GIS Technician

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Our client in Somerset, NJ has a contract need for a GIS Technician who will perform assignments on work related to recording or producing information associated with the construction, operation, and maintenance of Utility Systems as qualified through formalized and/or on the job training.



  • Maintain the GIS connected model with information from sources including, but not limited to, work management systems, as-built construction drawings, work orders, completion records, field reports or other information from the job sponsor.
  • Perform analysis or queries to assemble data and prepare reports, tabulations, charts and maps from asset information contained in the connected model and various other data sources.
  • Produce standard prints and ad-hoc plots for field requests containing specific information derived from the connected model and various other data sources.
  • Maintain service point data and the relationship to feeding source transformer.
  • Track lifespan of utility asset data, including history, inspection and attachments.
  • Resolve conflicting data, mapping, connectivity, and land issues through office or field investigation.
  • Perform GIS work pertaining to major projects such as facility relocations, load rearrangement and new business.
  • Operate automated office equipment including, but no limited to printers, plotters, duplication machines, facsimile and scanners.
  • File records and data pertaining to the work.
  • Perform manual or computer aided drafting.
  • Operate a car or light truck.
  • Assist other employees in plant work, in the field, or in the office.
  • Perform other similar skilled work.



  • Required: 1-2 years of GIS experience (school or work-related).
  • Must have the ability to acquire a thorough working knowledge of:
    • The company’s business applications.
    • Material, equipment, and apparatus used in the work.
    • The Utilities’ Transmission and Distribution systems
    • Various operating and maintenance handbooks and manuals insofar as they pertain to his/her work, including the safety rules and practices set forth therein.
  • Must be able to work at various locations based on business needs/workload
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license to operate motor vehicles in the state of New Jersey.
  • Computer skills in MS Office and other Windows applications
  • Micro station, AutoCAD—strong plus but still must have GIS

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