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John Pavek

Burlington, NJ, USA

JOHN M. PAVEK, GISP

Burlington, NJ 08016 | (609) 502-8203 | jogial@comcast.net | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-pavek-gisp

GIS Technologies Subject Matter Expert & Project Manager

Proficient, thorough, self-managed and deadline driven team leader with ability to work autonomously adept at delivering complex initiatives with high impact for a timely resolution. Engages with clients and stakeholders by applying a focused command of business acumen and GIS/GPS technology. Strong attention to detail and exceptional client service skills that consistently exceed performance targets. Prepared for leadership role with many years’ managerial success.

KEY PROFILE OFFERINGS

 GIS/GPS technical consultant to managers and project participants practiced in coordinating end-to-end activities.
 Research and implement current solutions/new approaches to ensure customer satisfaction and improve performance.
 Serve as an integral contributor to innovation based on current technology trends maintaining best practices compliance providing support to complete troubleshooting and solve technical issues.
 Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills that bridge communication gaps and instill trust with users.

Core Proficiencies

Geospatial Information Technology | Strong Work Ethic | Database Management | Enterprise ArcGIS Methods | Mapping
Project Development | Analytical Processing | GPS | Time Management | Client Relationships | Information Management
Database Technologies | Coaching/Training/Mentorship | Teamwork Skills | Data Collection

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

SENIOR GIS SPECIALIST | Kaizen Technologies, Iselin, NJ | 1/2020 to Present
 Examine GIS operations and recommend possible improvements.
 Deliver GIS products to contracted client's customers at a senior level in their daily operations.
 Examine issues as related to customer interfaces and have recommended at minimum 8 major enhancements.
 Recommend operational improvements for future operations for contracted clients.
 Used both ArcGIS 10.X and ArcGIS Pro to publish mapservices for client use.

OWNER / PROJECT MANAGER / ADMINISTRATOR | Spatial Design Consulting, Burlington, NJ | 8/2019 to 1/2020
 Deliver GIS/GPS operational leadership and project management via self-directed entrepreneurship.
 Pioneered this consulting firm dedicated to GIS/GPS operation, technical support and project implementation.

GIS LEAD / PROJECT MANAGER / SENIOR PRINCIPAL TECHNOLOGY PRODUCT CONSULTANT | PSE&G, Newark, NJ | 11/2013 to 08/2019
 Executed a variety of complex projects concurrently, overseeing project teams and their assignments in the achievement of project management objectives to ensure accuracy. Developed knowledge in utility geospatial connectivity model.
 Maintained accountability for defining project plans, schedules, specifications, and budgets aligned with the unique needs of each initiative, with the authority to allocate/recruit staff and budget resources even under tight deadlines.
 Worked closely with IT divisions, as well as vendors, providing services supporting such activities as database design. Assisted in the day to day GIS/GPS operations as needed utilizing various spatial analysis methods such as modeling.
 Navigated each project through the Product Development Life Cycle; hands-on role in managing the application through such items as customer requirements defining, analysis of business, reporting, design development, licensing, installation and maintenance. Developed status updates.
Key Success:
 Fulfilled a critical role as the GIS Lead leading up to a reorganization and new title as of March 2019.
 Serving as a project manager, led a major GIS upgrade, working with Schneider Electric as the lead vendor and two subcontractors; non-mobile and mobile applications; achieved milestones/deliverables on-time and within budget.

OWNER / PROJECT MANAGER / ADMINISTRATOR | Spatial Design Consulting, Burlington, NJ | 1/2013 to 11/2013
 Deliver operational leadership and project management via self-directed entrepreneurship.
 Pioneered this consulting firm dedicated to GIS/GPS operation/technical guidance and project implementation.

GIS/GPS ADMINISTRATOR | New Jersey Natural Gas, Wall, NJ | 6/2007 to 2/2013
 Served as GIS subject matter expert in the planning/management of GIS program design, completing day to day technical actions, projects administration, product license administration, system administration etc. providing quality deliverables on time/budget. Lead at minimum 60 high quality presentations.
 Planned and executed complex GIS projects involving the collaboration of multiple departments and agencies. Worked with Drafting Department in support and transition of their CAD operations.
 Directed a team up to six professionals while formulating GIS budgets and budget estimates, with individual project budgets of as high as $3.5M. Executed staff performance evaluations, staffing retention and staff hiring policies.
 Directed all GPS (Global Positioning Systems) activities including field data acquisition, field work data processing, data, etc. Used Trimble almost exclusively but did use some Leica equipment.
 Applied basic skillsets in many programming languages to build applications aligned with end-user needs.
Key Successes:
 Recognized with a Customer Appreciation Award from Schneider Electric in 2012 and was invited as keynote speaker for Schneider Electric's LINK conference.
 Credited with introducing a series of process improvements that sparked substantial gains in operational efficiency and responsiveness, especially with respect to field crews and their safety.
 Defined under minimal supervision new GIS procedures to take advantage of new/existing ArcGIS capabilities.

EARLY CAREER
GIS Manager, T&M Associates, Middletown, NJ - managed all parts of GIS/GPS companies activities including new business development/project pursuits/opportunities, client management (engagement, proposal development, outreach, etc.

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
Master of Arts Degree in Geography, Professional Planning (GIS Specialization)
State University of New York at Binghamton
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography, Pre-Professional Planning, Minor in Environmental Studies
State University of New York at Geneseo
GISP Certification
Certified AWS Cloud Practitioner
Agile Scrum Master Certification
National Member, Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA)
Large Body of LinkedIn Courses (Agile methods, ArcGIS Products, Ms Project, Ms Excel, Ms Word & Python badges)

TECHNICAL SKILLS
ESRI/Non-ESRI Programs
ESRI ArcGIS Software Pro & Enterprise (all versions (ArcView, Standard and Advanced), ArcGIS industry products, ArcGIS Online, Geoevent, Portal, ArcExplorer, ArcGIS Pro, Modelbuilder, Web App Builder, ArcSDE, Pathfinder Office/Terrasync
General Applications
Microsoft Office Suite (including Ms Word, Ms Access, Ms Excel, Ms Project, Ms Visio), Adobe, Autodesk Autocad, CAD, Intergraph, Visual Studio, SAP, XI, Windows Server, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, Sql Server
Database Programs
Dbase, Info, Oracle, Sybase, SQL, PostgreSQL
Scripting Languages (competent to beginner-almost intermediate level programmer)
Visual Basic/ VBA/VbScript, SML, Python, .NET, Javascript

John Pavek

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