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Geographic Information System Technician

Coates is seeking an enthusiastic candidate to assist our efforts with GIS for our Oklahoma City, OK operations office.

The full time project-based Geographic Information System (GIS) Technician reports to the GIS Supervisor and is responsible for, including, but not limited to:

  • Performing GIS duties including maintenance of data, preparation of maps, sketches, diagrams, and other technical drawings and reports
  • Interprets and enters field data into various GIS formats and provides numerous support functions
  • Performs methods of data capture including the creation/downloading of land parcels, obtaining current base maps, locating pertinent cultural and environmental data, and provides various other support functions as needed to ensure a correct and complete spatial and tabular database
  • Obtains information required to perform work from multiple resources including; verbal/electronic communications, sketches, marked drawings, field notes, and technical reference manuals
  • Works to resolve discrepancies to assure that data reflects accurate field conditions
  • Responsible for the organization, collection, maintenance, and consistency of data for the GIS
  • Uses spatial data software and principals, methods, and techniques of GIS analysis to assist management in land and resource analysis
  • Develops, assembles, edits, and revises maps and map products using GIS concepts, principles, and processes
  • Designs and runs queries and reports defined to pull data from geographical and non-geographical databases

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of ArcGIS desktop and extensions
  • Familiarity with COGO toolset, and/or applicable deed plotter
  • Familiarity with Data Driven Pages and production mapping standards
  • Understanding of GPS data, including data correction with re-projection and coordinate system manipulation
  • Understanding of ArcSDE and basic knowledge of database structures
  • Ability to work with various raster datasets, such as GeoTIFFs; including geo-referencing, file type conversion, and map scanning
  • Ability to work in various states, understanding the differences in mapping standards and description types; such as PLSS vs metes & bounds
  • Ability to work within a versioning-based drafting environment
  • Strong problem solving skills and able to collaborate with team members
  • Familiarity with Microsoft SharePoint
  • High attention to detail while working in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work safely within an office-based environment

Desired Skills:

  • Surveying or deed plotting background.
  • Applicable Oil & Gas experience; including basic understanding of leases and contracts
  • Experience with advanced GIS editing, in particular COGO toolset
  • Experience with Oil & Gas agreement research; such as abstracting or title analysis
  • Ability to multi-task and change workflows based on provided priority areas
  • Experience with geodatabases and the ability to import data, write queries and develop reports

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Geography, GIS, or related degree
  • 1+ year(s) of Right of Way or Oil & Gas experience
  • 1+ year(s) GIS experience

Relocation assistance not available for this position.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer. No sponsorship is available for this position.

Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Coates is an EOE.

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