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IT Geospatial Analyst Senior (Reserved for COA Employees Only)

City of Austin

Job detailsSalary$28.71 – $35.88 an hourJob TypeFull-timeLocation5010 Old Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78723+ Leaflet | OpenStreetMap contributorsFull Job Description

Position Information

Posting Title

IT Geospatial Analyst Senior (Reserved for COA Employees Only)

Job Requisition Number


Position Number


Job Type


Division Name

CTECC IT Support

Minimum Qualifications

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

Graduation with a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to the job.
Experience may substitute for education up to four (4) years.

Licenses and Certifications Required:


Notes to Applicants

Position Overview:
The IT GIS Sr. position will report to the Programs and Applications IT Manager for Public Safety IT. The IT GIS Sr. is responsible for performing business process analysis for GIS and designing, developing, testing, and documenting for our Public Safety IT supported geospatial applications. They are responsible for developing and creating GIS policies and procedures for Public Safety IT GIS. The IT GIS Sr. serves as a working lead for projects related to GIS technology and data programs. They maintain all GIS mapping needs for Public Safety and 9-1-1 including modifying and correcting database values as needed, creating and maintaining GIS data connections to commercial off the shelf software solutions, and troubleshooting issues with users while working with technical resources for issues resolution. This position supports numerous, critical software applications for our agencies GIS needs and will require you to be on-call for supporting this critical software. The ideal candidate is forward-thinking, analytical, security minded, methodical, and a good communicator with strong problem-solving skills. The demand to deliver consistent GIS performance standards is critical to the position and Public Safety IT. This position is primarily remote, however will require onsite presence as operational needs require.

About the Department:

The City of Austin Communication and Technology Management (CTM) Department provides and empowers the Citys business partners and Austins residents, visitors and businesses with sustained, reliable, and efficient technology services, infrastructure, and telecommunications. By leveraging state-of-the-art tools, innovative methods, and strategic partnerships, we are at the center of shaping the City of Austins IT strategy.

Application Instructions:
In completing your job application, be sure to provide a

COMPLETE employment history including past job titles, employment dates and a detailed summary of your job duties, functions, responsibilities, and skills/abilities. A detailed and complete job application is required to help us determine base pay in the event you are selected for this position.
: A cover letter and/or resume will NOT be accepted or used to substitute for an incomplete job application. Once a position is closed, no additional applications or application changes will be accepted.

All interviews are being conducted virtually via Microsoft Teams.

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.

Post Interview Verification:
If you are selected as the top candidate for a position, we will be contacting your current and former employers, as well as the references listed in your application. Please do your best to ensure that the contact information on the application is accurate. Top candidates will also be required to provide proof of education from an accredited organization, copies of any professional licenses or certificates listed on the minimum or preferred qualifications and a copy of your DD-214 if claiming veterans preference.

Pay Range

$28.71 $35.88


Standard business hours. The position is primarily remote, however onsite presence required based on operational needs.

Job Close Date


Type of Posting

Reserved for City Employees


Communications & Tech Mgmt



Grant Funded or Pooled Position

Not Applicable




5010 Old Manor Road, Austin, Texas

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience:

Experience and strong working knowledge of Esri ArchGIS software, which includes ArcMap, ArcPro, ArcGIS online and ArcGIS Server
Experience with 9-1-1 addressing standards, and maintaining MSAG
Experience creating and maintaining highly accurate route-able networks for Public Safety Computer Aided Dispatch Systems, or Public Safety enterprise critical systems
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.

Designs, implements, and/or performs data management activities such as modifying elements and assigning privileges.

Performs programming activities such as design, development, testing, debugging, documentation, and modification of geospatial applications.

Analyzes data from various sources to produce data sets, cartographic layouts, and reports in accordance with specifications and standards.

Researches and interprets source records and documents.

Performs business process analysis, develops alternatives, and makes 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- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others.

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 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 programming languages and automation tools.
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 analyze automation needs and makes recommendations for data, geospatial software, and/or hardware solutions.
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 has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.


City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with 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 Texas Relay by dialing 7-1-1.

The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individuals AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.

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.

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