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Join ACC GIS at the ESRI SAG Award Ceremony

posted Jun 22, 2016, 10:52 AM by Sean Moran   [ updated Jun 22, 2016, 12:42 PM ]

Calling all ACC GIS students, graduates, instructors, and committee members! Are you attending the ESRI International User Conference in San Diego next week? If so, please join us in receiving a 2016 Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) award at the ESRI SAG Award Ceremony. The ceremony is on Wednesday, June 29 from 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM in Ballroom 20 B/C/D at the San Diego Convention Center. You can attend the ceremony or the ESRI social just outside the ballroom exit and we'll see if security will let you in the for the group picture with ESRI Founder and President Jack Dangermond.

After the SAG Award Ceremony we'll meet at 7:00 PM over at the Altitude Sky Lounge to take in the sunset and celebrate our achievement with our fellow Austinites.

MaptimeATX Summer Meetup

posted Jun 21, 2016, 7:51 AM by Sean Moran   [ updated Jun 21, 2016, 9:19 AM ]

Come hang out with your fellow GIS professionals next week at MaptimeATX meetup and happy hour on Monday, June 27th at the 4th Tap Brewery Co-op. See the #maptimeatx meetup website for more details about the Mid-year Social & Hack Night.

Note the CenTexGIS meetup scheduled for this week has been canceled.

GIS Technician with Enco Consulting

posted Jun 20, 2016, 9:59 AM by Sean Moran

Enco Consulting is looking for a GIS Technician, must have GIS Certification or equivalent courses and work experience. Need to know the ArcGIS Desktop platform and be comfortable editing and annotating data. Preferred candidate should understand how to read plat maps, site plans, as-builts and constructions plans. QGIS and/or AutoCAD are a plus. The position is full-time in our Lakeway office. Send resumes to

GIS Analyst with City of Austin Code Division

posted Jun 20, 2016, 9:57 AM by Sean Moran

The City of Austin Code Division is seeking candidates for a MuniProg, Paraprofessional-IT GIS Analyst Senior position. This is a full-time, temporary position.

Essential duties and functions:
  1. Design, implement and/or perform data management activities such as modifying elements and assigning privileges.
  2. Perform programming activities such as design, development, testing, debugging, documentation and modification of geospatial applications
  3. Analyze data from various sources to produce data sets, cartographic layouts and reports in accordance with specifications and standards 
  4. Research and interpret source records and documents
  5. Perform business process analysis and develop alternatives, making recommendations
  6. Respond to requests for information from internal and external customers
  7. Assist with the creation, publication, implementation and improvement of IT policies, governance, standards, and security
  8. Install new software releases and/or upgrades including researching, testing and implementing new geospatial technology
  9. Communicate and interface with members of the IT, vendor and user communities
May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others. See Job Requisition Number COA075300 for a complete description and to apply for this position.

GIS Analyst with the City of Georgetown

posted Jun 13, 2016, 1:13 PM by Sean Moran

The City of Georgetown T&D Operations is seeking candidates for a GIS Analyst (Stormwater Support) Temporary position. The positions pays between $21.77 - $25.58 per hour and is officed at the Georgetown Municipal Complex in Georgetown. Please see the job posting for more information and to apply for this position.

GIS Adjunct Faculty with Austin Community College

posted Jun 13, 2016, 1:05 PM by Sean Moran

ACC GIS is seeking candidates for a GIS Adjunct Faculty position. The selected candidate will teach GISC 2420 Intermediate GIS during the 2016 Fall Semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:40 PM at our ACC South Austin Campus. 

Candidates must have Bachelor’s degree in geospatial or earth science field and three years of non-teaching GIS work experience OR a Master's degree with 18 graduate hours in geography or geographic information systems and three years of non-teaching GIS work experience.

Please see the ACC eHire official job #1606004 for more information and to apply for this position.

Mary Beth Booth Retirement

posted May 26, 2016, 9:15 AM by Mary Booth

After 17 years at ACC, I am retiring. Although it’s not official until August, I have taught my last class here and will be leaving soon (if I can ever get my office cleaned out!). Over the years, I have taught thousands of students both GIS and Geography. It’s been so gratifying to see so many of you go on to outstanding careers in GIS and other fields and I am proud of you all. I am honored and humbled that I got to play a tiny role in starting you down your chosen career paths. I thank you for that opportunity.

On a personal note, when my wife Pat Raimondo was killed by an SUV while walking through her work parking lot in October, the outpouring of shared grief, prayers, thoughts, and love from the Central Texas GIS Community was overwhelming. I appreciate all the support more than you can ever imagine and more than I can articulate here. The Austin area GIS community is truly a close-knit family and I am so lucky to have been part of it.

And finally, what kind of teacher would I be if I didn’t leave you with a word of advice? Tomorrows are not guaranteed. Go out and have experiences, even if it means making do with less “stuff”. If the unimaginable happens, it will be your memories of your shared experiences, not your “stuff”, that will help you somehow survive the seemingly unsurvivable for one more day. For goodness sake, you are all geographers – go travel! And don’t put it off – do it now! I wish you safe travels and I hope our paths cross again in the future.

Mary Beth Booth

Senior GIS Analyst with CP&Y Consulting

posted May 25, 2016, 11:33 AM by Sean Moran

CP&Y, an architectural and engineering consulting firm, is seeking candidates for a Senior GIS Analyst position that is technically competent, with proven leadership skills when it comes to developing relationships, growing business and successfully managing all aspects of a team and project. 

Required Qualifications
  • 7 years of experience with the ArcGIS suite, with knowledge in the following technologies: ArcGIS for Server, ArcSDE, ArcGIS Online, WebAppBuilder
  • 3 years of experience with ArcGIS for Server
  • Strong understanding of web technologies, with emphasis on building custom web applications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, geography, GIS, engineering, planning, environmental sciences, or related field
Please see the attached file for the complete posting. Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and resume to Lisa Melane at

Congratulations to ACC GIS Graduate Jaime Avella

posted May 23, 2016, 12:28 PM by Sean Moran

Congratulations to Jaime Avella who recently received his GIS AAS Degree at the ACC spring commencement ceremony. Jaime has already leveraged his degree into a GIS Analyst position with CoreLogic. Way to go Jaime!

GIS Analyst with Bastrop County (Deadline 5/25)

posted May 23, 2016, 12:11 PM by Sean Moran

Bastrop County is seeking candidates for a GIS Analyst to support a wide variety of Geographic Information System needs, including spatial datacollection, creation, manipulation, analysis, map graphics compilation, and web map creation for various projects. This position is responsible for cartographic map production. Work includes GIS, web GIS and project coordination tasks such as: data coordination and integration, data analysis and development, map production, maintenance, administration, modification and troubleshooting of County web mapping presence, including internal and external web mapping applications; create, configure, publish and manage ArcGIS Server map and data services, project coordination, documentation, participation in meetings, and providing GIS technical support to County staff. Duties also include occasional outdoor work and local travel. This position may be called upon to support the County’s Office of Emergency Management during emergencies. Works under the direct supervision the GIS & Addressing Manager with minimal latitude for the use of independent judgment. 

Please see the Bastrop County Job Opportunities website for more information and to apply for this position by 5/25.

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