GIS Technician I

Date: Sep 21, 2023

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33619

Company: TECO

Title: GIS Technician I  
Company: Peoples Gas System
State and City: Florida   -  Tampa
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days



Founded in 1895, Peoples Gas is Florida’s largest natural gas distribution utility, delivering safe, clean, affordable and reliable natural gas to serve nearly 470,000 homes and businesses across the state. Through investments in people, technology, infrastructure and environmentally focused innovations, we are committed to fueling Florida’s clean energy future responsibly and sustainably.

Peoples Gas cultivates a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace that includes varied backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. The company supports the communities it serves through stewardship and economic development efforts. We are a subsidiary of Emera Inc., a geographically diverse energy and services company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.



Peoples Gas offers a competitive salary, Pension Plan, 401k Savings Plan w/company match, Paid Time Off, Paid Holiday Time, Paid Parental Leave, Bonus Plan with individual multiplier, Tuition Assistance, Adoption Assistance, medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, Wellness Programs, Fitness Centers (at some locations), and an Employee Assistance Program.



The GIS Technician I or II at Peoples Gas works under general supervision on somewhat varied duties requiring judgment or simple analysis to determine course of action with limited latitude.   Provides leadership on GIS and various other assignments of moderate complexity as needed. responsible for the support, administration, configuration, data administration, enhancement, and testing of GIS (Geographic Information System) systems and related applications used by Peoples Gas System.   Work includes quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) of GIS and mapping data to ensure that as-built information from the field, pipeline network continuity and integrity, equipment identifiers, equipment attributes, and spatial information is correct and up to date. Work also includes maintenance and updates to land base information on the GIS.   The position works closely with end-users and IT technical staff to analyze, design, build, and produce maps, queries, and reports from the GIS in support of efficient operations and effective decision-making.


Day-to-Day Responsibilities: 


  • Maintains and updates the Company’s GIS system to meet company, state, and federal guidelines and compliance regulations by entering pipeline information and locations into GIS from as-built work order system and proposed sketches.
  • Provides basic mapping, design, drafting, and plotting services.
  • Provide assistance to GDD Technicians and Project Managers in the marking and submittal of road improvement plans for municipalities and the FDOT.
  • Communicates with engineering and architectural firms, as well as local and state agencies to provide assistance with infrastructure, environmental and regulatory impacts to the gas distribution and transmission pipeline network system.



  • Perform the duties of the Gas GIS Technician I
  • Utilizes GIS and drafting skills and principles to create, revise, maintain, and archive GIS/GPS data, GIS and CAD maps, and CAD drawings while adhering to standards and procedures
  • Apply GIS and mapping skills to complex work requests
  • Perform QA/QC of GIS and mapping data on complex work requests
  • Perform basic spatial analyses; analyze information generated by the GIS in the form of maps, displays, reports, and queries
  • Supports GIS design projects review, adjust and/or corrects the GIS land base using aerial photography, CAD drawings, or Florida land base data


What We’re Looking For

Must Haves for Both Levels:

  • Minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent certificate
  • Valid Florida State Driver License and safe driving record



  • Minimum of four (4) years of work experience related to the Duties and Responsibilities of this position is required.  
  • Related experience consists of work related to the items described in this section.
  • Appropriate college degrees may be considered in lieu of some work experience. Appropriate degrees include disciplines such as Geography, GIS, and Drafting.
  • Must be knowledgeable in CAD for drafting purposes as well as computerized database systems.  
  • Must have practical knowledge of basic drafting principles and GIS systems.  
  • Knowledgeable in the use of Customer Information Systems (CIS) and other related databases as a tool in system design and modeling.  
  • Proficient in at least one related software application such as: Utility Center, Intergraph G/Technology, ESRI ArcInfo, AutoCAD, MicroStation, or other similar systems.



  • Minimum of 2 years as GIS Technician I; or minimum of six (6) years of related experience; Related experience consists of work in progressively more complex technical assignments and as described in the Primary Duties & Responsibilities of this position.  
  • Demonstrated and sustained above expected performance as a Gas GIS Technician I or equivalent position with the ability and potential for assuming greater responsibility.  
  • The ability to effectively assist internal/external customers in making technical decisions pertaining to GIS.  
  • Appropriate college degrees may be considered in lieu of some work experience. Appropriate degrees include disciplines such as Geography, GIS, and Drafting.



  • GIS Certification
  • PGS GIS Technician experience
  • Experience with PGS’ geographical information systems (GIS).  
  • Knowledge of natural gas utility mapping and construction practices and work order concepts   
  • Knowledge of other natural gas utility applications, such as work management or outage management 
  • Knowledge of geospatial analysis techniques 


Leadership Competencies:

Takes Ownership and Acts with Integrity

Drives Business Excellence for Customers

Builds Collaborative Relationships

Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change

Thinks Strategically and Exercises Good Judgement


Working Conditions

Work hours consist of a minimum of 8-hours per day Monday through Friday.  Some overtime is required to meet internal/external customer deadlines and storm response.   Working conditions are both indoors and outdoors in varying weather conditions.   The level of stress is moderate to heavy depending upon the level of interaction with internal/external customers and governmental agencies.


Physical Demands

Physical demand requirements include working in a mixture of office and field conditions, which includes walking in rough terrain, lifting objects up to 50 lbs., and wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in an 8-hour day.


The successful applicant will be required to take and pass a Baseline Medical Examination as part of the pre-employment screening once an offer has been accepted. A pre-employment drug screening, as well as a background check (including education, employment, criminal and motor vehicle) will also be conducted as part of the pre-employment screening. A physical may be conducted if required for the role.




STORM DUTY REQUIREMENTS....Please make sure to read below!!!  Responding to storms will be considered a condition of employment.


TECO Energy and its companies serve a role in providing critical services to our community during an emergency. Team members are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our TECO Energy customers. Team members are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's rules and procedures.


TECO Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


TECO Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.


In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at TECO Energy will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.


Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


ADA policy

It is the policy of TECO Energy to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.


Application accommodations

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.


Pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability. 


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