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Southern Company GIS Technician - Macon in Macon, Georgia

GIS Technician - Macon


GIS Technician

Job Location: Macon Operating Headquarters

Please note, this job is currently remote. When COVID guidelines are lifted, ability to commute to the Macon Operating Headquarters will be required.*


The successful candidate will support the day to day Distribution GIS and Mapping needs in the Macon 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 the production of specialized map products from our distribution facilities data. The position will also be responsible for supporting the local and system wide SERP effort.

Job Experience and Education Requirements:

  • Operating Area GIS Technician Experience is Preferred

  • Centralized GIS Technician Experience 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, 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

Subject to the Georgia Power Company Smoke Free Workplace Policy: You must be free from all tobacco products (including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew, snuff, patch and/or gum), at least six months prior to applying for this position.

Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the Company's promise to 2.6 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the Company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit at and connect with the Company on Facebook ( ), Twitter ( ) and Instagram ( ).

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Field: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Central Georgia-Macon

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Key Street Division - 960 Key Street (960MACON)

960 Key Street

Macon, 31204

Req ID: GPC2007507

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