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Electric GIS Technician


Salary Range

annual entry-level rate of $35,859 to an annual maximum rate of $54,308 depending upon qualifications.

Job FLSA Status


Public Safety


Job Details

To support the power distribution operations department with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. Position includes equipment maintenance, map creation, collection of GIS data from field GPS (Global Positioning System) equipment performing related work.

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Job Qualifications

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience: • Graduation from an accredited two-year college or university with an associate’s Degree or equivalent; and • Experience in operating GPS equipment is preferred • Experience in AutoCAD, Microsoft Access & Excel; or • An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Education

Necessary Knowledge and Skills: • Minimum of (4) years of experience with computers • Basic knowledge of Electricity. • Thorough knowledge of Geographic Information System, Global Positioning System, Spatial Database Engine (SDE), AutoCAD (2D only) and, Cartographic principles. General database functionality, as well as working knowledge of the methods and operation of computer equipment and software. • Skill in operation of Adobe Acrobat (PDF's) and the tools and equipment listed. Reasoning Abilities • Ability to perform process control calculations, exercise safe working habits, detail oriented, and communicates effectively, both verbally and in writing. Ability to manage time effectively and meet project delivery dates. Ability to follow instructions prioritizes work, and complete jobs in a timely manner must also be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments and the public. TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED Motor vehicle, Personal computer, GPS Unit, Microsoft Office, Excel, GIS related software, computer-aided systems, telephone, copy machine, fax machine, and plotters. SPECIAL REQUIRMENTS Applicant must possess a valid State Driver’s License (Class C) and good driving record. PHYSICAL DEMANDS While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use both hands. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, talk and hear. The employee must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually is quiet. The City of Covington is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Job Computer Skills

SPECIAL REQUIRMENTS Applicant must possess a valid State Driver’s License (Class C) and good driving record.

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