GIS Technician - Downtown Atlanta
Southern Company - Atlanta, GA

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Do you have an associates or bachelor's degree in GIS or Geography, certification in GIS and/or Microstation 7/8i or related work experience in this field? If so, Georgia Power has an opportunity in Atlanta for you!

GIS Technician - Downtown Atlanta
Geographic Solutions and Services (GSS) at Georgia Power (Subsidiary of Southern Company)

Location: 755 Jefferson, St. Atlanta, GA. Candidate must currently reside within a commuting distance to Metro Atlanta OR be able to quickly relocate at his/her own expense. Relocation assistance is not offered for this position .

Subject to the Georgia Power Company Smoke Free Workplace Policy: You must be free from all tobacco products (including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew, snuff, patch and/or gum), at least six months prior to applying for this position .

Job Summary

Distribution GIS (DistGIS) plays a vital role in Georgia Power Company's planned strategic direction and daily operations. The DistGIS database serves as the asset repository for facilities data and drives applications such as TCMS (Trouble Call Management System), and DistView, which are critical to Distribution Operations. This position is responsible for the input, processing, and maintenance of Distribution data in accordance with GSS work procedures and consistent with Southern Company GIS Data strategy. The successful candidate will also be responsible for creating construction prints using Microstation, for internal as well as external customers.

NOTE: Position requires that candidate qualify on the EEI TECH test.

Job Responsibilities

Create work construction prints for internal and external customers using Microstation.
Assist with the reconciliation of materials for Distribution Work Orders
Post updates to the DistGIS database
Process data to support transfer of information between Distribution applications
Maintain high standards for data quality within all applications, including DistGIS
Reconcile database conflicts and take appropriate action to improve database performance

Education Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent
Associates Degree or Certificate in GIS and/or Microstation 7 or 8i is a plus
Bachelors Degree in GIS or Geography is highly preferred

Experience Requirements

Microstation versions 7 and 8i experience highly preferred
AutoCAD experience is highly preferred
Knowledge of Microstation/AutoCAD reference files, layer control and cells is highly preferred.
GIS experience is highly preferred
Familiarity with DOT plans and electronic files is a plus
Experience with a Utility GIS system is a plus
Experience with the ESRI Suite of GIS products is a plus

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Strong computer skills in standard software packages (Microsoft Office products, etc.) is required
Ability to work on several different projects simultaneously
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Analytical approach to problem solving
Able to maintain focus on assigned task
Familiar with data manipulation techniques
Other Requirements

Demonstrated strong customer service skills and experience
Candidate must demonstrate behaviors consistent with the company culture (Southern Style): Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment.
Quality and detail focused
Dependable
Self motivated, self directed, and proactive
Seeks to enhance own personal development
Takes personal ownership of results
Seeks opportunities for process improvement
Excited and willing to learn about innovative technology
Contributes to overall positive teamwork environment
Builds effective relationships both internally and externally and at all levels
Understands and embraces the value of diversity
Flexible and positively adapts to change
Demonstrates professionalism in the work environment

Additional Information

Georgia Power uses an ESRI-based GIS system with Miner & Miner's Arc FM, Workflow Manager, and Designer tools

Georgia Power is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility that serves 2.25 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. The largest of four electric utilities that make up Southern Company, Georgia Power, has been providing electricity to Georgia for more than a century at rates well below the national average.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO ) (NYSE: SO) is a super-regional energy company with 4.3 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Southeast. It is one of the largest producers of electricity in the U.S. Southern Company is the parent firm of Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power, Southern Power, Southern Nuclear, SouthernLINC Wireless, and Southern Telecom. Southern Company brands are synonymous with excellent customer service, high reliability, and prices that are 15 percent below the national average. We offer a competitive compensation package.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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