Engineering/GIS Tech I-III
Applicants must apply on-line at our website, and can view full job description: www.westernvawater.org/careers
SUMMARY OF JOB
The role of Engineering / GIS Technician is to support the Authority’s planning and
asset management functions by providing field and office support for Geographic
Information System (GIS), Mapping, and Asset Management programs and other
activities managed by the Engineering Services Division. Specific duties include but are
not limited to: Updating and maintaining the Authority’s Asset System of Record, data
quality control, data acquisition, data maintenance, and data transformation, and
fulfilling data requests with a quick turn-around. The Engineering/GIS Technician
assists in preparation of maps, data summaries and other visualizations to clearly and
effectively communicate information to internal staff, the public, and other
stakeholders. An effective candidate for this position understands the importance of
GIS at the Authority and is motivated to help advance the state of practice.
An ideal candidate for this position will have superb working knowledge of Geographic
Information Systems (GIS) fundamentals and demonstrable proficiency in industry
standard GIS platforms such as ESRI products and platforms with demonstrable skills
in database management and program development.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
In order to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. Assigned duties and responsibilities will include the
following, depending on qualifications. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Performs basic field surveying for data collection using GPS equipment and asset
management software platforms.
Manipulates geographic data in spatial and tabular databases.
Reads and interprets record drawings, as-builts, plans, and specifications.
Performs quality control of work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to
specifications and internal standards.
Assists in training others in the use of GPS equipment and asset management
Coordinates, processes data, and prepares summary reports for hydraulic analysis
and hydrant flow tests.
Assists with field and office work to support engineering projects including water
and wastewater capital improvements.