GIS Analyst (Dallas Water Utilities)

City of Dallas

Dallas, Texas

Position Purpose
The Geographic Information System Analyst I provides entry-level analysis, programming, and testing to support the City’s Geographic Information System (GIS). 

Essential Functions

  • Analyzes problems involving geographic information system databases and proposes solution; troubleshoots both GIS and non-GIS technical issues that City staff and public encounters with City systems.
  • Enters data into database fields to capture geographic information relating to water and wastewater pipes, streets, sanitation routes, storm water infrastructure, storm water drainage topography, surface and subsurface hydrologic models, housing, traffic control systems, geographic systems, land records management; contours or analyzes surfaces and calculates the drainage area for city projects and service requests.
  • Provides programming, coding, testing, and analysis to support the continual development and refinement of the City’s geographic information systems.
  • Prepares technical and operational reports relative to geographical information models and problems.
  • Provides guidance to drafters and technicians on projects.
  • Maintain floodplain needs inventory and coordinate databases.
  • Prepare mailing lists for flood insurance parcels protected by levee system, and areas to be affected in case of dam breaches
  • Maintain the bond programs databases and shapefiles; creates and updates the bond program projects; coordinates bond projects information with other departments and monitors status of projects.
  • Create advanced reports as required based on GIS databases.
  • Performs any and all other work as needed or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate degree in a Geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Planning, Computer Science, Information Systems, Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math field.

Two (2) years of experience in GIS mapping/graphics services using ArcGIS for Desktop Basic, ArcSDE, ArcGIS Server and/or ArcGIS Online 


  • High school diploma or GED plus four (4) years of specified experience will substitute for the education and experience requirements. 
  • An associate degree (or higher) in a non-specified field plus four (4) years of the required experience will meet the education and experience requirements. 
  • A bachelor's degree (or higher) in specified field will meet the education and experience requirements.
  • A valid GIS certification will substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.


  • Experience with one (1) or more of the following: JavaScript, Python, ArcPy, C#, Java, Visual Basic, PowerShell, SQL Server, Oracle, MS Access, MS Excel, Structure Query
  • Language (SQL), PL-SQL, Transact-SQL

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of graphics and mapping techniques and procedures.
  • Knowledge of GIS applications for mapping, notification, and zoning uses.
  • Knowledge of analytics and methods of analysis.
  • Knowledge of systems analysis techniques and relational database systems.
  • Knowledge of computer programming and ability to use geographic information software.
  • Knowledge of various software for use in graphics and mapping projects.
  • Knowledge of City of Dallas zoning ordinances.
  • Ability to make field observations.
  • Ability to operate reproduction equipment.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

The salary listed on this job posting is the starting salary range; amount offered will depend upon qualifications.

For evaluation purposes, acceptable qualifying experience for all positions must have been in a paid capacity unless noted otherwise in the minimum qualifications for the posted position.

Additionally, 30+ hours per week will be counted as full-time employment and will receive full credit for the amount of time employed.  A minimum of 15 through 29 work hours per week will be counted as part-time employment and will receive half credit for the amount of time employed.  



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