Chesterfield CountyChesterfield 23832
Full Time
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Gps Specialist

Chesterfield County
Full Time 9840 Government Center Pkwy, Chesterfield, VA 23832, United States Apply before 10/1/2023 11:59


Minimum Qualifications

Associate degree in surveying, drafting, geography, engineering, or a related field, and one year of experience in GPS collection or surveying; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Good knowledge of the principles of GPS and surveying. ArcMap and AutoCAD experience are desirable. Experience with Trimble GPS field and office products preferred. Experience with water and wastewater utility infrastructures is desirable. The successful candidate will be a motivated individual who can work independently but will still value teamwork, show initiative, likes problem solving and takes pride in their work. The position requires the ability to work with minimal supervision; understand the importance of safety conscientious; to communicate effectively orally and in writing to a variety of customer types (citizens, contractors, teammates, etc.); to conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather conditions, including walking at least two (2) miles in rugged terrain while carrying equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds; ability to stand for prolonged periods; to operate a machete, probing rod, 10 pound sledge hammer, shovel, pick and other manual digging devices; and to climb in and out of trenches, work along and in busy roads and active construction sites.  Current valid driver’s license and good driving record required. Based on the Virginia DMV point system, record must not reflect a total of six or more demerit points within the twenty-four months preceding the anticipated hire date, or one major violation of six demerit points within the preceding thirty-six months. Out of state driving records must be obtained by applicant and presented at time of interview. Records must reflect at least three years of history and be dated within thirty days of interview date.  Pre-employment drug testing, FBI criminal background check and education/degree verification required.


The position of GPS Specialist is part of the Engineering Data Management Section of the Utilities Department. The GPS Specialist has a broad range of responsibilities related to the collection of water and wastewater assets utilizing survey grade GPS equipment and mobile mapping software. The position utilizes ArcMap daily and will be required to edit GIS data layers. Duties include collecting and creating accurate GPS data; reviewing and prioritizing utility location requests; operating a variety of technical equipment used to locate utilities, including a personal computer and GPS equipment. Perform other work as required. Occasional after-hours, weekend, and/or holiday work is required.  This position is part of an approved Career Development Plan (CDP) and offers career progression opportunities and salary incentives, as funding permits, based on performance, qualifications, and experience. 


Monday - Friday; 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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