GIS Technician

Wood Rodgers, Inc.
Oakland, CA
Added: May 10, 2024
We are seeking a highly motivated GIS Technician to join our team at our Oakland office. The ideal candidate is comfortable working in an urban environment (i.e., walking around the city), making observations of storm drain features, utilizing mobile data collection applications such as ArcGIS Field Maps and Survey123, post-processing collected data in ArcGIS Pro, conducting data editing in ArcGIS Pro, providing support to users in troubleshooting issues with ArcGIS Desktop, creating maps and exhibits for the projects, and editing GIS geometry and attribute data.

A day in the life as a Wood Rodgers’ GIS Technician:

Here are a few things that you can count on:

  • Conduct Storm Drain field observations to assess and document infrastructure conditions.
  • Utilize mobile data collection applications, such as ArcGIS Field Maps and Survey123, to collect and record field data efficiently and accurately.
  • Post-process collected field data in ArcGIS Pro to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with established standards and procedures.
  • Working with the GIS Analyst and the GIS Manager to coordinate and perform various GIS tasks.
  • Designing, creating, and developing spatial data sets and models using ArcGIS.
  • Performing data creation and conversions.
  • Creating and publishing maps and exhibits.
  • Assisting with the development and submission of proposals.
  • The candidate will need to have the ability to network within the office and educate co-workers about the capabilities and applications of GIS.


  • 0 - 2 years’ experience.
  • BA/BS Geography, Environmental Studies, Computer Science or another related field.
  • Comfortable working in the field performing observations utilizing mobile data applications (e.g., ArcGIS Field Maps, Survey123).
  • Familiar with using ArcGIS Pro, GIS data formats, coordinate systems, and GIS editing techniques.
  • Experience in creating maps and exhibits for users.
  • Ability to edit GIS geometry and attribute data.

How We Elevate Your Game

Joining Wood Rodgers comes with perks to support you in your personal and professional journey.

  • A Unique Culture:An engineering firm that doesn’t feel like one. We are inventors that ask, “why not?” with leadership that empowers employees to grow, challenge convention, and develop creative solutions. We throw big parties, get random days off, and constantly are shown how the company reinvests in our employees rather than corporate bottom-lines. These all help build a great culture, but at the core are great people; people who want to learn, teach, help, and collaborate.
  • Teamwork: experience what being a part of the Wood Rodgers family feels like. Be inspired by your leaders, be encouraged and cheered on by your teammates to live a big life and be supported in your whole life working while you work with us. Visit our website to get a feel or check us out on social media @woodrodgersinc!
  • Learning + Development: take on leadership development programs and goal setting to create big possibilities for your career and life. Develop within the company; be mentored and grow to your potential as a leader from the minute you’re hired.

Things We’d Like To See

  • Ability to prioritize tasks, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.
  • Experience in providing technical support and troubleshooting for GIS software.

What It Pays

$42.25 - $52.75 hourly + overtime paid at time and a half.

We offer competitive compensation packages, a comprehensive benefits package, and opportunities for professional development and growth. If you are a self-starter with a passion for engineering design, then we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

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