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GIS Specialist

Navopache Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Lakeside,  Arizona
CADGIS Technician


Navopache Electric Cooperative, Inc. (NEC)

NEC is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of a GIS Specialist.  NEC is situated within the White Mountains of Arizona.  It is a place of beautiful scenery, mild climate and has a small community atmosphere where you know your neighbors.  Hiking, hunting, fishing and other outdoors sports for fun and relaxation are all possible when you live in the “White Mountains”.


  • Create, update and maintain drawings, maps and facilities records using automated methods.
  • Operate and maintain the GIS/GPS mapping equipment and software.
  • Have and maintain knowledge of operating and software systems.  Coordinate and suggest changes in same to supervisors and computer service center personnel.
  • Provide technical assistance and counsel to supervisory personnel regarding user applications and optimum utilization of system resources, thus ensuring cost effective support and services to system users.
  • Provide an effective interface with users to determine user requirements and resolve application discrepancies.
  • Coordinate all maintenance activities pertaining to software and hardware with appropriate vendors.
  • Prepare material requisitions and maintain supplies used with GIS/GPS mapping equipment.
  • Serve as interface for data transmission between Global Positioning Satellite data collected in the field and the automated mapping equipment in the office.
  • Serve as interface for data transmission between Engineering Staking Program and automated mapping system.
  • Perform field investigations to verify and update mapping data as directed by supervisors.
  • Know and work according to the Cooperative's safety rules and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Formal Education

  • Bachelors of Science degree with emphasis in CAD/GIS or equivalent specialized training and experience to equal degree requirements.


  • Associate degree in related field with four years work experience in CAD/GIS/ESRI.
  • Experience in the electric utility and/or surveying/mapping fields preferred.

Special Skills

  • Possess the demonstrated ability to perform standard functions in Word Processing, Spreadsheet and Database programs (e.g. Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, SQL Server Express, etc).
  • Possess a thorough knowledge of automated mapping system requirements.
  • Have good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Be able to develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of cooperative policies, programs, and practices.
  • Have proven organizational ability.
  • Have proven work experience in multitasking and be detail oriented.
  • Have the proven ability to work independently of others and maintain a high level of productivity.
  • Have a willingness and ability to work with other NEC employees and departments and serve on various committees, if appointed to such.
  • Be physically able to perform job functions, as well as field investigations to verify mapping data.
  • Be able to work away from reporting location multi-days and nights and attend seminars and special training classes as directed by supervisors.
  • Familiarity with programming languages such as Python is desirable.
  • Have or be able to obtain a valid Arizona drivers license.

HOURS OF OPERATION4/10s   The cooperative is on a 4/10 schedule (Monday through Thursday). 

SALARY:    Is commensurate with qualifications. 

BENEFITS:      Navopache offers an excellent comprehensive benefit package (e.g. vacation, sick leave, Short/Long Disability, 10 paid holidays, NRECA 401(k), pension and more).

CLOSES:   Friday, February 24, 2017 at 6 pm Arizona Time.

Applicants chosen for interviews will be notified by phone within two weeks of closing date. 

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:  If you feel you have the proven skills and abilities then you may apply on-line at Select the "careers" tab located at the top right corner then select the position.  We require a Cover Letter with your ResumeIf you meet the qualifications you will be sent an application to complete.  Selected qualified applicants will be contacted for interview scheduling.  EOE/M/F/D/V

NEC:  Founded in 1946 NEC is a member owned electric cooperative.  Our mission is to serve our communities in the most efficient, safe and reliable way.  If you are interested in fulfilling your career with a service oriented company then follow the instructions listed below.

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