Geospatial Advisor x 2
Contract type: Permanent
Work pattern: Full Time, 37 hours per week.
Post numbers: 201265, 201266
As an organisation we support flexible working. This role allows hybrid working (a mix of home and office working) and a working pattern suitable for you can be discussed on appointment if you are successful.
You will be contracted to the nearest NRW office to your home, of which you will be required to attend for regular meetings, training and for one-to-one meetings with your manager. These will be planned in advance.
To provide technical support to the Geospatial Team Leader, Geospatial Adviser and Specialists in managing NRW’s corporate spatial applications, spatial data, geospatial tools and creation of digital mapping products and services as defined in our Knowledge and GIS Strategies and the geospatial service plan.
This service helps NRW meet our place-based commitments set out in the Environment Act.
Your responsibilities include
- You will provide technical support in managing NRW’s corporate spatial applications, you will be expected to manage spatial data, use geospatial tools, create web services and interactive geospatial views.
- You will provide technical user support, for NRW Geospatial users including the provision of training and support/advice for GIS champions across NRW.
- You will have the ability to create manage and interrogate Geospatial data, support and provide geospatial solutions for departments across NRW
- You will undertake geospatial development work which integrates with NRW geospatial applications and other corporate systems.
- You will configure and test new geospatial software, tools and applications within the remit of the Geospatial Team.
- You will implement add-ons or create bespoke tools that improve the usability and efficiency of our geospatial applications using appropriate programming language.
Qualifications, experience and knowledge
Knowledge and experience of the following:
- Excellent spatial data management and analysis skills, using relevant geospatial applications to manage and manipulate data.
- Experience in using and developing geospatial applications in a business context e.g., ArcGIS Enterprise, ARCGIS Desktop, map browsers, spatial tool developments, web services and web feature services.
- In depth knowledge of geospatial applications including some experience in developing Geospatial solutions using a range of programming languages or development tools (e.g., Python .net etc).
- An understanding of automation, Extract, Transform and Load tools.
- An understanding of data sensitivities and experience of managing sensitive and confidential information.
- Experience of providing user support for Geospatial applications an understanding of the ITIL framework or similar governance framework for application development and user support.
- Degree in a relevant subject or a good grounding in GIS or computer science.
Welsh language requirements
Essential Level 1 – Able to pronounce Welsh and use basic phrases
Please note if you do not meet the level 1 requirement i.e., ability to understand basic phrases and ability to pronounce Welsh names correctly, then NRW offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal requirements during the course of your employment with us.
Applications to this role will be assessed based on the following competencies, both at shortlisting and interview. Please give examples of how you demonstrate these competencies when completing your application form.
Essential Knowledge and Skills
Evaluation of Information
Decision Making and Autonomy Requirements
Communication and Relationships with Others
Responsibility for Resources
Benefits of working for us
This role will offer a range of benefits, including:
- Agile and flexible working (role dependent)
- Civil Service Pension Scheme offering employer contributions of 26.6% to 30.3%
- 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days
- Generous leave entitlements for all your life needs
- Health and wellbeing benefits and support
- Weekly well-being hour to use at your choice
See full details for all the employee benefits you will receive.
How to apply
Before completing your application, please read our Guidance on completing a job application form
Application closing date 7 February 2023
Interviews will take place via Microsoft Teams
If you have any queries about the role, please contact Keith Harri Jones at Keith.Harri.Jones@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk
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We welcome and encourage applications from groups currently underrepresented, including women, black and ethnic minority groups and people with a disability. We have a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
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