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GIS Technician

Primary Function:  The GIS Technician is responsible for various GIS and GPS duties in GIS Services.

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.
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
  • Perform other approved duties as assigned by GIS Manager.

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.
  • Professional 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 have 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:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Geography, Geospatial Information Systems, or other closely related degrees.
  • 1 to 3 years of GIS experience showing 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.
  • Appropriately licensed to operate a motor vehicle

Physical Demands:

  • Duties are performed in an office environment. 
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position at least 50% of the time. 
  • The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. 
  • Constantly operates 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 identify and distinguish colors, distances and spatial relationships.
  • Travel up to 20% of the time.
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