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GIS Technician

  • Magnolia River Services
  • 05/01/19
  • Decatur, AL
  • 35601
  • Full-Time
We are hiring for a highly motivated entry level GIS Technician to join our family at Magnolia River!

Duties and Responsibilities:

-Create, maintain and/or modify existing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases.
-Perform various GIS related activities including, but not limited to: GPS field data collection, GIS data creation and conversion, and GIS data management and quality control.
-Assist Project Managers in the installation and configuration of Esri, FlowGIS 365, and other third party software applications.
-Provide client technical support for FlowGIS 365 and Esri software products.
-Consistently track progress daily, and provide weekly reports to management.
-Communicate effectively, both written and oral, with project team and management staff.
-Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or Human Resources.
-Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
-Perform other approved duties as assigned by GIS Manager.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

-Knowledge of computer applications and functions including, but not limited to, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, ESRI, CAD, and other related software.
-Professional GIS experience in the utility sector is also a plus.
-Ability to analyze deficiencies in GPS data and to interpret spatial point data.
-General understanding of coordinate systems, projections, and datums.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
-Ability to excel in a detail-oriented environment with a high level of accuracy.
-Ability to work in a team environment.
-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
-Must have valid driver's license and able to operate a car or truck.
-Must be mobile and able to work in various locations in the United States.

Education and Experience:

-Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Geography, Geospatial Information Systems, or other closely related degrees is preferred.
-1 to 3 years of GIS experience showing demonstrated proficiency in Esris ArcGIS software suite of products is a plus.
-Experience in compiling formal written reports for external clients.
-Professional experience with client management and interaction.
-Appropriately licensed to operate a motor vehicle.

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