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Organization: JENSEN HUGHES
Title: GIS Technician
Location: Vancouver, WA
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2017-02-08

Position Description:

GIS Technician Electrical Systems Analysis

Job Description:

JENSEN HUGHES Power Services Group is looking for a GIS Technician/Analyst to join our Electrical Systems Analysis group in Vancouver, WA office. JENSEN HUGHES is a premier nuclear safety and reliability consulting firm. We provide technical support to a wide variety of engineering projects, which range from day-to-day nuclear power plant operation to cutting edge research and development in all areas related to plant safety.

Under the supervision of the Manager of Electrical Systems Analysis, the GIS Technician will perform varying data collection, data standards implementation, and mapping assignments. The technician will render data, develop visual maps for a variety of uses, create/edit geographic datasets, and integrate other digital files. Work products will be developed using ArcGIS Desktop, SafeSoftware FME, Microsoft Office, and Trimble Pathfinder Office. The technician will also complete extensive, physical walkdowns of government facilities and air force bases, which will require stopping, kneeling, crouching, and lifting.


BS in geography, engineering, planning, or GIS required.
A minimum 2 years of relevant job experience required.
Experience with ArcGIS Desktop, Trimble Pathfinder Office, and Microsoft Office is required.
Experience with Trimble GPS products is a plus.
Nuclear Power Plant or DOE/DOD experience is a plus.
Knowledge of the DOD-required Spatial Data Standards for Facilities, Infrastructure, and Environment (SDSFIE) is a plus.
Good communications and writing skills are required.
Individual must be physically capable of performing walkdowns in plants and substations. A portion of the duties may require working outdoors under extreme temperature, strenuous physical effort associated with hiking conducting GPS data collection , such as climbing steep slopes, and physical labor such as stooping, bending, and carrying loads.
Periodic travel is required to validate plant configurations and typically lasts 1 or 2 weeks at a time. Total travel time is typically around 15% per year.