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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Coordinator | Corpus Christi, TX

Port of Corpus Christi Authority

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Coordinator

Port Corpus Christi (PCCA) is currently seeking an experienced Geographic Information Systems (GIS) practitioner to support the Planning and Environmental Planning & Compliance Departments with geospatial analysis.

GIS Coordinator:

»Acquires and analyzes geospatial data in support of a wide array of planning, environmental operations, and emergency response functions, including making recommendations on use of GIS in creative capacities and providing situational awareness

» Collects field data using various tools and GPS data collection instruments (e.g. Tremble, drones)

» Creates and maintains GIS layers addressing various data needs

» Produces polished and professional cartographical products for various applications

»Facilitates and supports the use of GIS products by PCCA staff

»Assists with the preparation and periodic updates of the PCCA’s Strategic Plan and various master plans

»Attends and participates in meetings; drives vehicle as necessary to complete assigned tasks and works required hours to fulfill position objectives

»Keeps Director of Planning & Director of Environmental Planning & Compliance apprised of status of position objectives and initiatives.

»Adheres to PCCA policy, promotes PCCA environmental precepts, a safe work environment and the SEAPORT values

»Maintains high-level of professionalism and integrity; promotes good employee relations


The ideal candidate for this position should be a highly self-motivated individual with a proven work history of high level, technical application of the Arc-GIS platform (and associated tools), ideally applied to planning and/or environmental regulatory tasks in a fast-paced work environment.   They must possess the following:



»Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Transportation Planning, Urban Planning or related field or training and experience equivalent

» Ability to obtain and maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) during course of employment

» Good driving record with valid driver’s license

» Certification or formal education and expertise in GIS including the ArcGIS platform and associated software tools, including but not limited to ArcInfo, ArcView, ArcGIS, ArcGIS On-line


» 4 years progressively responsible experience in duties outlined above or equivalent

» Experience working with a wide range of team members, acquiring data from myriad sources, utilizing geospatial software tools to address complex, technical, and interdisciplinary challenges

» Experience producing exhibits and/or renderings for use in plans, permit applications, and/or other applied illustrative purposes

»Experience with AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe Illustrator, and/or other graphics programs


»Ability to integrate information from multiple sources to develop creative solutions to complex technical challenges

» Positive, can-do attitude; ability to uphold deadlines, multi-task, and work collaboratively as part of a dynamic team

» Proficiency in MS Office, including Word and Excel, Outlook, and other related applications

» Ability to work independently within a structured environment and to fit well within an energetic and dedicated team


» Ability to perform essential 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

» 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


Our employees enjoy a fabulous benefits package including:

» Competitive salary paid bi-weekly

» Texas County & District Retirement System (TCDRS) retirement plan

» 457 deferred compensation plans

» Flexible Spending Account

» Low-cost high quality benefit package, health, dental & vision plan with on-site wellness program

» Life insurance and long-term disability plans

» Paid leave (vacation/sick/bereavement)

» Eleven paid holidays, Volunteer Time Off

» Health club benefit

» Tuition reimbursement

» Passes to local venues, such as the Texas State Aquarium and the USS Lexington Museum

Salary commensurate with experience. Relocation assistance may be available.


Interested and qualified candidates may apply online at or by contacting Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend at (361) 882-7491. Applications and resumes must be submitted to the PCCA Human Resources Department on or before August 29, 2018 4pm CST.

PCCA leadership will review submittals and only the most qualified candidates will be invited for a meeting to further discuss the position.  The successful candidate will undergo a background investigation and must be ELIGIBLE TO OBTAIN a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC) in accordance with 33CFR101.514.


It is the mission of Port Corpus Christi to leverage commerce to drive prosperity. The Port’s vision is “to be the energy Port of the Americas.” It has already achieved that status as the 4th largest Port in the United States in total tonnage.

» > 100 million revenue tons in 2017 (4th in nation)

» > 85,000 Port related jobs with 200 + Employees

» > $335 Million State and Local Tax Revenue

» Over 25,000 acres under management

» Public Corporation and Texas Political Subdivision

» 10-Year $1 Billion Capital Investment Project


» Significant Diversification of Cargo & Customers

» Operating Revenues of Nearly $100 Million

» Total Assets in Excess of $700 Million

» Capital Expenditures in Port Infrastructure exceed $100 Million annually

» Environmental Investments > $25 Million

PCCA facilitates goods movement all over the world; from petrochemical to agriculture; from wind components to hot briquette iron.

PCCA is a recognized leader in environmental initiatives and stewardship.

PCCA’s Engineering Services Department is responsible for execution on over $700 million in capital projects over the next decade.

PCCA is protected by a state-of-the-art security department, with a fully sworn police force

PCCA operations are guided by an Environmental Management System, ISO 14001, providing environmental awareness and protection of assets.

PCCA is governed by a seven-member board with appointees from the City of Corpus Christi, Nueces County and San Patricio County.


Corpus Christi is a coastal city in South Texas with a temperate climate and friendly people. The region features miles of shoreline and abundant outdoor recreational opportunities, numerous festivals, entertainment venues and culinary options. A strong local workforce is bolstered by exceptional higher education opportunities at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi and through the Del Mar College System. With a metropolitan area of nearly half a million people, the city is packed with modern amenities and traditional comfort.

















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