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Cartographic Technician

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First Tek Inc.

Vancouver, WA

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Summary: This position serves as a Cartographic Technician supporting the Mapping Team Lead within the Surveying and Mapping Department. The Surveying and Mapping Department is responsible for providing land survey and mapping support in the maintenance, operation and development of new BPA facilities. The principal emphasis is on performing a variety of tasks related to the creation and maintenance of technical documents related to the acquisition of real property or the rights to occupy real property for BPA transmission facilities. This position involves mostly office work, however, some overnight; out of town travel may be required.

SCA Crosswalk:

Cartographic Technician = Cartographic Technician

updated 100713 - nrm

Typical Tasks may include but are not limited to:

? Revise existing maps and charts, making all necessary corrections and adjustments.

? Compile data required for map preparation, including aerial photographs, survey notes, records, reports, and original maps

? Build and update digital databases.

? Identify and compile database information to produce maps in response to requests.

? Research resources such as survey maps and legal descriptions to verify property lines and to obtain information needed for mapping.

? Verify accuracy and completeness of land-related documents; examine documentation such as plat books, easements, maps, etc. in order to verify properties' legal descriptions.

Specific Tasks may include but are not limited to:

? Utilize computer drafting software

? Work with GIS to maintain data bases and ensure data quality through use of automated and manual techniques to enter, edit, and process data sets.

? Thoroughly inspects and checks deliverables for accuracy and correctness; deliverable?s includes BPA plan and profiles, GIS data in various formats.

? Compiles all available evidence for right-of-way boundary locations. Decipher and interpret vague boundary legal descriptions.

? Researches BPA, BLM, and state, county and city records for information concerning BPA rights-of-ways.

? Supports BPA projects in the creation or revision of BPA electric transmission facility drawings. Drawings are oriented toward facility right-of-way and electric transmission line design. Provides customer support to various work groups within BPA. Works closely with real estate, engineering, and project management staff to determine scope and schedule of required work.

? Supports BPA projects in the preparation of legal descriptions, permits applications, and associated exhibits for the design, acquisition, construction, maintenance, and operation of transmission lines and facilities.

Typical Work Activities may include any of the following:

? Interacting With Computers ? Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to set up functions, enter data, or process information.

? Processing Information ? Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.

? Getting Information ? Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

? Documenting/Recording Information ? Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

? Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge ? Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

? Communicating with Management, Peers, or Co-workers ? Providing information to management, co-workers, and peers by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

? Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards ? Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

? Analyzing Data or Information ? Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

? Making Decisions and Solving Problems ? Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

? Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events ? Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.

Knowledge ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:

? Geography ? Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and life.

? Computers and Electronics ? Knowledge of electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

? Engineering and Technology ? Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

? Mathematics ? Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

? Design ? Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

? Production and Processing ? Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

? Customer and Personal Service ? Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Skills ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:

? Active Learning ? Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

? Reading Comprehension ? Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

? Writing ? Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

? Critical Thinking ? Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

? Mathematics ? Using mathematics to solve problems.

? Troubleshooting ? Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

? Active Listening ? Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate.

? Technology Design ? Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.

? Complex Problem Solving ? Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

? Learning Strategies ? Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

Abilities ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:

? Problem Sensitivity ? Ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

? Inductive Reasoning ? Ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).Oral Expression ? The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

? Information Ordering ? Ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

? Mathematical Reasoning ? Ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.

? Written Comprehension ? Ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

? Deductive Reasoning ? Ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

? Category Flexibility ? Ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.

? Flexibility of Closure ? Ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.

Education, Experience, Job Training:

? Associate of Science degree in Land Surveying or Civil Engineering or demonstrated work experience.

? LSIT OR EIT preferred

? Some experience with Microstation software is preferred

Work Styles

? Attention to Detail ? Position requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

? Dependability ? Position requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

? Integrity ? Position requires being honest and ethical.

? Achievement/Effort ? Position requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.

? Analytical Thinking ? Position requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.

? Persistence ? Position requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

? Initiative ? Position requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

? Adaptability/Flexibility ? Position requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

? Cooperation ? Position requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

? Independence ? Position requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

See Additional Position Information document (if attached) for specific requirements regarding the advertised position.

Company info

First Tek Inc.
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Company Profile
First Tek was founded by technology professionals with a vision to provide quality, cost effective services, and solutions. Our objective is to assist clients in achieving mission critical business objectives using state-of-the-art technologies while maximizing their ability to deliver value to their customers. First Tek is one of the fastest growing companies in the IT sector and a recognized service provider. First Tek has had phenomenal growth since its inception.

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