Vector Force Development GIS Technician in Austin, Texas
GIS Technician Austin, TX 78741
Vector is a leader in the construction support services industry, involved in utility construction, public works inspection, traffic management, vacuum technology, and workforce services across the country. Vector is a Veteran-Owned Business and has received national recognition from the US Department of Labor for its commitment to hiring and retaining veterans. With a presence already in 20 states, Vector is expanding and growing ceaselessly. We are always seeking motivated, talented people to join our dynamic team. Visit vectorservicesus.com or vectorforcedevelopment.com for details.
This entry-level position is primarily responsible for collecting and compiling field data.
What Do You Offer Us?
Travel to field sites to collect and record data
Assures the integrity, security, and effective performance of the GIS Program database(s)
Serves as subject matter expert on GIS; assures effective communication of GIS system issues; analyzes problems and recommends solutions to meet standards and guidelines; prepares special and recurring reports and proposals for work projects, contracts, and GIS development plans
Provide technical assistance using GIS to gain information on land variables
Collect field data using GPS to map out gas lines underground
Configure and maintain GPS units while troubleshooting any technical issues that arise
Train field staff on data collection processes and techniques
Identify and clearly communicate technical issues to team members and/or clients, such as exceptions from standards in client provided data and/or the scope of work which will impact production and/or end product
Regularly performs quality control checks of GIS Data
Rely on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job
Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, client records
Works safely, follows safe work practices, and identifies and reports unsafe work conditions.
Performs other duties as required or assigned.
What We Offer You:
Paid on-the-job technical and professional training
Defined career path for future growth
Competitive wages and industry-leading benefits including Retirement Plan
Hourly rate of $15-$17 per hour based on experience
What is Required?
Requires education equivalent to a bachelor’s or associate degree in geography, computer science, planning, engineering or a closely related field
Knowledge of the gas industry highly preferred
Requires knowledge of GIS/ESRI software and application programming languages
Familiar with field work and using technology in an outdoor environment.
Valid Driver License with clean record
The ability to pass pre-employment and random drug screening
The ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Strong problem solving and relational skills
Traveling out of town to project sites when needed
Bilingual is a plus but not required
This position is subject to the Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) drug & alcohol testing regulations as outlined in 49 CFR Part 382 and/or 49 CFR Part 199Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.
Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.
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