If you are looking for a career in a growing industry with great benefits and co-workers, Craighead Electric is the place for you. We offer a great work environment with room for growth.

GIS Analyst

Craighead Electric Cooperative is seeking a highly talented and motivated individual to fill the position of Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst.

Position requires the ability to create, integrate, analyze, and present spatial and tabular information from the Geographic Information System, Customer Information System, Outage Management System and related data sources and systems, as well as correct, change and maintain CECC’s GIS database. Will create custom queries, scripts, reports and maps. Excellent communication skills and a professional manner in dealing with a variety of personalities required. Technical college degree and two to five years of experience in computer science, IT or GIS preferred. Excellent benefits package offered.

Applications will be taken online through November 2nd, 2021.

Job Title: Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst
Reports To: VP of Engineering
Directs: None
Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM or as directed.


Will work in confidential manner with Craighead Electric Cooperative Corporation (CECC) CEO and Staff.

Will create, integrate, analyze, and present spatial and tabular information from the geographic information systems, customer information systems, outage management systems, and related data sources and systems.

Will correct, change, and maintain all engineering and operations information into CECC’s GIS database in support of all CECC employees.

Will create custom SQL queries, PYTHON scripts, HTML reports, develop ArcOnline maps, and perform data mining in support of all CECC departments and to aid in strategic planning and the progress and status of CECC processes.

Will create/maintain visual representations and information systems of Craighead Electric Cooperative Corporation (CECC) plant to include but not limited to:

  • Electrical system map
  • System boundary maps
  • Substation maps
  • Line device maps
  • Right of Way maps.

Will correspond with all CECC employees and departments for the purpose of updating and modifying software configuration, customization, and integration to increase the efficiency with which they do their jobs. Will obtain a basic understanding of the purpose and the ability to operate each software. This software includes but is not limited to:

  • Geographic Information System
  • Engineering and Analysis (E&A) System
  • Outage Management System (OMS)
  • Mobile Outage System
  • Distribution Inspection (DI) System
  • Mobile Mapping System
  • Paperless Work Order (WO) Management System

Will field support requests from all CECC departments on the applicable systems listed above and develop guides, training, and/or customizations as needed.

Will serve as the CECC GIS liaison to all outside organizations.

Will assist in the creation and execution of a long-term strategic vision for a GIS department at CECC.

Will assign location numbers to all new customers and devices, as well as maintain the existing numbering of customers and devices. Provide advance numbering of lots for recorded plats for subdivisions.

Will establish and maintain files in an organized manner, including but not limited to:

  • Staking Sheets
  • Completed Work Orders
  • System GIS Maps
  • Technical Drawings
  • Substation & Transmission Drawings
  • Building Prints
  • Easements

Provide assistance with Engineering office duties when necessary, including but not limited to:

  • Review and release work orders
  • Complete and update any files
  • Assist with new applications
  • All other general office business

At supervisor’s direction produce any special drawings, blueprints, maps or other documents associated with cooperative business.

Will develop an increasing understanding and support of the Cooperative and the electric Cooperative program; will protect and enhance the reputation and public image of the Cooperative and its staff; will contribute in every possible way to high morale, team work and helping others obtain job satisfaction; will promote more efficient use of electricity by Cooperative members; will provide maximum assistance and support to the department manager, and will keep the manager informed of the end results being achieved.

Performs all duties as assigned or directed.

Will be subject to 24-hour call-out.


This includes Craighead Electric; Arkansas Public Service Commission; RUS; Equipment and Chemical Manufacturers.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to communicate with customers in person or telephone.

Ability to work in confidential manner with CEO and staff.

Ability to understand and interpret Cooperative policies, procedures, and programs to effectively carry out job duties.

Ability to understand and interpret PSC rules regarding rates and service rules and regulations.

Ability to read and understand system maps.

Ability to possess knowledge of transmission lines, substation, and distribution line specifications and system operations.

Ability to possess knowledge of RUS, ANSI, NEC, and NESA specifications, rules, standards and guidelines.

Ability to query and mine databases.

Ability to understand and execute SQL, PYTHON, HTML and other programming languages.

Ability to analyze data, organize and present information, and develop appropriate recommendations.

Ability to organize, track, and complete multiple tasks and projects with a minimum of supervision.

Ability to become proficient in the use of a wide variety of business automation, field design, and outage management applications.

Experience / Education

Technical college degree preferred.

2-5 years in computer science, information technology, or GIS departments preferred.

Additional education/work experience may be considered in lieu of education/work experience.

Education/work experience in the ESRI suite of products and knowledge in computerized mapping, CAD, or related fields.

Experience in meeting and dealing with people in a business setting preferred.


Must be interested in providing assistance to both customers and fellow employees; promoting positive attitude; and in succeeding.

Working relationships

Ability to work with CEO, Vice President/Supervisors, and other employees involving the electrical system of the Cooperative, employees of each department, or other projects as required.

Ability to work with general public.

Ability to work with engineers in coordinating various system-engineering projects.

Ability to work with District Managers in coordinating and monitoring service.

Ability to work with equipment vendors and manufacturers in specifying equipment specifications, regarding computers, network servers, and software.

Ability to work with engineering, maintenance, district offices, meter department employees, as well as general office personnel as required.

Personal Characteristics

Must be able to perform the essential elements of the position of GIS Analyst competently, following a training period of not to exceed six (6) months. Must possess personal characteristics that will make employee a productive work team member, including high integrity, good personal habits and regular attendance at work. Should be friendly and able to meet people easily and adjust to different personalities. Should be able to gain and maintain respect of others, both inside and outside of the organization. Must be reliable and dependable.

Work of position is generally varied. Position requires limited physical effort with some lifting and physical exertion. There are opportunities to relax from any physical exertion or to change position in work activities.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in the office and in the field.

Job Application
CECC Application for Employment

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status.