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GIS Analyst with TCEQ

posted Feb 8, 2016, 2:24 PM by Sean Moran

The TCEQ Information Resources Division is seeking candidates for a GIS Analyst to serve as the team’s primary cartographer in the generation of maps for customers within the agency. 

This position:
  1. Serves as the team’s primary cartographer in the generation of maps for customers within the agency. Provides support regarding GIS data sources (both internal and external), manipulates and processes GIS data & tables as required for map requests, and interprets customer needs to provide the necessary cartographic products required by the program area. 
  2. Provides GIS technical assistance to both internal and external customers; provides support to customers in the use of ArcGIS Desktop; refers customers to the correct program area when necessary; provides answers to common questions including the location of GIS data repositories, installation problems, connection problems, and use of the agency’s online GIS mapping applications. 
  3. Serves as primary support for Texas Natural Resources Information System (TNRIS) workshops and other GIS classes held in TCEQs computer training facility. Collaborates with TNRIS in the scheduling of the training room, communication with agency GIS users on upcoming classes, assignment of complimentary seats, preparation of the computer training room for each class, update of T-NET page, maintenance of the ArcGIS Desktop licenses used in the training room, and assistance to instructors during each class. 
  4. Assists in the maintenance of GIS datasets and map services as needed. Manipulates GIS feature classes, tables, and geodatabases in ArcCatalog; edits these data in ArcMap, and creates map services using standard ArcGIS Server tools. 
  5. Maintains documentation (procedures, metadata, weekly reports) as required.
Candidates for this position will be selected from the the TCEQ Transitions Hiring Program. Visit the Transitions Hiring Program website to complete a State of Texas Employment Application. Be sure to make append the note "Transitions" to the job title field.

IT Application Analyst Senior with the City of Austin

posted Jan 27, 2016, 12:13 PM by Sean Moran   [ updated Jan 27, 2016, 3:55 PM ]

The City of Austin Watershed Protection Division is seeking candidates for an IT Application Analyst Senior to support the GIS system used for billing the Drainage Fee to utility customers; integrate that data into the City’s utility billing system (Oracle CC&B); and provide GIS technical support and advanced data analysis for the department’s Drainage Utility Fee Team. This is a full-time temporary position that pays $30/hr.

Due to the advanced technical nature of the job, preferred candidates will have experience developing advanced RDBMS functionality like views, functions, etc., experience developing tools with Safe Software’s FME,  experience with ESRI’s Modelbuilder tools, and general ArcGIS Desktop analysis.
Click on the following link for more information and to apply for this position before the February 19th closing date:

Cartographer with Big Bend NP

posted Jan 27, 2016, 9:06 AM by Sean Moran

The National Park Service is seeking candidates for a Cartographer for Big Bend National Park to maintain, operate, and manage GIS software, data, peripherals, and database management systems, including augmenting the GIS database by digitizing, converting, and importing data; analyzing geographic data; coordinating data acquisition; preparing GIS plans; and training others in the use of GIS. The job closes on Friday, January 29th.

Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: National Park Service
Hiring Organization: Big Bend National Park
Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1 vacancies - Big Bend National Park, Texas
Salary: $48,968.00 to $48,968.00 / 
Series and Grade: GS-1370-09
Open Period: Monday, January 25, 2016 to Friday, January 29, 2016
Position Information: Recent Graduates - Full Time
Who May Apply: Recent Graduates who in the previous 2 years have completed a degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. Veterans precluded by a military service obligation have up to 6 years after completion of degree or certificate to apply.

For more information and to apply for this position, visit this link:

Lookout Google - ACC GIS is in the ACCelerator

posted Jan 25, 2016, 12:12 PM by Sean Moran

This semester ACC GIS instructor Sean Moran is teaching GISC 2231 Advanced Problems in GIS in the new ACCelerator at the ACC Highland Campus. The ACCelerator is a high-tech learning lab that is changing the way ACC students learn. The lab is spread over 32,000 square feet, with desktop computer stations clustered in groups of four surrounded by classrooms and study rooms. ACC GIS students will be taking over four of the clusters this semester to learn a number of advanced GIS topics including transportation networks, image classification, geostatistics, LiDAR, and 3D visualization.

Pictured below are snapshots from our first class this semester. Students are looking forward to learning GIS in this open and collaborative environment.

"Why GIS Matters to Education and Society" Seminar to be held at ACC

posted Jan 21, 2016, 5:26 AM by Mary Booth

Dr. Joseph Kerski, Ph.D., the Education Manager at ESRI, will present a GIS seminar on "Why GIS Matters to Education and Society" at the ACC Northridge Campus on February 3rd. 

"Why GIS Matters to Education and Society" (GIS Seminar)
ACC Northridge Campus, Building 4000, Room 4136
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
3:00 - 4:20 pm

Dr. Kerski conducts 40 workshops and presents at 20 conferences annually, including the National Council for Geographic Education, the Association of American Geographers, the Geographical Association, the National Science Teachers Association, the National Indian Education Association, GeoTech Texas, the National Association of Interpretation, the ESRI User Conference, and others. ACC is very fortunate to have Dr. Kerski visit and we hope that you can join us for this thought-provoking seminar.

