GIS Technician
City of Athens
City of Athens
508 E. Tyler Street
75751 Athens , TX
Job Description: 

Develop, create and maintain spatial information layers stored in the City’s municipal geographic information system (GIS); convert data from outside sources; and analyze GIS results and produce reports, maps, web pages, and supporting documentation 

Responsibilities Include: 


• Prepare and maintain various types of spatial layers (cadastral, property, right-of-way, topographic planimetric, flood zone, address, zoning) and database information required in support of the municipal geographic information system ensuring accurate, complete spatial information layers to established cartographic standards.

• Prepare final GIS products and prepare reports from non-graphic SQL databases as required in support of the municipal’s geographic information system.

• Perform other job duties requiring skills, knowledge and physical requirements as demanded by those duties described or less. Individual assignments will be determined by the supervisor based on then current workloads and department needs.

• Performs such other related duties as required;


Minimum Qualifications: Education (above high school) and/or experience equivalent to four (4) years using Geographic Information Systems, providing the required knowledge, skills and abilities and associated with such positions as GIS/Mapping Technician, CADD/Drafting Technicians; or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. 


Preferred Qualifications: Associates degree in a geographic information-related field such as Geography, Cartography, Earth Science, Ecology, Engineering, Planning, Environmental Sciences, or any other related field and one (1) year GIS-related work experience. 

Work Environment: 

Working Conditions: Requires sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 40 pounds of force, moderate lifting, bending, loading paper, clearing paper jams and stooping on a regular and recurring basis; and constant keyboard use, constant repetitive limb movement, dexterity and repetitive twisting.