Job Purpose:

The CADD/GIS Technician with GIS emphasis will support their assigned group by performing the following duties:



  • Works under supervision to prepare finished drawings from sketches, notes, layouts, details, and verbal instructions for various field and office staff.
  • Creates, maintains, and produces GIS map products for internal and external use using ESRI software products and drafting preparation software.
  • Prepares mapping exhibits for use by project staff in proposals, presentations, and other project related work.
  • Conversion of CADD/GIS files between various formats.
  • Edits and creates new features, feature classes, annotation, and labeling.
  • Imports/converts ArcMap into CADD.
  • Develops and supports geographic databases.
  • Analyzes sketches, notes, and other input material to determine and plan the best approach to develop and complete the drawings with minimal supervision.
  • Performs research into emerging GIS technologies.
  • Learns new technologies and strengthens the company’s GIS service.
  • Instructs and supports project staff on using ESRI software .
  • Prepares GIS shapefile and attribute data by means of available datasets, including, but not limited to modifying existing GIS data or drawing/digitizing map features from hard copy material or sketches.
  • GPS Mapping and field collection.
  • Suggests or proposes changes to the existing templates and styles.
  • Completes project work assigned by Supervisor.
  • Learns and follows company/industry/Rural Utilities Service design standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum Associates Degree in Telecommunications, Drafting or Construction Management preferred (High School/GED DOE).
  • Knowledge of telecommunications industry/Rural Utilities Service design standards preferred but not necessary.
  • Knowledge of basic AutoCAD Operations preferred
  • 2-3 years GIS experience.
  • Proficient computer skills (Office, Visio, and AutoCAD preferred).
  • Able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks.
  • Prior to employment, must pass a background search and drug test.
  • Valid driver’s license with a clear driving record. Must be insurable.
  • Flexible to travel as needed. Varies but estimated a few times per month.

Communication Network Engineering, Inc. has the right to revise this job description at any time. This job description is not a contract for employment, and either the Employee or the Employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.

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