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Lead Geo Analyst with HomeAway

posted Sep 27, 2016, 6:54 AM by Sean Moran

HomeAway is seeking candidates for a a hybrid Cartographer, QA, Analyst, and Product Manager to take ownership of our geospatial data that powers our core value proposition for helping our travelers find the perfect vacation rental. The ideal candidate is analytical, detailed and results-oriented with excellent problem-solving skills and a strong work ethic.  See the job posting for more information and to apply for this position.

Primary Responsibilities 
  • Mapping the world’s neighborhoods, touristic regions, and top vacation rental destinations as the lead cartographer
  • Collaborate with the Geography Platform Product Manager and Development team to create a world class search experience for vacation rental Travelers
  • Triage owner complaints and manage resolution of urgent data defects while communicating changes to global business stakeholders
  • Lead requirements gathering (and documentation) from internal stakeholders for geography data investments
  • Assist competitive analysis activities to identify gaps and opportunities that will further inform the geography data roadmap
  • Track and report on key metrics

Candidate Profile 
  • Computer Science degree or comparable technical background
  • Basic SQL skills and report generation
  • Strong Google searching/internet research skills
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • GIS experience is nice to have

Custom PDF Topos from National Geographic

posted Sep 23, 2016, 2:05 PM by Sean Moran

ACC GIS student Todd Minehardt forwarded me this link: Nat Geo Launched a Free Website for Printing Detailed Topographical Maps. The new online application includes an interactive map that allows you to create custom 8.5 x 11 topographic PDF maps. What a great tool for hikers, outdoor enthusiasts, and anyone needing a field map.


Historical Geography Technician with Austin Employer

posted Sep 14, 2016, 7:53 AM by Sean Moran

An Austin employer is seeking candidates for a Entry-Level Historical Geography Technician. See the job posting on Indeed.com for more information and to apply for this position.

Responsibilities:
  • Acts as the primary point of contact for all incoming historical directory projects
  • Identify streets and address ranges within the area of interest (AOI) using GIS software and county assessor’s websites
  • Research city directories, street address directories, and criss-cross directories to identify historical land use in and around the AOI
  • Coordinate research work with remote research staff at archival facilities across the country
  • Data enter historical records into in-house data collection system
  • Upload third party data entry into in-house system and perform QA/QC of the data
  • Perform research of available historical materials housed at the Texas State Library
  • Extract data from historical research materials using optical character recognition (OCR) software
  • Produce reports detailing research findings for submittal to clients
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with OCR software
  • Experience using GIS software

GIS Analyst Positions with Travis County, LCRA, and TCEQ

posted Sep 12, 2016, 12:18 PM by Sean Moran

Three different GIS Analyst positions have opened with LCRA, Travis County, and TCEQ. See each position below along with a link to the posting:

Business Development Positions with ESRI San Antonio

posted Aug 30, 2016, 7:26 AM by Sean Moran

ESRI is seeking candidates for Business Development Positions with ESRI San Antonio. They are actively looking to hire junior level professionals with a few years of experience. According to ESRI Education Manager Dr. Joseph Kerski, they have 11 positions open on their Natural Resources team alone! These team members will be responsible for new account development, presenting solutions, expanding existing accounts, and providing technical sales support within the Natural Resources industry, including Oil & Gas, Agriculture, Forestry, Mining, etc. across the United States.

Ideal candidates will have these skills and competencies:
  • Self-motivated, takes initiative and pride in their work
  • Knows how to build relationships, is a good listener and accountable
  • Able to accurately understand a customer’s GIS needs and sees the big picture
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and problem-solving skills
  • Genuinely interested in technology and stays up to date on latest trends
See the ESRI Natural Resources Business Development Division job posting for more information and to apply for this position.

Contractor GIS Technicians with ONE Gas

posted Aug 15, 2016, 8:55 AM by Sean Moran   [ updated Aug 15, 2016, 8:56 AM ]

ONE Gas - Texas Gas Service division in Austin is seeking candidates for a contractor GIS Technician position in Austin.  Position will perform digitizing of gas system facilities utilizing ArcGIS/ArcFM and perform data entry in Maximo.
 
