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Senior GIS Technician/OPS

City of Houston

Houston,  Texas
GIS Technician

Performs complex data entry and advance updates and maintenance functions for a GIS database using workstations, personal computers and GIS software. Works on core data while maintain database standards and system security. Researches and evaluates source data using non-routine methods and documentation. Interprets and transfers data from source documents. Assists in establishing data preparation standards and procedures to insure data standardization and integrity and to optimize section productivity; prepares data for entry. Performs quality control for database maintenance. Reviews input and output. Assures integrity of database changes. Locates and compiles graphic data and attributes form plans, profiles and other sources. Geocodes date files using GIS software. Analyzes output and researches and corrects source problems. Operates and maintains data input/output devices.

The position requires stooping, bending and/or lifting of items of up to 30 pounds with occasional periods of walking on rough surfaces.

This is a Department of Houston Public Works Management position at the Tier III Level.

Requires an Associates' degree in Geographic Information Science, Geography, Computer Science, Management of Information Science or a closely related field.


  • Two (2) years of experience equivalent to or as a GIS Technician are required.
  • Experience equivalent to or as a GIS Technician may be substituted for the degree requirement on a year-for-years basis.
  • A Bachelor's degree in Geographic Information Science, Planning, Geography or a field directly related to work being performed may substitute for the education and experience requirements.


Preference will be given to applicants who have ArcFM and Utility Distribution GIS Mapping experience.

**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**

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