GIS Specialist

AdCode:  1203
Date:  Jul 13, 2024
State:  CA
City:  La Mirada
Business Unit:  Pacific Coast Utilities
Category:  Engineering
Job Type: 

Nexus Water Group is a leading regulated water and wastewater utility serving more than 1.3 million people across 20 U.S. states and 2 Canadian provinces. 


“Nexus” means connection. Through the essential water and wastewater services we deliver, we have a very personal connection to the people, businesses, and communities we serve. This is why our operations are locally led and managed. Every day, over 1,300 professionals deliver vital, safe, and reliable service through over 670 water systems and 360 wastewater systems.

Position Overview

Nexus Water Group is seeking a GIS Specialist to support our Engineering GIS team. This role will maintain the utility’s spatial data (pipes, valves, hydrants, easements, etc.) using a Geographical Information System (GIS) to support the company’s departments. In addition, this role will perform data entry through digitization, scanning, field data collection using GPS, perform quality control/assurance of GIS data, design and produce high-quality cartographic presentations exhibits, graphs, and charts as needed by other departments/utilities.

What We Offer

  • Starting Pay Range: $25 - $33/hour
  • 401k Company Match: 100% of the first 6% of your eligible compensation contributed to the Plan
  • Vacation Accrual: Starting at 3 weeks per year
  • Holidays: 10 company-paid holidays per year
  • Floating Time: 16 hours of paid floating time per year
  • Sick Time
  • Additional Benefit Plans include Medical, Dental, Vision, Company-Paid Life Insurance and more
  • Training, Professional Certifications, and Education Allowance
  • 9/80 Work Schedule - Monday through Friday, every other Friday off


Work Location: Position is based out of our office in La Mirada, California. Potential for hybrid remote work is available.

What You'll Do

This position will be willing and able to perform the following duties and others as assigned:

  • Perform quality control / assurance of GIS data.
  • Understand UML and create ArcSDE geodatabases with domains and subtypes.
  • Perform data entry through digitization, scanning and field data collection using GPS.
  • Perform network traces and quality checks to verify connectivity and integrity utility’s geometric networks.
  • Perform quality checks using ArcGIS data reviewer. Receive as-built information from other departments.
  • Co-ordinate with other departments for data gathering and updating by using coordinate geometry or GPS.
  • Review graphics and attribute data for accuracy and compliance with the GIS model before reconciling with database.
  • Design and produce high-quality cartographic presentations exhibits, graphs and charts as needed by other departments / utilities.


Reasonable Accommodations Statement 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

What You'll Bring

  • Moderate knowledge with GIS, database and Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) / Bentley products (Micro station, Bentley Map, Bentley Water) and FME software is desired.
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 suite including Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, SharePoint, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to use thinking and reasoning to effectively identify and solve GIS problems.
  • Experience with field deployment of GIS is highly desirable.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Hold a valid California driver's license.


Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science / Cartography / Remote sensing or related field preferred.
  • Certificate of Completion of a formal course of instruction in the use of ARCGIS equipment and software from certified college or university, similar to GISP is desirable.
  • Technical certification for ArcGIS Server Site Configuration and Administration or equivalent experience is desirable.


Work Experience

  • 2+ years working in GIS/CAD/Micro Station.


Work Environment

  • Works in a climate-controlled office environment and at field locations and plants.
  • May be subject to adverse weather and environmental conditions, including temperature extremes, humidity and precipitation; noise and vibration from heavy equipment; exposure to physical hazards from equipment with moving parts, high voltage electrical equipment, hazardous chemicals, bacteria in wastewater.

We are a proud Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any characteristic or condition protected by Federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles