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GIS Technician (SCA) - Military Services Group

Company: American Water
Location: West Point
Posted on: July 1, 2024

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 106417

Share Our Purpose. Be Yourself. Feel Valued.

People are the heart of our business. As an American Water employee, you will be offered a competitive salary and health benefits package, along with opportunities to develop, grow, and evolve your career. Our benefits packages focus on key areas such as health & wellness, emotional & well-being, and savings for current & future goals.

We are Beautifully Different . We strongly believe having diversity across our company makes us more successful and helps us provide essential services to our customers. We are stronger because we embrace different ideas, viewpoints, experiences, and backgrounds. American Water is the best choice for your next role! Click here for more information on our inclusion, diversity, and equity journey.

About American Water
American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing - by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people across 14 regulated jurisdictions and 18 military installations. American Water's 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company's national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.

As one of the fastest growing utilities in the U.S., American Water expects to invest $30 to $34 billion in infrastructure repairs and replacement, system resiliency and regulated acquisitions over the next 10 years. The company has a long-standing history of executing its core operations, aligned with sustainable best practices, through its commitments to safety, affordability, customer service, protecting the environment, an inclusive workforce and strengthening communities.

American Water has been recognized on the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Indexfor the fifth consecutive year, ranked 18th on Barron's 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies 2023 List, earned the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense - Excellence Award, among additional state, local and national recognitions.

For more information, visit amwater.com and join American Water on LinkedIn , Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .

Primary Role

Responsible for gathering, producing, maintaining, analyzing, and reporting of Geographic Information System (GIS) data; preparing and updating maps and exhibits with GIS data sets; and using GIS data, applications, and tools to identify and solve problems for the engineering and operations staff. Utilize GPS to locate and field verify assets. Support asset management through a GIS-centric Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

Key Accountabilities

  • Operate computer workstation to create and update maps for internal and external use utilizing latest ESRI software.
  • Convert data collected from field operations into GIS database with proper and accurate spatial location.
  • Maintain GIS attribute tables from data collected through various sources
  • Assure data consistency with company-wide standards and practices for data conversion and data maintenance in order to provide asset related metrics to decision makers.
  • Interface directly with capital and operations staff to confirm capital improvement projects are documented within the GIS data Coordinate with client to fulfill contractual requirements and requests.
  • Perform routine data validation and QA/QC checks to ensure GIS data integrity.
  • Generate reports and GIS exports to support business needs.
  • Assist with creation, maintenance and utilization of GIS-centric CMMS program through routine coordination with operation staff.
  • Maintain CMMS program and perform training of CMMS program to staff and employees.
  • Support the asset management program as needed including GIS - CMMS configuration, updating equipment tables and customizing the user interface.
  • Utilize mapping grade GPS to field verify and accurately locate assets and update GIS data accordingly.
  • Configure GPS settings to collect location data within horizontal and vertical tolerance limits and post process GPS data as needed.
  • Continue to develop expertise in GIS and CMMS program.
  • Participate in workshops, training, or vendor presentations introducing evolving GIS technology, new products and upgrades.
  • Perform other related functions to support the GIS program and other duties as needed.


    • Detail oriented to conduct thorough analyses and evaluations, render and implement timely decisions and recommendations.
    • Ability to work independently and manage time across multiple projects and deadlines.
    • Ability to seek input/feedback and coordinate with other team members.
    • Ability to problem solve and analyze data to identify problems and develop effective solutions and/or input.
    • Good communications skills.
    • Proficient in use of tablet and handheld electronic devices.
    • Understanding of GIS software, topology/geometric network techniques, data model formats, and data conversion practices.
    • Working knowledge of GIS related software, desktop mapping, web mapping, GPS, and database/spreadsheet applications.
    • Knowledge of CAD and related software and GIS/CADD interoperability.
    • Familiarity with relational databases and working within a SQL enterprise environment.


      • Associate degree or equivalent course work at a technical or vocational school, in geographic information systems, geography, planning, landscape architecture, civil engineering, computer science, or a related field.

        Travel Requirements

        • Periodic local travel approximately 5% (e.g., conferences, training, support other projects, etc.)

          Work Environment

          • Employee may be required to work indoor or outdoor work during seasonal heat and cold or other adverse weather conditions.
          • In addition to American Water's pre-employment screenings, this position requires the ability to pass a Department of Defense background check for access to the military installation.


            Champions safety

            Customer obsessed

            Cultivates innovation

            Nimble learning

            Drives Results


            Join American Water... We Keep Life Flowing ---

            American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because they are an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

            Nearest Major Market: Middletown
            Nearest Secondary Market: Poughkeepsie

Keywords: American Water, Wayne , GIS Technician (SCA) - Military Services Group, Professions , West Point, New Jersey

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