Geographic Information Specialist II

Peak PerformersAustin, TX18 days ago

Are you looking for an opportunity to put your GIS training and experience to work for a state agency?

Are you open to full time, onsite employment?

If you answered yes to these questions, Peak Performers may have an opportunity for you! We have partnered with a State of Texas Agency to recruit for a Geographic Information Specialist II in Austin, Texas.

The Position: 

As a Geographic Information Specialist, you will create digital georeferenced boundaries from existing survey files. Under the direction of the State Parks Planning and Geospatial Resources manager, this position is responsible for the creation, compilation, editing, and maintenance of attributed geospatial data for the Natural Cultural Resources Program. Work involves interpreting land records (including deeds, surveys, and easements), and creating boundary geodata to be incorporated into State Parks geodatabase.


Experience in geographic information systems analysis and design work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in computer science, computer information systems, geography, geographic information systems technology, management information systems, or a related field is generally preferred. Education and experience may be substituted for one another.


Knowledge of terminology related to geographic information systems, including legal descriptions, cartography, engineering, construction plans, aerial photography, and orthophotography

Skill in solving problems; in testing, installing, and implementing geographic information system programs; in the use of applicable software; and in troubleshooting system issues

Ability to analyze geographic information systems and procedures; to read and interpret surveys, legal descriptions, cartography, engineering documents, construction plans, aerial photography, and orthophotography; to communicate effectively; and to provide guidance to others


Creates and modifies maps, graphs, or diagrams using geographic information software and related equipment

Compiles, evaluates, and interprets geographic data from various sources including censuses, field observations, satellite imagery, aerial photographs, and existing maps; enters required data into a geographic information system

Digitizes, analyzes, and maintains spatial databases of relevant information, documents procedures, validates data for accuracy and completeness, completes approved metadata forms, and produces maps of the resulting information

Translates data from outside sources and converts data to assist users

Provides technical assistance and support for geographic information system projects, applications, and data

Imports, creates, reformats, and processes data to produce spatial distribution maps for various studies

Maintains and updates databases using applicable geographic software; enters, corrects, and debugs records

Writes programs and develops user interfaces, menus, and macro-level commands to meet user needs

Resolves record or mapping discrepancies through data research and addresses inquiries

Assists in providing consulting services in fields such as resource development and management, environmental hazards, regional cultural history, and urban social planning

Complies with agency, division, and branch rules, regulations, and procedures

May provide guidance to others

Performs related work as assigned

Project Term: 3/1/2021 - 8/31/2021

Compensation: $25/hr (W2)

Work Location: Onsite in Southeast Austin

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8-5

What's it like to work for Peak Performers?

• Qualified applicants with chronic medical conditions and/or disabilities receive job preference.

• Our clients can hire you at any time - with no fee! We want you to get hired.

• We pay weekly through direct deposit.

• We offer ACA compliant health insurance at 60 days.

• In business since 1994, our relationships span 25 years and thousands of job placements.

All employment offers are contingent on the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws.

Applicants for employment with Peak Performers must possess work authorization that does not require sponsorship for a visa now or in the future.

Peak Performers is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applicants without regard to race, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, family/parental status, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

Peak Performers does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee-based recruitment services


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