University of Louisville
Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Earth Sciences, or Urban Planning, and three years of related experience, with training and/or experience in geographic information systems. Salary commensurate with experience. Grade EF. Salary Minimum $47,476.
Master’s Degree in Geography or a related field. GISP certification. Experience supporting undergraduate and/or graduate level courses in the face-to-face and distance education environments. Familiarity with web design, cloud computing, and remote sensing principles and applications.
The University of Louisville Center for Geographic Information Sciences seeks qualified, energetic, and highly motivated candidates for the position of GIS Technology Coordinator. Housed within the Department of Geography and Geosciences, the Center for GIS is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement in the realm of geospatial technologies.
Working as a part of a small, dedicated team of staff GIS professionals, faculty researchers, and students, the GIS Technology Coordinator provides GIS technical support and guidance to University faculty, staff, and students; Develops and maintains spatial databases, maps, and web applications to support research, instructional, and operational activities; Collaborates with internal and external partners to develop and implement geospatial solutions, including data collection, analysis, and dissemination; Conducts workshops and other training exercises. Assists with research software administration, including ESRI site license; Coordinates research hardware resources, data servers, workstations, field data collection equipment, and soft copy plotters.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- As primary GIS technical support personnel, communicates complex technical issues both verbally and in writing to campus GIS users. Prepare maps, web applications, and written reports from research studies to disseminate information to clients, colleagues, and partner organizations.
- Coordinates research projects, including the scheduling and direction of operations to ensure the timely and effective completion of all planned activities and projects.
- Designs, implements, and maintains geospatial applications and databases for both the desktop and the web environments, including online campus maps and ArcGIS Hub site.
- Performs complex data analysis using GIS software applications, spatial databases, and other software.
- Coordinates and monitors data collection and analysis for research studies with collaborators in the Department of Geography and Geosciences, across the College of Arts and Sciences, and University at large.
- Develops and conducts seminars, workshops, and other training opportunities for campus community and community at large, for both face-to-face and online modalities.
- Assists with software licensing and user account administration through the ESRI site license program and ArcGIS Online for Organizations.
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