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GIS Technician

Location: Cheyenne, WY, United States
Job ID: 34204
Date Posted: Jun 15, 2022
Salary: $21.08 to $31.75 hourly

Job Description

Job Specifications

The GIS Technician's responsibilities include maintenance of the GIS database, conversion of GIS data for use with other computer programs, data collection, facility modeling, map production, occasional CAD work, and other miscellaneous projects as directed by the GIS Supervisor.

PAY RANGE:   $21.08 - $31.75 per hour (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)


LOCATION: Cheyenne, Wyoming


  • Maintain the Smallworld GIS. Requires management of the “Work Order” process initiated by Construction Services Representatives to ensure that installed facilities are properly mapped and modeled in the Smallworld GIS (QA/QC). 
  • Model electric facilities for real-time OMS prediction. It is critical that the GIS technician understands electric distribution systems and has the ability to create accurate digital representations of the real-world facilities. This includes management of facility connectivity in the GIS.
  • Assign unique identification numbers to electric facilities. It is essential that unique identifiers are assigned to facilities when installed to insure the safety of field crews.
  • Produce maps as required for tree-trimming, facility maintenance, facility renumbering, gas leak surveys, etc.
  • Field collection of GPS coordinates for facility as-builting and map accuracy maintenance.
  • Support daily extract processes for OMS/DMS real time maps.
  • Effectively communicate with staff at all levels regarding mapping products.
  • Check accuracy of mapping system via field verification.
  • Diagnose software/hardware compatibility issues related to mapping products.


  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of (1) one year of experience using a hand-held or survey grade GPS required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required. 


  • Basic knowledge of GIS systems and principles.
  • Basic knowledge of relational database management (RDBMS) concepts.
  • Basic knowledge of electric and gas distribution systems.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; ability to prepare and give presentations and trainings.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks in a timely manner with minimal supervision.
  • Proficiency in computer applications including Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Outlook and various specialized software.
  • Ability to think and act independently and develop creative, analytical solutions to resolve complex problems.

The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in an office job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental description: Understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously accesses, inputs, and retrieves electronic information and communicates regarding the information.  Employee frequently moves about the office space. Employee may occasionally: climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, push, pull and reach. Employee must be able to operate routine office equipment including computers and similar equipment. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 6-8 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or continuously to lift, carry, push, pull or sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if moving about is only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Work environment: Routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level. Willing to travel occasionally (less than 10 days per year) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities. Must have proper licensing to operate a motor vehicle.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package!  Annual incentive program, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

Wage: 21.08 to 31.75
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GIS Technician

Cheyenne, WY, United States