GIS Application Specialist

Johnson City, TX, US, 78636

Position open until filled.

$76,000 Annual Minimum Starting Base Pay* + KPI Bonuses + Competitive Benefits

Qualifications may warrant greater starting base pay within the full pay range.  Individual base pay is determined by experience, job-related skills, and relevant education or training.


Position Summary

This position is responsible for supporting the Global Information System (GIS) software by developing and enhancing existing functions and user interfaces in support of the Cooperative’s strategic initiatives.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage system interfaces, develop maps and maintain databases and processes
  • Respond to informational requests from internal and external sources
  • Monitor mapping applications and databases to ensure that GIS interfaces with other systems
  • Troubleshoot applications and data using SQL Server Enterprise Manager
  • Develop maps and information from the GIS Mapping System in response to user requests
  • Learn and further develop processes for a connected model for the outage management system
  • Serve as back-up to System Administrator on GIS interfaces to other systems
  • Resolve user issues with GIS applications
  • Develop, write and run SQL scripts in databases
  • Create scripts to automate repeatable GIS related activities
  • Establish work priorities and activities
  • Prepare monthly reports
  • Deploy, optimize and maintain critical GIS systems to ensure maximum uptime
  • Design, architect, migrate and test new GIS applications and services
  • Maintain clear documentation of development activities
  • Train users on newly developed tools and processes
  • Lead cross functional teams as a subject matter expert in the development of new GIS tools
  • Design and maintain Web Based GIS applications
  • Design and maintain ESRI portal applications
  • Maintain the security of confidential information
  • Stay abreast of advances in technology
  • Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance
  • Performs other related duties as necessary or assigned.


Supervisory and/or Leadership Responsibilities  None


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of computer systems, which may include setting up and using hardware and software programs, entering data or processing information
  • Proficiency in the ESRI ArcGIS suite of software (ArcGIS Pro/ Desktop, ArcGIS Apps, Portal for ArcGIS, ArcGIS online, ArcGis Server, ArcGIS Api, ArcPy, etc.)
  • Knowledge of authoring, publishing, serving, training, and supporting ArcGIS applications
  • Knowledge of SQL scripting
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service
  • Knowledge of GIS systems
  • Skilled in time management
  • Skilled in prioritizing and managing changing priorities
  • Skilled in anticipating, identifying, analyzing and resolving conflict and problems
  • Skilled in the development of SQL databases
  • Skilled in automation of processes in a GIS environment using Python and other tools
  • Ability to use computer systems and applications
  • Ability to integrate and work well in a team environment
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work across organizational boundaries
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to listen and understand information verbally and in writing


Minimum Qualifications- (Education, Experience, Certification and Licensing)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • Electrical distribution planning and analysis tools experience preferred
  • Four years programming and developing GIS solutions including ArcGIS Online and ArcServer
  • Two years programming in Python, Portal, ArcOnline, ArcPro and Arc Application
  • Valid Driver’s License


Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee may be required to stand; reach with hands and arms, stoop and kneel
  • The employee may be required to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • The employee may be required to lift, carry, push, pull or move up to 25 pounds
  • The employee may be required to travel
  • Exempt employees receive a fixed bi-weekly salary to compensate them for all hours worked during each pay period
  • This position may be required to work more than 40 hours per week


This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of essential duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties that may be assigned based on the needs of the Cooperative.


Pedernales Electric Cooperative will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older. Pedernales Electric Cooperative will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.

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