Job Detail

Organization: Hood River Electric Coop
Title: Temporary GIS Technician & Data Reporting Specialist
Location: Hood River, OR

Posted: 2024-02-06
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

This position will provide mapping, reporting, and facility asset management of electric and internet infrastructure using the co-op’s GIS and work management systems. This position is authorized for 1,000 hours in this calendar year and may be converted to a permanent role. Under the guidance of the Engineering & Technology Manager and following HR Co-op GIS standards for mapping, the GIS Technician will:

Assist in the maintenance and operation of the GIS and work order systems.
Assist in performing edits and queries using NISC’s Mapping and GIS tools.
Assist in creating, modifying, and updating the electric and fiber GIS network model.
Assist in validating data manipulation, integrity and accuracy of databases and tables.
Assist in data analysis and reporting by obtaining, manipulating, and organizing data.
Assist in routine GIS mapping and data maintenance projects and tasks.
Assist in the research and documentation of HR Co-op’s GIS and workflow procedures.
Assist with field data collection as well as post processing and/or data input into GIS.
Assist in the creation of maps and map products in response to map requests.
Performs tasks as assigned to help meet co-op mapping and reporting goals.
Knowledge of:
Geographic Information Systems
Editing using ArcGIS
ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Collector, ArcGIS Survey123
NISC’s Mapping and Staking software
Relational database fundamentals and SQL programming skills
Intermediate to advanced uses of Microsoft Excel

Salary: DOE, with an expected starting wage of $28-32 an hour.

Posted: February 6, 2024

Open until filled; Application reviews will begin February 12

Download the Job Description - Temporary GIS Technician - February 2024

Why this Job?

This is your chance to demonstrate your GIS and data analysis skills as part of a member-focused, service-oriented co-op that provides reliable, affordable electric and internet service in the Hood River Valley. Our members appreciate us and our employees enjoy our fun, service-focused work environment.

Working Hours

Regular office hours are Monday – Thursday, 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. This position could be full or part time, but is expected to work during our office hours.

How to Apply

Download an HR Co-op Employment Application.
Open the application form in Adobe Reader.
Fill in the application form with your information and save the file.
Submit your completed application and any supplemental materials to:
<li style="list-style-type: none">Hood River Electric Coop

[email protected]

Or by mail:

HR Co-op

attn: Employment Opportunities

PO Box 125

Odell, OR 97044

About HR Co-op

HR Co-op has 22 employees who provide electric service to approximately 4,000 meters and fixed wireless and fiber internet service to approximately 3,100 subscribers. We have a team-oriented work environment and are focused on serving members reliably, affordably, and efficiently.

HR Co-op’s electric service territory encompasses the middle and upper portions of the Hood River Valley in the Columbia River Gorge, including the unincorporated communities of Odell, Parkdale, and Mount Hood. We provide internet service within our electric service area, as well as within the city of Hood River and in the Dee area.

The Hood River Valley is bordered by the Columbia River to the north and by the Mt. Hood National Forest to the west, south, and east. The area is known for its tree fruit agriculture industry. Nearby outdoor recreation opportunities are abundant, including hiking, windsurfing, kiteboarding, skiing, mountain biking, whitewater sports, camping, and fishing.

Job Related Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate degree or equivalent in geographic information systems, plus a minimum of one (1) year of experience providing GIS functions.

Desirable Qualifications:

Experience with National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) iVue software suite
Experience with ESRI software suite


Any combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the job.

Valid driver license: Yes

Notice of Equal Opportunity Employment

We expect employees to be honest, trustworthy, and operate with integrity. Discrimination and all unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment) in employment is not tolerated. We encourage success based on our individual merits and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or employment status. We support and obey laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. We fully consider all qualified applicants including those with a criminal history.


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