GIS Analyst

City of Sugar Land

Sugar Land, Texas

Why Should You Join Our Team? 
Our trailblazing culture focuses on our employees, our citizens and the services we provide to our community. We are a data-driven and innovative full-service municipality located approximately 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston that invests in our team and offers real opportunities for career growth. We pay our GIS Analyst a starting hourly rate of $25.55 - $33.20 depending on your qualifications. We also offer great benefits and perks available on your first day of employment, including: City-subsidized health benefits; life and disability insurance; a variety of voluntary benefits;  a robust pension plan with TMRS to set you up for a fulfilling retirement; flexible schedules and work from home opportunities; a down-to-earth casual environment and dress code; and a positive team-oriented culture stemming from a long-term commitment to innovation and inclusion.  You can even bring your dog and/or cat to work if they have a solid understanding of office decorum. 

Benefits At-A-Glance:

  • City-subsidized Medical and Dental Insurance with a variety of plan options;
  • City-paid Basic Life Insurance @ 1x your annual salary and Long-term Disability;
  • Voluntary Vision, Supplemental Life Coverage (for you and your family), Aflac indemnity plans such as Accident, Cancer, Hospitalization and Critical Illness, Short Term
  • Disability and pre-paid legal benefits through Legal Shield; 
  • 9 paid holidays and up to 3 floating holidays to use at your discretion; 
  • A generous vacation package with accruals starting on day 1;  
  • Paid sick leave; 
  • Paid Parental Leave;
  • A robust pension plan with TMRS includes your 7% contribution with 2:1 match by the City; 
  • You won’t contribute to Social Security, but you can further your retirement income by contributing to a Deferred Compensation (457b) plan; 
  • Longevity pay for each month of service after your first 13 months of employment;
  • On-site Wellness facilities and programming (mind, body spirit & financial preparedness); and
  • Access to multiple mental health benefits and resources, including a robust EAP…
  • If we have your attention… Please. Continue. Reading!

Our City Mission: WE ARE TRAILBLAZERS! Relentless in Our Pursuit of Good so that Our Employees, Residents, and Businesses Can Enjoy a Life Better than They Can Even Imagine.

Our Employee Values: Our values ignite passion, drive, and a sense of purpose, fostering a thriving and successful organizational culture!

We are:

  • Bold: We encourage each other to be bold in our ideas, decisions, and actions. We embrace innovation and take risks to drive progress.
  • Loyal: We are loyal to each other, the City and our Mission and Vision. We support each other to foster a cohesive and collaborative work environment. We celebrate our successes and address the challenges facing us, together.
  • Adaptable: We are resilient because we adapt to changing landscapes and market dynamics. We are flexible and understand the need for work-life balance. We embrace new technologies and evolving trends.
  • Zealous: We are committed to excellence in all endeavors. We encourage each other to strive for the highest standards of public service, quality, and performance. We hold ourselves, and each other, accountable for our words and actions.
  • Empowered: We are empowered with the necessary resources, opportunities, and responsibilities to excel in our roles. We seek out opportunities for development and growth, and help others do the same. We are inclusive, we embrace our differences and recognize the strength that comes from different perspectives and experiences.           

 About the City of Sugar Land
 The City of Sugar Land, a municipality with a population of 111,026, provides the highest quality of affordable services to meet the needs of its residents. And our citizens agree—the most recent Citizen Satisfaction Survey told us that 95% of our residents love calling Sugar Land home and 10% say that nothing would make their lives better than it already is, but we look to the future and work hard to make our community and the world better than we can even imagine. 

We have an informal work environment but are serious about what we do. We believe that happy, diverse and talented employees add value to the City. We do our best to hire friendly, professional people who work hard and play well with others. We also promote a healthy work-life balance and personal development.

Are we the right fit for YOU? 
 Ask yourself: Do you enjoy working with people? Are you organized and detail-oriented? Can you manage your time well and prioritize multiple tasks effectively? Do you embrace change? Do you enjoy working in a professional AND casual environment? Are you an advocate of team-work? If so, please consider applying for the GIS Analyst position today!  
Summary of Duties
As a GIS Analyst you will: 

  • Utilize information processing capabilities to create custom maps and charts based on both the City’s and outside sources of GIS data.
  • Utilizes measures to ensure quality control of data capture, entry and editing.
  • Coordinates with GIS staff on design or changes of the Geodatabase structure.
  • Assist with GIS data gathering and compilation, mapping and analysis
  • Works with the IT/GIS users to expand the use and sharing of GIS data to other departments within the City.
  • Update and distribute GIS data for use in field collection. 

Minimum Qualifications
The ideal candidate must be extremely organized and able to manage the logistics of multiple duties with professionalism and strong communication skills. In addition, they will have a strong attention to detail and ability to work in a fast-paced environment—both critical for success in the role, as are high levels of accuracy, timeliness and dependability. Ideal candidates will also look for innovative, trailblazing solutions to challenges.  We are looking for someone who can establish and maintain effective working relationships within the organization and work effectively with all levels of employees and management. 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geography, Computer Science, Urban Planning or related field from an accredited school or university preferred.

Relatable Work Experience:

  • One to two years or practical GIS experience is preferred.
  • Municipal experience preferred.
  • Additional relevant work experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above knowledge; skills and education requirements may be substituted in lieu of specific education requirements.

Training (License and/or Certification):

Valid Texas Class “C” Driver License. 



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