Organization: Planet Forward (email@example.com)
Title: GIS Technician/Specialist
Location: Charlotte, NC
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
Bachelors degree in Geography, GIS, Computer Sciences, or related field preferred
Exceptions on education can be made for exceptional candidates
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
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
Knowledge of, or experience with, work management software
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 drivers license in good standing