Job Detail

GIS Specialist

Job ID:
10 months 
Mon-Fri, 40 hours per week 
Client Industry:
Energy & Utilities 
Date Added:
Start Date:
Portland, OR 97232  
Pay Rate:
Career Field:


APR has been engaged to identify hard working GIS Specialist for one of the nation's largest organization in the utility industry.

LOCATION: Portland, Oregon 97232

CONTRACT: 10 months


Responsibilities of this position include the following:


• Use ArcGIS and ArcFM as well as a custom application to identify, configure, and transform distribution data.

• Read and interpret electrical utility asset information to enter, edit, and update spatial and tabular data.

• Maintain the accuracy of the GIS database(s), technical files, and documentation.

• Ensure quality, meet timelines, and coordinate with supervisor and trainers to resolve data issues.

• Complete data conversion, digitizing, spatial data editing, attribute editing, data validation and maintenance of digital infrastructure spatial data and related attribute information.

• Analyze data and perform QC/QA related activities, standards enforcement, and data validation.

• Progress tracking and reporting



Requirements for this position include the following:


• Technical certification or equivalent in drafting, GIS, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

• A minimum of three years of related experience working in a fast paced, high volume production environment using ArcGIS.

• Experience working with and ability to read and understand electrical one lines, schematics, as well as transmission plan and profile drawings.

• Knowledge of basic electrical distribution power systems and utility network connectivity.

• Knowledge of utility engineering specifications and drawings, established drafting and design techniques.

• Knowledge of current technologies, tools, systems, and vendors.

• Understanding of company policies, practices, and procedures.

• Strong communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to consult and resolve internal and external customer issues.

• Ability to work with all levels of an organization including people with different styles and backgrounds; ability to work as a member of a team.




• Bachelor's degree in Geographic Information System (GIS), Natural Resources, Geography or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Experience with ArcGIS 10.x and ArcFM

• Experience working with and maintaining networked utility data.

• Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.



We pay weekly every Friday, have direct deposit, and offer a competitive benefits package: Medical, Dental Vision, 401k plan, etc. Benefits available shortly into this contract (30+ days - starting with the 1st of the month following 30 days of service). 401k plan is available after 90 days.

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! If you feel your experience is the match for this position, please apply today and join our team. We look forward to working with you!


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