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GIS Specialist - Portland, OR

Company: PacifiCorp
Location: Portland
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

GIS Specialist - Portland, OR - #112182

Date: May 9, 2024

Location: PORTLAND, OR, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp


PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion.

General Purpose

The GIS Specialist position ensures that As-Builts are mapped into the facility and GIS based connectivity mapping systems after construction completes. As well as providing support on various data cleanup projects, responding to inquiries, internal and external data requests, and regulatory requests. Responsible for updating the mapping and connectivity systems using redlines and other information that comes back from the field, engineering, or dispatch. Position requires a good understanding of electrical distribution systems or other utility network based systems in addition to a strong knowledge of distribution utility design and GIS fundamentals.


--- Receives, tracks, and fulfills both internal and external spatial data and map requests.

--- Prepares PDF map products for annual regulated facility inspection programs, engineers, and various departments.

--- Editing and maintaining spatial data in an enterprise GIS environment.

--- Use Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and custom applications to create, collect, compile, configure, transform, and maintain data that serves a variety of purposes.

--- Post map changes as instructed by field-completed drawings and as-builts.

--- Maintain complete records of the Company's distribution electrical assets.

--- Maintain the electrical connectivity network within the GIS applications by ensuring complete network traceability from the substation to the end customer.

--- Performs annual county parcel tax lot acquisition and updates.

--- Creates temporary land base using survey plats and maintains temporary land base.

--- Data maintenance and cleanup, facility data reconciliation across different systems.

--- Generate maps; read and interpret electrical utility asset and connectivity maps to enter, edit, and update spatial and tabular data.

--- Maintain the accuracy of the GIS database(s) and technical files and documentation.

--- Work with design estimators and engineers to resolve design as-built connectivity discrepancies.

--- Coordinate with Operations managers, estimators, and service coordinators to resolve data issues.

--- Develop and maintain operational and procedural documentation.

--- Deliver accurate and timely resolution to daily production issues by troubleshooting and providing effective and timely solutions.

--- Interpret engineering designs, plans, plat maps and legal descriptions to automate, update, and correct map data; conduct mapping research in the field and office.

--- Complete digitizing, spatial data editing, attribute editing, data validation and maintenance of digital infrastructure spatial data and related attribute information.

--- Analyze data and perform QC/QA related activities, engineering standards enforcement, data validation, cartography, check plots, etc.

--- Prepare as-built drawings for emergency work and designs performed by third parties.

--- Perform queries against spatial data to create specialty maps as requested.

--- Provide alternatives and recommendations to internal and external customers.

--- Assist with project driven data development and asset mapping projects.

--- Utilize productivity tools to efficiently navigate to and to edit features.


--- Technical certification or equivalent in drafting, GIS, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

--- 1 year of related experience working in a fast paced, high volume data production environment using ArcGIS.

--- Demonstrated experience using ArcGIS Desktop or ArcGIS Pro to maintain and manage utility data and/or linear network systems.

--- Knowledge of utility engineering specifications and drawings, established drafting and design techniques.

--- Knowledge of current technologies, tools, systems, and vendors.

--- Understanding of company policies, practices, and procedures.

--- Ability to effectively translate technical jargon into layman's terms.

--- Communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to consult and resolve internal and external customer issues.

--- Ability to work with all levels of an organization including people with different styles and backgrounds; ability to work as a member of a team.


--- Bachelor's degree in Geographic Information System (GIS), Natural Resources, Geography or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

--- Experience with ArcGIS or ArcGIS Pro.

Experience with production cartography and creating and updating maps and related products.

--- Experience with ArcFM

--- Knowledge of basic electrical distribution power systems

--- Understanding of utility connectivity

--- Experience with/understanding of electrical one lines, schematics, panel schedules, etc.

Additional Information

Req Id: 112182

Company Code: PacifiCorp

Primary Location: PORTLAND

Department: Power Delivery

Schedule: Full-time

Personnel Subarea: Non-Exempt

Hiring Range: $60,500 - $71,200

Benefits: Health care, retirement, paid time off, tuition assistance, paid short-term and long-term disability, paid bereavement leave. For more information, please visit: https://careers.pacificorp.com/content/New-Benefits-Page/?locale=en_US

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

At PacifiCorp, we celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. PacifiCorp is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (except as required by law), gender (including gender identity and expression), sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran or military status, familial or parental status, marital status or any other category protected by applicable local, state or U.S. federal law.

Unless otherwise required by law, all offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening including for marijuana. While marijuana is legal in several states, including Oregon, a positive test for positions in Oregon may disqualify a candidate. The company complies with the laws of Washington and California and only obtains and considers positive tests for marijuana in safety-sensitive positions or those covered by U.S. Department of Transportation regulations.

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