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GIS Research Specialist with the Office of the Governor

posted Aug 31, 2015, 7:18 AM by Sean Moran

The Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism Division is seeking candidates for a GIS Research Specialist (Research Specialist IV) to perform advanced research work, analyzing and interpreting economic and industry data in order to market the State of Texas to prospective businesses. The Research Specialist is expected to develop and work on data-driven publications and web content, as well as work collaboratively within the various units of EDT to assist state marketing efforts.  The Research Specialist also provides assistance to local economic development partners and the general public. This is an exempt position. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Job #: 2015-51
TWC Job #: 5078970
Opening Date: 08/28/2015
Closing Date: Until Closed
Travel Required: N/A
Monthly Salary: *$4,023.16 - $4,365.09
Position Location: 221 EAST 11TH STREET AUSTIN, TX 78701
Group Step: B21
Class: 0606

See Job #2015-51 for more information and to apply for this position.

GIS Analyst with GrantWorks

posted Aug 25, 2015, 2:24 PM by Sean Moran

GrantWorks is an Austin based grant management consulting firm serving rural City and County
governments throughout Texas. The GIS Analyst will support the Planning Department with
preparing land use, zoning, infrastructure, and related maps as part of Comprehensive Plans and
associated tasks as needed.

The preferred candidate will be familiar with ArcGIS, Microsoft Office Suite, Census data, and
basic data management. Specifically, the candidate should have knowledge and expertise of
ArcGIS methodology, geographic, and cartographic principles, and comprehension of
projections, datums and coordinate systems. Experience with editing and working within
geodatabases required. Prior experience with Census data acquisition and analysis a plus.
This is a full-time position. Base pay rate is 35K-40K annually, depending on experience and
qualifications. We are seeking to fill this position with someone who can begin work

GrantWorks offers an excellent benefits package, including company paid health and dental
insurance, a company matched retirement plan, a generous paid time off plan and more. Travel
is an important part of this position, a valid Texas Driver’s License and clean driving record
required. Offer will be contingent upon current driving record issued by Tx Dept of Public

Please send your resume with cover letter, work samples, and three professional references to to the attention of Cecelia Johnson. Please reference “GIS Analyst” in the
subject line. No phone calls please. GrantWorks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

GIS Technology Specialists with the City of San Marcos

posted Aug 21, 2015, 9:41 AM by Sean Moran

The City of San Marcos is seeking candidates to fill two GIS Public Services GIS/Technology Specialist to provide technical support for the Public Services Department relating to GIS, GPS, enterprise databases, and other department-specific software. Performs quality control checks to ensure integrity of all infrastructure information contained in GIS and the City’s Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) databases. Troubleshoots problems, provides technical support, and conducts individual training in cooperation and coordination with the Technology Services group as directed. Monitors adherence to procedures and standards for information data entry to the CMMS and GIS. Conducts, analysis, authors reports, and updates tabular and spatial data. Reports to the Public Services Technology Project Manager.

The position pays $20.56 - $21.59 per hour (DOQ) and closes on September 4th. See Posting Number 20130303P for more information and to apply for these positions. 

Decision Making
  • Analytical reasoning needed to troubleshoot problems, determine technological solutions and apply the best solution to the situation.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Engineering, Computer Science, or related field.
  • Required Experience:
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience using ESRI ArcGIS software (version 10.0+) is required.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience working with relational database software is required. 
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience working with computers and office software (Microsoft Office Suite). 
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the duties of the job may be considered.
  • Valid Texas Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record is required.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) experience is preferred.
  • Experience writing SQL queries is preferred.
  • Knowledge of ESRI Geometric Networks is preferred.

Essential Functions
  • Performs system maintenance. Develops standard procedures to create and maintain integrity of Public Services CMMS database information to include infrastructure information on Public Services Utility assets, as well as all related equipment and parts.
  • Works with user groups and IT staff to identify and resolve hardware and software problems. Performs research for appropriate database information and troubleshoots CMMS and GIS data information and software applications. Reviews and recommends software and hardware products for future use. Stays informed of latest GIS products and techniques.
  • Monitors the accuracy of CMMS and all other Public Services database information. Monitors and audits the database by running quality control and quality assurance tests in a scheduled manner. Compares randomly selected hard copy records against data files, produces recurring purge reports; etc. Provides training to Water/Wastewater, Transportation, and Electric Utility Public Services employees. Monitors and supports designated personnel in data entry and maintenance of CMMS and other database applications. Maintains and assures accuracy of Metadata.
  • Prepares detailed reports for Public Services special projects. Creates maps and other pertinent information from GIS data. Establishes commonly requested report templates for recurring reports. Utilizes electronic graphics designs system components such as laser printers, scanners, cameras, modems, disk drives, etc. Makes presentations utilizing electronic graphics.

