Employment Opportunity: GIS Coordinator

Town of North Providence

 VACANCY 

JOB TITLE: GIS Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Communications Division

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Director of Communications

WAGE: $49,019.74

Bi-Weekly: $1,885.37

JOB OBJECTIVE: To develop and maintain a Geographic Information System (GIS) for the Town of North Providence as directed by the Communications Director.

ESSENTIAL TASKS:

  • Develops and maintains GIS system for the town
  • Develops specifications for additional GIS and GPS related hardware and software
  • Proficient operation with ESRI ArcGIS Software Suite
  • Guides users in creating requirements for GIS Software
  • Creates new computer programs or edits existing programs in order to produce maps, data, and automate procedures (designs, codes, tests, and documents)
  • Writes documentation to support software · Prepares training materials and gives presentations to users
  • Maintains inventory of system maps as related to GIS (converts from CAD when necessary)
  • Reviews developer plans for water, wastewater, and stormwater and coordinates with other City/Town and State Agencies.
  • Prepares, updates, and distributes GIS maps and new information as they become available · Provides GIS (and other) database development, management, and maintenance
  • Provides general public information services · Collects data and performs analyses as needed
  • Provide Help Desk IT tasks to Town Departments to support IT Tech Staff.
  • Provide Videotaping and productions for town meetings, events, and WEB sites.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Candidate must have knowledge of principles and practices of GIS systems, data collection, databases, and mapping. Computer proficiency and the ability to review and interpret job related plans are necessary. Demonstration of oral and written communication is necessary. Job requires the ability to quickly comprehend a wide range of technical concepts and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. The ability to install, troubleshoot, and maintain desktop and laptop computers that work on a server environment.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

At least one year of FULL TIME GIS working experience.

At least one year of IT experience in Desktop computer support. (PREFERRED).

Must be able to use ArcMap Version 9.2 and Higher), IDRISI, GRASS GIS Ability to use GIS hand tools for field work.

Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and ability to create Excel databases.

PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES:

Candidate must be able to stand for long periods of time.

 Must be able to perform field work in both hot and cold weather, rain and or snow.

Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time.

Must be able if needed to work beyond an 8-hour work day, ability to be called in for nights, weekends, or holidays if needed for emergency.

Must be able to lift items up to 25 pounds.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:

Upon condition of employment the candidate must pass a general physical exam given by a licensed physician that will also include a hearing test and sight test.

Also upon condition of employment the candidate must pass an extensive Police Background check conducted by North Providence Police Department.

Upon Employment applicant will become a member of Laborers International Union of North America (LUNA Local 1033).               

Complete town application located here
https://northprovidenceri.gov/pdf/personnel/Employment_Application.pdf

 Send Application and Resume to
Director Ralph Nahigian

APPLICATION PERIOD NOW OPEN UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED

Get the 2023 North Providence Trash & Recycling Calendar

Click the image below to get the .pdf of the 2023 North Providence Trash & Recycling Calendar :

2023 North Providence Trash & Recycling Calendar (.pdf)

The Take It Outside Grant Application Period is Open

Rhode Island Commerce Corp. has awarded the Town of North Providence funding, Take It Outside in a statewide effort to encourage residents to have increased outdoor activities to reduce the transmission rate of COVID-19. Eligible expenses, associated with the expansion of businesses to outdoors, public spaces, parking lots and sidewalks, include: chairs, tables, heat lamps, tents, outdoor igloos, outdoor greenhouses, outdoor WiFi systems, masks, hand sanitizer, security, insurance costs related to specific outdoor activities, lighting, power sources, relevant signage, bike racks, decks and other costs affiliated with the expansion to outdoors. The Department of Treasury in its guidance, FAQ#55, has identified ineligible expenses are: workforce bonuses, severance pay and legal settlements.

Funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, Brent Wiegand, Director of Planning, 2000 Smith Street, No Providence Ri 02911, planning@northprovidenceri.gov,  401-232-0900 ext. 1227 

Applications can be completed online at the following link:

https://form.jotform.com/221026632347146

RIDOH and DEM Expanding Recommendation to Avoid Contact with Wenscott Reservoir

Press Releases
RIDOH and DEM Expanding Recommendation to Avoid Contact with Wenscott
Reservoir

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Wenscott Reservoir in North Providence due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom. A previous advisory this summer specified the area of Wenscott Reservoir near Douglas Pike, just past Cavalry Drive. This advisory expands to all of Wenscott Reservoir. Blue-green algae can produce toxins that can harm humans and animals. The RIDOH State Laboratory detected high concentrations of cyanobacteria toxins in water collected by DEM at Governor Notte Park.

People should be careful not to ingest water or eat fish from the pond. All recreation, including fishing, boating, and kayaking, should be avoided. Animals who may ingest pond water are especially at risk from exposure to the algal toxins, so owners should not allow pets to drink or swim in the water. The advisory will remain in effect until further notice.

Skin contact with water containing blue-green algae commonly causes irritation of the skin, nose, eyes, and/or throat. Common health effects associated with ingesting water containing algal toxins include stomach-ache, diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea. Rarer health effects include dizziness, headache, fever, liver damage, and nervous system damage. Young children and pets are at a particular risk for health effects associated with algal toxins. People who have had contact with pond waters and experience those symptoms should contact their healthcare provider.

If you come into contact with the water, rinse your skin with clean water as soon as possible and, when you get home, take a shower and wash your clothes. Similarly, if your pet comes into contact with the water, immediately wash your pet with clean water. Do not let the animal lick its fur. Call a veterinarian if your animal shows any symptoms of blue-green algae poisoning, including loss of energy, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, or any unexplained sickness that occurs within a day or so after being in contact with water. People are cautioned that toxins may persist in the water after the blue-green algae bloom is no longer visible. 

Blue-green algae blooms may also be affecting other waterbodies in Rhode Island. People are advised to avoid contact with waterbodies that exhibit bright green coloration in the water or at the water surface and/or dense floating algal mats that form on the water’s surface. The water may look like green paint, thick pea soup, or green cottage cheese. 

For more information and a list of current and historical advisories, go to www.dem.ri.gov/bluegreen Please send reports of suspected blue-green algae blooms, along with photographs, if possible to .

Getting the Lead Out of Drinking Water by Replacing Residential Lead Service Lines – Video

 

See our page with local information: https://northprovidenceri.gov/remove-the-whole-lead-pipe-program/

Reducing exposure to lead is a public health priority for EPA. Unfortunately, years ago, lead was often used in the pipes that connect homes to the water main in the street. This video shows how two communities in New England, North Providence, Rhode Island and Claremont, New Hampshire, are using creative ways to finance the removal of lead service lines.

For more information about lead in drinking water, go to http://www.epa.gov/lead
For more about EPA: http://www.epa.gov/

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Notice Of Intent To Request Release Of Funds – CDBG Grant

Notice Of Intent To Request Release Of Funds
October 26, 2017
Town of North Providence
2000 Smith Street, North Providence, RI 02911

On or about November 9, 2017, the Town of North Providence will submit a request to the Rhode Island Community Development Block Grant Program operated by RI Office of Housing & Community Development for release of Community Development Block Grant program funds under Section 105(a) of the Housing & Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, for the Johnston-North Providence Home Repair Program sponsored by the Town of North Providence in collaboration with the Town of Johnston.  The Home Repair Program will provide deferred payment loans to assist income-eligible low-and-moderate income residents of owner-occupied single, two and three-family homes with home repairs, code compliance, handicap access, health and safety issues, in North Providence.  Estimated funding for Home Repair program is to be determined on a rolling need basis by the Rhode Island Office of Housing & Community Development, plus any additional funds accessed from the CDBG state set-a-side program.  Available funds could be in the range of $200,000.00. 

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