GIS Technician I/II

Fairfax, Virginia
Dec 26, 2018
Jan 23, 2019
Engineer, Other
Full Time

Fairfax Water has an immediate opening for a GIS Technician I/II.  The GIS Technician will be responsible for performing system mapping and data maintenance of public water facilities within an Enterprise Geographic Information System (GIS) environment. Essential functions include:

  • Updating and maintaining water system maps utilizing the most recent version of ERSI ArcGIS software.
  • Conducting peer reviews of system map updates performed by Technical Services staff.  
  • Creating “as-built” drawings of existing water main valve locations.
  • Performing basic data and map queries to support analysis and preparing specialized maps utilizing general GIS functionality and tools.  

The ideal candidate will have a high level of initiative, have basic familiarity with ESRI ArcGIS software and have knowledge of civil engineering drafting methods, principles, and practices.  This person must also be able to read and interpret construction plans and specifications.


High School Diploma or GED including or supplemented by courses in GIS, surveying, and technical mathematics used in civil engineering and a minimum of one year related experience in the mapping of linear utilities or other features, or any equivalent combination of education, experience and knowledge.

Apply online at  Fairfax Water offers competitive salaries as well as a comprehensive benefits package, including excellent health insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible spending accounts, and a defined benefit retirement plan. Applications must be received by January 23, 2019.

About Fairfax Water

Fairfax Water is a respected leader in the drinking water industry, supplying drinking water to nearly two million people in the communities of Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Herndon, Vienna, Alexandria, Falls Church, and Fairfax City.  We are Virginia’s largest water utility and one of the 25 largest water utilities in the country, serving one of every five Virginians who obtain their water from public utilities. We aim to uphold customer trust by providing water of exceptional quality and reliability at a reasonable price, supporting the high quality of life and economic vitality of Northern Virginia.

“Supplying potable water is an essential human activity, a great responsibility, and a vocation of distinction." - J.B. Mannion, Former AWWA Executive Director