  • Performs site review at project locations as needed.
  • Assists in answering customer queries and providing customer support.
  • Orders and maintains computer supplies.
  • Attends technical training sessions.

GIS Analyst with Travis County

posted Aug 21, 2015, 9:33 AM by Sean Moran

Travis County is seeking candidates for a GIS Analyst position to provide support and administration of various Geographic Information System (GIS) components, including, but not limited to, data, databases, websites, servers and other related hardware and software needed to input, maintain, and retrieve information from the county mapping system and central database of geographic information. Provides expert analysis using GIS tools and data and disseminating the results of the analysis in a clear and informative manner to county staff, county court members and their staff, the public, and other agencies. Seeks creative applications of GIS capabilities to further the county's goals and objectives, including staying informed of the county's activities.

Starting salary is $42,382.08 - $52,977.60 Annually and the position is located at 700 Lavaca Street, 78701. See the Travis County GIS Analyst job posting for more information and to apply for this position. 

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Designs, creates, maintains and integrates databases by operating and maintaining GIS and other computer programs.
  • Produces and prepares GIS related maps, reports, papers, proposals, presentations, instructional and other related training materials.
  • Performs project management through teams. Identifies and develops project scope and project assignment budget monitoring.
  • Coordinates department GIS work projects and user requirements via teams. Designs and implements program specific applications, databases, tools, critical path identifications, provides technical assistance for other departments and other agencies, ensures modifications, edits or enhancements to existing programming files, and databases are compatible and standardized to meet current requirements.
  • Conducts specialized research for projects, interprets recorded plans, captures and collects data, addresses and identifies critical issues, develops and recommends action plans and strategies, including time tables.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Geographic Information Science, Information Systems Management, Urban or Transportation Planning, Geography or a directly related field AND two (2) years of directly related, increasingly responsible experience utilizing geographic information systems;


Any combination of education and experience that has been achieved and is equivalent to the stated education and experience and required knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this job. 

Fall ACC GIS Classes Filling Up

posted Aug 13, 2015, 11:29 AM by Sean Moran

  • Introduction to Raster-Based GIS (GISC 1421) - Analyze aerial and satellite imagery utilizing ERDAS Imagine and ArcGIS Desktop software. Scheduled on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 to 7:40 PM at the ACC Northridge Campus.
  • GIS Data Acquisition and Analysis (GISC 2401) - Manage a GIS project and present your analysis at an end-of-semester poster session. Scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:50 to 10:30 PM at the ACC Northridge Campus.
  • Geospatial Data Management (GISC 2479) - Create, administer, and manage enterprise spatial databases using ArcGIS Server and Microsoft SQL Server. This course is a must for a GIS professional interested in managing large datasets and is taught by one of the GIS industry's best - Chris Williams with HomeAway.
Registration closes next Wednesday, August 19th, so sign-up for ACC GIS and expand your GIS knowledge today!

GIS Analyst with Cox|McLain Environmental Consulting, Inc.

posted Aug 13, 2015, 9:42 AM by Sean Moran

Cox|McLain Environmental Consulting (CMEC) is seeking an energetic, self-motivated, and resourceful GIS analyst to join our team. Duties may include preparation of field maps, public meeting exhibits and graphics for environmental documents. Accurate quantification and display of data is a must. Compensation will include a competitive salary and benefits package (health, vacation, profit sharing, etc...).

If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding opportunity with a growing firm,
please e-mail (PDF or WORD) a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three
references to CMEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

See the attached job announcement for more information and to apply for this position.

