Data & GIS Technician

Brazoria County - Angleton, TX (30+ days ago)3.6

Under general supervision, provides maps, exhibits and other visual aids regarding geographic information for use by County engineering staff, elected officials, other County departments, external government entities and private consulting firms. Work responsibilities may extend to ensuring the meeting of state and federal compliance standards of underground fuel storage tanks, oil storage tanks and other environmental facilities compliance.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: - Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Assists in the acquisition of right-of-way and easements for road improvements.

  • Edits and maintains the GIS database and map.

  • Performs research on easements, right-of-way and property ownership.

  • Produces County-wide or property specific maps for purchase by the public and/or other entities; produces maps for County staff and/or elected officials.

  • Assists County staff and/or the public with property boundaries, right-of-way boundaries and other ownership issues using advanced GIS software.

  • Assists County sign maintenance staff regarding street sign placement, sign location and missing signs; provides assistance regarding the electronic inventory of County signs; converts field data to GIS data; creates court orders for regulatory sign placement on County roads after obtaining input from County staff.

  • Participates in the implementation of the County’s Storm Water Permit Program; attends storm water coalition meetings, seminars and conferences; prepares court orders for annual budget approval.

  • Participates in the schedule of underground storage tank testing; prepares and assimilates data for the annual state report; visits the County service centers to inspect storage facilities for cleanliness; inspects records for proper filings; discusses issues with County staff; provides assistance to each facility regarding documentation received from the state; arranges for the training of County employees working with compliance equipment.


    Education, Experience and Training Guidelines:

    Bachelor’s degree in Geography, GIS or a closely related field; AND three years of experience in GIS operations; preferred two years of experience in environmental compliance; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.

  • GIS systems.

  • Data management concepts within a relational data base.

  • Surveying and mapping methods and techniques.

  • Permits and easements.

  • Local, state and federal environmental compliance rules, laws and regulations.

  • Department policies, procedures and regulations covering specific areas of assignment.

  • Principles and practices of project management.


  • Communicating effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with managers, supervisors, employees, local/state/federal officials, consultants, title, acquisition and appraisal companies, appraisal districts and the general public.

  • Using initiative, discretion and decision making within established procedures, guidelines and rules.

  • Defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts and drawing valid conclusions.

  • Working effectively within strict time frames and under pressure.

  • Performing various complex mathematical and statistical analyses.

  • Reading maps and plans.

  • Interpreting deeds, survey documents and drawings.

  • Providing effective customer service.

  • Operating a personal computer and various software applications.


    Valid Texas State Driver’s license.


    Work is performed both in an office and outdoor work environment. May be required to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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