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Val Balent

Dallas, TX, USA

Mr. Val J. T. Balent
7011 Oriole Drive Dallas, TX 75209

Objective: To expand into a progressive and professional GIS career with many skillful and challenging opportunities available for my continued enhancement. To carry over my valuable knowledge of Project Management, Design and Implementation, along with Software Development in the GIS industry.

Computer Experience:
Operating Systems:
Servers: Unix.x, Linux.x, Windows.x
P.C.: Windows.x, SUN, DOS, MacOS, and Virtual Machines, etc.
Programming Languages:
Shell Scripting, Python, .NET (various), ArcObjects, Java, SQL, NoSQL, PL/SQL, UNIX Scripting, VI Editor, Visual Basic, C #, PERL, C/C++, AML, Avenue, MapBasic, CVS (Concurrent Versioning System), TFS
GDAL, PostgreSQL/PostGIS, OGR, GQIS, ArcGIS 10.x ,ArcINFO, ArcGIS Online, ArcIMS, ArcView, ArcSDE, ArcPAD, ArcFM, GeoServer (Apache/Tomcat), Google Earth Fusion/Server, Safe FME, ERDAS Imagine, ORACLE Spatial, AutoCAD, SDS, MapInfo, Target Pro, APS (in-house Software), IDRISI, Atlas *GIS, MicroStation, VISIO, OSM (OpenStreetMap), LIDAR, Linear Referencing
GPS: TGO Office, TGO PLAN, GPS Pathfinder
ORACLE 11g/12g, MAXIMO, Hansen, PLS CADD, LEGACY Systems, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, SketchUp, COGNOS, Brio Query, TOPOS (GOGO Software), EMACS, Pathfinder (GPS Software) Microsoft Office.x (Access, Excel, Power Point, Word, Publisher, InfoPath), CorelDRAW!, Dbase IV, SAS, and various other software.

Professional Experience:
(02/21 – Current) GIS at Dibzi, LLC – Mobile Marketing at Dibzi – Dallas and Austin, TX
GIS/Mobile Marketing at Dibzi, LLC. Currently I am maintaining my up to date Knowledge Base and hands on experience with ArcGIS 10.x, and Beta releases from ESRI. Dibzi is founded on 4G Mobile Network, but specifically 5G and C-BAND Mobile Network Structure and Capacity. Actively researching/testing on GIS Spatial Programs and Customer/Clients wants and needs.

(01/19 – 02/21) GIS Administrator/Analyst – City of Memphis - Memphis, TN
I worked with City of Memphis on a contract role for a GIS Administrator. Administer both UNIX and Windows based support for the entire ESRI software suite (ArcServer, ArcIMS, ArcSDE, ArcGIS 9.5, etc.) Update raster Imagery. Software Core of ArcSDE, including ArcServer and web services. Included ArcPortal as well. All Aerial imagery was corrected for Projection, Compressed and Mosaicked and Tiled City Wide. Administered ArcSDE, including ArcServer and AGO web services

(04/18 – 01/19) Customer Service Representative – Conduent (Xerox) - Colorado Springs, CO
Actively listen to each customer with patience and courtesy. Analyze and Log Calls into a Customer Database and Billing Work Order Management System.

(04/15 – 04/18) Sr. GIS Analyst/DBA – Google - Mountain View, CA
Utilized Oracle Spatial Graph to follow Trends in the Fiber Markets for Internet Service. Provide Support and Analysis on Google Fiber projects, this includes current market cities and future expanding market cities. Primarily supported and both the transition from the current Web-based mapping system to the new Google proprietary Web-based system and Google Database.

(02/14 – 04/15) Sr. GIS Analyst/DBA – City of Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV
Provide the City of Las Vegas with a better understanding on how to leverage their IT – GIS Department staff. This includes but is not limited to Software/Hardware/Server Administration/Software Development.
Primarily involved in ArcGIS Online Web Maps and Web Apps creation. Administered ArcSDE, including ArcServer and AGO web services. Update Hansen software and PLS CADD daily.

(01/13 – 02/14) Google Earth Engineer - DBA/Analyst - New York State DCJS - Albany, NY
GIS analysis was performed using ESRI ArcGIS products. Hotspots, trends, and analysis of high value cases. Part 1 crimes were of primary investigation. Presented data analysis and tools to those needing to know basis as well as briefings. Developed customized reports for all DIR (Domestic Incident Reports) statewide, along with License Plate and Ankle Bracelets GPS monitoring of daily data for anomalies.

(10/09 – 01/13) EAM Project GEOS – Sr. GIS Analyst - Amtrak (National Passenger Railroad Company)
Philadelphia, PA
Created private/sensitive Google Earth Worlds for Amtrak. Google Earth Runs on Linux (UNIX) and utilizes Oracle Spatial as well as Shell Scripting. Administered all Linux/Unix Boxes for Development/Testing/Staging/Production (12 + Servers) Including Expansion, Back-up and Disaster plans.

(01/07 – 10/09) Sr. GIS Analyst – NV Energy (Nevada Power and Sierra Pacific Power Company)
Las Vegas, NV
Created a Central Repository of all GIS DATA collected by NV ENERGY corporate wide. Lead's the NV ENERGY Renewable Resources GIS data as posted on the NV State Government website - RETACC. This was reviewed and approved by the Nevada Governor in 2009.
Create batch running for the entire NV Energy Asset Information Management weekly processes. Created the Forest Fire Hazard Mapping Application Maps (Exhibits) for EXECUTIVE decision making. Administered ArcSDE, including ArcServer and web services.

(01/05 –01/07) GIS/DBA/GPS - GIS Administrator/Analyst - Las Vegas Valley Water District/(Southern Nevada Water Authority) Las Vegas, NV
GIS Corporate/Enterprise DBA Role.
To provide enterprise and software support role for 150+ GIS end users within the
LVVWD/SNWA/Springs Preserve - Corporation. Administer both UNIX and Windows based support
for the entire ESRI software suite (ArcServer, ArcIMS, ArcSDE, ArcGIS, etc.) Update
raster Imagery twice yearly. Develop GIS Applications for all possible Engineering,
Planning, and Architectural projects.

(09/97 – 01/05) GIS Analyst - ASI (Analytical Surveys Inc.) Sanborn Inc. Colorado Springs, CO
Software Support and Development for many Multi-Million Dollar GIS Utility Contracts, and various other GIS projects, including Electric, Water, and Telephone.

MS Visual Basic 6.0, Denver, CO – “Mastering Visual Basic 6.0”
MapInfo, Denver, CO – “Advanced MapInfo 6.0”
ArcInfo ArcGIS 10.0, Boulder, CO - ESRI Office - “Understanding ARC GIS 10.0”
FME (Feature Manipulation Engine), Denver, CO – “Advanced Design and Programming FME”
Python, Las Vegas, NV ESRI In-class Training “Advanced Python Programming”
FME (Feature Manipulation Engine), Vancouver (Whistler), BC -– “Advanced Transformer Programming in FME”
RedHat Linux Server, King of Prussia, PA – RedHat Linux Server Advanced Administration training.
Google Earth Enterprise Engineer Training, Reston, VA – Google Earth Engineer Advanced Administration training.

Sir Sandford Fleming College, Lindsay, ON Post-Graduate Program – Geographical Information Systems Application Specialist
With an emphasis on Project Implementation, including Database design, Programming, Spatial Statistics, GUI Setup, and Graphic Display.
University of Guelph, Guelph, ON BA – Geography With an emphasis on GIS, Planning, and Remote Sensing

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Val Balent

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