GIS Technician II

Weston & Sampson
Knoxville, TN
Added: May 6, 2024
Who We Are

For over thirty years, SAM has built a reputation as a trusted, knowledgeable, and innovative partner. Our licensed professionals transform petabytes of complex spatial data into intelligent insights in a holistic Managed Geospatial Services™ (MGS™) framework. As North America's premiere MGS™ company, SAM provides practical, precise, and high-fidelity solutions designed to enhance decision-making, mitigate risks, achieve strategic objectives, and drive costs out of our client's business. Our vision is to advance spatial data acquisition, improve analysis capabilities, and develop predictive analytics to redefine and transform how infrastructure assets are developed and managed throughout their lifecycles.

Your Impact at SAM

  • Prepare, collect, organize and input data to maintain and enhance the clients GIS including field research, mapping and inventory of utility assets and buried facilities utilizing various GPS platforms and techniques.
  • Assist with interpreting as-built drawings, construction plans, engineering plans, recorded maps, deeds, legal descriptions, imagery and related source documents and incorporates them into GIS using various methods including coordinate geometry (COGO), digitizing, and GPS
  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of multiple GIS layers including parcels, streets, right-of-way, zoning, other development layers, and water and sewer system layers
  • Follow quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) processes, and perform routine data management tasks, such as data validation and correction, queries and editing in GIS to ensure GIS data accuracy, integrity, and completeness
  • Assist with GIS and data analysis, prepare and execute queries, produce maps, spreadsheets, graphs, and other analytical products

What You Bring to SAM

  • Bachelor's degree in Geography, GIS, Computer Science or similar field preferred
  • 2-5 years as a GIS Technician
  • Understanding of Integrated GPS and GIS principals
  • Understanding of computer programming and data analysis skills
  • Understanding of Esri software
  • General knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Experience working with Esri Utility Network Model preferred
  • Knowledge of modern cartographic standards and principles
  • Advanced statistical, mathematical, and methodology skill

Our Perks

  • Opportunity for hybrid work schedules for office positions - Work-life balance is on us
  • Company paid premiums for medical, dental, vision, LTD and life insurance (HSA and FSA plans available)
  • Generous paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays and parental leave) - Accrual starts immediately
  • 401(k) program offers 100% employer match up to 5%
  • Paid continuing education courses and tuition reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program - Your mental health is our priority
  • No glass ceiling! Truly a place to spread your wings (Ask about our Career Pathing!)
  • Trainings throughout the year - Specialized in-house trainings programs designed to assist you in advancing in your career
  • Office snacks, free food and fun-themed events for employees throughout the year
  • Passion for our Community - You have endless opportunities to volunteer alongside your peers with our Corporate Social Responsibility Program

Our Culture

Our entrepreneurial culture is a key factor in SAM being recognized as a Top Workplace for twelve consecutive years, and we make it our mission to ensure every one of our employees learns how to build and manage a business, not just be the subject matter expert on the team. At SAM, our employee’s development is instrumental to our success. Your learning will be supported by specialized in-house training programs and mentoring by the industry’s leading experts, who just happen to be on our staff! We make SAM a GREAT place to work, but it all starts with YOU!


SAM is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V. SAM also participates in the federal E-Verify Program.