GIS Technician

Job Locations US-KS-Lenexa
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/28/2023 6:34 PM)
# of Openings
Information Technology


The purpose of this position is to edit and maintain the GIS database using ArcGIS software while utilizing established procedures and best practices of data entry to assure quality control and data integrity. GIS map creation, GPS collection, and GIS analysis will also be performed.


WaterOne is an independent public water utility. We’ve been proudly serving the Johnson County, Kansas area since 1957. Every day, nearly 455,000 customers rely on WaterOne to provide fresh, clean water on demand. It’s a responsibility we deliver on. Our passion is water, because water touches everything we care about: family, health, safety, and community. We serve our community by bringing award-winning water to their homes, businesses, and public places.


WaterOne provides competitive benefits and compensation ranges.  Selected candidates are placed in the position’s pay range based on their qualifications.
Pay Range:  From $27.02/hr


  • Compile, attribute, convert, edit, and maintain data in geographic and operational databases and their associated documentation.
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining GIS database quality control and quality assurance procedures.
  • Uphold GIS system integrity, security, and confidentiality.
  • Provide support of integration between GIS and other non-spatial applications such as SAP.
  • Provide technical support on GIS applications and mapping assistance to the Distribution Division.
  • Create and modify maps & drawings as requested in both GIS and AutoCAD software.
  • Collect global positioning system (GPS) points in the field.
  • Analyze geographic and statistical relationships among varying types of data to incorporate into sophisticated final map products and reports.
  • Provide timely information in response to inquiries regarding WaterOne facilities to WaterOne personnel and the general public.


Required Education, Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Geography with an emphasis in GIS, or Geographic Information Science and Technology or a Bachelor’s degree in a related technical field with a Certificate or emphasis in GIS and a minimum of two years of experience editing a mapping database using ArcGIS software.
  • Must have good analytical, cartographic mapping, spatial analysis, and problem-solving skills with great attention to detail.
  • Ability to interpret plan and profile drawings and regional cadastral specifications, including legal descriptions.
  • Must have knowledge of the following technology systems: ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Enterprise and/or ArcGIS Online, AutoCAD and GPS data collection using high-precision “survey-grade” GPS equipment.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects/tasks concurrently.
  • Requires proficiency or ability to become proficient in the use of SAP, GIS, AutoCAD, SharePoint, Microsoft Windows operating systems, and/or Office 365.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all WaterOne personnel and customers and be teamwork oriented.
  • Must maintain a cooperative attitude and exhibit diplomacy and judgment when working with WaterOne personnel, contractors, developers, and/or the public.
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills. Must be a good listener.
  • Must pass post offer medical exam, including drug screen and background verification (may not apply to current WaterOne employees).

Preferred Education, Skills & Experience

  • Working knowledge of SAP, AutoCAD, and SharePoint.
  • One year of experience or more editing a mapping database using ArcGIS software.
  • Utility GIS mapping experience, preferably in water or wastewater.
  • Experience with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

Physical Requirements


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to move and/or lift items weighing up to 50 pounds occasionally. The employee must be able to use a computer for multiple hours a day. The employee must be able to move occasionally from one location to another or be able to remain in a stationary position for up to several hours a day. The employee must be able to use office productivity equipment such as a personal computer, calculator, printer, and copy machine.


Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This job operates in both the field and a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate except when in the field on a jobsite.

Equal Opportunity Employer


WaterOne is an equal opportunity employer and upholds a non-discrimination policy. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, military status, or marital status in making employment and business decisions. We also prohibit harassment and retaliation in the workplace and in our dealings with the public. We encourage and welcome diversity of backgrounds in our workforce. WaterOne complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA).


Complete job description is available upon request and will be provided during the selection process.



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