City of Covington — Electric GIS Technician

The City of Covington is currently accepting applications for the position of Electric GIS Technician in the Electric Department with a starting hourly rate of $17.24 to a maximum hourly rate of $26.11 depending upon qualifications. This position supports the power distribution operations department with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. Position includes equipment maintenance, map creation, collection of GIS data from field GPS (Global Positioning System) equipment performing related work. Required training and experience include graduation from high school or GED equivalent, Experience in operating GPS equipment is preferred, Experience in AutoCAD, Microsoft Access & Excel; or An equivalent combination of education and experience. Qualified applicants may apply by downloading an application via our website at or may apply in person at the City of Covington, 2194 Emory Street, Covington, Georgia 30014. Position will remain open until 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 November 2016. The City of Covington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Student Map Competition Winners!

Georgia URISA is pleased to announce the following winners of the 2016 Online Student Map Competition:

1st Place: Jacob L. Gresham, Kennesaw State University (Adviser: Tim Poe)

2nd Place: Andrew Bell, Kennesaw State University (Adviser: Tim Poe)

3rd Place: Vada Garbutt, University of North Georgia (Adviser: Zac Miller)

Prizes will be awarded at our next monthly meeting on August 9th.

Don’t forget, there will be another student competition during this October’s Geospatial Conference. For more information please click here.