GIS Analyst – Data Visualization Specialist/ Cartographer

Houston-Galveston Area Council

Houston, Texas

About Houston-Galveston Area Council    

The Houston-Galveston Area Council is one of the largest regional planning commissions in the country with a diverse service area of 13 counties and more than 7 million people. We are the pulse of our region addressing issues that cross city limits and county lines every single day.   

We make decisions that affect our transportation system, ensure the safety and well-being of our seniors, connect people to jobs, help families recover from natural disasters, preserve water quality for our children, and so much more. We work to make the region a great place to live, work, and thrive.  

What will I be doing? 

We are seeking a motivated and detail-oriented individual to join our team as a GIS Analyst - Data Visualization Specialist. The successful candidate will work closely with our team of GIS and planning professionals to support various projects and contribute to the development of high-quality maps, spatial data products, and 3D models.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct spatial analysis using GIS software to transform datasets, quantitative and qualitative analysis into compelling visuals.
  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of GIS databases, ensuring data integrity and accuracy.
  • Produce high-quality maps, charts, 3D modeling and visualizations for reports, presentations, and publications.
  • Collaborate with project teams to understand client requirements and contribute to the development of GIS solutions tailored to their needs.
  • Research and acquire geospatial data from various sources, including government agencies, satellite imagery providers, and open data repositories.
  • Stay updated on emerging trends and technologies in GIS and data visualization and recommend innovative approaches to enhance project workflows and deliverables.
  • Communicate effectively with team members and clients to ensure project objectives are met on time and within budget.

Key Qualifications 

  • Background in Geography, GIS, Cartography, Environmental Science, or a related field.
  • Strong proficiency in GIS software such as Esri ArcGIS Pro, 3D GIS, ArcGIS Online and ESRI Developer Platforms.
  • Familiarity with cartographic principles and design techniques.
  • Experience in Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, InDesign, & Photoshop).
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with a keen attention to detail.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

Do you have…  

  • Bachelor’s degree in an applicable academic discipline or related field of study   
  • 3 years of experience working with local government, nonprofit programs, school or in job related duties 

Preferred qualifications

  • Knowledge in regional transportation planning (RTP/TIP) process and travel demand modeling
  • Experience with programming languages such as Python or R is a plus.
  • Experience in web development (e.g., JavaScript, Node.js, React) or familiarity with data visualization tools (such as Power BI, Tableau, Streamlit, Dash Plotly) is a plus.

Expected Hiring Salary Range

$51,000.00 - $68,000.00

H-GAC is an equal opportunity/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, or protected veteran status.  



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