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American Water GIS Technician in Charleston, West Virginia

Requisition ID: *[[id]] * Share Our Purpose. Be Yourself. Feel Valued. People are the heart of our business. As an American Water employee, you will be offered a competitive salary and health benefits package, along with opportunities to develop, grow, and evolve your career. Our benefits packages focus on key areas such as health & wellness, emotional & well-being, and savings for current & future goals. We are Beautifully Different. We strongly believe having diversity across our company makes us more successful and helps us provide essential services to our customers. We are stronger because we embrace different ideas, viewpoints, experiences, and backgrounds. American Water is the best choice for your next role! Click here for more information on our inclusion, diversity, and equity journey. * About American Water* American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing® by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people across 14 regulated jurisdictions and 18 military installations. American Water’s 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company’s national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders. As one of the fastest growing utilities in the U.S., American Water expects to invest $30 to $34 billion in infrastructure repairs and replacement, system resiliency and regulated acquisitions over the next 10 years. The company has a long-standing history of executing its core operations, aligned with sustainable best practices, through its commitments to safety, affordability, customer service, protecting the environment, an inclusive workforce and strengthening communities. American Water has been recognized on the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Indexfor the fifth consecutive year, ranked 18th on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies 2023 List, earned the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense® Excellence Award, among additional state, local and national recognitions. For more information, visit amwater.com and join American Water on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. _ Primary Role_ Responsible for ensuring GIS network data is complete, accurate and current by using standard operating procedures and GIS editing best practices to proactively gather, interpret and process edits from a variety of sources. This includes all work activities for installations, replacements, relocations, repairs, excavations, and locating, as well as GNSS data collection, field comments, and general cleanup identified via QAQC. _ Key Accountabilities_ * Uses GIS to create and maintain spatial and attribute data following standard operating procedures and GIS editing best practices. * Ability to learn and understand the basics of water and wastewater network structures and apply learned knowledge when creating and maintaining American Water GIS data. * Ability to learn and understand how to interpret and process a variety of source GIS inputs, to include GNSS data, construction as-builts (CAD and/or PDF), field sketches / comments (web submitted, paper, and/or verbal), and tabular data. * Assist in the development of GIS standard operating procedures and best practices. Participate on user committees within AW for sharing GIS expertise. * Ability to review and identify missing, incorrect, or questionable input source GIS data, as well as identify and repair quality issues within existing GIS data. * Continue to develop expertise in GIS. Participates in workshops, training, or vendor presentations introducing new/evolving GIS technology. * Adhere to and support standard operating procedures and GNSS best practices * Proactively provide active feedback to state GIS lead, as well as providing and soliciting input and feedback from other team members. * Performs other related duties as assigned. _ Knowledge/Skills_ * Knowledge of personal computing and Windows based software applications such as Windows, Microsoft Word and Excel; and internet skills. * Ability to learn and understand the basic water and wastewater network structures. * Ability to learn Esri ArcGIS suite of Products, specifically ArcMap and/or ArcGIS Pro with a focus on creating and editing GIS data. * Demonstrated basic computer literacy and competence. * Excellent written and oral communication skills. * Demonstrated time management skills; ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines. _ Experience/Education_ * Associate’s degree or related experience. * 1 year experience with GIS and/or related course work. _ Travel Requirements_ * Periodic local travel; occasional national travel (e.g., User's conference, etc.) _ Other_ * Analysis and Problem Solving - Analyzes and resolves business issues through the application of critical reasoning skills and general business experience. * Influencing - The ability to articulate an objective or idea in a compelling manner, so that others are persuaded to act on its merit. * Intercultural Sensitivity - Embracing and valuing differences in everyone. This includes the commitment to work constructively and collaboratively with all people in all aspects of our business. * Organizational Awareness - The knowledge and development of formal and informal business relationships with key stakeholders, internal and external to the organization, that enable business objectives to be accomplished. * Sharing Knowledge & Expertise - Drives business performance by developing and contributing specific technical or professional knowledge, skills and experience. * Teamworking - Is committed to working collaboratively to achieve business goals, building cohesiveness and identity with a work group, and valuing individual perspectives and contributions. Demonstrates a professional attitude. _ Certifications/Licenses_ * Valid Driver’s License and ability to pass motor vehicle background check. _ Competencies_ Champions safety Customer obsessed Cultivates innovation Nimble learning Drives Results Collaborates * Join American Water...We Keep Life Flowing™ * American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because they are an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

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