Senior Geographic Info Systems Technician


Mesa, AZ, US

Date:  Sep 15, 2023

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.

Job Brief

The GIS Technician provides technical services and user support to aid the design and construction groups as well as other departments across the organization. This technical support includes updating various corporate databases used for inventory control, tracking, operating, planning, designing, construction, and maintaining SRP’s distribution operating assets.This support requires knowledge of GIS standards and work processes in order to accurately update real-time information as well as a knowledge of the command structure and object-oriented data base elements required to graphically conform legal description documents into a contiguous land fabric utilizing the Arizona State Plan Coordinate System.

Job Responsibilities

  • Produce design drawings using automated/GIS products, maps, exhibits and reports from notes, aerial and satellite photography, marked prints, digital data source, verbal/written instructions, calculations or rough field sketches and maintain GIS database. 
  • Respond to call outs when assigned. As determined by management, perform variety of technical support functions for distribution operations center during storms and major outages. These tasks could include communicating outage information to police and fire departments. Document and record hazard, outage causes, and other information in Outage Management System. 
  • Interpret, extract, validate, and integrate engineering and geographic data from internal and external customers, engineers and analysts to construct the required products. 
  • Perform pre-defined engineering calculations per distribution design policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Initiate Quality Assurance Reports and queries to find data errors in connectivity, data model, and non-standard data; make necessary corrections to appropriate databases.
  • Make necessary database corrections to GIS, Phoenix, and AMP as required to accurately reflect field conditions.
  • Import and maintain and geography data in the Circuits database according to geography standards.
  • Prepare, interpret and coordinate processing documents for updating GIS related databases. 
  • Perform field checks and verify accuracy of maps, exhibits and records.
  • Share in the development of GIS applications and mapping procedures. Make recommendations for process improvements. 
  • Create custom map products for Troubleshooting, System Protection, DOC, Engineering, and others as requested.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Research historical data of distribution equipment for Distribution Operations, Claims, Hazards and Encroachments, and other business units as requested.
  • Validate and approve change requests before making these changes to the GIS.
  • Accurately update and maintain the SRP Smallworld GIS land database layer.


College level coursework (100+) from an accredited institution will be evaluated on an individual basis according to the skill/level to determine if applicable to the position by management.


At job entry, placement will be determined by a review of college transcripts and related work experience.  A minimum of 6 years of related experience is required for the senior level.  Once placed into the job family, an employee may become eligible for promotion by demonstrating the ability to perform advanced and more difficult work as determined by their management and meeting experience requirements.  

Additional Information

Valid Arizona drivers license



Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 16196



Hybrid Workplace


SRP currently offers a hybrid workplace, which allows employees whose jobs can be performed remotely, and who have sufficient technical capability, to telework up to three days per week. Although teleworking is available, all employees must live and work in Arizona. We are taking steps to protect the health and well-being of all team members, and by following a number of health and safety protocols, to reduce the risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19).


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement


Salt River Project (SRP) recognizes diversity and inclusion as key drivers of innovation and growth, and seeks to attract a diverse employee base that reflects our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law. Ultimately, SRP aspires to fully apply the power of diversity and inclusion to build a more equitable and sustainable future for our customers, employees and community.


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement


SRP is committed to maintaining a work environment that promotes the health, safety and well-being of our employees, visitors, customers, and the communities we serve. This commitment includes maintaining a work environment that is free from drugs and alcohol. Any candidate that tests positive for an illegal drug or unauthorized substance, including non-medical marijuana, during the pre-employment drug and alcohol screening will be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process. Although marijuana is legal in the state of Arizona, SRP abides by federal laws where it remains illegal.


All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.



Why Work at SRP


SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:


• 401(k) plan with employer matching
• Retirement pension
• Paid vacation
• Parental leave
• Holiday pay
• Sick leave
• Medical, vision, dental and life insurance
• Wellness programs
• Pre-tax benefits
• Short and long-term disability plans
• Tuition assistance


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix