GIS Analyst (Fire Data)

Date: Sep 19, 2023

Location: PHOENIX, AZ, US, 85021

Company: APS

Arizona Public Service generates clean, reliable and affordable energy for 2.7 million Arizonans. Our service territory stretches across the state, from the border town of Douglas to the vistas of the Grand Canyon, from the solar fields of Gila Bend to the ponderosa pines of Payson. As the state’s largest and longest-serving energy provider, our more than 6,000 dedicated employees power our vision of creating a sustainable energy future for Arizona.


Since our founding in 1886, APS has demonstrated a strong commitment to our customers in one of the country’s fastest growing states, earning a reputation for customer satisfaction, shareholder value, operational excellence and business integrity.


Our present and future success depends on the creative and dedicated people of our company who demonstrate the principles outlined in the APS Promise: Design for Tomorrow, Empower Each Other and Succeed Together.  


The GIS Analyst - Fire Data (Data Management Analyst) is responsible for compiling, analyzing, and reporting on a variety of statistical and fire mitigation modeling data related to Business Unit and/or department operations and effectiveness by leveraging other specialized data to support critical management and operational  decision making.  Coordinate the maintenance and enhancement of databases for tracking of Business Unit statistics and other specialized fire science data.  

Minimum Requirements

Bachelors' degree in Business, Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science, Math, or related field and two (2) years of experience in performance statistics, power cost factors, electric transmission/distribution/plant operations, analytics, and/or data science.
In lieu of degree, high school diploma/GED and six (6) years of experience in performance statistics, power cost factors, electric transmission/distribution/plant operations, analytics, and/or data science.

Depending upon the position being filled, preferred knowledge of descriptive statistics and forecasting techniques, energy system operations and maintenance factors, energy performance statistics and energy production cost factors. To accommodate business unit, operations, system, and/or customer needs, the ability to work outside of normal business hours may be necessary.

Preferred special skills, knowledge or qualifications:

Proficiency with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and ArcGIS Online web map/app/dashboard development and management. Knowledge of scripting, database management and various SQL, API, and spatial query methods. Microsoft Office suite including Excel, Teams etc. Experience with data science and data analytics. Technical knowledge of electric utility operations, as well as APS computer systems including Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) and utility terminology, symbols and schematics. Strong written and oral communication skills. Strong organizational and presentation skills.  Demonstrate good time management and the ability to manage several projects/tasks at once and have the flexibility to accomplish them.

Major Accountabilities

1) Perform various operations, performance, cost, and/or specialized data analysis to identify trends and operations issue. Reconcile data and develop explanation of variances as necessary.  May develop forecasts and projections on future trends for different operations and performance categories related to energy operations, reliability, and availability.

2) Develop or assist in the development and maintenance of internal database systems to support the tracking and reporting on company operations and performance measures, costs, and/or other specialized data. Verify accuracy and completeness of data to ensure data integrity. Identify data issues and implement corrective actions.

3) Collaborate with multiple departments to coordinate the interface of data from different systems and the development of reporting and analysis for management and other internal and external stakeholders to support critical business decisions.  Continually monitor available data and modify reporting and analysis to ensure most relevant information for decision making is provided to stakeholders.

4) Monitor and extract data on key operations and performance measures using various external and internal data sources. 

5) Develop and produce a variety of monthly and annual reports.

6) Based on interdepartmental needs, utilize software tools to integrate datasets and devices/equipment into the energy management system.

7) Track and trend data, errors, health of various systems, to evaluate and proactively correct system deficiencies before they worsen and become system limitations.

8) Collaborate with multiple departments to provide a good level of internal customer support.

- Works to achieve operational targets within job area with direct impact on department and/or business unit results
- Under limited supervision, implements or supports projects/assignments
- A certain degree of latitude is required within established guidelines and procedures
- Assigned routine to moderate complexity issues

Export Compliance / EEO Statement

This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energy's Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774), or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter M Part 120) (collectively, 'U.S. Export Control Laws'). Therefore, some positions may require applicants to be a U.S. person, which is defined as a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), a Political Asylee, or a Refugee under the U.S. Export Control Laws. All applicants will be required to confirm their U.S. person or non-US person status. All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws, and will be used in full compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin and other factors. For positions at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Stations (PVNGS) all openings will require applicants to be a U.S. person.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates ('Pinnacle West') maintain a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, recruiting, hiring, promoting, compensating, reassigning, demoting, transferring, laying off, recalling, terminating employment, and training for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, disability, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other classification or characteristic protected by law.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to EEO is the Law poster. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of every person hired to work in the United States, refer to E-Verify poster. View the employee rights and responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Arizona Public Service is a smoke free workplace.

Location-Based Role:
This position requires employees to work at the (Location), with some flexibility. Flexibility will be determined with the hired employee and leadership.  

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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