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IT Geospatial Analyst Senior

City of Austin

Job detailsSalary$28.71 – $35.88 an hourJob TypeFull-timeLocation505 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704+ Leaflet | OpenStreetMap contributorsFull Job Description

Position Information

Posting Title

IT Geospatial Analyst Senior

Job Requisition Number


Position Number


Job Type


Division Name

Planning, Mtrg&Compliance

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


Please learn more about our department and how we serve our community:
What does the Watershed Protection Department do?

The purpose of this position is to support Watershed Protection Policy and Planning GIS projects. The position will conduct research and GIS analysis for section projects and for projects solicited from other Divisions in Watershed Protection, Departments in the City, and community members.

Verification of education will be conducted on the top candidate.




(Please read carefully):
When completing the City of Austin Employment Application:

A standardized assessment will be given as part of the interview process.

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.

When completing the City of Austin Employment Application:

Include details on the application of prior or current work history with the City of Austin.
A cover letter and resume must be submitted with the employment application but does not substitute for a complete employment application.
A detailed and complete employment application will help us better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position.
Include any previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications and relevant experience.
Your work history must include employer name and address, job title, supervisors name and phone number, the month and year of employment and whether it was full or part-time work.
Every position listed in work history should include a detailed description of the work you performed. We do not accept See Resume and your application will be considered incomplete.
Any relevant work history on the resume must be reflected in the employment application be considered.

Pay Range

$28.71 $35.88


40 hours per week, Monday Friday with the ability to telework with supervisor approval.

May require working outside of normal business hours, including evenings, weekends, and
holidays as dictated by business needs.

Job Close Date


Type of Posting



Watershed Protection



Grant Funded or Pooled Position

Not Applicable




505 Barton Springs Road Austin Texas 78704

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience:

Knowledge of and experience with ESRIs ArcGIS product suite.
Ability to connect applications, transform data, and automate workflows.
Knowledge of data dashboards, visual display of data techniques, maps, and the conveyance of complex issues to non-technical audiences.
Ability to modify geospatial applications and databases using scripting programming languages and automation tools.
Ability to identify and reveal trends, patterns, isolated events, and relationships in data to provide guidance to others for decision making processes.

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 does not require 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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