GIS DBA/Programmer
City of Garland - Garland, TX

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Responsible for administering the GIS database, as well as developing and deploying custom GIS applications for users of the Geographic Information System.

Essential Job Functions

  • Develop and maintain database tables and supporting data objects.
  • Research and implement business rules using constraints, data domains, triggers, and stored procedures.
  • Create entity relationships, data dictionaries and job flows.
  • Test new database software and GIS tools.
  • Monitor resource usage and system performance.
  • Run routine diagnostics on systems to reveal potential problems.
  • Forecast database growth and recommend solutions.
  • Automate routine processes and data maintenance when necessary.
  • Maintain knowledge of changes in technical direction and industry trends by participating in conferences, keeping active in user groups, and by reviewing vendor and professional web sites.
  • Develop and implement mapping applications using ESRI APIs, including Flex, .NET, Silverlight for web and mobile devices.
  • Prepare geographic information files for distribution via web-based mapping software.

  • Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

    Education/ Experience
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Geography, Earth Science or similar field of study
    • 5-7 years experience with geographic information systems
    • 3-4 years experience in GIS database administration
    • 2-3 years experience in developing GIS-related applications for the desktop, web and mobile environments
    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    • Basic knowledge of cartography and related concepts, map projections and coordinate systems
    • Basic knowledge of Industry standard project planning concepts and the ability to apply these concepts to scope, schedule and budget for software development and implementation projects
    • Basic knowledge of the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) standards and practices
    • Basic knowledge of network and server administration concepts
    • Basic knowledge of Global Positioning Systems
    • Considerable knowledge with the acquisition, analysis, and maintenance of digital geographic data using the ESRI suite of software. Experience with versions 10 and above preferred
    • Considerable knowledge of relational database administration including Oracle
    • Considerable knowledge of web site administration
    • Skill building web-based applications using Flex, .NET, or Silverlight APIs, with a strong preference for Silverlight
    • Skill developing user applications with Model Builder
    • Ability to work within industry standard application development processes
    • Ability to convey technical material to audiences with a varying familiarity with the subject matter, individually and in groups
    Licenses & Certifications 

    Valid Class C Texas driver's license 
    Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) certification preferred, not required

    Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

    The incumbent works in a typical office environment; relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards.


    Customer Focus
    Problem Solving/Analysis
    Project Management
    Results Focus
    Team Leadership
    Technical Skills

    Minimum Education & Work Experience 

    Four-year college degree 
    5 years related experience
    Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

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