GPS Field Technician - Syacuse, NY

  • Davey Resource Group, Inc.
  • Syracuse, NY, USA
  • May 22, 2020

Job Description

Requisition Number: 68006  
Company Name: DRG Inc 
Service Line: 1UAM - DRG Utility Asset Management 
Employment Type: Regular 
Job Type: Full Time 
Education Level Required: High School Diploma / GED 
Work Experience Required: Less than 1 year 
Travel Expectations: Up to 75% 


Position: GPS Field Technician

Asset Management is a division of Davey Resource Group, Inc which has been employee-owned since 1979. DRG specializes in managing the assets of utility companies throughout the U.S. by providing infrastructure solutions, focused around the electrical and telecommunication industries. We believe in smart strategic growth that continues to provide career advancement opportunities. We utilize cutting-edge technology to deliver solutions for utility companies with design, construction and field inspection teams. Asset Management is currently seeking a motivated self-starter that can thrive in a fast-paced environment to learn and develop new skills that will contribute to our entrepreneurial spirited group.

Location: Traveling throughout Upstate New York. Housing will be provided while traveling.


  • Perform light GPS editing of utility data
  • Understand the use of document management systems, filing, and document scanning
  • Inspection of infrastructure facilities for customers related to utility systems
  • Electric hazard identification, electric equipment identification, and communication equipment Identification
  • Review and/or correct data integrity errors within the GIS Database
  • Work schedules are typically 5 days per week, 10 hours per day, may require performing stand by duties or on-call work assignments
  • Provide utility mapping support to both internal/external customers
  • Comply with all safety regulations and meet safety requirements to maintain a successful safety record


  • Ability to travel for work about 95% of the time
  • High level of integrity, honesty, and professionalism
  • Ability to work independently, in small groups or a team
  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time, bend, reach and to move or carry items weighing up to 25 lbs
  • Proficient use of field-based computers and tablets
  • Ability to proficiently use a handheld/backpack GPS unit and locate utility poles accurately
  • Knowledge of Google Suite (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Presentations, Forms).
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and Access).
  • Reading and interpreting engineering drawings related to utility systems
  • Excellent communicator who knows how to select the right tone and medium for the message
  • Possesses strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions and in various hours of the day or night and holidays as required
  • Ability to work in terrains mixing and consisting of rocky, steep, uneven ground, wetlands, and flat areas
  • High school diploma and valid driver’s license required
  • Electric utility and telecommunications experience preferred

Additional Information:

This position will be traveling throughout Upstate New York. The Davey Resource Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is focused and relentless in our pursuit to help our utility clients deliver safe, accurate, and reliable utility services to their customers. We are results-driven by our great people and the technology at our fingertips. Various full time positions available. Military Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Compensation is based upon experience, qualifications and education. DRG offers incentive programs, excellent benefits. Full-time positions include options to buy company stock and participate in a 401k after 1yr, access to industry related training materials and Davey Extension Courses. Pre-employment drug screen, background screening and Social Security Number verification required.


We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state or local law. 


The Davey Tree Expert Company has U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 47 states and five provinces and provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey has been employee-owned for 40 years and has more than 10,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit


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