IT Geospatial Analyst, Austin, Texas

Created 11/25/2021
Reference 479784
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Texas
City Austin
Minimum Qualifications
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • Two (2) years of education from an accredited college or university in a field related to the job.



  • Experience may substitute for education up to two (2) years.


Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • None.

Notes to Applicants
  • At the Public Works Department, our mission is to build and maintain a better community by delivering services to every corner of Austin. We want to set the standard for connecting people with safe and reliable infrastructure.

    The Public Works Department values accountability, excellence, innovation, integrity, respect, safety, and unity. These values are supported by how we work; exploring ideas, embracing kindness, and encouraging trust.

    The City of Austin is committed to providing cost-effective, sustainable benefits that assist employees in being physically and mentally healthy. This includes low cost medical, dental, vision, paid leave time, a highly competitive retirement plan, training opportunities and more. Please click HERE to review.

  • Position Description:
    The IT Geospatial Analyst primary responsibilities are to provide geospatial consulting, business process analysis, technical GIS services, and support data management tasks including the creation of data policies, analysis, data acquisition, creation & maintenance, access control, and source identification for the department. In addition, the position will provide entry level GIS training on desktop and web-based applications for department staff, and limited technical support for ArcGIS Enterprise Geodatabase, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Online for department staff.
  • Application Details:
    A detailed, complete City of Austin employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications. For each position, please describe your specific experience as it relates to the minimum and preferred qualifications. Please be thorough in completing the employment application and list all experience that is relevant to this position. If you are selected as the top candidate, starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience.
  • Travel:
    The Public Works Department is comprised of multiple facilities located throughout Austin.If you are selected for this position, and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program, you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.
  • Additional Information:
    If you are identified as a top candidate, verification of your education, which may include High School graduation or GED , undergraduate and/or graduate degrees, will be required.

  • 90 Day Provision for Additional Vacancy:
    If the same or an additional vacancy occurs within the Public Works Department in the same job title within 90 days after the start date of the top candidate, the additional position may be offered to another top candidate from the same candidate pool. This may include filling other vacancies with the same job title in other division/work locations within the City of Austin Public Works Department. Decisions on assigned selection may be made at the time of hire based on the business needs of the department.

Pay Range
$21.85 - $27.86

Hours
8 AM - 5 PM Monday through Friday.

Work schedule may vary based on the needs of the department.

Job Close Date
11/30/2021
Type of Posting External
Department Public Works
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 6800 Burleson Road, Austin, TX 78744
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with ESRI Geographic Information Systems ( GIS ) product suite including ArcGIS Online & ArcGIS Pro.
  • Experience developing, publishing, configuring and maintaining ESRI ArcGIS Online Web Applications, web maps, feature services and ArcGIS Field Maps workflows.
  • Experience editing and managing data in an enterprise geospatial database.
  • Experience analyzing and documenting geospatial workflows and geoprocessing.
  • Experience researching and interpreting engineering plans..
  • Experience working with a diverse multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to travel to more than one work location.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Produces and/or analyzes data from various sources to produce data sets, cartographic layouts, and reports in accordance with specifications and standards. Assists in the design and implementation of and/or performs data management activities such as modifying elements and assigning privileges. Assists with programming activities such as design, development, testing, debugging, documentation, and modification of geospatial applications. Researches and interprets source records and documents. Performs business process analysis and develops alternatives, making recommendations. Responds to requests for information from internal and external customers. Assists with the creation, publication, implementation, and improvement of IT policies, governance, standards, and security. Installs new software releases and/or upgrades including researching, testing, and implementing new geospatial technology. Communicates and interfaces with members of the IT, vendor, and user communities.

Responsibilities - Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:
None.

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

  • Knowledge of basic programming/scripting principles, techniques, and documentation practices.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of mapping, coordinate systems, projections, and scale.
  • Knowledge of basic database design principles.
  • Skill in selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new concepts.
  • Ability to implement geospatial technology projects.
  • Ability to modify geospatial applications and databases using scripting languages and automation tools.
  • Ability to analyze automation needs and makes recommendations for data, geospatial software, and/or hardware solutions.
  • Ability to read and interpret surveys, legal descriptions, cartography, engineering documents, construction plans, and aerial and orthophotography.
  • Ability to read and interpret applicable laws and regulations.
  • Ability to produce maps and other representations of geospatial data using geospatial software.
  • Ability to accurately identify/determine customer needs and take appropriate actions and/or steps to address identified needs.
  • Ability to recognize, value, and include different perspectives, experiences, approaches, and cultures in achieving organizational goals.
  • Ability to gain and maintain the trust and confidence of others and the organization through consistency and reliability.
  • Ability to give, receive, or share thoughts, ideas, perspective, and data to create shared understanding.
  • Ability to define, analyze, and find solutions for difficult or complex problems.
  • Ability to view the big picture.
  • Ability to quickly become familiar with emerging technologies.
  • Ability to identify trends as well as isolated events.

Criminal Background Investigation This position does not require a Criminal Background Investigation
EEO/ADA
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
* The IT Geospatial Analyst requires two (2) years of education from an accredited college or university in a field related to the job. Experience may substitute for education up to two (2) years. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
  • Yes
  • No
* Please describe your experience with ESRI Geographic Information Systems (GIS) product suite including ArcGIS Online & ArcGIS Pro.
(Open Ended Question)
* Please describe your experience developing, publishing, configuring and maintaining ESRI ArcGIS Online Web Applications, web maps, feature services and ArcGIS Field Maps workflows.
(Open Ended Question)
* Please describe your experience editing and managing data in an enterprise geospatial database.
(Open Ended Question)
* Please describe your experience analyzing, creating, and documenting geospatial workflows and geoprocessing.
(Open Ended Question)
* Please describe your experience researching and interpreting engineering plans.
(Open Ended Question)
* Please describe your experience working with a diverse multidisciplinary team.
(Open Ended Question)
* Do you have the ability to travel to multiple sites as part of the regular job duties?
  • Yes
  • No

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Cover Letter Resume Optional Documents

Employer City of Austin, TX

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