Lead GIS Technician

Lincoln Electric System

Located in Lincoln, Nebraska, customer-owned LES is one of the nation’s leading utility companies. We’re recognized for low costs, reliability, financial stability, innovation, environmental stewardship, community involvement and exceptional customer service. So, if you are looking for a career, and not just a job; if you value working in an atmosphere that values passion and talent, high personal standards, service excellence, the environment and the community in which we live- LES may be the place for you.  


Job Title

 Lead GIS Technician 

Employment Type

Starting Pay Range

Posting Date


 $33.50 - $41.88 


Employment Classification


Closing Date


 Technology Services 



A Lead GIS Technician at LES is not your typical desk job. GIS Technicians at LES have the opportunity to get away from their cubicles to see their projects in the field on a weekly basis. With LES being a ratepayer owned public utility located in Lincoln, Nebraska, all site visits are just a short drive from the office; no need to worry about overnight stays or being away from family and friends.


LES is a progressive company and takes pride in the use of technology. The GIS/CAD team leverages both Virtual Reality and Lidar scanning to ensure customers receive the best deliverable possible! This position also offers the opportunity to work with virtually every division within the company. We enjoy showing staff "why" we do what we do, but also encourage employees to ask the question "why not". If you have a passion for GIS and a strong attention to detail, we encourage you to apply!




Job Technical Skills – Assists with leadership support of assigned department staff and advanced-level design projects related to GIS/CAD. Specific responsibilities include development and implementation of new software and hardware, integrated workforce development and overseeing work of assigned staff, conducting field research, department budgeting, implementing and maintaining departmental standards, and other GIS/CAD-related programs and policies. Completion of duties may require the opening and inspection of energized, high-voltage electrical equipment or entering electrical substations. Consistent and reliable attendance is required. Performs engineering and technical work related to the construction and management of proposed and existing facilities, developments, and/or programs.

  • Leads staff to include prioritizing and assigning work, providing input on performance evaluations, monitoring employee performance, ensuring staff are trained, and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.
  • Leads large, complex projects for area of assignment.
  • Assists with establishing and implementing policies and processes for area of assignment and assessing risk management of policies and department activities.
  • Serves as subject matter expert and acts as a liaison for both internal and external customers, providing recommendations or assistance regarding technology capabilities, policies and processes, or operations to establish and implement solutions.
  • Completes field survey of projects. Inspects, collects, and verifies data. Labels electrical facilities for use with GIS/CAD system records per LES procedures. Completion of duties may require the opening and inspection of energized, high-voltage electrical equipment or entering electrical substations.
  • Leads crisis/emergency efforts and outage restoration work for the department when necessary and maintains disaster control backup systems. This may include leading teams in other departments and managing outage records for system control.


Leading/Facilitating Teams – The successful candidate helps team develop a vision, objectives, and goals consistent with the organization’s mission while encouraging personal ownership, anticipating and resolving conflicts, and fostering an environment where team members are motivated to do their best work.


Customer Focus – Seeking a candidate who puts customers, both internal and external, at the center of business decisions in order to identify and respond to current and future customer needs. Builds customer confidence, is committed to increasing customer satisfaction, sets achievable customer expectations, assumes responsibility for solving customer problems, ensures commitments to customers are met, solicits opinions and ideas from customers, responds to internal customers.


Teamwork – The ideal candidate has the ability to effectively interact, cooperate, collaborate, and manage conflicts with other people. Shows enthusiasm toward being a member of the group; actively participates in team meetings and activities; leverages the skills and interests of coworkers to achieve goals and solve problems; supports team decisions.


Communication – The individual in this position expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner whether verbally, written, or other means; tailors message to fit the interests and needs of the audience; delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling.


Project Management – The successful candidate establishes project goals, milestones, and procedures, defines roles and responsibilities, acquires project resources, coordinates projects throughout company, monitors project progress, and manages multiple projects.



  • Associates degree in Architectural Engineering Technology, Geographic Information Systems, Geography, or related field, and
  • At least five years of related work experience, or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.



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Posted 12 days ago

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