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Southern Company GIS Specialist I, II, or III in Atlanta, Georgia

GIS Specialist I, II, or III


The purpose of this position is to create, collect, review, analyze and validate enterprise asset data within the GIS or other asset information databases/applications. Primary responsibilities for all subsidiaries include converting asset and landbase records into geospatial format in the GIS for infrastructure construction projects, performing QA/QC, and producing related maps, reports, and queries.

This position may be filled as GIS Specialist I (GSE02), II (GSE03), or III (GSE03). Individuals who demonstrate advanced skills in terms of work experience, education, and certifications may be eligible for the more advanced position.


  • Processes, prepares, and converts data to enter into GIS from a variety of data formats.

  • Provides specialized queries, maps, and reports to meet customer requirements/specifications.

  • Interfaces with users; documents requested/needed changes.

  • Identifies training requirements; creates and maintains training and procedural documentation.

  • Prepare specifications, procedures, manuals, project documents and reports.

  • Working knowledge of geodatabases, georeferencing and spatial and attribute data entry and editing.

  • Participate in system integration and conversion projects with efforts that lead to desired quality outcomes.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills)


  • Bachelor’s degree in geography, GIS, Computer Science/Information Systems, Engineering, or related discipline or equivalent experience

  • GIS certificate or equivalent military GIS training and 2 years of related work experience in lieu of a degree in related discipline is acceptable

  • 2 years of experience with industry-standard GIS

Specialist I

  • 2 years of experience with industry-standard GIS

Specialist II

  • 4 years of experience with industry-standard GIS

Specialist III

  • 6 years of experience with industry-standard GIS

Preferred: GISP Certification

Related Work Experience:


  • Proficiency with a variety of GIS concepts, practices, and procedures.

  • Thorough understanding of Esri ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcSDE, versioning, and geoprocessing.

  • Ability to quickly learn new skills and abilities with database technologies, data modeling, and scripting as needed.

  • Experience with Esri geodatabase design, structure and data management.

  • Work with existing GIS standards and assist development and implementation of new procedures.


  • Experience with natural gas utility or other utility.

  • Experience using Esri Data Reviewer and Workflow Manager Extensions.

  • Strong understanding of content and document management applications

  • Knowledge of publishing with ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online and Portal for ArcGIS, including data versioning, multiuser environments and automated replication.

  • Development and deployment of field GPS and data collection systems including Esri mobile applications.

  • Enhance existing GIS capabilities by seeking opportunities for improvement of existing methods, tools, or workflows.

  • Experience converting data between CAD and GIS.

  • Proficiency with linear referencing techniques and concepts.

Applicant may possess a combination of equivalent education and work experience.

Specific Skills & Knowledge:


  • Esri ArcGIS 10.2x and/or ArcGIS Pro – advanced proficiency

  • MS Office suite (Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio) – advanced proficiency

  • Esri ArcGIS Enterprise – intermediate proficiency

  • Geometric Network – intermediate proficiency

  • SharePoint – intermediate proficiency

  • Model Builder – basic proficiency

  • Python – basic proficiency

  • SQL RDBMS – basic proficiency

  • AutoCAD/CADD – basic proficiency

  • Visual Basic/VBA – basic proficiency

  • SQL Knowledge – basic proficiency

  • Power BI - basic proficiency


  • Current GIS industry trends (field data collection, GPS technology, etc.)

  • Schneider Electric ArcFM

  • FME (Safe Software)

  • Utility Pipeline Data Model (UPDM)

  • Laserfiche or other document/content management system

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Works primarily in an office or virtual environment.

  • Travel (<5%)

Disclaimer : This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.

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Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Gas

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

AGLR Corporate Office - 10 Peachtree Place NE (10AtlantaCODE)

10 Peachtree Place NE

Atlanta, 30309

Req ID: ASC2000222