GIS/CAD Technician

Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District

St. Louis, Missouri

Under general supervision, performs entry and interpretation of information into GIS or CAD software and related equipment. 

Essential Functions: 
Using industry standard CAD software and equipment, and data from a variety of sources, create and modify Civil Engineering or survey drawings and exhibits; perform calculations and prepare maps; produce drawings and data for input into an Engineering Construction Database and GIS. Utilize maps and data from the GIS to prepare plans, exhibits and customized maps. Be familiar with GPS and other survey equipment and have some survey field experience to fill in and/or assist the field crews when needed. Assist in coordinating and scheduling work load. Organize, maintain, track, and restore files as needed.

Additional Responsibilities: Perform related work as required or as delegated by supervisors


  • Training and Experience: High school diploma/GED, 15 college credit hours in design drafting, computer-aided drafting, or related fields, with at least 6 credit hours in Computer-Aided Drafting or Cartography, AND two years of practical experience in GIS or CAD.
  • Desirable Knowledge. Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of engineering drawing, CAD and cartographic principles, procedures and practices. Thorough knowledge of AutoCAD Civil 3D. Survey field experience and familiarity with data collector software and GPS. Experience with property research and plotting legal descriptions.
  • Familiarity with hydrology and hydraulics. Considerable skill in forming and maintaining effective working relationships, both internally and externally with Engineers and Designers; skill in maintaining records and preparing reports.    
  • Must possess a valid driver's license issued by the state in which employee resides.
  • Pursuant to MSD's "Substance Abuse Policy and Procedures," this position has been designated as safety sensitive and candidate must pass a Non-D.O.T. Drug Test for this position. Employees occupying this position are not subject to Federal (D.O.T.) Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations.
  • Employees of MSD must have a meets expectations performance review.

The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District provides comprehensive wastewater and storm water management services to residents and businesses in both St. Louis City and County. As one of the most recognized employers in the region and a fixture in the downtown area, MSD employs over 900 individuals in a wide-range of roles including skilled crafts and laborers, engineering, information technology, finance, human resources and administration support.  We invite you to be part of the team!



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Category CAD, GIS Technician