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Geographic Info Specialist II
Job Location :
6100 E. Stassney Lane
Austin, TX
Austin, Texas 78701
United States
Texas Department of Transportation
125 East 11th Street • ,
Austin, TX 78701
United States
Employment term : Full Time
Degree : Bachelors
Travel : Yes
Job level : Mid Level 2-6 yrs.
Work Authorization :
  • Authorized to work
  • Performs complex geographic information systems (GIS) data development, integration and analysis, produces maps and graphics, and extracts, analyzes and reports data. Provides technical assistance and support of transportation planning projects. Work requires contact with governmental agencies. Employees at this level establish their own work plan and priorities to meet set objectives. Issues are rarely referred to the supervisor but are handled at the occurrence.
    Duties - GIS Analyst II and III:
    • Collects, prepares, digitizes and codes spatial data into GIS format.
    • Creates, maintains and updates GIS databases using the ESRI suite of ArcGIS software.
    • Uses linear referencing to update and maintain the roadway network and attributes.
    • Digitizes and maintains roadway line work and attributes, base map layers, and administrative polygon boundaries.
    • Follows documented workflows, standard operating procedures and best practices to consistently produce high-quality data with minimal errors or corrections.
    • Researches new software and/or techniques for improving performance or processes.
    • Georeferences scanned paper maps for feature extraction.
    • Creates and updates documentation including standard operating procedures, project plans, wiki pages, metadata, etc.
    • Utilizes ArcGIS Online to create and maintain feature services and web mapping applications.
    • Develops custom tools and applications using Python, HTML/JavaScript/CSS, SQL and/or other coding languages.

    CompetenciesThe required competencies for this job include: 

    • GIS data collection
    • Cartography
    • Coordinate systems and map projections
    • Applicable computer software applications and hardware
    • Analyzing issues, facts and available information to develop logical solutions; researching inconsistencies of facts or data; drawing correct inferences from information and making recommendations that support business decisions
    • Maintaining effective working relationships with others
    • Analyzing and organizing business and technical data
    • Composing correspondence and technical documents
    • Communicating technical information effectively
    • Training professional and technical staff

    This job requires the following:

    • Experience using Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) products in cartographic production, GIS or GPS analysis
    • Experience can be satisfied by fulltime or prorated part-time equivalent
    • No supervisory experience required.
    • Relevant experience may be substituted for education on a year per year basis.


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    Benefits As a TxDOT employee, you and your family have benefit options to choose from .

    TxDOT is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing fair and equal treatment of all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, disability, military status or age.

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