Boston Water and Sewer Commission

  • Senior GIS Programmer/Analyst

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
    Information Technology
    Regular Full-Time
    USD $1,346.16/Wk.
    USD $1,798.61/Wk.
    Work Week
    Monday - Friday
    8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Residency Requirement

    Employees must be Boston residents on their date of hire and for the duration of their

    employment subject to BWSC policies and collective bargaining agreements.


    Performs user needs assessment and define functional requirements for application design and/or modification and provide support GIS specific software applications throughout the Commission.


    Essential Functions:

    (The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)


    • Provide technical leadership and programming assistance to GIS staff.
    • Design, program, test and debug GIS applications and programs on existing as well as proposed hardware and software components.
    • Perform overall GIS project management and status update reporting.
    • Make mission critical decisions and take appropriate action in the absence of the Director of Application Development.
    • Assist in the evaluation and recommendation of new GIS technologies.
    • Configure, maintain, troubleshoot, and ensure security administration for GIS Systems, and provide user support, system analysis and development.
    • Conduct monitoring, tuning and performance work associated with GIS databases.
    • Perform similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.



    Education, Training and Experience:

    Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or GIS; three (3) years of experience in GIS application design, development and support; seven years’ experience in GIS application development may be substituted for the Bachelor’s Degree; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

    Knowledge, Ability and Skill:

    Knowledge:  Knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL) and knowledge of Oracle Relational Database Management System or Microsoft’s SQL Server.

    Ability: Ability and willingness to perform under pressure, work irregular hours as required and adapt to new methods and procedures.  Ability to communicate technical concepts in both written and oral form, to users and other internal and external officials.  

    Skill:   Strong written and verbal communication skills. Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills.  Strong organizational and technical skills. Proficient computer skills.

     Physical Requirements:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Ability to view computer screens and work with details for extended periods of time, operate standard office equipment and move throughout the office.    May move objects weighing up to 30 pounds.  Must be able to convey information to customers, supervisor and other employees.    


    Supervision Scope: Performs responsible work which involves the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. 

    Supervision Received:  Work is performed under the direction of the Director of Application Development. 

    Supervision Given: None. 

    Job Environment:

    • Work is performed under typical office conditions; the noise level is moderately quiet.
    • Operates computer, telephone, facsimile machine, copier, calculator and other standard office equipment.
    • Employee frequently has contact with vendor support teams and IT contractors hired by BWSC. Contacts are in person, by telephone, in writing and by email and involve an information exchange dialogue.
    • Has access to confidential information in the computer system.
    • Errors could result in delays in service due to system or application error.


                    Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer





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