Geospatial Services Analyst – Survey

Salary:  $25.68 -$38.47 per hour


Location:  Fort Worth, TX




Position Summary:


Under general supervision, in alignment with the TRWD Geospatial Services department vision, utilize standard survey and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) concepts and technology to contribute to TRWD’s Enterprise GIS and survey support system, supporting all TRWD departments, functions, and mission. Perform and develop survey and GIS concepts, principles, analysis, and solutions to quickly solve multifaceted spatial problems.



Essential Functions and Responsibilities:


  • Utilize Trimble survey and total station equipment to collect, locate and transmit collected data into TRWD’s Enterprise GIS database as well as utilize specialized equipment (such as an electronic location tool or a remote-controlled catamaran) for surveying, locating, mapping, data collection and processing
  • Utilize advanced surveying techniques and equipment to set control, calibrate to local control, and traverse
  • Locate and stake TRWD property boundaries per legal description and plat
  • Utilize Esri desktop and/or web GIS software to visualize, manipulate, display, create, edit, and analyze data stored in the TRWD Enterprise GIS, and ensure GIS/GPS data is accurate, useable, and current
  • Familiarity with working within a multi-user GIS environment. Understanding of versioning and basic database management and maintenance routines
  • Maintain proper documentation of geospatial concepts such as map and database layers (including metadata), data processing tasks, as well as surveying techniques and concepts
  • Create, publish, and configure map and feature services utilizing Esri web GIS products
  • Responsible for providing GIS and GPS assistance and project support to TRWD GIS users and non-GIS users, including troubleshooting software-related issues and\or performing complex spatial analysis of geographic data on their behalf
  • Assists with training and development of other GIS technical staff, and develops training materials as needed
  • Understand and utilize linear referencing concepts
  • Participate in the development and testing of desktop/field GIS applications
  • Resolve TRWD staff GIS and survey user technical issues as directed
  • Capable of interpreting Plan & Profile drawings, As-Built drawings, Operations and Maintenance Manuals, and other Engineering related documents
  • Conduct CAD data conversion, CAD data inventory, and other activities as directed
  • Perform administrative duties such as copying, scanning, and typing
  • File and organize data and equipment within the department
  • Maintain familiarity with strategic TRWD levels of service
  • Continuous improvement monitoring and innovation efforts
  • Perform other duties as required



Required Experience:


  • Two (2) years of increasing technical experience in survey concepts
  • Two (2) years of experience with Trimble and Esri software products/solutions



Desired Experience:


  • Proficient in the use of Trimble survey equipment and software, and the implementation of that data into GIS
  • Proficient in the use of Esri software



Required Education/Certification/License:


  • Bachelor’s degree in GIS, Geography, Survey (Geomatics), or related discipline; or Associate’s degree in GIS, Survey, or related discipline with 2 years of additional GIS/survey/geospatial experience
  • Valid Texas driver’s license



Desired Education/Certification/License:       


  • Certification(s) in GIS or Survey



Success Factors/Job Competencies:


  • Successful applicant will have a good knowledge of and be self-sufficient with analysis processes utilizing Trimble equipment/software and Esri software, and have good analytical, problem solving, and communication skills
  • Have an aptitude for brainstorming, troubleshooting, and problem solving
  • The ability to assess stakeholder needs, identify issues and opportunities, analyze problems, and assess alternative solutions, develop sound conclusions and recommendations, prioritize, and carry out assigned projects to meet needs most effectively in a timely manner
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, co-workers, representatives of other departments and divisions, and professionals in other public agencies
  • Self-starter, strong work ethic with attention to detail in the quality control and assurance of their work
  • Ability to complete all tasks assigned by given deadlines
  • Positive attitude with a team orientated focus
  • May require working long or unusual hours



Physical Demands and Work Environment:


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


  • Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk and hear. Employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 80 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Employee will be expected to perform some these duties in the field and on construction sites.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee typically resides within an office or cubicle or out in the field for long periods of time exposing the employee to weather conditions prevalent at the time. They will periodically work in buildings without climate control. This position will also work in confined spaces, underground, in diches, on water ways such as lakes or rivers, and at various heights.
  • Equipment Use: Trimble surveying equipment & software, Esri software, personal computer, printer, plotter, calculator, specialized equipment (survey instruments, GPS devices, laser range finder, etc…).



(HR Use Only:  Pos # 116)

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 545.06 550.00 -4.94
Benbrook 680.43 694.00 -13.57
Bridgeport 821.48 836.00 -14.52
Cedar Creek 318.19 322.00 -3.81
Eagle Mountain 640.45 649.10 -8.65
Lake Worth 590.71 594.00 -3.29
Richland-Chambers 312.30 315.00 -2.70
*Conservation Level: The permitted level of water an entity is allowed to hold in a lake. Any amount above the conservation level is used for the temporary storage of flood waters and must be released downstream.
**Difference: Amount above or below conservation level.
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