GIS Development Specialist

| Birmingham, AL
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GIS Development Specialist


This position will be responsible for providing information derived from GIS tools and technologies to support APC's growth focused business units in the Customer Service Organization, including Corporate and Division Economic & Community Development, Business Intelligence, and Account Management. The successful candidate will be responsible for gathering requirements and implementing solutions from a wide range of data sources, analytics, and formats.

Specific areas of responsibility will include acquisition and quality control of GIS data, cartographic support, data modeling, and development of static and web-based map products to support corporate growth and economic development activities.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide cross-functional support to multiple APC groups to deliver accurate and timely GIS deliverables
  • Maintain Alabama Power's Economic Development Geospatial Engine (EDGE) application and provide user training and support
  • Work to identify and promote potential areas for GIS development and solutions to support economic development activities
  • Support the creation of customized, presentation-quality products to be utilized for economic development, business development and lead generation activities
  • Create maps and perform a wide range of geospatial analyses leveraging GIS technology to stay ahead of competing interests
  • Collaborate with external economic development and business development allies to identify and develop marketable industrial and commercial property
  • Support the utilization of Alabama Power's Speculative Building Program and Industrial site Development Program
Candidates with the following preferred qualifications are encouraged to apply:


  • 4- year degree in Computer Science, Geography, Natural Sciences, or related degree preferred
  • GIS certification or ability to achieve it with an approved, professional organization is desirable.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Understanding GIS theory and application
  • Experience with ESRI and ArcGIS Pro or Desktop is required
  • Experience with ArcGIS Server and publishing/maintaining map services is desirable
  • Experience scripting, programming, and querying with SQL and Python
  • Strong verbal and technical communication skills are essential
  • Ability to create professional maps and visualize spatial data
Behavioral Attributes

  • Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize appropriately, maximize efficiencies, and deliver results while maintain a high attention to detail
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Strong analytical skills and approach to problem solving
  • Must poses a high degree of flexibility and demonstrated ability to work amid rapidly changing priorities and deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to be an active team player
Alabama Power provides the valuable combination of competitive prices, reliable electricity supply and unparalleled service to 1.4 million homes, businesses and industries in the southern two-thirds of Alabama.

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Job Field: Sales & Marketing

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Alabama Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

APC Corporate Headquarters - 600 North 18th Street (600BIRMINGHAM)

600 North 18th Street

Birmingham, 35203

Req ID: APC2007248
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