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RRC - Geographic Information Specialist II - Well Mapping

Railroad Commission of Texas

Austin,  Texas

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC), recognized as a worldwide leader in the regulation of oil and gas exploration, seeks a Geographic Information Specialist for the Well Mapping Department of the Oil and Gas Division. The Well Mapping Department conducts well records research, updates geospatial databases, and creates softcopy and hardcopy geospatial products for internal and external customers. This position requires the Geographic Information Specialist to perform complex (journey-level) geographic information system work. We are looking for an information technology- savvy individual to use both mainframe and GIS applications, manage geospatial content, research, input, and maintain new libraries of geographic information related to wells, and augment Administrative Staff during peak demand. Our primary geographic information system is based on ESRI ArcGIS software and Microsoft Office to include web-based research applications. Work is performed under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Job Duties

• Conduct research of information associated with oil and gas wells
• Input data including geospatial files, layers, and images into ArcGIS
• Create software productivity tools, automate maintenance processes, and integrate data using programming/scripting languages with Python the preferred scripting language
• Research, obtain, convert, scan, and geo-rectify geospatial information from internal Commission sources, sister State Agencies, Operators, and industry non-profit organizations
• Data conversion, database management, and cross indexing for both internal and external data sources
• Resolve record or mapping discrepancies through data research and address verbal and written inquiries
• Provide feedback on GIS architecture, data management, acquisition, and logistics
• Interface with internal and external customers to provide agency information and products
• Develop expertise in GIS systems, applications, and data base management to support department initiatives.
• Meet production standards with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
• Backfill Administrative Staff during peak demand to reviews of applications submitted by Oil and Gas Operators.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

• Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in computer science, computer information systems, geography, geographic information systems technology, management information systems, or a related field.
• At least two years professional and/or academic experience in geographic information systems analysis
• Education and experience may be substituted for one another.

Preferred Qualifications

• Strong GIS skills and expertise in the use of ArcGIS and Microsoft Office products.
• Oil and Gas Industry experience.
• Previous experience working with geospatial data formats, data conversion, indexing and georeferencing.
• Familiar with oil and gas terminology, forms and procedures, and familiarity with some statewide rules.
• Experience using software productivity tools based in programming/scripting languages such as Python.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Proficient in at least one programming/scripting language, with Python the preferred scripting language.
• Knowledge of GIS databases and Mainframe computer systems.
• Knowledge and/or professional or academic study of Geospatial Information Systems, Geography, Engineering or Surveying.
• Demonstrated skill in professional/academic written and verbal communications.
• Oil and Gas Industry experience.
• Demonstrate experience in records research.
• Demonstrate proficiency in business math, reading, writing, and comprehension.
• Demonstrate skill in excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills.
• Knowledge of Railroad Commission oil and gas documents, procedures, and well identification system.
• Experience in oil and gas regulatory functions and knowledge of the Railroad Commission's rules, policies, and procedures.
• Skill in using computers, Microsoft Office, other Windows based software, and database applications.
• Experience using the Commission’s Mainframe, Wellbore, and Drilling Permits databases, Geographic Information System, and Central Records files and maps.
• Ability to file, sort, organize, and distribute documents.
• Ability to operate a multi-function copier, well log scanners, microfiche reader/printer, and PC.
• Ability to visually discern colors.
• Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
• Ability to work with internal and external clients and the public.
• Ability to lift, carry, and move an average of 20-30 lbs. to perform daily duties.
• Ability to work effectively as a member of team or individually.

Remarks: There is one available position. Official transcripts, DD214 or DD1300, copies of license/certifications, or other minimum requirement validations will be requested at the time of the job offer.



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