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GIS Specialist

Pape-Dawson Engineers

Austin,  Texas
GIS Coordinator

Under direction of GIS Team Lead and/or GIS Manager, applies full competency in GIS studies related to functional area of assignment.


  • May serve as lead GIS consultant on projects
  • Carries out complex or novel assignments requiring development of new or improved techniques and procedures
  • Responsible to analyze technical problems and devise new approaches and alternative solutions
  • Supervises and reviews work of GIS Technicians, GIS Analysts, CADD Operators assigned to specific projects
  • Will represent firm in conferences with clients and sub-consultants to resolve technical project questions.
  • Plans and conducts GIS work related to detailed phases of all projects
  • Conducts data gathering, conversion, analysis, manipulation and processing of spatial data using ESRI GIS
  • Develops and evaluates plans and criteria in quality assurance/control.
  • Recommends solutions to assignment problems
  • Development of user interfaces supporting geospatial data analysis
  • Maintains and develops growing knowledge of technological advances in GIS field.
  • Prepare complex maps and exhibits
  • QA/QC maps and data on assigned tasks
  • Works closely with GIS staff and other departments to understand their automation needs and prepare technical specifications and recommends options to stakeholders
  • Researches new technologies and methodologies for automation of GIS solutions
  • Participate in client-needs analyses
  • Coordinates, guides and reviews work of less experienced GIS Technicians, GIS Analysts, and
  • CADD Operators who assist specific assignments
  • Interfaces with senior professional staff and project managers to receive direction and discuss project criteria and requirements
  • Assist with marketing and client engagement


  • Requires B.S. or B.A. degree in Geography, Cartography or related field with 2 to 4 years experience.
  • GISP
  • Database management and design experience including SQL, MS Servers, and Oracle
  • Application of JavaScript, Python, ArcPY, C#, Visual Basic
  • Management of dedicated GIS projects
  • Assist with marketing and client engagement

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