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Position Title: GIS Technician


Salary:  $35,000 - $45,000 Annually DOQ

Location:  Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas

Job Type:  Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Department:  GIS/Operations


The Tarrant County 9-1-1 District is recruiting for the position of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician. The successful candidate will report to the Manager of the GIS Department and will be an integral part of the District’s GIS and Operations teams. Under direct supervision of the GIS Manager, the GIS Technician will be responsible for the timely and highly accurate entry, deletion and/or modification of address and street centerline data in the GIS database for all entities within the District’s jurisdiction, as well as other tasks as assigned.


Examples of Required Duties include:


  • Use Esri GIS software to create, develop, update, and maintain various GIS layers and raster data stored in an enterprise geodatabase, to include both attribute and spatial data components.
  • Support the acquisition of new GIS data, datasets and source material and review for currency, accuracy, usefulness, quality and completeness.
  • Use geoprocessing tools to analyze, correlate, and evaluate data, in conjunction with digital orthophotography and/or other imagery data, to produce and maintain high quality results.
  • Perform various GIS-related tasks in support of projects, such as providing custom hardcopy maps or digital exports of GIS data as requested by TC9-1-1 staff and/or member agencies, as approved and directed by the GIS Manager.
  • Work and interface with Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) in a client/server environment.
  • Aid in the accuracy of location identification for emergency callers by creating or moving address points, resulting from the geocoding operation to their actual structural location through the use of orthophotography, parcel data, building footprints and/or tax information


The Tarrant County 9-1-1 District is a Special Use District providing 9-1-1 implementation and administration services to approximately 40 jurisdictions in the north central Texas area including, but not limited to, the cities of Fort Worth, Arlington, Irving and Grand Prairie.


The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in GIS, Geography, Computer Science, Information Systems, Cartography, Urban Planning, Surveying, Engineering, or related field with emphasis in GIS, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Applicant should also possess good communication and organizational skills, have experience in desktop and Web-based GIS applications, Relational Database Management Systems, and Esri application software. Applicant must provide their own vehicle for local transportation, possess a valid Driver’s License and be able to a pass public safety background check and drug test.


Interested applicants should submit an application and cover letter to Phillip Rohrbough, GIS Manager, Tarrant County 9-1-1 District, 2600 Airport Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76111.

Alternatively, this information may be emailed to: No phone calls please.

The required application is available at the end of the announcement and the deadline for submission is July 26th, 2019.


The Tarrant County 9-1-1 District is an equal opportunity employer. Previous employment and any additional qualifications will be subject to verification.

Criminal background and driving records may be verified. All employees are subject to random drug screening.

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