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Organization: City of Longview, Texas
Title: GIS Technician
Location: Longview, Texas
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2017-02-27

Position Description:

Assists in maintaining the City's GIS databases; compiles and analyzes geographic data; prepares various types of maps and/or graphics; provides GIS/CAD support to City departments and other customers; and performs other related duties as assigned.

Examples of Duties
Participates in updating and maintaining the City's geodatabase; enters new map data and coordinate information; edits and performs quality control of GIS data layers. Performs geographic research; gathers, analyzes, and integrates spatial data. Prepares maps and/or graphics required for reports, specification documents, presentations, public hearings, court cases, and special projects. Collects, stores, and retrieves legal descriptions, land records, easements, as-built drawings, and associated information. Participates in updating and maintaining the City's As-Built Retrieval System; scans public and private infrastructure plans; assign new addresses to parcels of land as required. Assists City departments, consultants, and contractors in the interpretation of GIS data, aerial photographs, maps, and/or other types of public information. Provides GIS/CAD technical support to system users; trains employees and/or other customers in the use of GIS software, hardware, and peripheral equipment. Troubleshoots and repairs office equipment including desktop computers, printers, scanners, plotters, and/or digital document systems. Provides assistance in updating and maintaining the GIS Division's intranet webpage as assigned; adds maps, documents, articles, and other information for viewing by members. Utilizes Global Positioning System (GPS) units to gather geographic data; updates related data in the City's geodatabase as required. Performs other related duties as assigned or required.

Minimum Requirements
Associate's Degree in Geography or related field, and two years GIS technical support experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License. National Incident Management System (NIMS) Certification is required within one year of employment.

Physical Demands/Work Environment
Work is performed in a standard office environment. Subject to sitting, standing, walking, bending, reaching, and lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.