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GIS Technician

United States Solar Corporation

Job detailsJob TypeFull-timeIndeed’s salary guideNot provided by employer$44.6K – $56.5K a year is Indeed’s estimated salary for this role in Minneapolis, MN.Report inaccurate salaryFull Job Description
US Solar’s GIS & Site Selection Team strives to identify high quality leads for potential solar development and to provide geospatial context and support to all facets of US Solar through use of GIS technology. The GIS Technician will work as part of the GIS & Site Selection Team supporting geospatial analysis and outreach creation for community, DG, and Grid-Scale solar projects. This position will work closely with our GIS Analysts and Project Developers producing high quality deliverables in a fluid and fast paced environment.

Key Responsibilities

Utilize Esri and Open-Source GIS Software to capture, display, manage, query, and analyze geospatial data
Create custom maps and charts
Oversee outreach creation
Perform tabular data analysis
Create detailed documentation of workflows
Research and analyze publicly available datasets for geospatial analysis
Delineate, digitize, and maintain datasets from written description or unclear requirements
Research and compile data for special studies, environmental reports, and internal memos
Contact outside parties for technical support
Perform other duties as assigned

Core Proficiencies

Able to translate spatial requests into technical deliverables
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
Detail-oriented with excellent organization
Completes work in a timely and professional manner
Able to react quickly and problem-solve in changing environment
Working understanding of technical requirements of GIS software and workflows
Able to troubleshoot technology related issues independently


Bachelor’s degree in GIS, Geography or related field
Experience with ESRI software: ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, etc.
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc)
Experience and proficiency with geodatabase administration
Knowledge or interest in the solar marketplace, technology, and industry

Preferred Qualifications

1-3 years professional GIS experience
Experience and/or interest in Python programming (ArcPy, Pandas)
Solar or renewable energy experience

About US Solar
US Solar is a developer, owner, operator, and financier of solar and solar + storage projects, with a focus on emerging state markets, community solar programs, distributed generation, and small-scale utility projects nationwide. US Solar is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We believe diverse teams and diverse perspectives lead to better outcomes and breakthrough thinking, which are differentiators in any business and fundamental to our long-term success

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