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Sep 20 / BARD CEP

Information Officer (GIS)- Albany, NY

Organization: New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission

Position Title: Information Officer I

Location: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) 625 Broadway, 4th floor, Albany, NY 12233-3508.

Hours and Compensation: 

Grade and Step dependent upon level of experience and qualifications.

Benefits provided but not included in salary range: vacation, personal and sick leave, health, dental, disability and life insurance, retirement plan. This position requires the incumbent to work 5 days a week, 7 ½ hours per day, except for approved compensatory time. The position is expected to extend for 12 months.

Application Deadline: not given


Organization Overview

The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission serves as a forum for interstate communication and coordination on water related pollution control efforts among all New England States and New York State.

The Hudson River Estuary Management Program was established pursuant to Section 11-0306 of New York State’s Environmental Conservation Law. The program was undertaken to protect and improve the natural and human resources of the Hudson River Basin. Partners in the program include the NYS DEC Division of Water, NEIWPCC, and other federal, state, and local agencies. Projects entails working with Division of Water and other state and local agencies to develop GIS database systems for Hudson River Estuary Program and DOW staff in advancing the goals of the Estuary Program.


Create and develop GIS databases to manage data generated by Division of Water’s SPDES, Water Quality Assessment and Non-Point Source Programs, develop GIS user applications to manage wastewater infrastructure information submitted by permittees, integrate GIS data sets with other corporate databases for spatial analysis, perform analysis on a wide variety of datasets (primarily GIS but also including, Excel, and Access) and develop methods for synthesis and integration of data to derive new products, maps, and tools for outreach programs.

Create and maintain GIS maps of all the sewer service areas, sewage spills reported under the Sewage Right to Know Act in the Hudson River Estuary Program geographic boundary; conduct spatial analysis to identify high priority water bodies and wastewater treatment facilities for water quality improvement projects and funding opportunities.

Responsibilities (please see full description for more details)

A. Create, organize, and manage database products including spatial and DBMS information contained as shapefiles, SDE-resident geodatabases, and Oracle-based tabular data.

B. Facilitate staff and organizational partner access to information in existing databases and work to maintain compatibility between new and historic data.

C. To the extent that there is time available, assist in developing tools consistent with the long-term information management strategy of the Hudson River Estuary Program.



A Bachelor’s Degree or Certificate in Geographic Information Systems.

Preference would be given to candidates with training or course work on remote sensing, Java programming, and SPSS statistical analysis.


Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full-time or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience, of which (B) at least one year must have been in a professional capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the following substitutes:


I. An Associate’s degree with a major in any of the fields listed above may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.

II. A Bachelor’s degree with a major in any of the fields listed above may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.

III. A Graduate degree from a recognized school with a major in one of the fields listed above may be substituted for the required experience.

Special Knowledge and Skills

 Applicants must have at least 6 months of full-time, or equivalent part time, technical or professional experience in developing geographic information system databases and applications.

 Knowledge in Java programming, database design and GIS spatial analysis is desired. Experience in applying GIS technique for management of environmental data and analysis is highly preferred.

 Experience involving the use of ESRI’s ArcGIS 9.x to create, edit, analyze, and maintain spatial data in shapefile or geodatabase formats.

 Working knowledge of GPS systems would be useful.

 Experience working with relational databases such as Access and Oracle, statistical software including Excel and SPSS, query languages such as SQL, training and experience in statistics and Java programming.

 Understanding of database design and data warehousing, including relational and object-oriented theory.

 Excellent, interpersonal, oral and written communication, and presentation skills including the ability to convey GIS/spatial information and other technical information to non-GIS/technical people preferred.

 Demonstrated ability to interact with non-technical people in project development preferred.

How to Apply

Send submissions to: NEIWPCC, Attn: Human Resources, 650 Suffolk Street, Suite 410, Lowell, MA 01854 or via email to


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