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GIS Technician I

Toho Water Authority

Kissimmee,  Florida
GIS Technician

Maintain and update the Geographical Information System (GIS) data and metadata for all of TWA's Water, Reclaim and Sanitary assets. Analyze, troubleshoot and improve existing GIS data and its application in GIS. Digitize GIS features and geo-rectifies images, engineering plans and CAD files to support GIS maintenance processes. Perform outdoor field data collection via handheld GPS and enter it into the GIS. Assist other departments with the production of mapping plots and performing spatial analysis to assist decision making. Support other GIS staff (Interns) and field workers on basic functionality and use of the GIS. Document, develop and complete projects as assigned by GIS Manager. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Essential Functions

  • Digitize GIS features and geo-rectified images, from construction drawings, as-built plans and record drawings in order to keep the GIS database updated and current.
  • Quality check existing asset data within GIS.
  • Produce mapping plots via internal and external requests.
  • Assist in other projects as instructed by GIS Manager.
  • Collect GIS asset data via manual field work.
  • Attend training seminars and GIS conferences to actively broaden skill-set.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Geographical Information Systems or related field.
  • Minimum of three years relevant experience.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Class E Driver's License.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and bend, kneel, squat, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Environmental factors include indoor, flat surface, noise, sitting with occasionally walking and standing.

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