Call for Tutors - Spring 2016 Semester

posted Jan 20, 2016, 12:59 PM by Rhonda Little

Our ACC GIS Tutors are an important part of the ACC GIS program...just ask our students. We really appreciate Kevin, Megan B, Megan Y and Debra during the Fall 2015 semester.

With GIS classes starting, we are seeking candidates interested in tutoring this spring. The pay for tutoring is $11/hour. We are planning on having tutors available at the following times and locations:
  • Monday/Wednesday 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at NRG 3207 (TENTATIVE)
  • Monday 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at NRG 3207 (TENTATIVE)
  • Tuesday/Thursday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at NRG 3207 (TENTATIVE)
  • Wednesday 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at SAC 1207 (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:
  1. What your day and time preference is?
  2. If you haven't tutored before, what your GIS work and/or course experience is?
Please email your preferences to Rhonda Little at by Wednesday, February 3rd.  We will review all of the responses and send out an email with tutoring assignments Friday, February 5th. The tutoring schedule will begin on Wednesday, February 10th and run through Thursday, May 12th. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to receiving your replies.

GIS Techs and Interns with Texas Gas Company

posted Jan 15, 2016, 11:44 AM by Sean Moran

An Austin-based Texas gas company is seeking GIS Technicians and Interns. This is a 3-18 month contract assignment at a centrally located Austin facility. Pay is $15 to $18 per hour. GIS Intern candidates should have completed an Introduction to GIS course. Please email a cover letter and resume to Brooke Mauldin with AppleOne at

ACC GIS Web-Served Maps

posted Jan 5, 2016, 4:25 PM by Sean Moran   [ updated Jan 6, 2016, 6:51 AM ]

Last semester, ACC GISC 2459 Web-Served GIS students published a variety of maps utilizing industry leading GIS "technology stacks", including:  Google Fusion Tables and Google Maps; ESRI ArcGIS Server and ESRI JavaScript Viewer; and MapBox, GeoJSON, and Leaflet Viewer. In addition to serving up their maps, each student learned how to use Amazon AWS to "spin-up" their own web and map servers in the Cloud. See examples of their student projects below:

Disk Golf Course Map using GeoJSON, MapBox, and Leaflet by Kevin Garcia for GISC 2459, Fall 2015

2016 Election Tweet Locations using CartoDB by Stephen Bond for GISC 2459, Fall 2015

Flood Control Tunnel using GeoJSON, ESRI AGO, and Leaflet by Fereshteh Aghyan for GISC 2459, Fall 2015

Mayan Ruins using ESRI ArcGIS Server and ESRI JavaScript by Courtney Roe for GISC 2459, Fall 2015

Financial Crime Map using Google Fusion Tables and Maps by Rebecca Broadbent for GISC 2459, Fall 2015

Live Music Venues using Google Fusion Tables and Google Maps by Todd Zivin for GISC 2459, Fall 2015

Texas Tree Farms using MapBox, GeoJSON, and Leaflet by Rubin Holmes for GISC 2459, Fall 2015

Travassa Facility Map using GeoJSON, ESRI AGO, and Leaflet by Ryan Young for GISC 2459, Fall 2015

GIS Specialist III with Tx Department of Emergency Manatment

posted Jan 4, 2016, 12:56 PM by Sean Moran

The Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) is seeking candidates for a GIS Specialist III position. Candidates must have 6-years GIS experience (including internships). This position performs highly complex (senior-level) emergency management support geographic information systems (GIS) work. Work involves coordinating the input and manipulation of geographic information to create, maintain, display, update, and produce accurate maps and other representations of data. May supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

State Classification Number: 0272
State Classification Title:  Geographic Information Specialist III
Salary Group: B22
Closing Date: 01/18/16

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

ACC GIS Students Showcase Service Learning Projects

posted Dec 10, 2015, 11:26 AM by Sean Moran

ACC GIS Students presented their service learning projects to US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the Hill Country Alliance this week. GISC 2420 Intermediate GIS students teamed up with the Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative to analyze coastal change in Alaska. Students presented their final projects to their peers in Austin, Texas and via web conference to FWS biologists Joel Reynolds and Karen Murphy in Anchorage, Alaska.

GISC 2401 Data Acquisition and Analysis in GIS students teamed up with the Hill Country Alliance to analyze invasive species, mining, floodplains, conservation subdivisions, and commuting in the Texas Hill Country. Students presented their final projects at the ACC GIS Poster Session at the South Austin Campus. Hill Country Alliance members, GIS professionals, and the public visited with students over coffee and cookies. It was a great networking opportunity. Congratulations to the students and thanks to everyone for attending. Have a great winter break!

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