Organization: NW Natural
Title: GIS Technician
Location: Portland, OR
Maintains and updates engineering records through operation of a GIS, or computer mapping system.
Day to Day:
Reads and interprets construction data and sketches, and verifies and ensures accuracy.
Enters data into system.
Verifies and revises engineering records.
Researches and retrieves current and archived data from multiple internal and external sources.
Maps mains and services.
Creates updates and modifies geographic features in the mapping system.
Organizes files, documents, maps, and drawings.
Generates and maintains basic reports and spreadsheets.
Trains, assists, and provides feedback to less-experienced workers at the direction of supervisor, which may include providing feedback to supervisor on progress of training.
Suggests program enhancements to increase efficiency.
Performs other tasks as required in General Task Bar #3, with training as needed.
Acts and communicates in a professional, respectful, and cooperative manner in connection with all activities associated with NW Natural.
Follows supervisory instructions and is flexible and adaptable to changing conditions and expectations.
Maintains punctual, regular, and reliable attendance.
Demonstrates the Company’s core values and complies with all Company policies and procedures.
Come on your first day with:
Associate’s degree in GIS, geospatial sciences, or equivalent combination of experience and education.
Experience with ArcGIS or other computer mapping system required.
Ability to interpret and produce maps, drawings, and records using engineering standards.
Ability to visualize and understand drawings and design concepts.
Basic math skills.
Advanced reading skills.
Advanced ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.
Data entry skills of 6,000 kph with 90% accuracy.
Ability to communicate with employees and customers to answer questions or resolve issues with tact and diplomacy.
Ability to concentrate on tasks, apply procedures in sequence, and work in a structured team environment.
Ability to deal with sensitive information in a confidential manner.
Sustained sitting for 6-8 hours per day, hand/finger dexterity, and ability to grasp, bend, lift, reach, and stoop.
Near vision and color discrimination abilities.
Qualification Period: 6 months
What we offer:
Work Life Balance -
11 paid holiday which includes 3 floating holidays.
3 weeks paid parental leave
Green Team / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council / Safety Team / Women’s Network
Numerous volunteer and community engagement opportunities
Start with 16 Vacation Sick Time Days
Generous 401K company contribution and match.
15% Discount on ESPP
Wellness incentive program
20% off natural gas service
Up to 30% discount at NW Natural Appliance Center
TRI Met Pass for all HQ employees
Generous discounts with Verizon & AT&T Wireless
Hourly Rate: $32.39
Application Process: To be considered for this position, submit a complete electronic application including cover letter and resume via our website.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any federal, state or locally protected class.
We are a drug free workplace and we comply with Federal Drug Free Workplace Act and Department of Transportation regulations. Pre-employment drug tests are part of the hiring process and apply to all positions.
NW Natural does not accept unsolicited submissions or assistance from search firms for posted positions. Resumes submitted by search firms working under a valid and current written contract with NW Natural valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from NW Natural HR/Employment will be deemed the sole property of NW Natural. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by NW Natural as a result of the referral or through other means.
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