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GIS Database Administrator

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John Hancock.

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Description Hancock Natural Resource Group (HNRG) was founded in 1985 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts. HNRG develops and manages diversified timberland and agriculture portfolios for a global client base, and is the world\u2019s largest timberland investment management organization. HNRG is a registered investment adviser and wholly owned subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corporation. Role Purpose: Supports GIS Databases and associated systems and resource information throughout all Hancock Natural Resource Group (HNRG) businesses including Hancock Forest Management (HFM), Hancock Agriculture Investment Group (HAIG), and Hancock Timber Investment Group (HTRG).Provide data governance and quality assurance of all resource information and related data. Responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of enterprise wide resource databases and applications. Accountabilities : Data integrity and governance \u00b7Perform ad hoc queries as needed to correct data issues. \u00b7Draft and execute SQL scripts to support property acquisition and bulk data maintenance. \u00b7Constantly monitor data integrity. \u00b7Develop and maintain data quality assurance processes to maintain a high standard of information. \u00b7Provide information management expertise and advise on best practice. \u00b7Ensure intellectual property is protected and that adequate security measures are applied. \u00b7Develop data standards and ensure objectives are met throughout the business. \u00b7Document data policies and procedures to ensure reliable and secure information. Database Administration \u00b7Monitor database performance and capacity. \u00b7Implement measures to optimize database performance and apply best practice. \u00b7Plan for future expansion and modify data structure to accommodate application development needs. \u00b7Monitor and control database user access, backup, archiving and security. Business analysis \u00b7Support business analysis efforts between IT and business groups. \u00b7Develop an understanding of the HFM and HAIG businesses and their resource information requirements. Support and development initiatives \u00b7Design and develop conceptual and functional data structures to facilitate development of resource information systems and maximize value from the Esri platform. \u00b7Support the development effort of ESRI based applications and database. \u00b7Assist in the design, implementation, and enhancement of spatial and non-spatial information management workflows. \u00b7Provide support and leadership in special projects as required. Research and Training \u00b7Stay up to date with latest technologies and best practice. \u00b7Attend training as required to upskill and maintain currency of expertise. Competencies: Business Acumen \u00b7Understands and applies general business management principles and practices. Teamwork \u00b7Works co-operatively with others to achieve organisational goals and strategies. Customer Commitment \u00b7Discovers, understands and takes personal responsibility to meet external and internal customers\u2019 needs and considers the impact of all activities to the customer. Communication \u00b7Communicates (verbal and written) and interacts effectively with others in a wide range of situations.Attains positive outcomes through influencing skills. Openness to Change \u00b7Adapts and works effectively in a changing environment. Analysis and Decision Making \u00b7Secures a variety of written information and identifies key issues and relationships. \u00b7Takes or recommends a course of action. Continuous Performance Improvement \u00b7Finds creative and new solutions and manages the change process, helps the organisation move towards an enhanced competitive position. Results Focus \u00b7Demonstrates motivation and perseverance with plans to achieve outcomes. Developing Relationships \u00b7Builds effective relationships to achieve business goals and mutually beneficial outcomes. \u00b7Builds trust Planning\/ Organisational Skills (Multi- tasking) \u00b7Plans actions to accomplish goals systematically, including establishing timeframes, allocates resources, and follows up on details. Learning and Development \u00b7Demonstrates commitment to ongoing learning and growth in both personal and professional capacities Problem Solving \u00b7Generates solutions to problems by systematically breaking them down into component parts. Role Competencies: GIS and Database \u00b7Experience with the ESRI suite including ArcGIS Desktop, Server and mobile products. \u00b7A strong understanding in RDBMS especially SQL Server. \u00b7Competence in the support and development of SQL databases and data structures including Esri Enterprise and SDE. Forestry operations management \u00b7An understanding of forest management practices and mapping and information needs of forest managers. Training & Support \u00b7Skills in developing and delivering GIS and other systems training as required and provide support for HFM Systems. System Development \u00b7Experience in database design and the ability to execute future system development initiatives. Qualifications: Educational qualifications \u00b7Tertiary qualifications in IT, GIS, RDBMS or related discipline. Work experience \u00b7A minimum of three years\u2019 experience in Enterprise GIS development. \u00b7A minimum of two years\u2019 experience in the TIMO\\forest industry (preferred). \u00b7Experienced using the Esri ArcGIS platform, database design, and application development in an enterprise setting. \u00b7Experience with Microsoft SQL Server. Hancock Natural Resource Group is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. The Company is committed to employ, train, promote and compensate individuals based on job-related qualifications and ability without regard to race, color, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, veteran or marital status.

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we continue our tradition as a well established financial services leader by operating as the U.S. unit of Manulife Financial, a leading Canadian-based financial services group serving the financial needs of millions of customers in 22 countries and territories worldwide. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under '945' on the SEHK.

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