GIS Technician

Town of Pecos City

Pecos, Texas


  • Under basic supervision from the Information Technology Director, performs work in the development and maintenance of geographic and related information.
  • Provides basic training and technical support to end users regarding Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related hardware and software operations; may be required to attend after-hours or offsite meetings; performs related duties, as required
  • Prepare, collect, organize, and input data to maintain and enhance the City's GIS including field research and GPS data collection and processing.
  • Assist with interpreting as-built drawings, construction plans, engineering plans, recorded maps, deeds, legal descriptions, imagery, and related source documents and incorporates them into GIS using various methods including coordinate geometry (COGO), digitizing, and GPS.
  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of multiple GIS layers including parcels, streets, right-of-way, zoning, other development layers, and water/sewer system layers.
  • Follow quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) processes, and perform routine data management tasks, such as data validation and correction, queries and editing in GIS to ensure GIS data accuracy, integrity, and completeness.
  • Assist with GIS and data analysis, prepare and execute queries, produce maps, spreadsheets, graphs, and other analytical products.
  • Provide first-response and follow-up support for the City's GIS infrastructure.
  • Monitor all open GIS related incidents to ensure Service Level Agreements are met.
  • Troubleshoot and support the City's GIS and related hardware and software, including peripheral equipment, printers/plotters, GPS, and other mobile devices in conjunction with other Information Technology staff.
  • Maintain confidentiality of work-related issues and City information.

High School diploma or GED equivalent; 30 college semester units majoring in GIS, Geography, Urban Planning, Civil Engineering, or related field AND two years of experience utilizing geographic information systems including ESRI suite of products; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. One year of experience with databases or digitizing as-built drawings plans is preferred.

Knowledge of:

  • Current principles, practices, terminology, and trends in Geographic Information Systems usage and modern land-based mapping application theory.
  • Procedures, principles, and practices for the installation, configuration, upgrading, operation, and troubleshooting of GIS related hardware and peripherals including printers/plotters, GPS devices, and other related devices.
  • GIS software including ESRI's ArcGIS Platform (ArcGIS, ArcCatalog, ArcServer, ArcSDE; v10.0+ preferred), related extensions such as Spatial Analyst; Autodesk AutoCAD Map (v 2014+ preferred), web-enabled GIS related software.
  • Standard business applications including software required to accomplish the essential functions listed, Microsoft desktop and server operating systems, and mobile operating systems.
  • Work order management systems and land-based management systems including permitting, licensing, and other development processes.
  • General municipal infrastructure including streets (right-of-way/traffic control), water system (hydrants/valves/meters), sewer system (manholes/cleanouts/laterals), and storm drain system (culverts/inlets/catch basins/dry wells).
  • Principles and practices of developing analytical maps, spreadsheets, graphs, charts, and written reports.
  • Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) such as Microsoft SQL Server, database, and geodatabase principles and design, transact-SQL scripting, and database analysis techniques.


  • Must possess a minimum of a valid Texas Class "C" driver's license upon hire and maintain throughout the length of employment with the City of Pecos.
  • Must be able to obtain a relevant GIS or related certifications

Please be advised that the Town of Pecos City is a drug-free workplace. All candidates with job offer are required to complete a pre-employment drug screening and background check. 



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Category GIS Technician