Colorado Springs Utilities M365 & Power Platform Specialist in Colorado Springs, Colorado
M365 & Power Platform Specialist
Job Type: Information Technology
Pay Range $113,859 to $142,313
Location Colorado Springs, CO
Date First Posted 10/18/23
M365 & Power Platform Specialist
Are you looking for a challenging position? Do you enjoy supporting and administering Microsoft Power Platforms (Power Apps, Power BI, Power Pages, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents) and Microsoft 365 applications (SharePoint, Teams, etc.)? Colorado Springs Utilities has become very dependent on these technologies, and we are expecting expediential growth in use as the organization grows in its digital transformation. Governance, monitoring, support, training, and consulting services are essential for accelerating adoption and providing guardrails for long-term management and support.
In addition to ongoing support/administration, you will work on various program and project initiatives within the M365 and Power Platform space. Power Platform solution development projects will be critical to modernizing, upgrading, and rationalizing older home-grown applications and will involve our team in either a consulting or a fusion team capacity. These app rationalization and governance efforts can reduce the support load for Information Technology (IT) as well as eliminate risks to the organization due to our reliance on specific external software systems.
A day in the life of a Systems and Database Specialist may include:
Providing and implementing recommendations for governance of Microsoft Power Platform and Microsoft 365 applications
Overseeing the Microsoft Center of Excellence to ensure governance standard adherence for the Power Platform along with the Sharegate Management Tool to ensure governance standards adherence for Microsoft 365 applications
Providing and implementing recommendations for the use of Microsoft Dataverse, Purview, Fabric, Synapse, and Azure as associated with the platforms the team oversees
Assisting, guiding, and training IT staff and business users in the use of the Microsoft Power Platform features and Microsoft 365 products
Troubleshooting user issues and system errors when appropriate; including researching the problem, identifying the cause, and working with vendors and other areas of IT to resolve
Reviewing, analyzing, and aligning the functional capabilities of information systems to business requirements
Stay abreast of, communicate, and document application changes and resulting impacts on business capabilities
SME for application use, functional support, and required business capabilities
Who you are…..
Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Power Platform features, functions, and services to understand and consult with others on the best practices for setup and configuration as well as appropriate administration
Experience developing with Power Apps – both Model-Driven and Canvas applications
Experience working in a fusion team environment building solutions in partnership with business stakeholders
Strong working knowledge of:
Microsoft 365 SharePoint application features, functions, and services along with other components of the Microsoft 365 offering
Power BI and its use within Model-Driven and Canvas applications
Power Pages around using the Portal Management tool as well as the Site Builder
Power Platform Environments including security roles, business units, ALM practices, and licensing
Excellent communication skills to share knowledge with others and guide users to follow best practices acting as a trainer and/or consultant with the business users
Experience, oversight, and governance of Power Platform and Microsoft 365 environments is highly desired
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Who We Are:
One of the largest four-service public utilities in the nation (over 500,000 customers)
A national leader in reliability (power on an average of 99.991% of the time)
Diamond Designation recipient from the American Public Power Association – a utility leader in reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvements
Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains in one of the most desiredcities to live in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023)
Our Commitment to Our Employees…
Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. They keep the lights on, gas flowing, water coming in, and wastewater leaving. We do not just say people are important – we prove it! That’s why we are honored to invest in protecting the health and financial security of our employees and their families through our rich benefits program.
Time Off – Because everybody needs time off to recharge
Vacation – New employees accrue 13 days of paid time off to start, while our more tenured employees accrue 24 days per year
Personal Leave –3 days per year of personal leave
Paid Holidays –10 paid holidays per year
Sick Leave – Accrue 12 days of sick leave annually for those days when you or a family member is feeling under the weather
Vacation Buy – Purchase up to 40 hours of additional vacation time
Pension Plan – Looking forward to a comfortable lifestyle once you’re done working? The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) provides you with retirement benefits and peace of mind when you retire
Medical – Select from three comprehensive medical plans, starting at $10.00 a month. Employees also enjoy access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Wellness Program – Voluntary wellness program that allows you and your spouse to each earn up to $500 to use towards healthcare expenses, $100 in Visa gift cards, and up to $400 in gym membership reimbursements
Dental – Select from two dental plans, with in-network PPO preventive care covered at 100% and access to orthodontia coverage
Vision – Voluntary plan that covers full vision care services and discounts on LASIK eye surgery
Retirement Saving Programs – Supplement your pension plan with voluntary retirement programs such as the PERAPlus 401(k) and MissionSquare’s Roth IRA and 457 plans
Disability Coverage – Short-term (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance available for purchase
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Makes the going a little easier by aiding with mental health, stress management, work-life balance, financial and legal matters, and much more
Long-Term Care Insurance (LTC) – Whether it's due to an accident or a serious illness, LTC insurance is available for purchase to help you and your loved ones
Life Insurance – Company-paid life insurance and supplemental coverage available
Tuition Reimbursement – Employees are eligible to receive up to $5,250 annually for Tuition Reimbursement
Qualifying Public Service Employer – Payments made towards student loans may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
Curious about joining our team? Learn more at https://coloradospringsutilities.jobs/jobs/
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Starting pay will be determined within the posted pay range based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate; if there is a single pay rate posted, the job starts at that rate.
Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.
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Job Type: Information Technology