Environmental Research Analyst with Banks Environmental Data

posted Aug 13, 2015, 9:34 AM by Sean Moran

Banks Environmental Data is seeking candidates for an Environmental Research Analyst. The part time research analyst processes incoming orders, prepares environmental data reports using GIS software and tools, and provides support for clients. Additional responsibilities include data gathering and QA/QC on large spatial database. We are a small company with a close-knit team. We are looking for someone who can work independently with minimal supervision. Workloads can be heavy with tight deadlines. The ideal candidate must remain resilient under pressure and demonstrate a willingness to complete projects with precision and enthusiasm. Pay is $15 per hour.
Responsibilities include compiling environmental data reports and processing orders- environmental records research and mapping, compiling and georeferencing images, data entry/geocoding, and assisting with daily tasks in the department and the environmental division. Assist the department manager with day-to-day workflow, including general office duties.
Banks hires resourceful critical thinkers who work diligently on their own as well as in collaboration with a team. Ideal candidates enjoy research projects and possess the following skills: 
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Excellent typing skills
  • A sharp eye for quality control
  • A can-do attitude
  • Organization skills
  • Great phone/people skills 
Application Instructions:
Email cover letter, resume, and LinkedIn profile to

Banks Environmental Data, Inc. is a research firm located in Austin, Texas. We have a 30-year history of providing data to the environmental industry.

Call for Tutors - Fall 2015 Semester

posted Aug 12, 2015, 2:07 PM by Rhonda Little

Our ACC GIS Tutors are an important part of the ACC GIS program...just ask our students. We really appreciate Rebecca Broadbent and Kathy McCormack tutoring during the Summer 2015 sessions. 

With GIS classes starting, we are seeking candidates interested in tutoring this fall. The pay for tutoring is $11 per hour and we plan on having tutors available at the following times and locations:

Monday 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at NRG 3207 (TENTATIVE)
Tuesday 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at NRG 3207 (TENTATIVE)
Wednesday 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at NRG 3207 (TENTATIVE)
Thursday 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at NRG 3207 (TENTATIVE)
Monday 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at SAC 1209 (TENTATIVE)
Wednesday 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at SAC 1209 (TENTATIVE)

The slots are tentative, so please forward your preferences, even if they don't line up with the proposed schedule above. Current and former ACC GIS Tutors will receive priority, but we will try to reserve slots for new tutors as well. Please forward the following:

What your day and time preference is?
If you haven't tutored before, what your GIS work and/or course experience is?

Please email your preferences to Rhonda Little at by Friday, August 21st.   We will review all of the responses and send out an email with tutoring assignments Wednesday, August 26th. The tutoring schedule will begin on Tuesday, September 1st and run through Friday, December 10th. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to receiving your replies.

Research Specialist with Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs

posted Aug 10, 2015, 1:08 PM by Sean Moran

The Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs is seeking candidates for a Research Specialist III to perform complex (journey-level) research and planning work.  Work involves developing, performing, and evaluating projects, plans and reports pertaining to fiscal, administrative or program functions.  Will include responding to affordable housing and community services information requests; ongoing Departmental performance and production reporting requirements; legislative requests for information; and other ad hoc reports as required.  Works under limited supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Experience in research and planning work related to affordable housing, governmental services, or other related field demonstrated by:
    • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in community and regional planning, geography, government, public administration, or social work; and/or
    • Internships or professional experience involving experience with research methodology, data analysis, and report production.
  • Working knowledge of GIS mapping software is highly preferred.
  • Experience and education may be substituted for one another.   
See the Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs Job Opportunities web page - Job # 15-041 for more information and to apply for this position.

GIS/CAD Technician with North Austin Employer

posted Aug 10, 2015, 1:03 PM by Sean Moran

A work renown employer in North Austin is seeking candidates via Volt Workforce Solutions for GIS/CAD Technicians. This is a 1 year contract position working in teams on spatial data projects supporting engineers and data teams.

The ideal candidate will have:
  • 1 to 2 years of experience using GIS software for spatial analysis
  • Background and related coursework in Urban Planning, Architecture, Geography or GIS
  • Database experience with SQL, scripting experience with Python
  • Internet research skills and experience
  • BS/BA or MS/MA in Geography, GIS, Architecture, Urban Planning, Interior Design or Engineering
  • Experience with CAD/BIM applications with an emphasis on AutoCAD
  • Good report writing and communication skills
The hourly rate is $16.00/hr (negotiable). Please contact Dexter Green with Volt Workforce Solutions at for more information and to apply for this position.

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