Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist - Job Description (Sample)

Job Summary:

Responsible for the maintenance, creation and update of Geographic Information System data.


  • Update GIS Data Base from constructed work order designs.
  • Using GIS technologies enter and manipulate system and attribute data from manual sources (maps, drawings, documents, etc.) and records.
  • Update GIS Land Base from Subdivision Plans and Engineering Drawings.
  • Update GIS Land Base from the County and City sources.
  • Make corrections to GIS attributes and feature placement.
  • Establish and maintain linkages to other databases.
  • Conduct mapping research, in the field and in the office, to resolve conflicting information and ensure the accuracy of the data.
  • Provide GIS support and services to all internal and external users.
  • Perform field verification's to assure Geodatabase accuracy.
  • Maintain printing and plotter supplies.
  • Coordinate maintenance of all map printers and plotters.
  • Create and maintain map books and one-line diagrams.
  • Support Distribution Design staff by importing commercial site surveys into the temporary Land Base.
  • Maintain all paper map archives.
  • Valid driver’s license and be in compliance with the Company’s Driving Program policy.
  • Complies with all applicable Company policies, procedures and code of ethics as well as all applicable governmental laws and regulations to include employment, safety and environmental standards and regulations.
  • Perform other related tasks that are not included, but are within the context of the duties defined.


  • Degree in Geography with an emphasis on GIS is preferred. 
  • Associates of Applied Science with an emphasis in Drafting and Design Technology with two (2) years of post-secondary study in a drafting/mapping or related technical field to include Geographic Information Systems; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • 0 - 3 years of experience
  • Knowledge of electric utility systems, with the ability to discuss the parts and functions of various electrical and mechanical components of a utilities' high or medium voltage systems.
  • Proficiency in computer software applications to include AutoCAD, Excel and Word.
  • Knowledge of ESRI GIS software and Geodatabase concepts.
  • Knowledge of mapping techniques including cartographic and topological concepts.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with officers, managers, fellow employees, and the general public.
  • Ability to maintain a strong sense of propriety concerning confidential matters.

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