GIS Technician

City of Goldsboro

Goldsboro, North Carolina

The purpose of this assignment is to analyze and maintain geographic data in support of the engineering and planning functions of the departments.  Successful performance helps ensure that infrastructure data is accurate and facilities efficiency of division operations.  The work consists of varied technical GIS duties.  The need to complete multiple tasks at the same time and to use old and illegible pans and maps contribute to the complexity of the position.

Essential Duties and Tasks

  • Manage and maintain the city’s GIS data in the ESRI ArcGIS Utility Network.  This includes data for water, sewer, and stormwater utilities.
  • Assists planning activities by providing relevant GIS data and maps.  This includes data for land use planning, zoning, transportation planning, and others.
  • Edits, maintains, and researches facilities and reference data.
  • Assists supervisor with facility design and studies.
  • Reviews as-built accuracy.
  • Maintains system files and tile books.
  • Communicates with field crews, contractors, supervisors, and engineers.
  • Performs customer service duties.
  • Assists in the creation and maintenance of databases.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of ESRI software 
  • Knowledge of geographic information principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of basic spatial analysis.
  • Skills in planning, organizing and prioritizing work.
  • Skill in performing mathematical computations.
  • Skill in interpreting maps, plans, and engineering drawings. 
  • Skill in the use of a computer.
  • Skills in oral and written communication.

The work is light work which requires exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. The work may require specific physical characteristic and abilities such as heightened strength, mobility, dexterity and full range of motion. The following additional physical abilities are also required: manual dexterity, hearing, mental acuity, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, talking, visual acuity and walking.
The work is generally performed in an office environment and involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, libraries, residences or commercial vehicles.  Use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and traffic signals are minimally required.


  • High school diploma
  • One (1) year of related experience.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

Associate’s degree in related field preferred

The City of Goldsboro is an Equal Opportunity Employer!



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Category GIS Technician