Job Detail

Organization: City of San Marcos
Title: GIS Technician
Location: San Marcos, TX, United States

Posted: 2020-07-27
Application Deadline: 2020-08-10

Position Description: JOB SUMMARY The GIS Technician will be responsible for creating and maintaining citywide GIS data. The successful candidate will work to ensure GIS data adheres to departmental standards, assist with quality control of data, and help improve processes and procedures with workflows and software. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 1. Assists with the creation, and maintenance of data. • Entry of plats, as-builts, planning case files, and public safety data into the geodatabase, often from source CAD files. • Assists the 911 coordinator of the City of San Marcos with addressing, maps, memos, MSAG reports and citizen letters. • Adheres to established standards and procedures for the development and maintenance of geospatial data. • Participates in the GIS and CAD data submission review process. 2. Supports the GIS Manager and GIS Analysts in regards to the needs of the various departments. 3. Establishes procedures and standards for accurate, complete, and timely data entry into GIS and/or other assigned systems; includes producing and maintaining internal standard operation procedures, training materials, and systems documentation. 4. Utilizes electronic graphics designs system components such as laser printers, scanners, cameras, GPS, disk drives, etc. Assists with address geocoding and analysis for demographic, population, and crime data. 5. Prepares maps and other representations of spatial data, with adherence to established cartographic standards. Must have knowledge of principles and practices of mapping, coordinate systems, projection and scale. 6. Miscellaneous: • GIS research to find new data or help with utility requests. • Collect GPS points as needed. • Assists in answering customer queries and providing customer support, including requests for information • Assist in the maintenance of all large format printers and scanners. • Attends technical training sessions. • Maintains administrative and clerical duties as required. • Performs other duties as required. • Maybe subject to on-call duties and called out during emergencies DECISION MAKING Analytical reasoning needed to troubleshoot problems, determine technological solutions and apply the best solution to the problem. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS • Associate degree in Geography, Engineering, Computer Science, or related field. • GIS Certificate from an accredited school. • Required Experience: • Demonstrated knowledge of CAD systems and data formats. • Demonstrated knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS Editing Software tools. • Familiarity with geographic projections and cartographic principles, as demonstrated through coursework or work experience. • Minimum two (2) years of experience working with computers and office software (Microsoft Office Suite) • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the duties of the job may be considered. • Valid Texas Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record. • Must obtain ITIL Foundation certification within 1 year. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS • Minimum two (2) years of experience using ESRI ArcGIS software. • Familiarity with utility networks. • Familiarity with raster data.

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