Employment Opportunities


Current Employment Opportunities with the City of Meridian:

Job Title: Asset Management Analyst
Department: Public Works
Reports To: Asset Program Manager
Open Date: February 1, 2023
Close Date: Open Until Filled
Salary: $30.73 per hour

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Asset Program Manager, this position provides specialized technical support to the Public Works Department through asset management program support, implementation of program and software functionality, analysis of program data including compliance with regulations and established Best Management Practices (BMPs), and implementation of educational and operational issues, assistance with software implementation and data management. Using independent research and analysis, the incumbent applies knowledge of regulations, policies, and procedures to evaluate and make recommendations concerning program effectiveness and direction. Compiles and analyzes data to evaluate compliance; assists in the management of multiple and complex databases; and performs related duties as assigned.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Assist with administration of the Public Works Department-wide asset management, utility billing/service order, inventory, and warehousing and logistics programs;

Implement, review and update asset management plans for all infrastructure assets within the City, including wastewater treatment facility assets, water facility assets, wastewater collections system assets, water production and distribution system assets and vehicles;

Assist in the development, documentation and implementation of innovative effective functionality, policies, process maps, job aids, and procedures for continual asset data collection, data entry, and updates for asset management and utility billing/service-order software applications;

Monitor and maintain the asset management system including collection of data, computer entry, asset condition assessment and renewal programs in conjunction with PW Engineering, Water and Wastewater Operations requirements;

Develop, implement, operate, and review condition inspection programs for the quality of asset information with staff responsible for the maintenance of assets;

Ensure continued involvement in coordinating and operating asset management group meetings;

Support policies, procedures, and schedules to control and assure consistent data management by the City and its contract providers; provide project technical support and the administration of department software;

Utilize asset management software to inventory, track, repair, service and manage all departmental assets as assigned;

Utilize utility billing/service order software to document customer service and meter/MXU asset management;

Author at HOC reports; analyze data to determine conditions, trending, and cause-effect relationships; compile complex technical information using tool functionality to demonstrate current status of the compliance with Asset related policies and requirements;

Research comparative data through contact with other agencies, industry, and other municipalities; prepare special studies of program activities; respond to program or project-related requests for information; participate in development of new and revised programs and systems by identifying program, project, or system enhancements;

Participates in implementation of division or department objectives through research and analysis; provide technical assistance to department managers to develop and implement management programs;

Interface with Department to provide required asset infrastructure management data to support maintenance software implementation;

Work alongside technicians in the field periodically in order to gain a clear understanding of practices and their applications;

Develop curriculum and provide education and training to appropriate Departmental staff related to asset management program policies and data base operations;

Perform QA/QC of data to ensure anomalies are corrected and reporting is accurate;

Accountable for accurate, timely gathering and input of asset information to the asset management system capable of audit;

Assist in identifying and escalating software malfunctions to the proper support entity and monitors the corrective action to restore operation;

Perform other related duties as required by Asset Program Manager;

Author reports; analyze data to determine optimal conditions, trending, and cause-effect relationships; compile complex technical information in writing and through the use of graphs, tables, workflows and charts; and apply statistical tools to maintain process control;

Enter and update data from field records into database or spreadsheet format; gather, compile and analyze information for preparation of program-related grants, budgets, reports, manuals, and publications;

Query databases; creates spreadsheets to perform calculations, enter and extract information; summarize data to assist in developing plans, to demonstrate regulatory compliance, and to describe project or program goals for various work projects; design project capability for the collection and sharing of available data; develop data summaries and manage files related to statistical trend analyses, computation tables and graphs; and create graphics for reports; accurately report and publish data for internal and outside agency use.

Job Specifications:

High School diploma or equivalent, plus two (2) years of utility infrastructure asset management experience in a public or private agency.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Proficiency in using Microsoft Suite of products including Visio and Project;

Proficiency in using utility asset management software; Infor Public Sector (IPS) preferred;

Must have proficient knowledge and understanding of: data management practices, infrastructure activities, and applicable regulations;

Must have proven knowledge and understanding of: terminology and techniques associated with the industry; principles and practices of statistical analysis; computer software used in spreadsheet and database analysis and word processing; research techniques, methods, and procedures; and methods of reporting information including writing queries, report creation, charts, graphs, workflow and tables;

Must display an attitude of cooperation, collaboration and positive communication and possess the ability to work well with others.

Knowledge related to software tool administration and data base management systems;

Knowledge of infrastructure asset and inventory management principles and systems;

Knowledge related to GIS infrastructure mapping principles;

Ability to conduct training in a wide array of settings and to diverse work teams with a broad set of core skills;

Ability to provide outstanding customer service by communicating respect, being open-minded, demonstrating a spirit of collaboration;

Ability to work without supervision, establish priorities, and organize work assignments;

Ability to motivate and train staff in software functionality and supporting business processes;

Ability to make sound and reasonable decisions in accordance with business processes and standards and work effectively with frequent interruptions;

Ability to keep excellent records;

Ability to communicate with management, supervisors, and co-workers and the public with respect in a pleasant, courteous manner;

Knowledge of technical writing;

Knowledge of process mapping;

Knowledge of basic problem-solving methodologies;

Knowledge of introductory aspects of “Continuous Improvement” philosophy and methods;

Working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Reporting Services and a basic understanding of SQL commands.

Licensing and Certification:

Must have a valid State of Idaho driver’s license;

Obtain NASSCO PACP/LACP/MACP Certification within one year of hire.

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

Work is performed primarily in an office environment with moderate noise level. The employee in this class is frequently subject to inside environmental conditions which provide protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes and is occasionally subject to outside environmental conditions. The position also requires sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to function in the general office environment to accomplish tasks;

Constantly requires sitting at a desk for long periods of time, up to 8 hours and ability to lift up to 20 lbs.;

Constantly required repetitive movement of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers;

Occasionally while performing some duties of this job, the employee will work near moving mechanical parts in inside and outside weather conditions. The noise level in this work environment can be loud;

Occasionally requires driving a motor vehicle.

There is potential for exposure to biological hazards while performing the duties of this position.

Travel Requirements:

Local travel is frequently required;

Some regional and national travel is required.

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