City of Garland, TX

GIS DBA/Programmer

Location US-TX-Garland
Posted Date 1 month ago(10/29/2021 2:52 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
Information Technology GIS
USD $57,720.00/Yr.
USD $75,046.00/Yr.
Regular Full-Time

Position Summary

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

Essential Job Functions

  1. Develop and maintain database tables and supporting data objects.
  2. Research and implement business rules using constraints, data domains, triggers, and stored procedures.
  3. Create entity relationships, data dictionaries and job flows.
  4. Test new database software and GIS tools.
  5. Monitor resource usage and system performance.
  6. Run routine diagnostics on systems to reveal potential problems.
  7. Forecast database growth and recommend solutions.
  8. Automate routine processes and data maintenance using Python script as needed.
  9. 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.
  10. Design, develop, test and support GIS applications using .NET Framework, C#, ArcObjects, ESRI libraries and JavaScript.
  11. Prepare geographic information files for distribution via web-based mapping software.

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.

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. ArcGIS Pro experience a plus.
  • Considerable knowledge of relational database administration including Oracle and SQL Server
  • Considerable knowledge of web site administration
  • Skill building web-based applications using ESRI libraries and JavaScript. Experience with .NET Framework, C# and ArcObjects a plus. 
  • 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


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