GIS Technician
Dewberry - United States

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Responsible for gathering, converting, analyzing, and reporting of GIS

data; preparing and updating maps and exhibits with GIS data sets;

maintaining utility asset records; and using GIS data, applications, and

tools to identify and solve problems for the engineering and operations


*location is Hershey, PA


Operate computer workstation to update maps as new data is received

relative to new subdivisions, developments, capital improvement

projects, zoning requirements, and other projects and coverages.

Convert data collected from field operations into GIS database with

proper and accurate spatial location. Assure consistency with companywide

standards and practices for data conversion, data maintenance and

upgrades. (35%)

Generate and distribute timely standard reports, utility pipe network

system and thematic maps. Maintain up-to-date asset data inventory and

asset records for GIS-related assets and maintain linkages between

databases for efficient and accurate reporting. Coordinate timing of

updates and corrections with district personnel to ensure maps,

databases and reports are accurate and up-to-date. (25%)

Utilize GIS for analysis of spatial data, perform routine analyses

optimizing use of various company data sets, and perform limited

research using government or other outside sources as directed by

supervisor to support engineering and operations needs. Present results

through clear, concise thematic maps with well-documented sources and

metadata. (20%)

Continue to develop expertise in GIS. Participate in workshops,

training, or vendor presentations introducing evolving GIS technology,

new products and upgrades. (10%)

Assist in development of GIS standard practices and procedures.

Participate on user committees within AW for sharing GIS expertise.

Participate in pilot testing phase of upgrades and new product rollouts

as needed and provide feedback for optimizing implementation efficiency.


Required Skills & Required Experience:

Bachelor degree or equivalent course work at a technical or

vocational school, in geographic information systems, geography,

planning, landscape architecture, civil engineering, computer science,

or a related field.


Understanding of GIS software, geocoding techniques, data model formats,

and data conversion practices.

Some knowledge of GIS related software, including remote sensing, GPS,

desktop mapping, web and database applications and GIS/CADD


Knowledge of geocoding, address matching, topology interpolation of

linear and non-linear data and relational databases preferred.

Knowledge of CAD and related software.


2-5 years experience in analytical and development functions of

integrated GIS applications, preferably in a utility environment.

Work Environment: Standard office environment

Travel Requirements: Periodic local travel; occasional national travel (e.g., User's

conference, etc.)

*Dewberry is an equal opportunity employer.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

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