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Organization: VETRO FiberMap
Title: GIS Technician
Location: 480 Congress Street, Portland ME 04101
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2018-08-17

Position Description:

VETRO FiberMap is looking for a GIS Analyst to step into a production and data conversion role with a growing workload of geodata projects relating to telecommunications network mapping. The job title is GIS Technician because some of the work is digitizing and we don't want to obscure that. However there is plenty of problem solving and analysis to go with. And the ideal candidate will also have an aptitude for automation and scripting workflows.

You should be a well organized, driven, self starter who loves to find, develop, compile, standardize and otherwise waltz with geospatial data of all kinds. You'll be working with parcels and assessing records and building footprints - creating mapping of network endpoint address targets - bringing CAD map messes into GIS harmony - ripping unstructured source material into structured tables - cleaning geometry - relating tables, fields, and map objects - etc, etc.

The duties include:

Serving as technical staff on geospatial data compilation, development, and conversion projects;

Implementing QA procedures;

Assisting with setup of field data collection projects as needed;

Interacting with clients;

Designing and implementing Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) workflows;

Scripting data editing and loading in Python


Database schema design and data normalization to support data maintenance and application requirements;

Editing geospatial data sets in PostgreSQL/PostGIS using QGIS, ArcGIS Desktop, and/or MapInfo;

Contributing to our application development team by preparing data and services for web mapping applications;

The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of professional experience and at least a Bachelors degree in Geography/GIS or related or equivalent applied work experience.

Desired skills and experience:

Utilities data management, especially telecommunications

Use of mobile data collection tools/platforms

ETL using FME or similar

Creative applications of GIS for business

Proven ability to be a team player in a small company environment

Database skills including relational schema design and SQL fluency

Desktop GIS tool mastery; QGIS, MapInfo Pro, or ArcGIS

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Bonus points for crossover experience in;

Web development

Open source geospatial tools

Server administration, especially Amazon EC2

Proposals and estimating for geospatial projects


GIS Training

This is a full time salaried position with competitive compensation based on experience. VETRO offers a quality total benefits package and a collaborative, creative and flexible work environment.

To apply email hr@vetrofibermap.com with a cover letter and resume.