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GIS Technician

AKS Engineering and Forestry
Tualatin, Oregon, US
Closing date
Dec 9, 2021

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Informatics / GIS
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Job Summary

AKS Engineering & Forestry has an immediate opening for a GIS Technician in our Tualatin office. You will work alongside a team of experienced surveyors, engineers, and land use planners and other professionals to provide GIS analysis, geospatial data processing, and map/exhibit generation. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment and love the challenges that come with this type of consulting work, then this is an outstanding opportunity to work side-by-side with a well-respected and talented team of professionals in a dynamic organization.

Ideal Candidate Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Surveying, Geography, Planning, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field is required with a focus on GIS preferred
  • 1-2 years of relevant experience
  • Proficient with data management and organization and willing to learn
  • Experience in use of ESRI's ArcGIS v10 software suite
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple conflicting deadline; and prioritize workload
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong report writing and data analysis skills
  • Work independently with minimal supervision while collaborating with other multidisciplinary team members, clients, and public agencies
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite including PowerPoint
Job Functions & Responsibilities: This full-time position will provide support for site development and public works projects by developing and maintaining public agency databases and other GIS-based work products. Responsibilities will include:
  • Data analysis and management
  • Prepare hard copy and electronic figures and field maps in ArcGIS
  • Perform geospatial data management, analysis and documentation
  • Identify published sources and downloading spatial data in support of projects
  • Compile metadata documentation to Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) and related standards
  • Perform geodatabase design, maintenance and documentation
  • Work with public agencies to create/update GIS databases
  • Assist with data gathering and compilation, GIS, GPS, mapping, and data analysis
  • Developing clearly written and detailed scopes of work for proposals
  • Coordinating with clients on project data and scheduling
  • Effectively and efficiently coordinating with in-house engineering and surveying co-workers
  • Developing and maintaining effective positive working relationships with co-workers, clients, permitting agency staff, and other project team members
  • Taking personal responsibility for completing quality work and meeting project budgets and timelines
  • Doing what needs to be done
Company Overview

AKS is a locally owned infrastructure engineering firm that provides professional consulting services to municipal and private clients in the Pacific Northwest. Our company provides a unique combination of services including civil and forest engineering, land surveying, land use planning, natural resources, landscape architecture, arboriculture, water resources, GIS, and construction support. With this combination of professionals, we bring a holistic approach to problem-solving that allows us to implement solutions that may not be obvious when viewed from a single perspective. We have an established, broad-based portfolio of clients including landowners, real-estate developers, architects, government agencies, public service providers, timberland owners, and others. With four offices and 25 years in business, AKS is a well-respected and trusted resource to our clients. AKS is consistently ranked as one of the largest engineering firms in the Portland metropolitan area. Despite our growth, we have remained true to our values and diligently maintain our focus on quality. Visit our website at for additional information about the work we do.

The Culture

AKS is not your typical consulting firm. We have created a unique work environment that is professional, friendly, casual, hardworking, and fun. With a reputation built on personal responsibility, straight answers, practical solutions, and above all else, client service, AKS has become a highly sought-after place to work. In fact, AKS was recognized by The Oregonian as one of the Top Workplaces of 2018 and 2019. We specifically locate our offices closer to where our employees live, and our clients have projects providing us faster response to our clients and a shorter drive to work for most employees. We emphasize building long-term relationships with clients at all levels of our organization and this philosophy has allowed us to expand and grow. Every employee is a valuable asset and everyone's voice matters.


AKS values our employees and proudly provides competitive compensation, benefits, and special perks. Checkout the Careers page of our website for more information on all that AKS offers.
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