Job Detail

Organization: Harris Central Appraisal District (HCAD)
Title: GIS Analyst II
Location: Houston, TX

Posted: 2023-05-02
Application Deadline:

Position Description:


The purpose of this level II position is to perform overall guidance, administrative and technical support in the Geographic Information Systems Group. This position is responsible for security, systems analysis, programming, data interoperability, safety, operations, and training of personnel. Responsible for performing system enhancements, upgrades, develop new applications, and monitor adherence to GIS standards. Ability to Interact with users to gather input for the design of new and GIS enhanced applications and ability to understand and contribute to the District’s vision, values and business objectives.


This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the job in keeping with industry trends, best practices, and standards. The list of essential functions below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this job.

General Responsibilities (Broad responsibilities that are consistent across job families)

· Assist in system enhancements, upgrades, develop new applications, and adhere to monitor GIS best practices.

· Provide technical expertise and support to users as it relates to entering and retrieving data, performing analysis, accessing reports as well as other system functionality.

· Operate latest versions of Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft SQL Server, JavaScript, Python

· Work with latest ESRI ArcGIS suite of products, Web-based mapping technologies.

· Perform work with advanced cartography, analysis, and parcel mapping concepts.

· Communicate, collaborate, and train all divisions to improve workflow functionality and efficiencies.

· Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:



· Bachelor’s Degree with a major emphasis in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Geographic Information Systems, Engineering or a related field, or equivalent experience is required.


· 2-4 years’ experience in a GIS analyst capacity using relevant software

· Prior experience working in the public sector is preferred.

Technical Responsibilities (Division specific responsibilities)





· GIS Technologies

· Web Technologies


· Intermediate skills in Esri ArcGIS suite of products

· Microsoft SQL Server

· Python

· ArcGIS Enterprise Administration

· ArcGIS Portal Administration

· ArcSDE Administration

· System Hardware Design Recommendations and Strategies

· ArcGIS Online Administration Preferred: Pictotmetry/EagleView, Cyclomedia Administration


· Analytical · Detail Oriented

Competencies Required

Communication - Conveying information and ideas clearly and concisely to individuals or groups in an engaging manner that helps them understand and retain the message; listening actively to others

Customer Orientation - Placing a high priority on the internal or external customer’s perspective when making decisions and taking action; implementing service practices that meet the customers’ and own organization’s needs.

Decision Making - Identifying and understanding problems and opportunities by gathering, analyzing, and interpreting quantitative and qualitative information; choosing the best course of action by establishing clear decision criteria, generating and evaluating alternatives, and making timely decisions; taking action that is consistent with available facts and constraints and optimizes probable consequences.

Emotional Intelligence - Establishing and sustaining trusting relationships by accurately perceiving and interpreting own and others’ emotions and behavior; leveraging insights to effectively manage own responses so that one’s behavior matches one’s values and delivers intended results.

Quality Orientation - Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how detailed; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.

Working Conditions and Physical & Mental Abilities

Positions in this class typically require repetitive motions, sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time in an office setting
Position requires manual dexterity to operate a computer keyboard and standard office equipment with ability to effectively communicate by phone with co-workers or face to face
Must be able to lift up to 50 pound file boxes
The position requires considerable concentration and ability to manage time effectively
The position is subject to stress caused by mandatory deadlines and heavy workload

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Harris County Appraisal District 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.

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