Herzog Technologies, Inc. is currently seeking a GIS Technician in Cedar Rapids, IA.  

The GIS Technician is responsible for processing GIS and related data from a variety of sources, to create an accurate, PTC-compliant data set for consumption by both internal and external customers.


  • Herzog is nationally recognized for its excellent corporate safety record which results from all employees at all levels, in all positions adhering to established policies and procedures. Reporting any and all safety violations to your immediate supervisor is a prerequisite for continued employment. Safety diligence by all results in a safe work environment for all.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties include, but are not limited to;

  • Maintain quality and integrity of PTC data for multiple territories
  • Work with other HTI personnel to ensure that the data is complete and accurate
  • Ensure SpeedTrax data to be processed has quality video and GPS data
  • Identify railroad assets in SpeedTrax data
  • Process SpeedTrax data into PTC data
  • Manage survey data revisions
  • Work with HTI software for identifying, attributing, verifying data
  • Combine SpeedTrax data with other data sources to produce a complete PTC dataset
  • Create datasets that are acceptable for conversion to PTC format
  • Potentially, travel for field survey work and/or training of field technicians
  • Viewing survey video to locate railroad features
  • Determining quality of video and GPS locations
  • Working with HTI’s software to manage survey data and railroad features
  • Verifying and validating data
  • Generating output data products to provide to HTI’s customers.


  • Experience using ArcGIS or another Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Proficiency in SQL
  • Familiar with Google Maps or Google Earth
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Good-to-excellent communication skills
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Ability to work with, interpret, and synthesize a variety of data sources


  • High School diploma or equivalent. 
  • Certificate or Degree in GIS (or related field) is preferred

Pre-Employment Requirements:  

  • Pass and maintain e-RAILSAFE pre-employment background check and safety certification (as mandated by Herzog’s Railroad customers).  Employees/applicants can be denied access to the railroad property if they have:   
    • A felony conviction within the last 7 years.
    • An active warrant or open court case.
    • A fraud alert and/or your release from incarceration within the last 5 years and/or a history of misdemeanors or crimes of concern.
  • Maintain valid driver’s license
  • Pass a motor vehicle report review and be able to meet Herzog’s driving policy (no major driving violations in the previous 3 years)
  • Pass Pre-employment drug screening
  • Pass Pre-employment physical and medical evaluation
  • Successfully complete and maintain any required safety certification and testing on an annual basis.


Along with a competitive salary Herzog Contracting Corp. offers the following benefits:

  • Competitive PTO plan
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Term Life Insurance
  • Auto & Home Owners Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Legal Insurance
  • 401K plan with a discretionary Company match

Herzog Technologies, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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