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Southern Company GIS Technician - Metro Atlanta in Smyrna, Georgia

GIS Technician - Metro Atlanta


GIS Technician

Job Location: Sands Place Operating Headquarters in Marietta, or Concord Locations in Smyrna (Temporary)

*Please note, this job is a hybrid position with some days required at the office while other days can be worked from home. The ability to commute to the Sands Place Operating Headquarters as needed is required.


The successful candidate will support the day to day Distribution GIS and Mapping needs in the Sands Place Operating Headquarters.

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for the input, processing, and maintenance of Distribution data in accordance with GSS work procedures and consistent with Southern Company GIS Data strategy. Successful candidates will also be responsible for conducting spatial analysis utilizing ESRI based GIS software and for producing specialized map products from our distribution facilities data. The position will also be responsible for supporting the local and system wide SERP (Storm Recovery) effort.

Job Experience and Education Requirements:

  • GIS Technician Experience is Highly Preferred

  • Experience with a Utility GIS system is a plus

  • Experience with the ESRI Suite of GIS products is a plus

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • Associates Degree or Certificate in GIS is a plus

  • Bachelor’s Degree in GIS is highly preferred

Job Responsibilities:

  • Post updates to the DistGIS database

  • Ensure customers are linked properly in the GIS system

  • Create specialized map products including Storm Maps, Switch Maps, and Underground Distribution

  • One-Line Diagrams

  • Create engineering construction prints using GisPro, ArcFM, Designer Express or AutoCAD

  • Process data to support transfer of information between Distribution applications

  • Maintain high standards for data quality within all applications, including DistGIS

  • Reconcile database conflicts and take appropriate action to improve database performance

  • Perform analysis using GIS tools

  • Be an active participant in the Operating Area’s storm restoration efforts

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong computer skills in standard software packages

(Microsoft Office products, etc.) is required

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

  • Analytical approach to problem solving

  • Able to maintain focus on assigned task

  • Familiar with data manipulation techniques

  • Ability to perform spatial analysis

  • Ability to create, query, and update, databases. (SQL, Oracle, MS Access)

  • Demonstrates professionalism in the work environment

Job Field: Real Estate & Land Management

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Marietta

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Other Locations: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Smyrna

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Sands Place Opr Hdqs - 1769 Sands Place (1769MARIETTA)

1769 Sands Place

Marietta, 30067

Smyrna Business Office - 1088 Concord Rd. (1088SMRYNA)

1088 Concord Rd.

Smyrna, 30080

Req ID: GPC2008852