Job Detail

Organization: NW Natural
Title: GIS Tech 1
Location: Portland, OR

Posted: 2023-11-17
Application Deadline: 2023-11-29

Position Description:

GIS Tech 1
Union Position
GIS; Portland, Oregon (US-OR)
Regular FT
Posting # 4694
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About Us:

At NW Natural, we offer more than rewarding career opportunities and a vibrant, inclusive work culture. We invite you to join us in providing safe and reliable utility services and renewable energy to better the lives of the communities we serve. Our vision is to be the leader in service excellence, innovation and environmental stewardship for our customers, while building on our strengths as a trusted energy provider and environmental leader for our industry.

In addition to environmental stewardship, We’re also deeply committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at NW Natural. Our DEI Council started 21 years ago, and today we continue to foster a culture where all employees can experience a sense of belonging, shared purpose and possibility.

The Role:

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.
Generates maps.
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 the CBA, 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:

Health & Wellness -

Rich health insurance benefits with competitive employer contribution
Free access to an online wellness resources platform

Work Life Balance -

Start with 16 PTO Days (Amount varies based on accrued work hours)
10 paid holidays and 3 floating holidays
3 weeks paid parental leave
Green Team / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council / Safety Team / Women’s Network and many other Employee Resource Groups
Numerous volunteer and community engagement opportunities

Financial -

Competitive 401K company contribution and match
15% discount on NW Natural stock through Employee Stock Purchase Program
Up to $5250 a year in tuition reimbursement
Wellness incentive program

Discounts -

20% off natural gas service
Up to 30% discount at NW Natural Appliance Center
TriMet Pass for all HQ employees
Generous discounts with Verizon & AT&T Wireless

Hourly Rate: $35.04

Application Process: To be considered for this position, submit a complete electronic application

Deadline: 11/29/23

Disclosure: 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 is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and embrace our candidates’ diversity and take affirmative action to employ and advance individuals without discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy (including childbirth or related medical conditions), national origin, marital status, genetic information, and all other legally protected characteristics. We forbid discrimination and harassment in the workplace based on any protected status or characteristic. A criminal history is not an automatic bar to employment with NW Natural. Instead, we make individualized assessments regarding qualifications and backgrounds. NW Natural is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation as part of the application process, please contact us at [email protected] or (971) 979-6341.

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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