CAD/GIS Technician I, II & III

Department: Outside Plant

Reports To: Director - Outside Plant

FLSA Status: N/A



General Summary

Prepares drawings for engineering, commercial and office projects. Utilizes computer-aided design (CAD) software to prepare layouts and detail drawings. Utilizes Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to prepare GIS files and maps. Utilizes Facilities Management software to prepare as built drawings and files for use in ongoing OSP operations.  Prepares working plans and complete drawings, working from rough and detailed sketches. Develops and maintains a filing system for copies of engineering drawings and related materials. 


Essential Job Functions

  • Prepares drawings and layouts for engineering, commercial and office project using CAD software.

  • Prepares detailed construction sheets, maps, and other related specification sheets for use in the planning, construction and/or installation of telecommunications equipment.

  • Prepares as built drawings and files for use in ongoing OSP operations. 

  • Drafts equipment wiring diagrams, schematics and other equipment layout designs as requested.

  • Ensures drawings, maps and work plans are accessible by maintaining engineering drawings and related materials in a file system in accordance with instructions from GIS Technician 3 or GIS Team Leader.

  • GIS Technician 3 – develops and utilizes file system for maintaining engineering drawings and related materials.

  • Creates staking sheets during pre-construction design activities.

  • Ability to travel as needed to assigned locations. Typically, less than 25% travel required.

  • Performs all other related duties as assigned by management.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of CAD and GIS principles and practices.

  • GIS Technician 2 and 3 - knowledge of GIS principles and practices.

  • GIS Technician 2 and 3 - knowledge of RUS and industry regulations affecting engineering projects.

  • Knowledge of construction practices, specifically Rural Utilities Services (RUS) practices.

  • Knowledge of company products and services.

  • Knowledge of company policies and procedures.

  • Skill in operating various office equipment such as personal computer, various software programs, and telephone systems.

    • Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Visio

    • Microsoft Outlook

  • Skill in oral and written communication.

  • Skill in reading and interpreting technical documents and forms including work orders, staking sheets, schematics and circuit diagrams.

  • Ability to communicate with customers, co-workers, and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple work assignments.

  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.

  • Ability to utilized GIS, CAD and Facilities Management software.  Sample software (not limited to) includes:

    • AutoCAD – GIS Technician 1, 2, 3

    • ESRI – GIS Technician 2, 3

    • Innovative Systems eLation - GIS Technician 2, 3

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Ability to make sound decisions using information at hand.

  • Ability to effectively function as a team player.

  • Possess a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and reliable vehicle.


Education and Experience

  • GIS I

    • Associate’s degree in engineering or equivalent plus 0-2 years of drafting experience.

  • GIS II

    • Associate’s degree in engineering or equivalent plus 2-5 years of CAD/GIS experience.


    • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Bachelor’s degree in GIS or equivalent plus 5+ years of CAD/GIS experience.


Working Conditions

This factor measures the surroundings or physical conditions under which a job must be done and the extent to which those conditions make the job disagreeable. Consider the presence and relative amount of exposure to dust, dirt, heat, fumes, contaminants, cold, noise, vibration, wetness, etc.


Normal working conditions for office work.  Field work will be required.  During field work, somewhat disagreeable working conditions due to the continuous exposure to one or more of the elements listed above. Exposed to one element continuously or several elements occasionally, but usually not at the same time.


FARR Technologies is a group of telecommunications industry leaders whose key management/owners have over 100 years' experience.

- Next Gen IP Networks

- GIS & Mapping

- Fiber-to-the-Home

- Grant Writing

- Outside Plant

- Wireless Networks


2601 S. Minnesota Ave.
Suite 105-266
Sioux Falls, SD 57105-4750
Phone: +1-888-687-8765 ext 1001

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