GIS Technician - Houston Public Works

  • Thursday, June 02, 2022 8:40 AM
    Message # 12802964
    Anonymous

    Deadline to apply: 06/08/2022

    POSITION OVERVIEW

    Applications Accepted From: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED

    Posting Number: 28298
    Department: Houston Public Works 
    Service Line: Transportation and Drainage Operations
    Section: Technical Services 
    Location: 611 Walker St, 20th floor
    Workdays & Hours: *TBD
    *Subject to change 
     
    DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
    Performs the data entry update and maintenance functions for a GIS database using workstations, personal computers and GIS software. Researches and sources data using non-routine methods and documentation. Interprets and transfers data from Plan & Profile, hard copy maps, and other source documents. Develops expertise in Digitizing and Geocoding Utility Networks. Performs quality control for database maintenance. Reviews input and output. Ensures integrity of database changes. Monitors all steps in the work flow process for Geodatabase maintenance. Performs lead functions such as scheduling and reviewing the work and the workflow processes of others. Locates and compiles graphic data and attributes from plans, profiles and other sources. Geocodes data files using GIS software. Analyzes output and researches and corrects source problems. Operates and maintains data input/output devices. May contact service personnel for simple maintenance and repair of equipment.
     
    WORKING CONDITIONS
    The position requires stooping, bending and/or lifting of items of up to 30 pounds with occasional periods of walking on rough surfaces.          
     
    This is a Department of Houston Public Works Management position at the Tier III Level.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

    EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
    Requires an Associate's degree in Geographic Information Science, Geography, Computer Science, Management of Information Science or a closely related field.
     
    EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
    No experience is required.

    Experience equivalent to or as a GIS Operator may be substituted for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.

    LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
    None

    PREFERENCES

    Preference will be given to applicants who have experience with plan and profile drawings, Utility Distribution GIS Mapping, and mobile mapping.

    **Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED:   None
    However, the department may administer a skills assessment evaluation.

    SAFETY IMPACT POSITION:   Yes
    If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

    SALARY INFORMATION
    Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

    Pay Grade 12

    APPLICATION PROCEDURES
    Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.

    To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or please call 832.393.6022.

    Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, with specific instructions, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

    All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information.

    If you need special services or accommodations call 832-393-6022. (TTY 7-1-1)

    If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.
     
    EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
    The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

    Apply here.

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