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GIS Technician

Bexar County

San Antonio,  Texas
GIS Technician

Under general direction, is responsible for supporting the Geographic Information System (GIS) team by compiling, maintaining and performing quality control checks on basic spatial and tabular data and performing other duties as required.

Working location: Public Works Bldg: 1948 Probandt

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Produces mapping projects for internal and external uses
  • Designs and produces models using spatial and tabular data
  • Performs basic analysis on spatial and tabular data
  • Digitizes maps utilizing GIS, GPS and Remote Sensing Software
  • Conducts GPS data collection and coordination with field staff
  • Prepares a variety of GIS projects for internal and external customers
  • Organizes, maintains and archives computer files, drawings, maps and files
  • Compiles information for requests for GIS data
  • Conducts general computer troubleshooting
  • Performs related duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Two (2) years of college coursework from an accredited college or university in the field of GIS, Information Services, Geography, Community and Regional Planning, Mathematics, Surveying,
  • Computer Science or Civil Engineering or a closely related field, and one (1) year experience with geographic information systems, programming, cartography, automated computer drafting design, technical drafting and applications with personal computer; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of GIS technology, cartography, CADD drafting and various digital data formats; knowledge of GPS surveying. Working knowledge of ArcIMS, ArcSDE and Oracle preferred
  • Skill in GIS data processing and demonstrated ability in digitizing, operating a personal computer and peripheral equipment and utilizing software. Proficiency in ArcGIS software, related data, metadata and data modeling; skill in communicating effectively, both verbally and in writing; skill in communicating technical information to individuals with varying levels of computer literacy
  • Ability to interpret statistical data; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, County employees, outside organizations, service providers and the general public
  • Must secure and maintain a favorable background investigation and clearance
  • Must secure and maintain a pre-employment physical and a pre-employment drug screen test
  • Must have a valid driver's license, motor vehicle liability insurance and personal injury insurance
  • May be required to work more than 40 hours during the workweek

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

  • Constantly working in indoor conditions
  • Occasionally moves items weighing up to 10-15 pounds
  • Occasionally moves about the office
  • Frequently communicates with others; must be able to exchange accurate information
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery
  • Constantly positions self to perform essential functions
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position

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