping requirements are met and program deliverables are filed in accordance with NTIA’s funding rules and obligations. The transition efforts of the mapping architect will include the transfer of the physical map/website hosting, transfer of the data collection processes and underlying database from LinkAMERICA to the State of Wisconsin. This position includes working with another Broadband mapping analyst to handle maintenance, updates and troubleshooting of the interactive broadband map, dashboard, website and underlying data.

Special Notes:   These are project appointments to project positions scheduled to end October 31, 2014. Employment will require a background check. 

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:   Proficient in using ESRI technologies (ArcMap Advanced, SDE) to develop and maintain GIS data. Ability to convert a wide variety of non-GIS formats into ESRI formats (DGN, DWG, raster). Ability to develop ad hoc programs and scripts to manipulate and/or load data across a wide variety of storage platforms. Ability to develop scripts to aid in quality assurance processes. Ability to build, maintain, and control team geodatabase (Spatial DBA functions) to support submission over submission review and data audits. Knowledge of deployment patterns and practices for wireless and wireline broadband technologies. Knowledge of Census Geographies and ability to translate network information into Census formats. Ability to apply analytical skills and techniques to analyze programs and determine proper approaches. Written communication skills, including ability to present complex technical and policy material in an understandable manner in the form of letters, reports, and analysis. Oral communication skills, including ability to present complex technical and policy material in an understandable manner in the form of speeches, discussion groups, and phone calls. Interpersonal relationship skills, including negotiation and facilitation skills. Project management skills, including ability to set and meet deadlines. Knowledge of NTIA and FCC broadband requirements and programs.

How To Apply:   Interested candidates should submit, via e-mail to: Stephen Hermosillo, their current resume focused on the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities listed in this announcement and a letter of interest of no more than two pages, addressing how their work experience and training relates to the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities statement in this announcement. Please indicate if you are interested in one (please indicate which) or both positions.  Required application materials must be received no later than Sunday, July 14, 2013. Application materials will be evaluated in order to determine which candidates will receive further consideration. Questions may be directed via email to: Stephen Hermosillo or by telephone: 608-266-0058 

For more information: Broadband Mapping Architect



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