City of Austin - IT Database Administrator Sr.

Aug 14, 2018 | By: admin

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The Austin Police Department is looking for an experienced, dedicated, and senior DBA with skill in Data Analysis, Data Modeling, Data Integration and Data Warehousing who is interested in supporting Public Safety.

This position provides data support to the APD Info Systems team which is responsible for high level analytics, information technology integration, data systems development and maintenance and development and oversight of our Business Intelligence system using MicroStrategy. This role also works directly with customers outside of the team.

This position will also be writing Extraction, Transform and Load (ETL) or SSIS tasks for the ETL process.

If you are interested, please view the full job description, requirements, and application information on the City’s website at

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City of Austin Temporary Planner Positions

Jun 30, 2018 | By: admin

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City of Austin Parks and Recreation Planning Dept. is hiring!

Planner I, Planner II, Planner III, or Planner Senior (Four Temporary Positions)

The Park Planning Division of Austin Parks and Recreation is seeking 4 temporary planners to assist with our robust parkland dedication and land acquisition program starting this summer. This is a great opportunity for recent graduates or experienced professionals who are looking to work for the City of Austin as Parks and Recreation will be hiring for permanent positions in the fall.

Experience or education in planning, landscape architecture, or geography is required. GIS experience is a plus.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit the job posting at

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Atkins job posting - GIS Software Developer

May 30, 2018 | By: admin

GIS Software Developer Position

Applied Technologies, Planning, Support Services

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Atkins North America Technology Group as a GIS Software Developer. This position can sit in any Atkins North American hub office in the United States.


Applies professional proficiency in the development of custom software applications and the coordination of related activities in support of projects that meet clients’ software development needs. At this level, works under supervision on assignments that have clear and specified objectives. Candidate will be focused on GIS development.


  • Participates in client needs analyses.
  • Develops customized applications by writing well-documented code in the applicable environment to meet documented software requirements.
  • May participate in collection, conversion, and assembly of data in a variety of formats.
  • May participate in documentation and diagramming of business and technical requirements.
  • May participate in database/application design.
  • Performs maintenance tasks on existing projects following the project’s established architecture/design.
  • Prepares data documentation for projects, following prescribed Best Practices.
  • Maintains continued knowledge of technology developments in the field and use of applicable programming languages.
  • Monitors quality control within area of responsibility.
  • Manages commitments to complete tasks within given schedule and budget.
  • Performs such other duties as the Supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.


B.S. or B.A in Computer Science, Geography with a focus on GIS, IT-related discipline, or four years’ relevant computer programming experience after degrees in Engineering, or other related disciplines. This level may be achieved by practitioners with 2 years of experience since related Bachelor’s degree; minimal experience required with related Master’s degree if academic program provided opportunity to develop software development experience directly applicable to job. Non-degreed practitioners must demonstrate at least six years of direct experience in lieu of degree. Typical incumbent has 4-6 years’ experience.


Must demonstrate programming skills and experience with current object-oriented programming techniques, and work experience in the following: C#, Java, .NET, C++, HTML, JavaScript and/or similar, with ability and willingness to learn others as needed. Database experience required in at least one of the following: Microsoft SQL, Oracle, or similar.

Should have good interpersonal, technical writing and communications skills.

GIS development experience required.

Experience programming using Esri JavaScript API, Python and experience with Esri Enterprise Geodatabases required.

Knowledge of Portal for ArcGIS a plus.

Experience with Xamarin, Android or iOS a plus.


GISP certification a plus.


General Competencies expected of all Professionals and Managers are as follows: Client Service, Commitment, Communication, Innovation & Continuous Improvement, Professionalism, Quality, and Teamwork.

Job requires ability to access and understand technology materials and ability to operate computer keyboard. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Incumbent must be able and willing to deal with interruptions in current work in progress to handle priority jobs. Ability to plan and prioritize tasks.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement here:

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Intro to JavaScript Workshop

May 30, 2018 | By: Admin

Introduction to JavaScript Workshop

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Date: Saturday June 30

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Location: Freese & Nichols

Address: 10431 Morado Circle, Suite 300, Austin, TX 78759

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Save the Date for the First CenTexGIS Meeting of 2018!

Mar 21, 2018 | By: Admin

Discussing the Future of the GIS Professional

Please come join us for the first CenTexGIS meeting of 2018!

Date: Tuesday April 3rd

Time: 5:30pm

Location: Freese & Nichols

Address: 10431 Morado Circle Suite 300, Austin, TX 78759

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Slice of Py Austin GIS User Group Python Workshop

Mar 9, 2018 | By: Admin

Austin GIS User Group on Meetup presents:

Slice of Py - Python for GIS Workshop

Link to Meetup for event

Link to registration form

Link to google doc for this event

What: This is a half-day beginner to advanced Python for GIS Workshop for both professionals and students. This workshop encompasses using the Jupyter Notebook Environment, ArcGIS Python API, and Amazon Web Services to help analyze and display your data. We will be working from the web browser.