Requirements:
  • Experience with ArcGIS Desktop software
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings and project descriptions
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to pass a drug test
These positions pay $17/hr and are contract positions with no benefits. A minimum of 35 hours per week is required with 40 hours being preferable. Regular work attendance is a necessity. Please forward a cover letter and resume to Enterprise GIS Manager Shawn Devereaux at shawn.devereaux@onegas.com.

Cool Maps - Old and New

posted Aug 11, 2016, 8:36 AM by Sean Moran   [ updated Aug 11, 2016, 8:37 AM ]

Debra Gomez, a GIS Specialist with the Governor's Texas Economic Development Corporation and an ACC GIS graduate, forwarded me a link to the article How The Gorgeous Language Of Maps Helps Us Understand The World by Kate Abbey-Lambertz with the Huffington Post. The article highlights a series of beautifully purposed maps featured in the book Cartographic Grounds: Projecting the Landscape Imaginary. The book features some really amazing works of art, including a perspective map of Tuscany by Leonardo da Vinci shown below.

Debra's not just a connoisseur of maps - she makes them as well. The Texas Economic Development Corporation recently issued a press release promoting http://www.texassitesearch.com/, an interactive map to help businesses identify optimal business locations based on available commercial property, location differences, demographic variations and business industry characteristics. Congratulations on launching the new website!

Next Generation 9-1-1 GIS Intern with ACC

posted Aug 2, 2016, 5:21 PM by Sean Moran

The Austin Community College (ACC) GIS Department is seeking two interns to assess the topological, spatial, and geocoding accuracy of 9-1-1 data in the Texas Commission on Emergency Communications' (CSEC) 9-1-1 Program. The pay rate is $12/hour and the position is located in the ACC Inc. office in Room 3212 at ACC Northridge Campus (next to the GIS Lab).

Interns will:
  • Assess the spatial, topological, and geocoding accuracy of 9-1-1 data.
  • Draft NG911 Geospatial Data Assessment Reports for selected counties.
  • Perform other GIS-related activities as needed.
This paid internship is open to ACC GIS students only. Please email a cover letter and resume to ACC GIS Department Chair Sean Moran at smoran@austincc.edu. Student interested in a Fall and/or Spring internship opportunity should consider applying.

Call for Tutors - 2016 Fall Semester

posted Aug 1, 2016, 9:43 AM by Rhonda Little

Our ACC GIS Tutors are an important part of the ACC GIS program...just ask our students. 

With GIS classes starting, we are seeking candidates interested in tutoring this Fall. The pay for tutoring is $11/hour. We are planning on having tutors available at the following times and locations:
  • Monday 11:00am to 2:00 pm at NRG 3207 (TENTATIVE)
  • Tuesday 2:00pm to 6:00 pm at NRG 3207 (TENTATIVE)
  • Wednesday 11:00am to 2:00 pm at NRG 3207 (TENTATIVE)
  • Wednesday 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at SAC 1207 (TENTATIVE)
  • Thursday 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at NRG 3207 (TENTATIVE)
The time 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:
  1. What your day and time preference is, and
  2. If you haven't tutored before, what your GIS work and/or course experience is.
Please email your preferences to Rhonda Little at rhonda.little@austincc.edu by Thursday, August 19th.  We will review all of the responses and send out an email with tutoring assignments Tuesday, August 23rd. The tutoring schedule will begin on Wednesday, September 7th and run through Thursday, December 15th. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to receiving your replies.

GIS Research Specialist with TDHCA

posted Jul 29, 2016, 12:47 PM by Sean Moran

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) is seeking candidates for a Multifamily Policy Research Specialist to perform routine research, data analysis, planner and technical assistance work to aid in the planning, development and implementation of Department's multifamily programs. 

This is a Planner II position with an approximate annual salary of $50,000. Visit TDHCA Job# 16-029 for more information and to apply for this position.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in urban or regional planning, economics, business or public administration, statistics, English, management information systems or a field related to the position is highly preferred.
  • Must have some experience in planning and research work, quantitative data analysis work or the affordable housing industry. 
  • Experience with the low income housing tax credit program or federal multifamily loan programs desired but not required.
  • Experience gathering and analyzing large datasets, Census products, affordable housing data.
  • Experience in analyzing state and/or federal laws, regulations and statutes desired.
  • Education and experience may be substituted for one another on a year for year basis.

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