GIS Analyst - Atlanta Metro

Atlanta, GA

GIS Analyst – Geographic Solutions & Services (GSS)

Reports to: GIS Support Supervisor

Location: This is an in-office position reporting to 755 Jefferson Street, Atlanta, Georgia. This is not a remote position.

Job Level(s): Exempt 3-5 (for internal posting only )

Job Summary

Georgia Power’s Distribution GIS application (DistGIS) supplies data to a host of critical applications. This position will join a team of eight GIS Analysts who work as technical support contacts and subject-matter-experts for DistGIS and related software. This position is responsible for resolving GIS issues and ensuring that our integrated enterprise systems are performing optimally. This role provides spatial data analytics and reporting to various business leaders, in addition to coordinating strategic efforts to incorporate new technologies and solutions across the GIS enterprise. The successful candidate must have demonstrated the ability to perform at a high level with minimum supervision. Some emergency after-hours and weekend work will be required.

Job Responsibilities & Expectations

  • Provide technical support and assistance to our statewide DistGIS user community

  • Champion our Southern Company Leading-as-a-System (LaaS) initiative to standardized and transition to Esri’s Utility Network Management solution

  • Support the GIS interfaces to our Outage Management System (NMS), Map Viewers (DistView, GISWeb & ArcFM Mobile), ArcGIS Enterprise Portal, Planning Tool (CYME), and Enterprise Asset Management (MAXIMO)

  • Collaborate with the Southern Company Technology Organization (TO), GIS software vendors, and peer utilities to define functional requirements and advocate for solutions based on end-user input

  • Direct and manage application testing, performance benchmarking, and deployment efforts for software upgrades

  • Implement business unit workflows, mapping standards, application configurations, schema changes, and geodatabase data model enhancements

  • Perform data analytics and reporting functions to support Property Accounting, Marketing, Metering, Reliability, Distribution Operations, and others

  • Prepare maps, shapefiles, and geodatabases to support Asset Management, Forestry, Lighting Services, Asset Protection, and other business units

  • Safeguard the integrity of our enterprise geodatabase, distribution facility data, asset records, and network data model

  • Administer the publication of DistGIS data via server and cloud-centric solutions

  • Develop geoprocessing models and scripts to automate reoccurring tasks

  • Advise on the creation of training manuals and help documentation

Job Requirements


  • BS in Computer Science, MIS, GIS, or Engineering related field is preferred


  • Minimum 2 years working with Esri’s ArcGIS 10.x desktop products

  • Prior experience with Esri’s ArcGIS Pro application

  • Proven record of dealing effectively with internal and external customers

  • Capable of analyzing spatial data and compiling detailed reports

  • Proficiency with Python (ArcPy) scripting and geoprocessing is highly desirable

  • Experience authoring SQL queries is preferred

  • Experience creating PowerBI dashboards is preferred

  • Experience authoring map and feature services for use in ArcGIS Enterprise (Portal) web mapping applications is a plus

  • History of providing technical support for an enterprise, versioned ArcSDE geodatabase within a Citrix environment is beneficial

  • Understanding of electric utility engineering and construction work practices is valuable

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills are a must

  • Demonstrable ability to fully comprehend user requests and deliver solutions

  • Outstanding documentation, reporting, and project management skills

  • Effective interpersonal behaviors that encourage collaboration and teamwork

  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple assignments with little direction

  • Knowledge of Safe Software FME or ETL tools is preferred

  • Understanding of relational database architecture and SQL is desirable

  • Familiarity with publishing and authoring content within ArcGIS Enterprise (Portal) and ArcGIS Online is a plus

Behavioral Attributes

  • Commit to Our Values of Safety First, Superior Performance, Acting with Integrity, and Intentional Inclusion

  • Focused on delivering world-class customer service

  • Exhibit personal ownership and deliver results

  • Dependable, self-motivated, and proactive

  • Seek opportunities for continuous improvement

  • Contribute to the overall positive teamwork environment

  • Build effective relationships at all levels, both internally and externally

Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the Company's promise to 2.6 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable, and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the Company is recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit and connect with the Company on Facebook (, Twitter ( and Instagram (

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. To learn more, visit

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Identification: 5525

Job Category: Engineering

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Georgia Power