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GIS Technician

City of Waxahachie, TX


Title: GIS Technician

Salary: $19.09 – 23.87 (Hourly)

Department: Planning & Zoning


Summary: Under general direction, perform a variety of technical tasks relative to the maintenance and development of Geographic Information System (GIS) databases, metadata, applications, maps, printing and scanning, reports, queries, etc. to support the GIS Division and other Departments as needed, and performs other duties as assigned.



  • Develop and maintain the GIS systems and applications; coordinate GIS efforts with City departments.
  • Develop and maintain a centralized GIS database along with additional GIS and GPS related hardware and software.
  • Operate various types of GIS computer workstations and related equipment including printers, plotters, digitizers and ESRI ArcGIS Software Suite.
  •  Use or edit existing programs to create reports, maps, data and automate procedures to prepare graphic materials for integration into GIS and for presentation.
  • Maintain inventory of system maps as related to GIS (convert from CAD when necessary), updating and distributing GIS maps and new information as they become available.
  • Provide GIS and other database development, management and maintenance, participating in the solution of system hardware and software problems.
  • Enter newly assigned addresses into GIS system and sync with NCTCOG’s 911 database.
  • Assign or create new addresses on plats, replats, and final plats of lots/subdivision.
  • Work with City departments and outside agencies to identify GIS opportunities, organize projects, and work products.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:


·        Computer-based GIS and their applications.

·        GIS software development tools.

·        Statistical and research methods as applied to the collection, tabulation and presentation of data.

·        Computerized applications for research, analysis and presentation (spreadsheet, database and presentation programs.

·        Printers, plotters, scanners, digitizers, etc. and their operations.

·        AutoCAD, HTML and CSS and/or similar products.

·        Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.

·        Operations, services and activities of the city.

·        Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Ability to:


·        Apply the principles and practices of GIS.

·        Read and interpret technical information, construction plans and complex maps.

·        Use specific computer systems and software packages required for the job.

·        Collect, organize, and analyze technical, statistical and related information pertaining to planning and zoning research and other City functions.

·        Prepare graphics and a variety of maps.

·        Interpret, explain and enforce department policies and procedures.

·        Operate a variety of modern office equipment in a safe and effective manner.

·        Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws, and regulations.

·        Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.





Education, Training and Experience:


Bachelor’s Degree plus one-year related experience; Associate’s Degree or GIS Certification plus two years related experience.  Job related experience may substitute for the required education on year-for-year basis.  Any combination of education or related experience may qualify. 




When driving is a requirement of the classification:  A valid State driver license is required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.



The employee works in an office environment where the noise level is usually quiet. Certain positions within the classification may require availability to work flexible schedule.


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