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Position: GIS/GPS Staking Specialist I

Objective: To provide effective field engineering to design, construct, operate and maintain the cooperative’s electric distribution system facilities for continuous and dependable service while insuring the safety of fellow employees and the general public.

Responabilties And Duties:

Below is a list of typical duties for which the GIS-GPS Staking Specialist I will be accountable/responsible. This list is not intended to include all responsibilities of this position but an outline of tasks indicative of the overall function of this job. Responsibilities/duties for the position include, but are not limited to:

Meeting with members/developers to coordinate design of new services, maintenance work orders, etc.; meeting with other utilities to coordinate the design of new, or upgrade of existing, pole attachments; develop solutions and design projects for system upgrades related to power quality or reliability issues; staking projects for system maintenance, outdoor lighting and retirements, including idle services; filling in for other stakers’ scheduled appointments as needed; remaining abreast of technical changes related to assigned activities (materials, equipment, RUS specifications, construction units, staking software, etc.; planning/preparing/coordinating daily work; preparing/maintaining accurate documentation of assigned projects; personal work planning and scheduling; controlling of costs of assignments; troubleshooting assigned problems; inputting information electronically; obtaining right-of-way easements for assigned projects as needed; informing warehouse personnel of non-stock materials necessary to accomplish assigned responsibilities; reporting to supervisor regarding progress and problems of assignments and projects; providing input for development of annual budgets for the department; maintenance of assigned vehicle, equipment and facilities; appearance of assigned vehicle and work equipment; operating a two-way radio by regulations, rules and laws; response time to assigned locations; safety of fellow employees affected by assignments; providing assistance to other service personnel and helping maintain good departmental morale; supporting departmental operations/goals and contributing to improved cost, quality, productivity and/or a competitive position for the Cooperative; being knowledgeable concerning South River Electric Membership Corporation’s rate schedule, bylaws, service rules and regulations and the line extension policy; reporting problems and conditions promptly which warrant immediate resolution; attending scheduled meetings, including weekly safety meetings and the annual meeting; personal productivity and adherence to schedules and deadlines for assigned work; keeping assigned equipment and work area clean, neat and organized at all times; acquiring and maintaining first aid/CPR certification; understanding and personally performing all duties in accordance with applicable safety and Cooperative policy manuals, as well as reporting to supervisor hazardous conditions for the safety of the employees, consumers and general public; performance of related duties as assigned or necessary.

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Please complete the following information: South River EMC Application and e-mail it with your resume, cover letter and three references to

Job closes Monday, January 28 at 5 p.m.


South River EMC does not accept unsolicited applications or resumes. When positions become available, they are posted with the North Carolina Employment Security Commission and on their Web site. We encourage you to periodically check the NC ESC site to see if there are any available positions. If you are specifically interested in a job at a cooperative, please visit the Touchstone Energy careers section to find jobs at Touchstone Energy cooperatives across the country.

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