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  • $96,000 - $140,000 a year

City of Houston, TX

Job detailsSalary$96,000 – $140,000 a yearJob TypeFull-timeBenefitsPulled from the full job descriptionDental insuranceDependent care reimbursementDisability insuranceEmployee assistance programFlexible scheduleFlexible spending accountShow 3 more benefitsFull Job Description


Applications accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED

Section: Houston Water/Planning

Reporting Location: Houston,Tx

Workdays & Hours: M – F, 8am -5pm

Subject to Change


Oversees and facilitates geospatial services and solution delivery for Houston Water;
Administers the GIS data for the water distribution and wastewater collection system;
Evaluates approves, and manages geospatial projects, software, and equipment;
Manages and establishes goals, priorities, and strategy;
Promotes the professional development of geospatial staff;
Promotes standards and operating procedures;
Prepares, monitors, and ensures compliance with the budget;
Collaborates with other geospatial professionals within the City and builds relationships with the larger Geospatial community;
Ensures compliance with laws, codes, ordinances, and policies; and advises senior management.
Manages the activities of a Geographic Information System (GIS) center.
Administers the facilitation of a comprehensive GIS, including database administration, systems analysis, software and hardware evaluation and compliance to standards.


Manages, establishes goals and evaluates the work of a GIS center. Ensures compliance with laws, codes, ordinances and policies.
Administers database updates, design, maintenance and documentation. Ensures database and data entry standards are met and monitors database security and integrity.
Administers the programming function for a GIS center. Evaluates and approves new projects, software and equipment. Ensures standards and integrity are maintained.
Evaluates capability, functionality and usage of GIS and reports. Evaluates hardware and software products. Advises senior management on changing system requirements.
Prepares, monitors and ensures compliance with budget. Consults with users and other geographic information systems to facilitate data sharing and resolve data acquisition issues.
Guides, trains and provides support to GIS users and staff.

There are occasional minor discomforts from exposure to less-than-optimal temperature and air conditions. The position may involve dealing with modestly unpleasant situations, as with occasional exposure to office chemicals and/or extensive use of a video display terminal.


EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Science, Planning, Geography, Computer Science or a closely related field. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Six years of professional experience working with a comprehensive geographic information system, with two of the years in a professional supervisory capacity, are required. Professional experience working with a comprehensive geographic information system may be substituted for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis. LICENSE REQUIREMENTS None.


**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.**


SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED: None However, the department may administer a skills assessment test. SAFETY IMPACT POSITION: No 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 29 APPLICATION PROCEDURES Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at: To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: or call 832-393-0203. If you need special services or accommodations 832-393-0203 (TTY 7-1-1) If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627. Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, 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 provided. EOE Equal Opportunity Employer 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.

The city offers a competitive benefits program, including competitively priced health coverage and a defined contribution pension plan.

Benefits include:

Life insurance
Long-term disability
Retirement pension
457 deferred compensation plan
Employee Assistance Program
10 days of vacation each year
10 city holidays, plus one floating holiday
Flexible schedules
Professional development opportunities
Transportation/parking plan
Section 125 pretax deductions
Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan
Healthcare Flexible Spending Account

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