GIS Technician I

As a GIS Technician I, the role you will have is to collect and input data into GIS software from a variety of sources to create exhibits, maps and reports. This role requires a demonstrated proficiency of general GIS terms, map reading, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word and Excel. This role requires possessing effective communication skills and showing proficiency with time management skills. As your level of experience grows, additional job duties and responsibilities will be given.

Typical Duties

  • Assist with formulating and reviewing GIS plans.
  • Download, convert and upload GIS data available from internal and external sources to make them usable.
  • Perform GIS data quality control, including reviewing data for completeness and accuracy; identifying and correcting errors or omissions in the data.
  • Catalog and inventory GIS data.
  • Input, update and maintain GIS databases, including backups and also maintaining linkages to other databases.
  • Perform GIS spatial analyses.
  • Develop new applications and train others in the use of these applications.
  • Utilize GIS techniques to provide better understandings of certain variables in a given geographic areas.
  • Extract data from GIS software and use varying analysis methods to arrive at results.
  • Create maps and graphics to depict inter-related data in a way that draws attention to a range of information.
  • Create map layouts and views, and generate maps and reports.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Geography or related field, with training in GIS technology.
  • Demonstrated ability in GIS software. *Including but not limited to:
    • ArcGIS (10.x+), ArcGIS Pro (2.x+), ArcGIS Online
  • Demonstrated ability in Adobe Acrobat, Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD and Google Earth.
  • Skill in reading and interpreting plans, specifications, and contract documents.
  • Displayed analytical and quantitative skills.

Compensation and Benefits

  • This is a full-time position, with general hours being Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Some extra hours may be required, and there may be some on-call hours that will apply.
  • The compensation will be commensurate with experience. HILGARTWILSON provides a benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401k, and annual bonus.
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