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The Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council (LRGVDC) is advertising for the following position:

GIS Specialist/Planner I

(Economic Development)

LOCATION: LRGVDC- 301 W. Railroad Street

SALARY: $28,000-$50,000

DUTIES: Manage and prioritize projects; assess capital improvement projects for improving infrastructure; create GIS maps and project drawings; deal with issues or problems that affect projects and coming up with approaches or solutions. Will establish a regional centralized data base on public infrastructure, drainage, and land use using GIS ArcInfo/ArcView and CAD computer applications for the Economic Development Department. Will provide grant administration services and technical assistance to cities, counties, economic development organizations, contractors, federal, state, and local government officials. Plan, organizes and implements economic development activities and will assist with the preparation and completion of the “Regional Economic Adjustment Plan”. Will conduct grant research and grant writing for potential projects.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in geography, political science, urban planning, or related fields; or three (3) years related experience using GIS applications. Working knowledge of ESRI GIS software; and skills in database programming and visual basic applications, (using ArcInfo/ArcView and CAD) are required. Education experience may be substituted for one another. The ability to communicate in English and Spanish are a plus.

A current employee application and/or detailed job description can be obtained at the main office.

A completed LRGVDC current employee job application with a resume must be submitted to:

Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council

Attn: Anna M. Hernandez, Director of Human Resources

301 West Railroad Street

Weslaco TX 78596

DEADLINE: Open Until Filled

The LRGVDC is an equal opportunity employer.

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