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GIS Technician

MetroConnects (Metro) is a special purpose district, governed by a seven-member Commission that operates and maintains approximately 1,500 miles of sanitary sewer mains and 23 sewer pump stations within Greenville County, South Carolina. Metro is seeking a successful candidate to fill the available full-time GIS Technician.

The GIS Technician is vital for maintaining accurate and current geographic information system (GIS) data concerning sanitary sewer infrastructure. Operating with minimal supervision, this role offers technical support in drafting, mapping, editing, design, and surveying of sanitary sewer systems. The GIS Technician works closely with engineers, field technicians, and other stakeholders to ensure the accuracy, reliability, and accessibility of our GIS database.

Position Responsibilities – Essential

  • Researches, creates, and maintains spatial and tabular data to provide users with the most current and accurate GIS information.
  • Performs regular quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) procedures for MetroConnects GIS data.
  • Develops, maintains, organizes, and shares GIS data to support project planning, design, and implementation.
  • Performs application testing to achieve desired software implementation results.
  • Incorporates global navigation satellite system (GNSS) field data and traditional survey data into the GIS.
  • Assists in creating monthly and annual reports.
  • Provides sewer location and availability information for customers, developers, contractors, realtors, property owners, etc. as requested.
  • Utilizes the Cityworks asset management system to create and complete work orders from other internal departments.
  • Scans and organizes documents including as-built records, real estate documents, rehabilitation projects, service connection permits, inspections, and other existing hardcopy documents as directed.
  • Attends training, seminars, and conferences as appropriate to enhance job knowledge and skills.

Position Responsibilities – Non-Essential/Other

  • Performs general administrative work as required, including preparing reports, correspondence, creating spreadsheets, filing documents, attending meetings, answering telephones, etc.
  • Works and interacts with departments throughout the organization.
  • Orders supplies and equipment as needed.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Associates degree or equivalent in GIS, Geography, or closely related field.
  • Experience in GIS utilizing ESRI ArcGIS software.
  • Strong organizational skills (record keeping, time management, follow up, etc.).
  • Professional demeanor with strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and sense of urgency, ability to prioritize with an emphasis on quality and accuracy of work.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and deal with interruptions while meeting timely deadlines.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to work and interact with other departments throughout the organization.

Beneficial Skills and Experience

  • At least two (2) years’ experience in GIS using ESRI ArcGIS software.
  • Experience working in a sewer collection system and/or a public works setting.
  • Strong working knowledge of Cityworks.
  • Experience with sUAS (drone) operations.


Salary is negotiable based on experience.  Metro offers a competitive benefits package including SC Retirement and comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance.  No relocation assistance is provided.  A background check and drug screening are a condition of employment.  Metro also conducts random drug screening during employment.


Resumes may be mailed or dropped off at MetroConnects, 120 Augusta Arbor Way, Greenville, SC 29605 Attn: Human Resources; or emailed to [email protected].  Please provide references.  For additional information, please call 864-277-4442.

Metro is an Equal Opportunity Employer.