GIS Data Administrator

Posted 06/28/2023

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is seeking a GIS Data Administrator for the Research & Information Services Department (RIS). The position manages GIS software, associated components, and related data and serves as the primary point of contact for the enterprise GIS infrastructure. Coordination and communication with internal stakeholders and IT technical staff are critical elements of the position.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Install and/or maintain GIS software on servers including coordinating or performing updates and upgrades
  • Manage user accounts and permissions, licenses, extensions, add-ins, and data storage
  • Create and/or maintain web services, apps, and add-ins
  • Manage federation, authentication, and access control of an enterprise relational database management system
  • Monitor and communicate GIS enterprise system performance
  • Work closely with IT staff and software providers to ensure system performance continuously meets requirements
  • Anticipate issues and devise action plans in coordination with stakeholders
  • Review logs, perform data queries, recreate steps, and interact with users and/or software support staff to troubleshoot and promptly resolve issues
  • Document processes, procedures, instructions, and techniques

Ancillary Responsibilities

  • Provide input on strategic planning and priorities and implement action plans
  • Work with others to identify needs and develop and implement strategies for improving the enterprise GIS system
  • Serve as a subject matter expert by clearly and effectively communicating technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Interface with software and data vendors
  • Maintain and increase skill set through professional development and networking
  • Occasional evening or weekend work might be required
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Experience deploying and administering Esri Enterprise, ArcGIS Server, ArcSDE, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro, and Portal
  • Experience administering an enterprise relational database management system
  • Experience with geospatial data including writing original queries of data in a geospatial environment for presentation, reporting, and analysis
  • Experience with programming or scripting languages such as Python
  • Knowledge of ArcGIS API for Java script
  • Able to analyze situations, think critically, and devise solutions
  • Able to exercise significant independent judgement and work with minimal supervision
  • Able to interact with both highly technical and non-technical groups in all levels within an organization
  • Experience documenting procedures and writing instructions
  • Experience with live demonstrations and giving presentations using visualizations, and other techniques to convey complex ideas or relationships
  • Able to understand challenging or abstract concepts
  • Able to conduct research and read technical documents and reports
  • Able to exhibit professionalism in all aspects of duties and committed to high-quality output

Required Experience:

This position requires at least three years of related work experience and a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a scientific or technical field. Candidates with significant, related experience and formal education in a non-technical field might also be considered.

FLSA: Exempt

Salary range:

$64,950 - $80,100, depending on qualifications and experience


  • Flexible work schedules
  • Based on performance, job duties, and business requirements, a hybrid work environment, may include remote work opportunities
  • A competitive base salary
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Retirement plan


$64,950 - $80,100, depending on qualifications and experience


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