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GIS Specialist 1

Tahoe Vista, CA, US, 96148

Our purpose is sustaining energy and water for life, and it is demonstrated in everything we do as a business, and as an employee team.

At Liberty, we hire passionate people who care about doing the right thing for our customers. We are entrepreneurial, creative, and outcome-focused. Here, your natural talent and achievements will flourish in an inclusive environment of teamwork, trust and continuous learning. We are always pursuing excellence to exceed our ambitions goals, rewarding both the goal outcome and how we achieve it. 


Responsible for the upkeep of Mapping and Geographical Information System (GIS) related systems as it relates to the Liberty Utilities CalPeco electric system.


  • Create, edit, and maintain GIS data. Includes data collection, input, and linkages to various databases/images
  • Update and maintain various GIS data, including the street centerline, parcel, subdivision, and utility data. Input data from contractor data, surveyor data, engineering plans, and subdivision plats
  • Directly work with the Liberty Enterprise GIS core team to ensure the electrical system’s GIS needs are met in the Enterprise GIS migration project that will utilize the ArcGIS Enterprise suite of tools as well as migrating all of the existing electrical system data into the new Esri Utility Network platform
  • Sound working knowledge of data creation, data processing, and map production, using a combination of ESRI’s products and extensions such as ArcGIS Pro, Utility Network Manager and ArcGIS Enterprise tools and applications
  • Provide maps and figures to other departments as needed
  • Work with field crews to establish and maintain mobile GIS applications
  • Conducts mapping research in the field and in the office. Resolves conflicting information, and ensures the accuracy of the data
  • Performs Global Positioning System (GPS) field data collection, post processing, and data storage
  • Carries on a wide variety of drafting assignments involving such activities as analyzing field notes and technical data; designing and developing drawings and maps; completing various engineering drawings of equipment, systems, and installations

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor degree with major course work in Geographic Information Systems
  • 3+ years of Utility industry experience is preferred
  • GIS-P Certification is a plus
  • Proficient utilization with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) required
  • Strong skills in the use of computer and peripheral equipment required
  • Energetic and results-driven, with a strong work ethic and commitment to excellence
  • Responsible for maintaining   plotters, wide format printers, and scanners required
  • Ability to analyze field notes and technical data; design and develop drawings and maps; completing various engineering drawings of equipment, systems, and installations required
  • Well-developed verbal, written, communication and presentation skills required
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Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. is a growing renewable energy and utility company with over $15 billion of assets across North America and internationally.

For more than 30 years, Algonquin has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to delivering clean energy and water solutions. Our rapid growth has led both our regulated utility services and renewable energy business groups into different geographies and commodities, but our purpose remains unchanged – Sustaining Energy and Water for Life.

Through our operating business (Liberty), we provide regulated electricity, water, and natural gas utility services to over 1 million customer connections, primarily in North America. And, our growing portfolio of clean, renewable wind, solar, hydro and thermal power generation facilities represent over 3 GW of renewable generation capacity in operation and under construction.

With our robust, diversified, and growing presence in communities across North America and internationally, we are continually demonstrating our “Think Global,  Act Local” business model.

What we offer

Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

Share purchase/match plan

Defined Contribution savings plan

Top Talent Program

Volunteer paid days off

Employee Assistance Program

Achievement fund

Free parking, including free electrical charging


We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce.  If you are excited about this role and are not certain you meet the all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to further investigate the opportunity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento

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