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Senior GIS Technician

The Senior GIS Technician is responsible for various GIS and GPS duties in GIS Services.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of computer applications and functions including, but not limited to, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, ESRI, CAD, and other related software.
  • Experience with ArcGIS for Server and/or SQL Server is a plus.
  • Processional GIS experience in the utility sector is also a plus.
  • Ability to analyze deficiencies in GPS data and to interpret spatial point data.
  • General understanding of coordinate systems, projections, and datums.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to excel in a detail-oriented environment with a high level of accuracy.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and able to operate a car or truck.
  • Must be mobile and able to work in various locations in the United States.

Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; and 3 to 5 years of GIS experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. GIS or Geography degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Esri’s ArcGIS software suite of products.
  • Experience in compiling formal written reports for external clients.
  • Professional experience with client management and interaction.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create, maintain and/or modify existing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases.
  • Perform various GIS related activities including, but not limited to:  GPS field data collection, GIS data creation and conversion, and GIS data management and quality control.
  • Assist Project Managers in the installation and configuration of Esri, FlowGIS 365, and other third party software applications.
  • Provide client technical support for FlowGIS 365 and Esri software products.
  • Consistently track progress daily, and provide weekly reports to management.
  • Communicate effectively, both written and oral, with project team and management staff.
  • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or Human Resources.
  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill.
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
  • Perform other approved duties as assigned.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to identify and distinguish colors, distances and spatial relationships.
  • The individual will on occasions be outside in various weather conditions and must be ambulatory in a construction zone, walking on uneven surfaces.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position at least 50% of the time (driving, office work, etc.).
  • Consistently operate a computer and other office productivity machinery.
  • The person in this position frequently communicates with co-workers and clients. Must be able to exchange accurate information.
  • Must be able to travel up to 20% of the time.

About Us:
Magnolia River is a client focused, quality driven company that provides a wide array of infrastructure and geospatial solutions. Areas of expertise include pipeline, energy, GIS, surveying & mapping, and software products.

Magnolia River is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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