The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority (“Port Authority”) is currently seeking a full time GIS/Environmental Specialist to fill a newly created position within the organization. The Cleveland Cuyahoga County Port Authority is a small, independent government agency whose sole mission is to spur job creation and economic vitality in Cuyahoga County. The Port Authority is an economic engine for our community, a key to Northeast Ohio’s global competitiveness, and a crucial partner in building Cuyahoga County’s future.
As result of our agency’s size and lean structure, employees within the Port Authority are expected to fill multiple roles across a variety of disciplines. It is great exposure for anyone looking to build and further diversify their career. The preferred candidate should anticipate receiving a broad portfolio of meaningful work assignments and should have the ability and willingness to take ownership of their work and work independently. The preferred candidate will be expected to fulfill the minimum job functions and responsibilities described below and have the willingness and ability to accept additional responsibilities and duties outside of their fundamental role within organization. Additional duties could include, but are not limited to project management, construction inspections, assisting the organization with the advancement of best practices for harnessing data and using technology to assist with records management, adoption and evaluation of new cargo processing technologies and deployable technologies within the Port’s Terminals, real estate management, and the development of marketing materials or performing cargo penetration and market analysis using geospatial data and mapping.
Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities:
Perform infrastructure and environmental inspections at the Port’s Authority Marine Terminals, the Port Authority’s Sediment Processing & Management Facility, and within the Cuyahoga River/Cleveland Harbor using GIS to collect and retain this data in user friendly/easily accessible format.
Collect as-built data from Port Authority’s historic records, field inspections, and capital program and repair/maintenance programs to keep an updated record of asset inventory and it’s condition
Assist the Director, Planning and Capital Development and Director, Operations & Facilities with prioritizing capital repairs and repairs/maintenance efforts.
Utilize ArcGIS Online and its extensions to perform spatial analysis and distill results into formats that are easy to comprehend.
Assists the Director, Planning & Capital Development in assessing and deploying environmental enhancement best management practices and new technologies at the Port Authority’s facilities.
Performs data translation from CAD and other data formats into GIS.
Performs data research, investigation, and verification.
Fills internal data and mapping requests.
Maintains and renew industrial stormwater, water discharge, aeronautical, air, and maintenance dredging permits at the Port Authority’s facilities.
Monitor operations at the Port Authority’s Sediment Processing & Management Facility
Perform field surveying and data collection.
Perform data entry & edits for geospatial and tabular data.
Minimum Qualifications & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in geography, computer science, information technology, engineering, planning, environmental science, or related field, with relevant coursework or experience in GIS.
Minimum of three or more years of professional experience working with Esri ArcGIS or other GIS software, preferably ArcGIS Online, to create and maintain geospatial data. Education may be substituted for professional experience as follows: A master's degree in any discipline with specialization in GIS technology, may substitute for one years of experience. A bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline with specialization in GIS technology, may substitute for one year of experience.
Ability to work adjacent to or over top of the water, maritime familiarity/experience preferred.
Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions.
Physical ability and comfort with accessing floating equipment, work boats, and the ability to perform necessary maintenance and make necessary field adjustments to weir structures.
Experience using field collection tools and knowledge of GPS technologies for field data collection.
Environmental permitting experience/exposure, with willingness to learn.
Knowledge of GIS concepts and analytical techniques, including geospatial data creation, conversion, manipulation, and analysis.
Ability to plan, organize, and execute diverse set of tasks and deliver in a timely manner.
Ability to communicate and work collaboratively and effectively with team members and establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to relate to and work with individuals representing a variety of disciplines, backgrounds, and cultures.
Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point
Licensure & Certifications:
Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license
Ability to complete a Federal Background Check to obtain and maintain TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credentials).
If requested to interview, the Port Authority will request candidates come prepared with a hard copy and if possible (digital copy) of a project portfolio to review and leave with the Port Authority.
Strong writing and verbal communication skills are important. Port Authority may ask candidates to bring technical writing sample to share with Port Authority at interview.
The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority offers competitive compensation & benefits package to commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Port Authority values work/life balance across all levels of the organization. Our office is located in downtown Cleveland, in a renovated historic warehouse near the east bank of the Flats within the historic Warehouse District. Free parking is available for employees and the office is convenient for those who seek mass transit alternatives. All Port Authority employees are subject to a comprehensive background check prior to hiring. This employee will report to the Port Authority’s Director, Planning & Capital Development. Please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Application deadline is Friday, February 14th, 2020.
About Port of Cleveland
The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority (“the Port”), which operates the Port of Cleveland and other lines of business, is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Chief Financial Officer, reporting to the President and CEO. The Port is one of Northeast Ohio’s major economic drivers, overseeing maritime commerce that generates $3.5 billion in annual economic activity and more than 20,000 permanent jobs. The Port is a dynamic, entrepreneurial organization that combines the best of public and private sector management to achieve best-in-class results. In recent years, innovative service offerings and strategic investments have resulted in dramatic growth in international trade and all-time highs for development finance activity. The Port seeks a strong leader with technical expertise who is motivated by the opportunity to join a talented team dedicated to organizational excellence and making our region more competitive and a better place to live. Information on the Port can be found at www.portofcleveland.com.