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Organization: Planet Forward (bstith@theplanetforward.com)
Title: GIS Technician/Specialist
Location: Charlotte, NC
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2018-03-26

Position Description:

• This position will be responsible for completing tasks including manipulating GIS data from various sources in ArcView, performing QAQC for a conflation project in Smallworld, and generating analytical reports and thematic maps using GIS data for internal and external customers.
• Minimum 2 years GIS experience required.
• Strong background and demonstrated experience in ESRI products preferred.
• Experience in Smallworld preferred. Utility experience preferred. GIS or related technical degree preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• The primary responsibilities of the position would include performing data collection, editing, mapping, and managing an accurate record of utility transmission and road right-of-way (ROW) siting which can coincide with land planning and development.
• Geospatially support team in a suite of mapping products used by multiple organizations
• Responsible for research and data processing, to include verifying, organizing, and the preparation of geospatial and asset data.
• Manage specific GIS information layers
• Transfer collected data onto GIS system/server using applicable software.
• Perform data entry and mapping tasks utilizing GIS technologies.
• Support staff regarding capabilities to meet GIS management needs.

This may include, but is not limited to the following processes within a GIS environment:
• Digitizing and georeferencing data to aid in the location, placement, and creation of features
• Creating and editing features and associated attributes
• The examination of legal documents associated with each ROW to determine the correct locations and attributes for each feature
• Making corrections to previously mapped ROW

Education Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in Geography, GIS, Computer Sciences, or related field preferred
• Exceptions on education can be made for exceptional candidates

Required Experience:
• Minimum of four years of experience working in GIS with progressively responsible experience in the design and development of GIS systems and applications.
• Must have proficient experience working with ESRI Suite (including ArcGIS Desktop, ArcMap, ArcServer, ArcGIS Online)
• Ability to adapt to new GIS software

Preferred Skills:
• Python
• JavaScript
• Enterprise level database knowledge desired; such as ArcSDE or SQL database (Microsoft SQL Server is a plus)
• Experience with MS Office Suite
• Computerized mapping and digital data conversion, manipulation and analysis
• GIS database administration and management principles, methods and techniques, including quality control methods and practices
• Principles and practices of GIS analysis and design
• Experience with Autodesk/AutoCAD a strong plus
• Prior experience with some type of utility network, is preferred.
• Land planning and development experience is a plus
• Demonstrated knowledge of maintenance and quality assurance of a utility network in an enterprise GIS environment a strong plus
• Environmental/Forestry background or experience
• Experience working within a utility industry distribution and/or transmission program
• GIS Certifications
• Knowledge of, or experience with, work management software

Additional Skills:
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written, with the ability to effectively interface with both internal and external customers.
• Demonstrated ability to train and develop personnel on the use of GIS programs, processes, and procedures.
• Demonstrated ability to identify improvement opportunities and the initiative to implement change.
• Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
• Demonstrated ability to organize multiple projects and be self-led
• Ability to work both efficiently independently and cooperatively in a team environment
• Excellent problem-solving skills
• Proficiency with data management, organization, a willingness to learn, and ability to ask questions to obtain desired results if unclear of the task at hand.
• Valid state driver’s license in good standing