• GIS Manager

  • Posted: 09/10/2023

    Port Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA) is currently seeking a dynamic professional to join our team! This individual will lead the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) + Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) functional area within PCCA’s Planning Department. The position is inherently interdisciplinary and requires effective collaboration with the Strategic Planning Manager and Planning Coordinator, who lead the other two functional areas in the Planning Department, as well as with GIS users across the organization.

    • Develops systematic approaches to solve business operation challenges using geospatial tools
    • Leads creation/maintenance of system and user standards, license agreements, and documentation of modifications and upgrades
    • Oversees implementation of PCCA UAS Program
    • Cultivates and trains system users to enhance the utility of the GIS system 
    • Oversees the modeling, design, and database development of an Esri data store (data warehouse) and enterprise geodatabases
    • Reviews, analyzes, and creates detailed documentation of user needs and business systems, including workflows, program functions, and steps required to develop or modify business processes
    • Interacts with system users to learn about specific sources of information, processing needs, control functions, and target output formats 
    • Assists Director of Planning in creating the capital and expense budgets
    • Provides guidance and effective leadership to staff; oversees coordination of team members’ assignments
    • Adheres to all PCCA policies, promotes and adheres to the SEAPORT values, maintains good employee relations, and encourages and fosters a helpful environment where teamwork prevails; assists senior management and office staff where appropriate
    • Drives vehicle as necessary to complete assigned tasks and works required hours/shifts, including on call on rotating basis, to fulfill department objectives
    • CPR certified or the ability to become CPR certified within the first year of employment
    • Incident Management System Tier (2) status designation
    The preferred candidate for this position is a highly organized, results- and detail-oriented self-starter with a positive, can-do outlook. They should possess the following:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Geographic Information Science or related fields with emphasis on GIS, land surveying, remote sensing, computer science or related field or training and experience equivalent
    • Master's degree (M.A./M.S.) or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred
    • Certification or formal education and expertise in GIS including the ArcGIS platform and associated software tools, including but not limited to  ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Enterprise, and ArcGIS Online
    • Familiarity and ability to obtain and retain a FAA Part 107 certification
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) during course of employment
    • Valid driver’s license
    • A minimum of two (2) years supervisory or management experience
    • 3-5 years of experience in enterprise GIS database construction and maintenance
    • Experience in installing, managing, and updating ArcGIS Enterprise and Portal for ArcGIS
    • Experience with ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, Portal for ArcGIS, ArcGIS Enterprise, AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, Adobe Illustrator, Pix4D (or equivalent) and/or other graphics programs
    • Experience with creating and maintaining apps within ArcGIS Online and Portal for ArcGIS such as Dashboards, Experience Builder, Story Maps, and other configurable apps.
    • Familiarity with the Esri Suite of mobile collection tools and their development (e.g. Collector/Field Maps, Survey123, Quick Capture)
    • Proficiency in the application of GIS/ UAS and their equivalent technical concepts
    • Ability to produce and maintain programming deliverables based in Python, Arcade or equivalent software languages
    • Strong project management skills 
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills to support engagement with a range of stakeholders
    • Ability to work well within a fast-paced environment, tight deadlines, and a multitude of projects and changing priorities
    • Ability to work independently within a structured environment and to fit well within an energetic and dedicated team
    • Proven organizational and planning skills; ability to set priorities, take initiative, and exercise sound independent judgment
    • Effective interpersonal, collaboration, and problem-solving skills
    • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and other related applications
    • Ability to understand, interpret and apply PCCA policies, tariffs, SEAPORT values, state/federal laws
    • Ability to manage multiple concurrent deadlines and to collaborate with a wide range of individuals in diverse technical disciplines
    • Ability to define issues, perform research, evaluate alternatives, and develop sound, independent conclusions, and recommendations
    • Ability to integrate information from multiple sources to develop creative solutions to complex technical challenges
    • Ability to perform essential job functions, including but not limited to frequent standing, walking, sitting, speaking or hearing, typing and occasional reaching, stooping, kneeling, lifting and/or moving up to 20 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation
    • Must be able to walk and stand on level and/or inclined, climb stairs, ramps, ladders and work stands. Must be able to crouch, crawl, grasp/handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbow/knee and reach above/below shoulders
    • Ability to work in a general office environment, with some exposure to the elements when visiting worksites
    • Ability to operate light-weight highway vehicles and standard office equipment and to work the requisite hours to fulfill position objectives, including evenings and/or weekends, as needed
    Interested and qualified candidates must apply online at www.portofcc.com on or before October 8, 2023, 11:59 PM CST.
    If you are selected for a position with PCCA, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a drug test and alcohol screening as well as a verification of information and qualifications provided during the selection process.
    As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, PCCA is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, military status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other protected group status.