Mapping Tennessee
Posted on May 1st, 2017

​GIS Technician — Erwin Utilities, Erwin, Tennessee, a municipal electric, water, and
wastewater system located in northeast Tennessee, is seeking a GIS Technician.
GIS Technicians make maps, GPS utility facilities, and manipulate data to serve a variety
of purposes. They read and interpret maps, manipulate and understand digital land data,
and manage data entered into a GIS database.
Education Requirements for Careers in GIS Technology
Persons of interests should have at least an Associate Degree in GIS, Geography, or a
related field. It is preferred that the candidate would have a Bachelor of Science in
Geography, Computer Science, or Engineering. Typical courses in these programs
include GIS, geography, geosystems, historical geography, and computer.
Experience using ESRI software is highly preferred. ESRI software used by Erwin
Utilies includes ArcGIS Server (including SDE), ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Online, and
ArcGIS mobile apps. Experience using and understanding WindMilMap/Milsoft is
desired. Previous experience working with GIS in a public utility setting is highly
Skill Requirements
GIS Technicians must have good attention to detail in order to maintain and enter data in
a GIS database. They also need to have superb written and oral communication skills for
creating and presenting data reports, training other people how to use GIS technology,
and may need to work on GIS programming.
Other Qualifications Needed
 Ability to learn new tasks quickly
 Ability to work independently on projects in a timely manner
 Strong mathematical, organizational, and reasoning skills
 Valid Tennessee driver license
Submit resume in confidence to: Erwin Utilities is a Drug Free Workplace
and an Equal Opportunity Employer. Successful candidate must reside within Erwin
Utilities’ service area or be willing to relocate within an established time frame. Only
candidates of interest will be contacted regarding the position.

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