GPS/GIS Field Technician (Athens, GA)

Date: May 15, 2024

Title: GPS/GIS Field Technician

Reports to: Regional Field Supervisor

Location: Athens, Georgia

Status: Non-exempt

Background:

This is a seasonal project position (with a potential to turn into a permanent full-time position) to complete a utility service point survey as part of a larger team. The position is anticipated to begin in late June 2024 and end in October 2024.  Successful candidates will undergo training near the assigned project location followed by working independently to collect field data within Oconee County, GA geographic area. Overtime opportunities may be available during this project assignment. A company vehicle will be assigned to each employee for use during this project.  Company vehicles will be parked/stored at the employee’s location for the duration of the project.

Brief Description:

Under direction, works independently to access and perform a visual inspection of water meters at residential and commercial locations.  Meter locations will be mapped using Global Navigational Satellite Systems (GNSS) equipment connected to a tablet computer running Esri’s ArcGIS Field Maps mobile application.  Field technicians will locate the water meter at each property, map with high accuracy GNSS, open and clean dirt and debris from the meter box, take photographs, and complete a brief questionnaire to document the meter manufacturer and model, water service line material, and condition of each meter.  Field technicians may be required to perform other related duties as required.  Field technicians should be knowledgeable of problems and procedures used in related field and can efficiently and effectively solve various problems.  Must have the ability to organize assigned work and develop effective work methods.

Examples of work/duties:

  • Report to Regional Field Supervisor.
  • Work in field for 8+ hours per day, outdoors during all weather conditions.
  • Utilize company vehicle to travel through the project location during the day.
  • Walk or stand for a majority of the workday.
  • Will be trained in the proper use of GNSS / GIS technology and equipment.
  • Perform work safely and in compliance with all safety procedures and regulations.
  • Interact and effectively communicate with the SCE team, client, and residents onsite.
  • Shows a willingness to learn and adapt in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Must be able to learn and demonstrate familiarity with water utilities and meter conditions.
  • Apply knowledge received during training to work assignments.
  • Arrives to work every day in a professional manner in both dress and attitude.
  • Overtime and/or weekend work may be required.

*Note: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this job specification.  Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.

Requirements (education, licensing, certifications, etc):

  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required. Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in GIS or Engineering preferred.
  • 0-3 years of related experience.
  • Proficiency using a computer Microsoft Office a GPS / GIS technology.
  • One or more of the following is preferred, not required:
    • Esri ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Field Maps
    • GNSS/GPS equipment
    • OSHA 10-hr

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