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Technician Geographic Info Systems 1, 2, Senior


Tempe, AZ, US

Date:  Jun 26, 2024

Requisition ID: 17238


Join us in building a better future for Arizona!

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 and named one of Arizona's best employers by Forbes. 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.


Why Work at SRP

At SRP, we foster an inclusive work environment and believe everyone should have a fair chance to work, regardless of who they are. That’s why we value teams with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds to help SRP deliver on its mission of providing reliable, affordable and sustainable water and power.


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:


  • Pension Plan (at no cost to the employee)
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Available your first day: Medical, vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Over 200+ hours of PTO (includes vacation days, holidays, floating holidays, and sick leave)
  • Parental leave (up to 4 weeks) and adoption assistance
  • Wellness programs (including access to a recreation and fitness facility)
  • Short and long-term disability plans
  • Tuition assistance for both undergraduate and graduate programs
  • 10 Employee Resource Groups for career development, community service, and networking



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.

What You'll Do

  • 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.

What It Takes To Succeed

Valid Arizona drivers license


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.  


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.


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).


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement

To promote the safety and well-being of our employees, customers, and the communities we serve, SRP is committed to maintaining a drug/alcohol free work environment. Although marijuana may now be legal in Arizona, except as otherwise specified under Arizona law, SRP considers it to be an illegal drug for the purpose of our drug/alcohol policy because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Any candidate found to be impaired during the hiring process or who has the presence of an illegal drug or unauthorized substance in their system during the pre-employment drug/alcohol test may be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process.


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Salt River Project (SRP) is 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.


Work Authorization

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas, OPT, or other employment-related visas.


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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