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018, 8:30am - 11:30am

Where: Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Building 205, Machine Room

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TCEQ Job Posting - Program Supervisor

Jan 30, 2018 | By: admin

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Job Posting

Email applications to:

State Title: Program Supervisor VII
Job Posting: 18145
Monthly Salary: $5258.66 - $5924.35
Salary Group: B25
Posting Date: 01/26/2018
Close Date: 02/09/2018
Section/Division: Enterprise Support Section/Information Resources Division
Work Location: 12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin, TX 78753
Openings: One
Position #(s): 0919

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CenTexGIS Meeting September 27, 2017

Sep 14, 2017 | By: Admin

Please mark your calendars and make plans to join us for the upcoming CenTexGIS user group meeting!

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 27th 4:00 - 6:00 PM at the Flying Saucer (Triangle location - The Hall is reserved).

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Alamo Area GIS Conference

Aug 28, 2017 | By: Admin


The Inaugural Professional GIS Conference hosted by the Alamo Area GIS User Group will be September 6th & 7th at the Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Hotel & Spa in San Antonio, TX. This is the last week to register!

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TNRIS GIS Forum 2017

Aug 24, 2017 | By: Admin


For 30 years, the Texas GIS Forum has been the can’t-miss event for the statewide GIS community. Come to Austin this fall to hear about the latest advancements in GIS and take the opportunity to touch base with long-time colleagues – as well as make new connections.

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WDS & Trimble User Group Meeting & Tech Exhibit

Aug 24, 2017 | By: Admin

WDS Trimble

WDS & Trimble invite you to attend the 2017 User Group Meeting and Technology Exhibit featuring guest speakers and industry experts presenting technical seminars on a variety of Geospatial topics.

Take advantage of this opportunity to increase your knowledge of industry related topics that will enhance your productivity and broaden your understanding of important topics you face every day as a Geospatial Professional.

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GIS Technician - Enco

Aug 24, 2017 | By: Admin

Enco Consulting

GIS Technician

Enco Consulting - Austin, TX

Enco Consulting is looking for a GIS Technician, must have GIS Certification or equivalent courses and work experience. Need to know the ArcGIS Desktop platform and be comfortable editing and annotation data. Knowledge of GPS and willingness to endure outdoor conditions to accomplish field checks desired. Preferred candidate understands how to read plat maps, as-builts and constructions plans. QGIS and AutoCAD are a plus. The position is in our Lakeway office. Send questions or resumes to

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GIS Software Developer - Atkins

Aug 24, 2017 | By: Admin


GIS Software Developer

Atkins - Anywhere in North America

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Atkins North America Technology Group as a GIS Software Developer. This position can sit in any Atkins North American hub office in the United States.

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ATX GIS Day is Back!!!

Aug 7, 2017 | By: Admin


ATX GIS Day is back this year and the planning committee has been hard at work preparing for this year’s event!

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The New Plot to Hijack GIS and Mapping

Jun 28, 2017 | By: Admin

A bill recently introduced in the U.S. Senate could effectively exclude everyone but licensed architects, engineers, and surveyors from federal government contracts for GIS and mapping services of all kinds — not just those services traditionally provided by surveyors.

The Geospatial Data Act (GDA) of 2017 (S.1253) would set up a system of exclusionary procurement that would prevent most companies and organizations in the dynamic and rapidly growing GIS and mapping sector from receiving federal contracts for a very wide range of activities, including GPS field data collection, GIS, internet mapping, geospatial analysis, location based services, remote sensing, academic research involving maps, and digital or manual map making or cartography of almost any type.

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June 2017 CENTEX GIS Meeting

Jun 15, 2017 | By: Admin

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Please mark your calendars and make plans to join us for the upcoming CenTexGIS user group meeting!

Date: June 27, 2017

Time: 3:30 - 5:30pm

Location: Austin History Center - 810 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX, 78701

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TNRIS GeoRodeo this Friday!!!

May 15, 2017 | By: Admin

tnris georodeo

Code, Code on the Range

Date: Friday May 19, 2017

Time: 8am - 5pm

Location: JJ Pickle Research Campus -

10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137, Austin, TX 78758

TNRIS invites you to Austin on May 19th, 2017, for the 5th annual GeoRodeo - a roundup of geodevelopers, coders and any professional from across the state of Texas who is looking to incorporate new ideas and creative solutions into their work.

This free, interactive, technical conference, held at the Commons Learning Center of the JJ Pickle Research Campus, is geared towards the Texas GIS/geospatial developer community.

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Full Stack Engineer at AppGeo

May 10, 2017 | By: Admin


Full Stack Engineer

AppGeo - Austin, TX

AppGeo is looking for a full-stack engineer to help us build rich, interactive applications for the modern web. Our small team of engineers are polyglots who regularly use a wide array of technologies, including Ember, React, Node.js, .NET Core, Postgres, and SQL Server. We have a growing business in Texas and are particularly interested in engineers located in and around Austin.

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GIS Technician at Enco Consulting

Apr 25, 2017 | By: Admin

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician

Enco Consulting - Austin, TX

Enco Consulting is looking for a GIS Technician, must have GIS Certification or equivalent courses and work experience.

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First CENTEX GIS meeting of 2017 Coming Up Soon

Mar 20, 2017 | By: Admin

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Be sure to attend the first meeting of 2017 this month at Adelbert’s Brewery!!!

Date: Tuesday March 28th

Time: 5 - 8pm

Location: 2314 Rutland Dr #100, Austin, TX 78758

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Texas Emergency GIS Response Team Training in Austin

Feb 28, 2017 | By: Admin


David W. Allen, GISP is having another Texas Emergency GIS Response Team (EGRT) training class on March 17th at the Freese & Nichols offices in Austin, TX. It is an in-person class from 8:30 to 4:00 provided to you for free - bring a laptop and David can provide a 1 year ArcGIS license if you need. After that, the time commitment is minimal until the response team is activated. You may then be asked to volunteer for a 6 hour shift in a local or regional EOC and help with the mapping duties. As you know, having fast accurate mapping available during a disaster is extremely valuable, but most agencies can’t support a GIS position specifically for emergency response … that’s where EGRT comes in. The response team trains themselves on the basics, then steps in when needed.

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URISA Texas Virtual Speaker Series - March 2017

Feb 21, 2017 | By: Admin


The Role of GIS in Emergency Response and How We’re Meeting That in Texas

Presentation Outline:

The presentation will address the role of GIS in Emergency Response within the state of Texas. The Texas Emergency GIS Response Team “EGRT” is a rapidly deployable GIS resource built to support disaster response and recovery efforts. The concept for EGRT was developed in 2006 for the North East Fire Department Association (NEFDA). This association covers 14 cities in Northeast Tarrant county. The presentation will cover how EGRT has continued to grow and now provides statewide emergency assistance across six regional areas of Texas. The speaker will answer questions regarding required training and volunteer opportunities so the call-up list can continue to grow.

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Geospatial Data Scientist/Software Engineer

Feb 21, 2017 | By: Admin

Geospatial Data Scientist/Software Engineer
Slingshot Aerospace - Austin, TX

About this Job
Slingshot Aerospace is an early stage startup company breaking into the industry at the intersection of New Space and Big Data. We are currently growing our team with motivated individuals.

Must be a U.S. citizen authorized to work in the U.S.

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Systems Specialist Position - City of Cedar Park

Feb 3, 2017 | By: Admin

The City of Cedar Park is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Information Systems Specialist to maintain the Lucity work order management system and provides geospatial data, mapping and analysis support for the Cedar Park Utilities Department and Field Operations division. Work involves spatial data creation, input, and manipulation using GIS, assisting in spatial database design and maintenance, technical support, statistics support, and data maintenance automation.

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Austin Geo Bash 12-16-2015

Nov 30, 2015 | By: Admin


Austin Geo Bash 2015

Takes place on December 16th, and you’re invited to take part in the festivities. This is a holiday happy hour for anyone and everyone in Austin who works with, loves, or is learning about all things GEOSPATIAL.

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Managing GIS Projects from GSAREH

Nov 25, 2015 | By: Admin


A new training opportunity from GSAREH.

From Abby O’Conner, Program Director:

Dear GIS Professionals in Texas, Happy Thanksgiving to all. Following the workshop we delivered in the GIS TX forum last month, we are happy to share with you the flyer and course agenda of our last training offering of Managing GIS Projects this year. This course edition features special discounts over our regular price ($1,400).

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Williamson County GIS Day

Nov 17, 2015 | By: Admin


It will be held at the United Heritage Center at the Dell Diamond. It starts at 10:00 am and end with a “Mappy” hour at Salt Lick around 4:30.

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Address/Mapping Specialist with CTCOG in Belton

Nov 16, 2015 | By: Admin

The Central Texas Council of Government (CTCOG) in Belton is seeking candidates for an Addressing/Mapping Specialist to maintain 9-1-1 telephone and address databases for emergency telephone service within a seven county area.

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