Occidental Petroleum Land GIS Data Specialist in Houston, Texas

Title: Land GIS Data Specialist Location: United States-Texas-Houston Other Locations:

The Land GIS Data Specialist (LGDS) is a Houston-based member of the Data Management and Analytics organization (DMA), and a core member of the Geospatial Data Management Team. The LGDS is a key person who liaises with Land Administration and Land Operation teams to support the Land and other business groups with current and accurate land GIS data, maps, charts and reports. The LGDS plays an important role in ensuring lease GIS data is correctly synchronized to the geospatial system of record from the Land Management system, and performing land parcel editing when needed. The LGDS will also work with OXY IT and vendors to assist in the implementation of land management and mapping system enhancements, upgrades and the creation of reports to support business needs. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES • Lead delivery of geospatial data management and mapping solutions within Land Administration and Land Operation. • Liaise with DMA, Land Administration and Land Operation leadership and subject matter experts to define the business units’ geospatial data requirements. • Lead definition of standards and workflows for acquiring, storing, maintaining and utilizing land geospatial data. • Responsible for translating business units’ geospatial data requirements into actionable project plans with well-defined success criteria, schedule, resources and milestones. • Lead DMA and BU geospatial projects to successful delivery with adequate stakeholder communications and end-user trainings. • Responsible for ensuring the lease data in the enterprise geospatial database is current and accurate. • Assist Land Administration personnel in ensuring data accuracy of company’s land management system. • Recommend to the DMA, BU and IT leadership on adapting applications that can improve land geospatial data management and map generation efficiency. • Liaise with IT, DMA and BU to deploy land geospatial application upgrades and enhancements, and to ensure changes are successfully implemented. QUALIFICATIONS Education and Certifications • Bachelor of Science degree in Geography, or related field • Master’s degree is a plus • Geographic Information System certification desirable Experience and Critical Skills • At least five years’ experience in supporting land administration and land operations. • At least five years’ experience in ESRI ArcGIS, Quorum Land Management System, and LandWorks GIS • Solid background in GIS mapping, analysis, and data management • Knowledge of US land administration terminology and agreements • Strong analytical skills and ability to proactively think ahead of issues and changes • Knowledge and experience with relational databases. Behavioral • Effective team player who takes an active role in team responsibilities. • Strong communication (verbal and written) skills. • Customer service oriented with excellent people skills. • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with the business and vendors. • Ability to work on multiple projects independently with minimal supervision. • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems.