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Operations Data Coordinator

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Job Summary:
The Operations’ Data Technician assists in maintaining and managing the Central Park Conservancy’s GIS database and EAM system, which contain park feature datasets and are used to record and plan maintenance tasks. The position involves working with all database users including Operations Supervisors, Communications staff, and IT staff. Functions include, but are not limited to: fielding and recording service requests, maintenance of database integrity and consistency, including occasional field data collection and quality assurance; creation of queries, reports, and maps regarding maintenance data; assisting with implementation of new functionality and standard operating procedures to improve operations performance and efficiency; working with database users to enhance their knowledge of the database; orienting new users in proper procedures and rules; and expanding the use of GIS for Park maintenance tracking and planning.

Job Description:

 Reports to:  Vice President, Park Management & Administration

Department: Park Management

Schedule: 7:00am – 3:30pm, Flexible

Status: Full-time, Non-exempt

Position: 3720

About the Park & Central Park Conservancy

Built between the years 1858 and 1873, Central Park is almost entirely man-made and considered to be a single work of art. Composed of natural elements – turf, woodlands, and water bodies, along with architectural elements, this 843-acre National Historic Landmark requires a unique set of skills to maintain these features to the highest standards. Founded in 1980, the mission of the Central Park Conservancy is to restore, manage and enhance Central Park in partnership with the public.

Summary of Essential Job Functions:

·         Coordination

  • Receive and manage incoming service requests from field staff
  • Asist with hands-on, and at times, one-on-one training to database users as to its effective use, functionality, and standard operating procedures
  • Support and integrate new functionalities, procedures or business processes across various departments   

·         Data Integrity 

  • Ensure database credibility by maintaining the data accuracy and consistency, routinely checking for errors, anomalies and duplications
  • Ensure quality of field data entry by periodically accompanying field staff during data collection
  • Assist in field data collection as necessary, work with staff to eliminate inconsistencies and errors  

  ·       Reporting

  • Generate and distribute maintenance reports using EAM system
  • Ensure existing reports continue to function efficiently
  • Assist with the development of new reports as needed
  • Query data and create ad hoc maps and reports, using GIS and database tools
  • Create custom layers, tools, or widgets within the EAM system as needed

·         Expanding database applications

  • Work with CPC departments to integrate new data layers and/or data updates into the EAM system
  • Create and maintain databases as needed

·         General Administrative

  • Assist with GIS department correspondence 
  • Provide administrative support for senior managers and perform general office duties 
  • Assist in preparing reports and presentations

Minimum Requirements:

1.    Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college in a related field; One year of experience in GIS analysis or database administration; or

2.    Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” above

3.    Experience with Microsoft Excel and Word and strong writing skills

4.    Ability to oversee data collection, maintain data integrity

5.    Fundamental understanding and knowledge of geospatial data management using modern software; experience with database administration is desirable.


Preferred Skills:

1.    Experience with Microsoft Access, entry-level computer programming/scripting for Access report design and/or data management tasks (VBA/VBS)

2.    In-depth understanding of relational database and geodatabase structure and function.

3.    Experience with various geographic and non-spatial file formats, e.g. ArcGIS personal geodatabase, ArcGIS shape file, Access database.

4.    Experience with spatial data analysis and writing user documentation

Experience installing and setting up ArcGIS

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CPC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in its work and on its staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, orientations and communities to apply.

Safety Requirements
Establishment and maintenance of a safe work environment is the shared responsibility of this organization and employees at every level. The Conservancy will make every effort to assure a safe environment and be in compliance with federal, state, and local safety regulations.  Employees are expected to obey safety rules and to exercise caution in all their work activities.  Accordingly, employees should be aware of any hazards, which could cause an injury or accident (e.g., spills, obstacles in walkways).  If an employee discovers a potential dangerous condition, he/she should alert other employees and notify his/her supervisor immediately.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed