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GIS Technicians use the Geographic Information System to determine and document variables in certain geographical areas. Typical example resumes for the job highlight duties like analyzing information based on various criteria, helping design databases, collaborating with clients, and providing support to GIS Analysts. Those interested in a GIS Technician position should showcase in their resumes attention to details, communication abilities, GIS proficiency, excellent computer competencies, problem solving orientation, and time management. Eligible candidates come from various educational backgrounds (information technology, earth sciences, geography, etc.) and hold a college degree.

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1

GIS Technician

Revised and digitized flood zones for all counties in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Australia using Auto-Cad Maps 2000 and Arc View 3.3

  • Post revised flood zones on company website
  • Increased flood zone determination accuracy by 14%
  • Utilized maps provided by FEMA to determine changes in current county flood zones
  • Prepared basic CAD mechanical drawings working-detail and assembly drawings from lay-out sketches and other reference material
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
AAS
Computer-aided-drafting
2

GIS Technician

Utilized multiple types of GIS and GPS software to create maps of the Overhead and Underground Electrical Distribution
Systems based on certain client needs.

  • Created databases with engineering assembly codes of Overhead and Underground Electrical circuits
  • Analyzed phasing and wire sizing throughout whole circuits
  • Updated reports of National Electric Safety Code (NESC) violations and environmental hazards
  • Created and provided Quality Assurance (QA) reports to upper management and to the client to show Technicians data
  • Provided Information Technology support to all techs when GIS or GPS systems were not working properly
  • Trained entry level GIS Technicians on the Electrical Distribution System and various GIS and GPS software
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
C
Certificate
BA
Geography
3

GIS Technician

Created new spatial data from cadastral information to analyze and reevaluate outdated state land project boundaries,
identifying over 25,000 acres and $300 million of developed land to be removed.

  • Collaborated with a team of colleagues to rank and prioritize land parcels with high resource values to be purchased.
  • Evaluated and improved standard internal mapping procedures to ensure accuracy and consistency of products
  • Rapidly produced detailed responses to time-sensitive state land information and data requests.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Environmental Studies
BS
Geography
4

GIS Technician

Developed and maintained an interactive campus atlas that includes over 30 maps and parking information for special events and every day activities.

  • Coordinated with Transportation Service units and other campus departments to ensure that modifications to existing drawings and databases are identified and properly updated
  • Managed the dat abase for over 190 parking garages/lots on campus.
  • Collaborated with other department to produce map products upon requests.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
MA
Urban And Regional Planning
5

GIS Technician

Ensured accurate plotting of oil and gas leases and units using metes and bounds and/or PLSS surveys

  • Researched and interpreted source documents such as oil and gas leases, deed records, and survey plats
  • Geo-referenced, digitized, and inventoried various geochemical, geologic, and paleogeographic maps
  • Produced geochemical contour maps
  • Performed QA/QC of spatial data
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Geography
MS
Energy & Earth Resources
6

GIS Technician

Assisted with geometric modeling, drawing aids, editing, and detailing

  • Created designs in compliance with all federal and local regulations
  • Designed and managed construction of the water system
  • Coordinated project goals and deadlines with engineering, safety, facilities, and production personnel
  • Developed and designed new layouts and construction plans
  • Performed reviews of engineering computations, research and designs
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
Technology & Design
7

GIS Technician

Records maintenance for AT&T

  • Made decisions on how objects were placed into the database, based on archived information as well as current directions from engineers
  • Researched archived information to ensure new information is correctly entered into the records management system
  • Met daily, weekly, and monthly production goals while maintaining a quality rating of 98% in a constantly changing environment
  • Reviewed information entered into database was correct and in accordance to procedures outlined in operations manual
  • Corrected mistakes found in archived data to match information received from engineers in the field
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration
8

GIS Technician

  • Responsible for GIS and Cartegraph databases integrity, QA/QC, correction and updating using CCTV, field inspections, SLIP inspections, As Builts, CAD information; created and updated metadata
  • Streamlined GIS work flows; acted as a liaison between all the departments using GIS applications to facilitate GIS database development and improvement
  • Performed complex spatial analysis (including Model Builder), geocoded, created and managed GIS data sets, maps and map series; performed statistical and spatial analysis for annual planning and reporting (pipe cleaning, CCTV, repair and rehabilitation, survey), created reports
  • Provided QA/QC of GIS central databases and GIS related projects, corrected systematic issues
  • Provided technical advice and support to non GIS experts, streamline GIS related work of Engineers and Maintenance Planners
  • Provided GIS expertise and advice on project work
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Environmental Studies
MS
Civil And Environmental Engineering
PhD
Environmental Studies
9

GIS Technician

Successfully completed 2-year Electric Distribution Reconciliation Project with Alabama Power Company using the Smart Grid system and ArcGIS

  • Utilize Google and Bing area maps along with newly updated OH/UG maps for verification and correct placement of utilities on parcel points, dense metro areas, subdivisions and other points of interest throughout Alabama Power's Distribution maps.
  • Field survey data entry with poles, transformers, switches and primary/secondary equipment from PDF
  • Data collected is used for pole/ equipment ownership and storm duty recognition. Linking customers to accounts
  • Provide detailed information on map from substation to customer
  • Work to establish ongoing contracts from mapping based companies
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
Architecture
Drafting And Design
10

GIS Technician

ArcGIS 9.3, Microsoft Office (Access), AutoCAD

  • Managed five Massachusetts towns' sewer and water assets
  • Organized and managed the company's geodatabase including personal database and ArcSDE
  • Provided technical support regarding all GIS related problems incurred by the company
  • Produced large scale quality maps for presentations relating to ongoing projects
  • Worked with ArcXML program
  • Integrated CAD drawings into ArcGIS
  • Created reports for Governmental Accounting Standards Boards (GASB34)
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
10
months
at this job
C
Geographic Information Systems
BA
Geography
MA
Geographic Information Science

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