GIS Specialist

Dallas Central Appraisal District

Dallas, Texas

Are you looking to develop your geographical awareness and pursue your passion for understanding the world around you?

Come join our GIS team at one of the premier Appraisal Districts in Texas! As a member of a very hands-on GIS group, your work gets noticed. Experience the immediate results of your impact on the tax aspect of GIS. Great learning opportunity, excellent benefits, awesome work-life balance!

Benefits include:

  • Medical
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Wellness Program
  • Retirement Plan
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Advancement Opportunities


Responsible for performing complex research from various source documents, and then digitizing and compiling the database necessary to maintain plats and ownership records for property splits and new additions.

Salary Range: $57,112 to $84,567 DOE 

At the Dallas Central Appraisal District fairness and equality are the core of who we are. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience.

The District is an equal opportunity employer.


Candidate should have at least one years’ experience using ArcGIS 10.X application software and at least one year interpreting metes and bounds descriptions commonly found in deeds and subdivision plats. Candidate should be willing to answer customer service questions related to property description and other GIS-related issues. Candidate will collaborate with GIS technical staff and technical support on GIS program development for multiple platforms including website and computer assisted mass appraisal software (MARS) functionality.

Knowledge of standardized engineering drafting techniques, trigonometry and descriptive/coordinate geometry.


A bachelor degree in GIS. In certain circumstances GIS, or related field or a technical degree in drafting, surveying and/or geographic information systems with at least three years of related experience or equivalent combination may be considered. Knowledge of ESRI suite and/or ArcGIS products preferred.


The position requires the ability to concentrate on assigned tasks and the ability to manage time effectively in order to meet production and quality objectives. Incumbent must be able to operate office equipment including computers (keyboard and touch) and calculators. Incumbent must be able to communicate clearly on the telephone and face to face, including the ability to ask questions that will bring forth the information needed to make sound decisions.



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Category GIS Analyst , GIS Developer