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Geographic Information System (GIS) Technician I

Company: Metropolitan Utilities District
Location: Omaha
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

General Position Responsibilities: Under direct supervision, enter record information from detailed drawings for gas and water main and service projects into the District s Geographic Information System (GIS) and train in the duties of GIS Technician II. The GIS Technician I must successfully complete all training and proficiencies to be recommended for advancement to the position of GIS Technician II. Minimum Requirements:

  • A High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED).
  • An Associate s degree, or two (2) years of education and training equivalent to two (2) years of college (or trade, vocational or technical) education, with an emphasis in GIS, geography, cartography or related fields is preferred OR
  • At least two (2) years of relevant GIS editing experience, as a primary job duty, may also be considered in place of the Associate s degree education preference.
  • At least two (2) years of GIS work experience within the last three (3) years is preferred.
  • Proficiency with ESRI ArcGIS desktop or equivalent software. ESRI ArcGIS Pro experience is preferred.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to translate communicated information into the GIS system.
  • Ability to learn new or upgraded computer software as required.
  • Ability to accept written and verbal instruction in revising and updating GIS in collaboration with engineers.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to assist in checking the work of others, as experience and proficiency allow.
  • Efficiently and effectively speak, read, comprehend and write English.
  • Experience and skill in operating various specialized software and office equipment including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office, SAP, Open Text, large format printers, plotters, copiers, scanners and phone systems.
  • Ability to communicate with and assist internal and external customers/co-workers professionally, regardless of provocation.
  • Ability to work overtime, including weekends as required.
  • Ability to work professionally and efficiently, with increasingly limited supervision for extended periods.
  • Work is primarily performed in an office setting amid normal conditions of dust, odors, fumes, office lighting and noises.
  • Employees in this position are covered under the Department of Transportation Drug and Alcohol testing provisions. This includes random testing. Specific Responsibilities:
  • Read and interpret maps and engineering drawings, especially as they pertain to gas and water facilities.
  • Enter record information from proposed and as-built drawings, completion reports, service cards, and various other record sources into the District's GIS.
  • Learn the District's GIS data entry standards, workflows, requirements and procedures to continually improve personal GIS skills.
  • Research District and other records to obtain relevant information to include, but not limited to, reporting discrepancies/variances found and facilitating changes, as directed.
  • Assist in GIS data conversion and cleanup efforts or projects.
  • Clearly communicate gas and water facility record information (in various forms and by various means) to District personnel and outside agencies.
  • Copy and file various engineering records for various purposes.
  • Comply with and understand all pertinent District policies, procedures, and Construction Standards.
  • Train in the duties of, and advance toward progression to, GIS Technician II.
  • Perform various other duties as assigned. Please ensure the application is thoroughly filled out to be considered for this position An Equal Opportunity Employer "Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation

Keywords: Metropolitan Utilities District, Omaha , Geographic Information System (GIS) Technician I, IT / Software / Systems , Omaha, Nebraska

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