Public Utility Commission - Geographic Information Specialist I - II

  • Monday, November 15, 2021 8:06 AM
    Message # 12128312
    URISA Texas (Administrator)



    Primary Location

    : Texas-Austin 

    Work Locations


    Public Utility Commission of T 

    1701 N Congress Ave 

     Austin 78701



    : Life, Physical, and Social Science 

    Employee Status

    : Regular 


    : Full-time Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00 

    State Job Code: 0271  

    Salary Admin Plan: B 

    Grade: 20 00010004928 

    Salary (Pay Basis)

    : 4,166.67 - 5,166.67 (Monthly) 

    Number of Openings

    : 2 

    Overtime Status

    : Exempt 

    Job Posting

    : Oct 7, 2021, 3:12:56 PM 

    Closing Date

    : Dec 6, 2021, 11:59:00 PM 



    Amended October 19, 2021

    Work with us and make a difference in Texas!

    The Public Utility Commission is the state agency charged with regulating the state’s electric, telecommunication, and water and sewer utilities, implementing respective legislation and offering customer assistance in resolving customer complaints. We are committed to protecting customers, fostering competition, and promoting high quality utility infrastructure.

    Thank you for your interest in employment with the Public Utility Commission of Texas. The PUC is committed to the recruitment and promotion of a character-driven, competent, productive and diverse workforce. Our employees come from a broad range of professional backgrounds, from attorneys and engineers to administrative support staff, united by their passion to be accountable to the people of Texas and provide equitable, efficient, and effective regulation in an increasingly competitive environment.


    To apply with this agency, please go to and select our agency, Public Utility Commission of Texas, from the "Company/Agency" list.

    To submit your application for employment, select the job opening of interest, then select Apply Online. Complete your on-line applicant profile and the CAPPS Application for Employment. Applications must contain complete job histories, which includes job title, dates of employment, name of employer, supervisor's name and phone number and a description of duties performed. Resumes do not take the place of this required information. Applications with “See attached" or "See resume" will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. You must also submit a letter of interest and resume with your application. Your letter of interest and resume can be uploaded and attached to your application. If a position requires a degree, in order to be considered for the posted position, you must submit your unofficial or official transcripts. To submit your official or unofficial transcript, you must upload it to your applicationPlease be advised, all non-U.S. transcripts and diplomas will need to be evaluated and translated to U.S. equivalency prior to submitting your application.  Incomplete applications will not be considered

    All applicants must complete and attach the PUC Authorization for Prior Employer to Release Information form with their application. The form can be found on: ApplicantReleaseForm.pdf (


    Applicants applying through Work In Texas (WIT) will also need to complete the supplemental questions and forms to be considered for this posting.  To complete the supplemental questions, please go to the CAPPS Career Center to register and create a profile, or login and access your existing profile.

    The BENEFITS of working at the PUC

    In addition to an affirming work environment and a family-oriented culture, the PUC offers an array of attractive benefits to employees. A summary of benefits can be found at


    The PUC understands that motivated, knowledgeable staff are essential for the successful completion of our vital work. If you're ready to join our efforts to serve our fellow Texans by helping electrical, water, sewer and telecom utilities attain and maintain compliance, we would love to hear from you. Working at the PUC will not only broaden your professional horizons, it will also make you part of a highly motivated, technically proficient and warmly collegial team of professionals. Apply today!


    The PUC is seeking a Geographic Information Specialist who has a desire to work in the utility regulatory industry, with a strong initiative, who would like to put their expertise and interest to work performing complex geographic information system (GIS) work related to certificates of convenience and necessity (CCN) mapping and electricity supply chain mapping.  Work involves input and manipulation of geographic information to create, maintain, display, update, and produce accurate maps and other representation of data.  Work under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


    Veterans, Reservists, or Guardsmen with a Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) or additional duties that fall in the fields listed in the below link who meet the minimum qualifications are encouraged to apply.

    The MOS codes applicable to this position can be accessed at:

    If you qualify for a Veteran Employment Preference, it is mandatory that you provide the required documentation with your State of Texas Application. Documentation must be provided before a Veteran Preference can be granted. Required documentation is as follows: Veteran – DD Form 214; Surviving Spouse of a Veteran who has not remarried – Marriage Certificate and DD Form 1300; Orphan of a Veteran who was killed during active duty – Birth Certificate and DD Form 1300.


    • Create and modify maps and CCN data using GIS software and related equipment.
    • Complete overlap and notice checks using spatial analysis to update the proposed water and sewer CCN mapping layer in GIS format.
    • Gather, compile, and analyze geographic data from multiple sources including GIS websites, censuses, satellite imagery, aerial photographs, and existing maps.
    • Digitize and maintain spatial databases of relevant information, document procedures, validate data for accuracy and completeness, update metadata, and produce maps of the resulting information.
    • Evaluate mapping data from outside sources to determine the quality of the data.
    • Create and maintain GIS viewers.
    • Translate data from outside sources and convert data to assist users.
    • Import, create, reformat, and process GIS data to produce maps.
    • Update all appropriate databases and mapping information to prepare and complete final maps for water and sewer CCN matters.
    • Assist with entering, correcting, and maintaining database records.
    • Respond to inquiries regarding existing and proposed water and sewer CCN maps, and the applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
    • Perform mapping work related to the electricity supply chain, and telecommunications providers.
    • Demonstrate a spirit of teamwork, offering positive and constructive ideas, encouragement, and support to other members of the staff and team, while upholding the PUC's mission and core values.
    • Adhere to all PUC personnel policies and division procedures and perform other work as assigned.




    A degree is a minimum required qualification. Official or unofficial college transcripts must be submitted with the application.

    • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in computer science, computer information systems, geography, geographic information systems technology, management information systems, or related field.
    • Geographic Information Specialist II - Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in geographic information systems analysis and design work.


    • Previous experience as a Geographic Information Specialist with a regulatory agency or utility.
    • Knowledge of drinking water and sewer utility regulations.


    Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    • Knowledge of terminology related to geographic information systems.
    • Skill in the use of personal computers and MS Office software.
    • Skill in technical research and writing.
    • Skill in solving problems related to testing, installing, and implementing geographic information system programs, and in troubleshooting system issues.
    • Ability to monitor and work on multiple tasks with varying time schedules and meet deadlines.
    • Ability to interpret the Commission’s rules and regulations and apply them.
    • Ability to communicate complex concepts orally and in writing.
    • Ability to work efficiently independently, as a team member, or as team leader, depending on the particular assignment.
    • Ability to work harmoniously with Commission personnel, industry stakeholders, personnel of the legislature, other government agencies, and the public.
    • Ability to attend work regularly and adhere to approved work schedule.


    • This position is eligible for telecommuting up to three (3) days a week but may require team members to come into the office for scheduled meetings, and there may be unscheduled requests with appropriate notice for any PUC business need.
    • If approved to telecommute, must have a secure workspace with Internet service, ability to maintain a reliable consistent work schedule and be available for weekly meetings and group collaboration via Microsoft Teams and other applications during regular business hours.

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