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GIS Specialist

Southwest Gas

Carson City,  Nevada
GIS AnalystGIS Developer

The Geographic Information System (GIS) Specialist reviews, processes and posts information concerning installation, maintenance and operation of Company facilities in Esri Geographic Information System. This position also uses PaperVision Enterprise and PaperVision Capture to maintain permanent records for Company gas facilities following specific indexing standards.

This position requires one year of experience working in an engineering office or equivalent; technically oriented high school or college studies, including drafting, higher math courses, GIS and business courses may be substituted for required experience.

This position must have knowledge of drafting practices and skills; technical layout procedures; office equipment including reproduction equipment, calculators and personal computers; mapping, record keeping and design standards; computer mapping/drafting techniques and associated peripheral devices and have advanced PC and workstation fundamental knowledge.

Knowledge in Windows operating systems, such as, Field Operations Management System (FOMS), Esri GIS and AutoCAD software applications is preferred.


  • Process and post information concerning installation, maintenance and operation of Company facilities
  • Maintain working technical proficiency on FOMS, FieldSmart, AutoCAD, Excel, and/or the electronic mapping system (Esri GIS)
  • May prepare facility design and construction drawings
  • Perform field visits
  • Operate and maintain peripheral devices associated with the electronic mapping system such as plotters, scanners, and printers
  • Use office equipment such as calculators, reproduction equipment, and personal computers
  • Use and know the filing systems for all graphic records, as-built drawings, and other related engineering information
  • Use Company design and material standards in the preparation of Company facilities
  • Use FOMS in conjunction with other related software packages
  • Use and know electronic mapping system thematic mapping processes to update and maintain any specialty maps required
  • Provide support during emergency response incidents
  • Train and give assistance to others as needed
  • Quality check other employees and contractors as required
  • Communicate effectively with field personnel regarding design drawings, measurements, and basic gas flow characteristics
  • Quality check as-built drawings
  • Perform duties in a manner that is in compliance with Company, local, state and federal regulations, safety and emergency practices and procedures
  • Promote good public relations
  • Use Company approved equipment to gather Global Positioning System data on gas facilities
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Regular and predictable attendance is a condition of employment and is an essential function of the job

Salary Details

$25.35 - $33.37

Our History

Southwest Gas Corporation was founded in 1931 and is a subsidiary of Southwest Gas Holdings Inc. We provide natural gas service to Arizona, Nevada, and portions of California. Our communities, and the more than 2 million customers we serve, are the reasons why we've been heating things up for decades. So, whether you’re enjoying a backyard barbeque with friends, getting cozy indoors during the winter, or preparing an epicurean delight in your new restaurant, Southwest Gas is here to support your comfort and your lifestyle.

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